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RATINGS: 1341   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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A traditional dark beer based on old recipes. "Baltika" brews this beer with the best dark and light malts with the addition of superior hop types and a special strain of yeast. Crystal-clear water and the secret touch of "Baltika"s brewers make this a beer of unsurpassable quality.
The ingredients are water, caramel malt and burnt roasted malt, maltose syrup and hops. 17

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2003
Quite a good representation of the porter style. This is a pretty good company. There wheat is terrific as is this. While Porter is not a style I could drink all the time it has a nice full bodiued taste. It looks and smells right with the Coffee nose. A lot of foam and nice choco-foldgers taste. Though a bit more bitter than I like my beerr in general, porters are usually high quality and this is definitly one of the better ones. Let it warm a bit to let the full flavor out.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (7056) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2011 A marvelous beer at a great price point that should have a much higher reputation than it has. A staple of my beer fridge in the winter. +++ Sampled from a 16.9 oz brown bottle this beer pours thick black and oily with a large brown head. The aroma is of sweet chocolate and a touch of roasty malts. . The flavor is smooth and malty with a strong element of bakers chocolate. Long malty chocolate finish. Fairly full bodied and silky smooth.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
frankenkitty (2007) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2005
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 shouldve bought more!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
USAFRuss (2) - Charleston AFB, South Carolina, USA - JUL 10, 2005 does not count
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!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - MAY 8, 2008
This is a nice, smooth, very drinkable Baltic porter. Its almost black with a medium light brown head that steadily dissipates to a foamy ring and wisps. The roma is very nice, molasses, chocolate, prunes, toast. Its full but smooth and leaning lightly to the sweet side, faintly winey. The taste is nice, rather as above, mostly spicey with chocolate, molasses, and some fruit. Its smooth and light despite the full taste and feel.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - JAN 5, 2009
Baltika 6 Porter is a very dark red ale that borders on black. It has a dense, mocha colored head that thins out but stays and leaves nice lacing. The aroma is dark, roasty and sweet. There is a strong note of licorice. It is medium-full bodied, smooth and slick. The finish is a little sticky. It tastes sweet and roasty like the aroma. There are notes of caramel, chocolate-covered cherries and licorice. I like that this isnt as sweet as some other Baltic porters. Its balanced more toward a roasty bitterness. Its a great example of the style. This is the best Russian beer Ive had yet.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rustyham (1836) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2009 By far my favorite porter so far, this beer is a constant bombardment of flavors. Each sip tastes different from the last, whether it is offering a mouthful of coffee, a mouthful of toffee, a mouthful of nutmeg, a mouthful of caramel, it just continues. If Trappists made a porter, it would be like this.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DubC5000 (305) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 17, 2009
Barely transparent, just light enough to let a ray of light through. Intense maltiness and smoke on the nose. Deep chocolate character in the flavor, along with residual sweetness and alcohol, with a long, anise finish. My first beer in the style but Im already impressed with the depth of flavor.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kijam (1) - RUSSIA - NOV 9, 2010 does not count
its my first baltic porter. black color and smooth aroma! а еще это замечат& портер я хочу пить всегда

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2011
22oz bottle from Westroads poured into a snifter. Pours black with 2 fingers of dark tan head. Aroma of plum, toffee, light chocolate, candied sugar and some Welchs grape juice. Taste is lightly bitter. Chocolate, dark fruits, sugar and grapes. Medium bodied with a slick yet creamy texture. Lively carbonation and a long bitter finish. Overall, I like this beer a lot. Makes me want to try others from this brewery.


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