Friday, April 9, 2010
Baltika 6 Porter
Ratebeer 3.47 94th percentile
Beer Advocate B
It is sad that all we can get in BC is the Baltika #3 Pale Lager.
As the beverage warms up, you can pick out aromas of light roast, chocolate and alcohol. It was oddly faint for a big alcohol beer. The taste was a big bigger and sweeter than expected. Baltika was heavy on the chocolate malts, roast with a unique menthol cooling. The mouthfeel was medium-full and slightly acid like a coke. The alcohol warmth/burn came across as a cooling sensation. There was a slight metallic and earthiness to it also. I'm sure there were hops, but the sweetness hid everything.
It was long with an alcohol burn and roasted chocolate.
Alcohol Content +1 7%
You would never know it. The sweetness hides all.
I liked this porter; it was a little on the sweet side.
Ingame Enhancement +1
Now things are getting a little silly with the L4D maps. Last night we battled a spiked ball of mud with a laser-beam eyeball. At least the beer was good.
I admit that I like a good porter. This one was a little on the sweet side, but the abundance of chocolate, roast and alcohol cooling made it a winner for me.
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