Friday, April 20, 2012

Baltika 6 - Porter

The Baltika Breweries are in St. Petersburg, Russia (the home of the great Russian writer Fyodor Dostoevsky).

This beer pours a very dark brown, essentially black, with some dark ruby and garnet when held to the light.  There is a half-inch of cappuccino brown head.  The aroma is mildly dark roasted malt, sweet, yet tangy.  The taste is dark roasted malt, slightly nutty, a touch of chocolate, a bit sweet, and with some tanginess and bitterness on the end.  It is fairly well carbonated for a porter.  This is a nice and drinkable mass-produced porter.

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