freekyp (1452) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 7, 2004
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2010 Dark brown with reddish tints and towering creamy lasting head. Sweet chocolaty with a distinct raisin/winey flavor. Long malty finish with a full body. Notes of asphalt creep in near the end. A fine full-flavored porter.
dwyerpg (4267) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 23, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2006 Smells and looks great; nice tan head like a stout. This beer also a sting of bitterness to it - also stoutish. But the sweetness is still definitely there. Excellent beer, best Baltika for sure.
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 don’t 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.
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAR 23, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I really can’t think of anything to complain about with this one. It is one of the best porters I’ve had. It was so very pleasant. I like the 7% ABV, and that it gives you a little over a pint. It is a dark, blackish brown with smoothness going down. Mmm, kudos to Baltika.
jbuzz (733) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 20, 2008
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Single from Three Cellars Milwaukee.
Tan full head, nice dark color. Very light and a bit sweet. I found the taste fuller when it wasn’t so cold.
SanfordBrewer (1371) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2009
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2012 lct-mhgy, creamy tan head, wavy lace, hgh-co2, full body.
fresh-hop §malty muffin aroma.
malty bready T1 malty floral-hop warm-alchl T2 toasted-malt bready T3 §chcl §mtlc Tf.
well-balanced, sweet & creamy, ^drinkable, session.
SPDickerman (830) - Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours rich, dark brown with a full, fluffy head. Smells salty and like seaweed and faintly of figs. Tastes like caramel and roastiness and crisp water. Medium-bodied with a creamy texture and light mouth-carbonation, Baltika 6 Porter finishes smooth and lightly sweet with a kind of funny after taste that still satisfies.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Ahhh,nothing like beer for breakfast.I just recieved this from Wawood brought back from his trip to Russia.What a great guy for remembering me.Anyhoo here i go.Nice dark black color with a 1 inch thick foamy dark tan head,that lasts for quite awhile.Roasted malt aroma mildly sweet and a slight hint of banana.Sweet malt taste,mildly fruity with a nice hop presence and the alcohol comes through in a very gentle way nothing over powering.The after taste is malty with a pretty decent hop bitterness that lasts quite awhile.The feel in the mouth is kind of heavy at first then it seems to change to a much lighter feel.the alcohol doesn't make a real strong presence for itself but IMO thats good because i think it would definately detract from the taste and over all complexity of the brew.This is certainly the best Russian brew i've had so far Thanks Wawood.
frankenkitty (1958) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle poured near black with a creamy, rocky, mostly lasting head. (I had to hold it up to a halogen bulb to see traces of a blackberry hue.) Very nice lacing. Nose of molasses, prunes and autumn leaves. Burnt coffee/toffee flavor. Full-bodied. Slighlty oily mouthfeel. Mildly sweet finish with a ting of alcohol. Closer to a stout than a porter. I should’ve bought more!
USAFRuss (2) - Charleston AFB, South Carolina, USA - JUL 10, 2005 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I was deployed to the "-Stans" a couple of months ago. While at one air base we were allowed two beers, twice a week. Since this was a Russian speaking country we had, of course, Russian beers to choose from. Due to only being allowed two beers, we all went for the highest alcohol content we had to choose from. No. 6 was the highest content in the biggest bottle....We have a Winner! The odd fact is that this was a really good beer. I was blown away at how good aroma and body was. Rich chocolatey malt flavor with a kick. If I could find this beer locally, I would keep some on hand all the time. Very good brew!