Drinking_77 (49) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - JUL 2, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Review: Bottle of Baltika 6 Porter 7%ABV
Baltika Porter, a decent 7% Baltic porter from Russia with a good drinkability rating, is a traditional dark beer based on old recipes and was designed and launched in production in 1994. It’s a very smooth and pleasant porter considering the ABV.
As you would expect for a porter on pour you get a pitch black appearance with a very good creamy head that settles to a tanish colour, but doesn’t linger too long.
Aroma is sweet and strong smelling, of strong notes of dark chocolate malts and roasted malts. An inviting aroma.
The taste is quite surprising as I would have not associated Russia with decent porter, but this was not the worst stout I ever had. I actually enjoyed drinking it. The taste is of dark chocolate, coffee and roasted malt, not overwhelming and not a strong bitter tasting stout. In fact it had a little sweet taste upfront, with only light bitterness afterwards, well balanced. It was very smooth and very enjoyable to drink. Will be looking out for this one again in the future. Recommended, but be careful it is strong despite how smooth it goes down!
Dzhigga (206) - Kirov, RUSSIA - JUL 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Dark brown color with large disappearing head. Nice aroma of bread, wine, plume. Taste is bitter-sweet, full-bodied. Aftertaste is bitter with nice notes of dry fruits. Very good beer. Baltika, why it's so difficult to find in Russia?!
e303 (178) - - JUN 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to porter glass. Aroma is herbal and like some kind of green plant. Taste is mostly roasted malt with hop balance. Finish is decent. Good carbonation. Very different from European and American porters.
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OllieBBommel (1197) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle@home. Head: bubbly beige. Colour: clear, ruby brown. Aroma: vague roasted malt. Taste: medium bitter-sweet. Palate: refreshing, medium bitter-sweet finish, moderate CO2. Overall: quite different from the English origin.
Benedini (1) - BRAZIL - JUN 19, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from a gastronom shop in Moscow. Lacks sweetness. Good carbonation. Toasted Malt, coffee, toffe and slight chocolate aroma.
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miquelcrush (1673) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bona cervesa, equilibrada i gustosa.
Buena cerveza, equilibrada y sabrosa.
firstsip (576) - Michigan, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark pour. Lots of brown head, even in bottle. Malty nose. Notes of raisin and chocolate balanced with bitter malt and the slightest hint of bitterness from whatever hop they use (the hop carries a distinctly eastern European taste).
darkelfdvr (12) - GREECE - JUN 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is by far the best ’Baltika’, and i don’t know why. The other just don’t make it for my taste. The red one is a disaster for example (nr9). This one surprisingly is a very good porter with a light taste. Very very nice !
dbhenry (126) - El Paso, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This porter has very distinctive malt flavorings. It is a dark beer with caramelized malt and light to medium hops. The taste is rich and deep, as a porter should be.
rok1024 (1192) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - MAY 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep dark appearance with medium head. Sweet, malty, herbal, roasted, dates aroma. Rounded, good porter style beer.