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

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Battleaxe Baltic Porter
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42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 7.26%
Wants: 10
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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siege06nd

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

03-01-2014 18:26:06 | More by siege06nd
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masterofsparks

Ohio

4/5  rDev -9.3%

03-24-2014 15:56:53 | More by masterofsparks
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KFrank729

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

03-16-2014 16:29:34 | More by KFrank729
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Buttermilk

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2%

03-02-2014 20:43:09 | More by Buttermilk
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Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

02-12-2014 16:23:17 | More by basickness
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pour is black with brown edges and a light tan head. Nose is chalky malt, chocolate, faint barrel, caramel, toffee. Taste has more barrel, milk duds strong, some roast and bitterness in the finish. Medium to full body with gentle carb and a smooth feel.

Serving type: on-tap

02-12-2014 00:43:42 | More by cpetrone84
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NellyZ

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

02-06-2014 19:44:35 | More by NellyZ
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speedvagen

Ohio

4/5  rDev -9.3%

01-26-2014 17:57:39 | More by speedvagen
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charliebuckeye

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

01-04-2014 20:08:08 | More by charliebuckeye
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rieg21

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +13.4%

12-21-2013 23:43:23 | More by rieg21
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rkarimi

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +2%

12-04-2013 01:04:57 | More by rkarimi
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -9.3%

11-27-2013 23:50:44 | More by XmnwildX12
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev -1.8%
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!

Serving type: growler

11-13-2013 20:38:20 | More by Kegatron
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -9.3%

11-01-2013 23:06:14 | More by jaasen64
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

5/5  rDev +13.4%

10-25-2013 21:38:14 | More by Stinger80OH
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dbc5

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

10-13-2013 00:54:40 | More by dbc5
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unclejazz

New York

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

10-08-2013 01:25:43 | More by unclejazz
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Morey

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2%

10-07-2013 15:32:34 | More by Morey
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KJ2013

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +13.4%

10-05-2013 19:33:51 | More by KJ2013
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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +2%

10-03-2013 02:06:56 | More by BeerBuckeye
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MrBuckHigh

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

09-30-2013 22:04:32 | More by MrBuckHigh
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DeutschesBier

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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BeerBucks

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2%

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thebouch01

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2%

09-26-2013 15:15:27 | More by thebouch01
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stakem

Pennsylvania

4.09/5  rDev -7.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-20-2013 17:57:15 | More by stakem
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Bourbon Barrel Aged Battleaxe Baltic Porter from Fat Heads Brewery & Saloon
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