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Battleaxe Baltic Porter - Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon

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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 9.2%
Wants: 8
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: adamette on 07-24-2009

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Ratings: 78 | Reviews: 12
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3.42/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On tap at the brewery a few hours ago. Review from notes. Poured into a clean, clear glass. Notes from brewery: Brazen flavors of coffee, dried fruit and toffee will assault your taste buds
and pillage your palate. This complex beer is fermented with a lager yeast (as a true Baltic Porter should be) for a delicious and smooth finish.

A nice, creamy head. Dark body but translucent on edges only. Really a deep mohogany color.

S Chocolate and dark malt to the nose. Alcohol well hidden to the nose.

T Dark Roast malt with some hops and only trace chocolate notes.

M Lighter than I would have thought but this remains a medium mouthfeel beer with that dark roast malt. The finish was not as smooth as other Fat Head's beers and that was a minor suprise.

D Fair as this is a big beer.

Notes: I would have appreciated a smoother feel, like several of the other Fat Heads beers.

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3.77/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.79/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.81/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours jet black with a tan head. In the aroma, a light roasted malt with a small coffee presence. In the taste, a small chocolate presence, a small coffee presence and a sweet maltiness. A small bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry coffee, and notes of chocolate in the aftertaste. A nice porter with sweet notes with the chocolate.

Photo of alleykatking
3.83/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Fat Heads...

A- Pours a darker brown color with red hues when held to the light. One finger tan head shows medium retention. Streaks of lace on the sides of the glass.

S- Light roast is the first thing in the front of the aroma. Darker fruits do make themselves present but only in a light tone. Chocolate malts in the ending of the nose make up for a lack huge aroma overall. Alcohol is well hidden in this nose as well.

T- Roasted malts in the front of the beer. Hints of the raisin and plum sink throughout the beer. Chocolate malts in the ending of the beer are light and not too noticable. Alcohol is only evident on the ending of the sip. Some piney hops are thrown in the beer at various points to balance everything out.

M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the style. Roasted malts are left on the palate with hints of light chocolate and dark fruits. Aftertaste is hints of alcohol, darker fruits, and roasted malts. Flavors were well put together for the style. No real off flavors were detected at all when drinking this. Medium alcohol drying on the palate.

D- This is a nice drinking beer. Nothing over the top but still a nice easy going beer. ABV is high but you can not taste it at all most of the time. A nice beer they need to keep in regular rotation at the brewpub.

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3.86/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Growler from the fat head's pittsburgh location.

A-pours a deep brown, virtually black liquid with a creamy tan colored head with a decent bit of retention.

S-the nose has a lot going on and is a little flabby. strong roasted malts and bitter coffee up front with notes of licorice, lots of sweet dark fruits and some chocolate cake.

T-the taste is much more focused. the coffee is up front, less roasted quality to it, hints of licorice transition into some dark figs and a touch of plum. rich chocolate cake takes over and has the most pronounced presence in the beer. A light citrus hop and hint of bitterness in the finish.

M-creamy medium bodied beer with a slightly thin finish and a little bit of a strong carbonated crispness.

D-nice balance to it and a fair bit of complexity. the nose was a throw off as it was a little too sweet. The taste was much better with a good bit of complexity and a rich chocolate cake flavor. Another good beer from Fat Heads.

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3.96/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.96/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.97/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Fat Heads. Review from notes.

A: Pours a dark brown with a small tan head on top with little retention or lacing.

S: A good bit of roasty malt upfront with a little bit of chocolate and coffee.

T: More roasty goodness, some chocolate, cocoa, and a bit of espresso. Slight bitterness on the finish.

M: Medium to full bodied with low to medium carbonation giving it a smooth mouthfeel.

O: A good baltic porter, was definitely digging this one.

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3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Pours a dark black/brown color with a medium toffee colored lacing ring in the top of the snifter.

S - Chocolate malt, some vanilla and oak, and bourbon. This was served pretty cold off the tap which is muting the aroma.

T - Flavorful and even across the entire sip with caramel, chocolate roast, vanilla, and a hefty dose of bourbon presence.

M - Thick, full bodied, slick and sticky, slight alcohol warming in the back of the throat and semi-creamy.

O - Bourbon from start to finish and you really have to be a bourbon fan to appreciate this one because it's bold and out front. Really enjoyed this beer, not sure if they bottle it...seek it out.

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Battleaxe Baltic Porter from Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
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