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Bourbon Barrel Aged Battleaxe Baltic Porter - Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon

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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 11
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
33 IBU

(Beer added by: jampics2 on 10-09-2010)
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

siege06nd, Mar 01, 2014
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4.33/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

64 oz brewery filled growler. Pours a ruddy amber/brown in the glass, topped with a rich mocha cap. This maintains some frothy ringing around the edges of the glass, leaving back a smattering of spotty lace and light brown oils which slowly drip down the sides after each sip. The aroma has a good bit of smoke going on with it, which mingles with notes of cocoa, vanilla, dark fruit and burnt sugars. The smoke and bourbon really work nicely together here. The taste is very similar to the nose, with a rich and complex mix of smoky roast, cocoa, vanilla, molasses, some dark fruitiness and a sweet yet charred bourbon character on the edges that lingers pretty deep into the finish. More and more sweetness emerges as this warms. The mouthfeel is full bodied and with some sharpness up front that quickly gives way to a firm chewiness behind it. The body itself is pretty smooth for 9-10% but the barrel aging does add a bit of a warm sting to this in spots. This is damn nice Barrel Aged Baltic Porter with a ton of complexity and power yet still remains extremely smooth despite the alcohol and bourbon flavor. This one really grew on me the more I drank it. Love it!

Kegatron, Nov 13, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Steve_Oldrati, Sep 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -31.5%

Elicoleman, Aug 29, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

rieg21, Dec 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

ddedhed, Aug 28, 2014
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charliebuckeye, Jan 04, 2014
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DrinkSlurm, Aug 20, 2013
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basickness, Feb 12, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Fat Head's in N. Olmsted, Ohio

Pours black with brown hues; small kakhi head that leaves great retention and lacing. The aromas are loaded with milk chocolate, caramel, vanilla, oak/wood, bourbon. The flavors seem to really match. The bourbon is there with every sip, but it never dominates or diminishes the flavors. The chocolates really shines with this one. Very nice oak characteristics. Mouthfeel is great and on the lighter side of full-bodied. It has moderate carbonation and it's fluffy and creamy; almost syrupy, but barely. It's not hot or boozy at all. Alcohol goes unnoticed and it's dangerously drinkable.

Wonderful barrel-aged porter. They should throw this in bottles one day.

BB1313, Sep 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

masterofsparks, Mar 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

speedvagen, Jan 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

NW2285, Aug 29, 2014
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4.51/5  rDev +3%

rkarimi, Dec 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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4.58/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Another gem from Matt

Pours a syrupy and viscous dark dark brown with a slow to move thin brown head perfect for a barrel aged cask beer.

Big notes of caramel, vanilla oak, molasses, and heavily roasted malts.

Sweet and slick excellent marriage of bourbon and baltic. Sweetness from the baltic malt body is accentuated by the vanilla from the barrel aging. The bourbon edge saves this one from being too sweet by balancing out the syrupy nature.

Syrupy, viscous, and velvety.

Overall a great example of what a casked baltic porter aged on bourbon barrels should be. Light handed on the booze yet with all the complexities of the bourbon added to the equation.

UA8, Oct 21, 2010
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

nhindian, Sep 14, 2013
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4.09/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Draft offering at the Pittsburgh location served in a snifter. The brew appears black in color with a thin penline of head holding around the perimeter of the glass. Some spotty tan lace hangs on the glass.

The smell is strong of vanilla and coconut with chocolate and bourbon. Some dark fruit and chocolate qualities blend with caramel and the burnt sort of sugary appeal extracted from the barrel aging. The nose on this is all barrel and hardly any baltic porter. I dont know if that is a good or bad thin but I like it...a lot.

The taste is like raisony alcohol blended with chocolate-like grain notes. A whiskey kick of alcohol brings out oak and earth with lots of vanilla, toffee and caramel with a sort of smoothness and mild sweetness.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is smooth yet warming. The barrel aging pretty much dominates nearly all aspects of the base beer but honestly it is smooth and dangerously drinkable.

stakem, Sep 20, 2013
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Bourbon Barrel Aged Battleaxe Baltic Porter from Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon
95 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.