Chilly Water - Trinity Brewing Company

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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Trinity Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Mebuzzard on 03-14-2012

This style is a bottom fermented lager traditionally brewed in Northern Europe. We age our interpretation on Bourbon Barrels (American Oak), which imparts a certain dryness accompanied by rich toffee flavors!
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Ratings: 36 | Reviews: 7
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Photo of stakem
3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Thanks BA smoked for gifting me with a bottle of this. Waxed 375ml poured into a tulip. The brew appears dark brown in color with a tan cap. When held to the light it has ruby clarity throughout.

The smell includes notes of citrus and some carbonic character. It is surprisingly very muted but as it warms, some bourbony tang emerges. Also a bit of a cola character to it.

The taste has plenty of oak but it feels neutral and has a spiciness to it almost like cinnamon. A faint rasion and roastiness as it warms up. Like the nose, it almost has a cola sort of feel to it.

This is medium to light bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. A strange brew that isnt bad, just very mild in character. I appreciate the chance to try this, it was very approachable.

Photo of Rangerat1
5/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Probably my favorite Porter out there. It has a slick feel on the mouth and is one of the easier drinking Porter you will find. It does not feel or sit heavy like many do. It does not have a harshness to it like others do either. It's a beer you could enjoy many of back to back without feeling full.

Photo of Mebuzzard
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A Baltic Porter using lager yeast, aged on Chauchalalate wood.

I would say this is a "simple" beer, but it really isn't. From the appearance to the aroma, taste, feel and overall there is nothing that stands out. It's not overly complex. It has a nice 'drinkability' to it.

With that said, the subtleties is what makes this beer pretty darn good. Coffee, espresso, chocolate, caramel, vanilla, dates, leather and plum are blended quite nicely. Nothing really stands out, although the chocolate and espresso may take the honors. The wood is less woody and more earthy, if that makes sense. I think it adds a grassy-cocoa to the beer, and nice smoothness.
Hints of spice throughout--nutmeg, paradise, maybe cinnamon.

Photo of Moose90
3.58/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served from bottle into schooner glass

A – Pours a deep dark amber, not black, with ruby hues and edges. Head is thin and coffee colored, lacing is minimal.

S – Smells minimally of bourbon, mostly get notes of chocolate and caramel.

T – Little bit of oak, bourbon, cinnamon, char, coffee, chocolate.

M – Light for the style, thought it would have been more full bodied.

O – Not what I was expecting, very thin for the style with little to no barrel characteristics shown.

Photo of beergoot
4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Black body with a thick and creamy, light tan head; good lacing clinging to the glass. Gently roasted grain nose; dark chocolate; cocoa; malted milk balls; caramel. Big toffee flavor with a tangy/sour hint (from the oak-aged bourbon barrels?); chocolate; sour cherries. Medium-heavy body; smooth; creamy; semi-dry finish.

A big and bold beer with a certain hard-to-describe deftness towards creating a satisfying taste and feel. Excellent job in bringing flavor forward while taming the ABV.

Photo of ArrogantB
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Hops and Pie and served in a snifter. Dark black with zero head. Aroma is malts, dark fruit, porter. Flavor is nice, dark malts and the wood aging is apparent. Nice flavor, easy to drink and sort of complex with the wood aspects. Nice beer.

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.23/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

i love baltic porter, we need more of them in the world. i know i always say that, but its so true. these are hard to find, and this one is amazing. the oatmeal side of it is quite prominent, and the bourbon isnt the least bit sweet. the body may be a little thin, chalky matte black in color, but still letting in some light. head fades fast too, but it lacks that viscosity and density and luster so many barrel aged dark beers have, so its attractive for its uniqueness. smells oaty for sure, and a lot of lager yeast. no denying the science here, its definitely done cold, and the dry, flavorful bready fresh baked dark brew stands out in my mind for that. we drank this next to another limited baltic porter from michigan, and i dont think the comparison was close, in that the flavor of the bourbon barrel was intense, but the sugar element was not there at all, leaving it drinkable and distinct, especially for its abv. i may have been more impressed by this one than anything else i have had from trinity in a long time. its such a decided departure from their funky stuff, and is a testament to the skill of their brewers. this may also now rank with my favorite baltic porters on the market. the oatmeal and the use of the barrel make it world class.

Chilly Water from Trinity Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.