Battleaxe Baltic Porter - Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.
Ratings: 62 | Reviews: 12 | Display Reviews Only:
4.38/5 rDev +6.1%
Enjoyed this brew on tap at Fat Head's in North Olmstead, OH.
A: Poured a pitch black color with a one-finger tan head that quickly dissipated and left a nice lace.
S: Nice porter aroma with hints of coffee, fruit, and chocolate.
T: Similar to the taste this beer has a flavor of deep roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, toffee, and dried fruits.
M: Heavy body and medium carbonation.
D: Wow - this beer blew me away. Awesome porter - one of the best I have ever had. Well Done - so good I picked up a growler of it on the way out.
08-26-2011 03:42:08 | More by ckollias
4.19/5 rDev +1.5%
Pours charcoal black with a tight cap of fine bubbles. Quite the creamy-looking head.
Some muted coffee and cocoa notes along with that seaside minerality that comes with a Baltic.
Deliciously rich flavors! Roasty, but mellowed, with more mocha notes that are easy to identify for the style. Saltiness pairs well with the chocolate. Hints of blanched peanuts and vanilla, too.
Creamy, like a nitro-draft, although this one's driven by CO2. Body is thicker than medium. Carbonation is tight and well-groomed.
Very nice stuff. A surprise delight between two delicious IPAs during my post-work beer session at Mad Mex. Highly recommended.
02-08-2013 03:26:16 | More by thecheapies
4.1/5 rDev -0.7%
Fat Heads Battleaxe
Appearance: Pours a dark brownish black with an off white head that lasts decently well and leaves a bit of lacing.
Smell: Roasted malt, vanilla, coffee. As it warms, some smoke notes come out.
Taste: Follows the nose closely, a firm roasted maltyness, coffee, and a bit of smoke. Vanilla, dark roast, and an even bitterness round out the flavor profile quite nicely.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied, smooth, good level of carbonation.
Overall: Another fine brew from Fat Heads. This is a rich, flavorful porter with a strong roasted presence. I dig.
08-15-2011 14:29:04 | More by Stinkypuss
4.1/5 rDev -0.7%
On tap @ Fat Heads Cleveland. Served in a short glass for around $5.50.
Right off the axe, err, bat, this beer suffers from the same syndrome so many before it fell to – the color is just too light for a Baltic. Dark brown with some black but waaaay too much red comes through when held to the light. The off-white head isn’t terribly impressive, although it leaves some decent lace behind.
Fortunately, despite the thin appearance, this beer packed in a great nose and taste. The former is full of dark fruit notes atop a roasted malt bed. Licorice, cherry, prune and raisin all come together while the chocolate base is smooth without burned edges. There’s very little (if any) noticeable booze, and this is really pleasant although it could “jump” out of the glass more.
The taste starts off with some roasted malts reminiscent of coffee. Then, dark fruit emerges with some substantial malt heaviness. The notes of chocolate, licorice, anise and raisin all come together in an orgy of darkness. There’s some mild noticeable alcohol, but the lagering really made this smooth and complete. The taste is very pleasant and expressive. I really, really enjoy sampling this beer!
That being said, there is one more flaw to address. My favorite American Baltic Porter is from Duck Rabbit. It’s such a smooth and solid beer, but my favorite part is how they nailed the mouthfeel. Fat Heads could learn from that beer – this is good but too thin, and there’s more of a prickly than creamy carbonation. However, that doesn’t really impede my enjoyment. Despite being a bit thin, this Baltic Porter is ready for battle, axe and all.
04-21-2011 17:22:54 | More by jampics2
4.05/5 rDev -1.9%
On tap at House of 1000 beers.
Appears pitch black, unable to see through. Had a nice light hot chocolate like head that stuck around. Smells of chocolate like and a little robustness. Taste of a smothe dark chocolate that is very easy going. The hops stick to your tounge in the follow through. I liked the mouthfeel the best, nice med carb and everything develops well on the tounge! Overall a very good porter just shy of a coffee flavor that would put in top tier!
02-01-2013 22:35:44 | More by Mounty4Life
Battleaxe Baltic Porter from Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon
91 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.