unrulythings (73) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 17, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
very dark brown, almost black with a frothy tan head. aroma is of molasses, chocolate, and roasted malt. thick mouthfeel with flavors of wood, malt, dark fruit, and spicy chocolate.
DScanlon (70) - Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2009
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another pick-up from the eastern european grocery. Pours black with a real nice thick tan head.This is a very easy to drink, simple porter, lots of chocolate malt flavors, and a tad bit sweet, all while having a rather moderate body.
timtheenchanta (70) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - JUN 4, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A shade or two from completely black. Light rays of red shine through as itís held up to the light. Large tan fluffy head doesnít hang around for too long but leaves thicky fluffy lacing down the glass.
Very sweet smell. Pretty basic porter smell... some rich sweet caramel and chocolately goodness.
Almost over-the-top sweet taste. Pretty much the same as the smell. Thereís a slight metallic taste in the finish though. Itís not terrific but certainly not bad. This is an enjoyable beer.
Murrow (69) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 19, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Served at 55F. Pours a gorgeous deep brown, nearly black, with creamy head. Rich aroma of toasted malt. Strong malt flavor balanced with some bitterness from the roast flavors, not unlike dark chocolate. Creamy mouthfeel with lingering aftertaste. A superb porter.
tauruslw33 (69) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2005
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Baltika 6 Porter poured with a very large brown foam. The foam smelled and tasted like milk chocolate. The beer was black with no light showing through it. This is the darkest beer I have ever had. There was little carbonation in the beer itself. Taste is definitely a coffee/chocolate/fruit (with fruit being the least). I can even say it reminds me of a dry wine to some point. This is an extremely creamy beer with plenty of body. The aftertaste was VERY slightly bitter, more than half the bitterness as the American beers. The number 6 is definitely worth buying. I donít think I can compare this beer to any American made dark....but I am a novice, and am new to the dark porters. This is still a great buy.
eRock_2013 (69) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2013 Solid black with a brown head, this beer looks like an impressive porter. The aroma is burnt and strong on coffee; smells sweeter than it tastes. The taste is good but a bit disappointing, a decent combination of coffee, oatmeal, and subtle caramel, although it seems like a few off-tastes, including plain alcohol, are present. A good fair-priced import porter, not the greatest but still enjoyable.
-PS. I just looked at the bottle and realized this beer is 3 years old... Not sure what impact that may have.
--Rated via Beer Buddy
troull88 (68) - GREECE - SEP 18, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is citrus and caramel. Pours dark brown-black with minimal light brown head with average carbonation. Tastes medium sour and light bitter, a hint of alcohol too, while finish is abrupt bitter. Body is medium and texture is oily. Overall, its a nice beer that I would drink again.
calivania (62) - USA - JUN 4, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I feel like if I were in the frozen Tundra and had an injured limb, this is the beer I would want to comfort me. This is a thick slab o ligour spread thinly over resiny and raisony brew. Pleasingly authentic (especially in its looks) if not entirely pleasing -- at least in comparison to the fresher local versions of this type. There is something clearly yet obliquely Russian about this brew that makes it a special treat, though perhaps not tops in its style.
sciencedude (62) - USA - DEC 9, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Arguably my least favorite porter. Pours a dark, coffee brown with a reddish brown head. Taste is very subdued, hints of coffee, but bitter aftertaste. Lacks the usual robustness and complexity of other baltic porters.
MRMedellin (61) - Bogota, COLOMBIA - AUG 18, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I tried at a Russian restaurant in Bogota, when itís poured in the glass whe can see a dark brown beer with a non persistent brown creamy foam head. The taste is quite good being evident the roasted malt flavor. The end is a little bit dry. As some porters canít be enjoyed if the weather starts to be hot so itís better if itís served cold.