SimonBlok (924) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - FEB 19, 2018 GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, - JUL 30, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with blankboy, jerc and tupalev at the hotel after the MBG Summer Festival - my bottle. Deep chocolate brown with a small tan head. Aroma of sweet malt, dark sugar, coffee. Body is a bit thin. Flavour follows the aroma pretty closely, and finishes with a smoky bitterness that I quite liked. Pretty nice stuff.
47cl bottle at home, bought at Vjatka. Appearance: mahogany with medium, off-white head. Aroma: red fruits, plums, molasse, licorice. Taste: high sweetness and medium bitterness. Notes of red fruits, figs, "drop fruit duo's", molasse, some licorice. Palate: medium bodied, oily texture and medium carbonation. Marduk (8849) - Reval, ESTONIA - FEB 15, 2018
500ml bottle (Alko, Sirkka). Clear dark brown almost black color. Medium size, tan head, stays. Metallic, roast, coffee in aroma. Roast, coffee, malty, buttery in taste. Roast, buttery, acetone, twiggy, bilberry in aftertaste. Fizzy carbonation. 10 years ago would have been a brew but now it's just a weird brew. Nurmis (911) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2018
0,47l bottle. Pours black with tanned head. Roasted malts, licorice, coffee. Full bodied. Sweet with a bitter finish. GregMooreNH (398) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 7, 2018
Pours nearly black with medium, slightly dark head. Aroma is dried fruit and roast. Taste starts with plum and caramel, warming to roast. Finish is uneven, with a hop profile that has a slight bite. Overall, a very good baltic porter. Aukedebier (44) - KAUTTUA, FINLAND - FEB 3, 2018
Bought from an Alko in Finland. Appearance; like a porter or stout should look like, black beer with a beige head. Aroma; sweet toasted malts and brown sugar. Taste; some milk chocolate, brown sugar and small bitter from the hops. You know.. it is a bulk beer from Russia. And it is not all that bad at all. It is not super complex, which is ok. I am going to drink this again, not only because I like Russians.. :)
swapp (438) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - JAN 30, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2018 500 ml bottle. Dark brown color with average white head. Smells roast malts and some caramelized sugar. Taste are roast malts with sweet caramel and hidden notes of oak. A bit to watery as porter. Clasic average Baltic Porter taste with bitter sweet roast malts aftertaste. By the way palate short time.
thellgren (1182) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 20, 2018
0.5 l bottle from Alko Ympyrätalo, Helsinki. Appearance is brown with a great head. Taste is motor oil, i.e. oily and sweetish. Great, not a bitter dry stout but malty and smooth. Lots of ABV too, as this is real Russian Baltic Porter. ferjho224 (50) - MEXICO - JAN 13, 2018
Pours completely dark, with a frothy tan head, medium retention, medium body, chocolate aroma, sweet chocolate flavour with some coffee and light bitterness. Vells (2006) - Rīga, LATVIA - JAN 8, 2018
Quite decent roasted malts, some caramel, dark chocolate, bit dried fruits, light licorice. Moderate sweet with moderate to light bitterness, quite dry finish. Decent MetalNHopHead (2319) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JAN 3, 2018
Nebraska's recent weather is severe even by Midwestern standards, so a lineup of several Baltic beers seemed perfectly appropriate. This was the first Baltic Porter that we enjoyed, and at $2.99, it was easily the least expensive. Impressively, it wasn't overshadowed by the other Porters even though it was a fraction of what the others cost. This pours near-black. Toasty nose with malty sweetness. Charred cream, toasted malt, and dark fruit flavors. It's hearty but not heavy - balanced very well. In all, Baltika 6 is totally satisfying and surprisingly complex.