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Topless Wytch - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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90
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450 Ratings
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Ratings: 450
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 73
Gots: 46 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co. visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mcallister on 04-28-2008

This strong, Baltic-style Porter has a rich, velvety mouthfeel with notes of bakers chocolate and molasses.
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap for Gravity Head 2012: it was freshly tapped an hour before I tried it.

A – It was opaque brown/black and looked rather thin. It does not appear very viscous. There was a small tan/yellow head which lingered, and a moderate smooth lacing on the rim.

S – Chocolate malt, big chocolate upfront. Faint hops in the background.

T – Different from the nose… Charred wood upfront… smoky malt; there’s also some sweetness that is different than the chocolate: caramelized sugar and dark roast coffee. There is a slight burn, but not strong for the high ABV. Finishes dry and with a slight smack of hops.

M – Quite easy to drink for a 9%. It was velvety smooth, which was probably the highlight of the brew.

O – It’s a bit one-note. Not quite as complex or as extreme I had hoped for from FFF, but overall, a nice Baltic Porter. It was good for the style, and I’m glad I got to try the rare rotating brew from FFF.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured in a tulip at the pub. Dark brown with a dark tan head. It slowly recedes with nice lacing. Smell is chocolate, coffee, malt. Flavor is strong of barley and coffee with a nice hop balance. Mouthfeel is kinda thin and the alcohol is well hidden. Very nice beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

served on-tap @ Three Floyds brewpub, Munster, IN, into a tulip glass

Pours a pretty dark chestnut color. By pretty dark I mean basically black. Soft, khaki foam makes for a 1.25 finger head. Decent retention. Not much to say about the appearance.

Way, way more chocolate in the nose than I would have figured. Baker's chocolate for days, along with toffee and cookie dough. There's some herby hop aromas too, but they struggle to match up to the chocolate overload.

Topless Wytch tastes much differently than it smells. For one, the beer is basically an Andes mint. It's got that kind of milk chocolate -- a whole bunch of it -- and the hops here taste fairly minty and green. What's missing is the dark fruit flavors that are the hallmark of the Baltic Porter style. This tastes more like an imperial porter than a Baltic one. Additionally, you can't taste a single trace of the beer's 9% ABV (which is a positive trait).

It's a touch thin in body, but nothing egregious. Nicely carbonated. Overall, this is a touch shy of "good." Perhaps if this weren't billed as a baltic porter it would score higher. It's a bit one-note (and that note is chocolate). Tasty but also underwhelming considering the source.

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Topless Wytch from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 450 ratings.