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Fat Boy Baltic Porter - The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

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Fat Boy Baltic Porter
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22 Ratings
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Ratings: 22
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 9.38%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bung on 01-13-2013)
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Reviews by DIM:
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3.59/5  rDev -3.8%

a: This was a murky dark brown; it poured with a medium sized off white head.

s: Sweet bread and toffee along with plenty of fruit like raisins and plums. Noticeable heat as well.

t: Sweet dark fruits and toffee along with some roasty cocoa up front. The finish is a warm, perfumed licorice that was a bit distracting.

m: Lighter body for the abv, even for a lager. Very smooth though.

o: Pretty good beer. I would have liked this to be a bit sweeter.

DIM, Jun 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

LXIXME, Feb 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

qcbrewer, Dec 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

dailyminefield, Feb 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

22oz bottle. Pours a very dark clear ruby in the glass, with a thin head of light mocha foam. This retains with some richness around the edges, leaving some heavy lacing back which slowly drips down the sides of the glass. The aroma smells of cocoa, caramel, roast and a healthy amount of dark fruitiness. Ripe fruit really starts to stand out as this warms up. The taste is very similar, with a bold dark fruit character that is complimented by notes of coffee, caramel and cocoa powder. A tingle of earthy hops also livens the profile up a bit and combines with the coffee flavor to finish this a touch bitter and roasty. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a fairly strong carbonation up front that then gets a little more smooth and creamy feeling along the back as you swallow. Alcohol is very nicely hid for an almost 9% beer. This was good, with a rich mix of flavors wrapped up in an extremely smooth and drinkable package. This is another winner from the OMB.

Kegatron, Jan 14, 2014
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3.16/5  rDev -15.3%

Draft at OMB. A light brown pour.  Layer of cream head.  A little different so far.

Aroma,  light roast and chocolate.  

Taste, toasted malt, a lot of nuttiness.  Some caramel and chocolate.  A little woodiness.

Struggles to get much above light bodied.  Drinks very easy though. Even carbonation and no alcohol presence.

A little puzzled by this one.  Just doesnt fit with the norms for the style. Worth a try on draft, at Olde Meck. I will say if a German was to make a Baltic Porter I bet it would be much like this.
Looking forward to the next one more however...

Bung, Jan 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

dvmin98, Mar 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.33/5  rDev +16.1%

Tap at the brewery.

Pours a dark reddish brown with a thick fine yellowish head.

Smells of caramel and cocoa, some dark fruit.

Flavor is of caramel, cocoa and a bit of scotch.

Full body with a light crisp carbonation.

Very tasty, great flavor. Excellent, a must-try.

Cylinsier, Apr 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

TaborTime, Mar 08, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev +6.2%

A dark root beer colored brew with a solid reddish tan head and fair signs of lacing. The nose picks up the bourbon right away but I think it's nicely balanced with candy apple caramel sweetness. The flavor follows suit perfectly with the same qualities. There's a pretty deep malt with some leafy edges to brighten it up. I get some prune and cinnamon as well. I think this is a respectable brew though I'm not sure it is typical if the style. No matter. I like it. The body is medium-light with a tangy carbonation and feel along with a bit of cloying tendencies.

Durge, Aug 10, 2013
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4.24/5  rDev +13.7%

Bottle 124/300

Appearance: Pours a clear auburn color (lighter than most of the style but within the BJCP guidelines) with a thick, somewhat creamy tan head that leaves plenty of lacing behind

Smell: Caramel, toasted brown bread, licorice and dark fruit (prune and raisin)

Taste: The prune and raisin flavors jut forward, with caramel. toast and licorice adding malty depth in the middle; after the swallow, there is a hint of hop balance to offset the sweet flavors as well as some licorice in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Tasty, but very different from most Baltic Porters (most versions I have tasted are much darker in color, with more of a Porter character - the long gone Ølfabrikken Porter being the defining Baltic for my palate) and it sent me to the BJCP guidelines just to check; I would have pegged this as a Doppelbock but, to my surprise, this beer is firmly within the style guildelines

Thanks to my daughter and her boyfriend for picking up a couple of bottles at the release

brentk56, Feb 16, 2013
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herrburgess, Sep 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

ldhughes3, Jan 21, 2014
Fat Boy Baltic Porter from The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.