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Topless Wytch - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

405 Ratings
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Ratings: 405
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.4%
Wants: 62
Gots: 47 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This full bodied baltic porter loaded with roasted, chocolate and coffee notes and a crisp finish is just the beer if you want to get the better of any unsuspecting barbarian from cimmeria.

(Beer added by: mcallister on 04-28-2008)
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4/5  rDev -1%

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Illinois

5/5  rDev +23.8%

11-15-2011 16:24:03 | More by sgoro
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New York

5/5  rDev +23.8%

11-15-2011 01:44:00 | More by whartontallboy
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bauermj

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1%

11-14-2011 20:15:18 | More by bauermj
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sbricker

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

11-14-2011 15:05:17 | More by sbricker
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ATLbeerDog

Georgia

4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On Tap - Pours a beautiful pitch black without any light able to peek through. A small white-tan head quickly dissipates. Smells of roasted almost burnt malts dominated the nose. First sip is deep roasted malts, slight dried dark fruits, and some coffee notes present. Mouthfeel is top notch as it is super creamy and a real joy. Slightly under carbonated but oh so slightly and certainly not a flaw. The 9% ABV is well hidden and most appreciated. Very tasty!

Serving type: on-tap

07-13-2011 01:36:54 | More by ATLbeerDog
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ktrillionaire

Florida

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

A - Pours a near-black hue with a bit of dark umber around the edges; it is capped with a fairly long-lived, if minimal, tan-colored head, depositing streaks of lace.

S - The nose is basically a great deal of roast grain; suggestions of coffee, unsweet chocolate and burnt toast are there, but underdeveloped.

T - The taste is just as the nose promised: it tastes like a bunch of near-charred grain with just enough bitter balance to knock most all of the sweetness out, but not enough bitterness from hops to contribute any specific notes. Coffee grains are perhaps the strongest non-barley note. Alcohol is relatively unnoticed.

M - The feel is big, full and palate-staining.

O - Its not bad at all, don't get me wrong, but it is somewhat middle-of-the-road.

Serving type: on-tap

05-26-2011 19:02:00 | More by ktrillionaire
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notchucknorris

California

3.7/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Was very pleasantly surprised to see a cask of this as Pizza Port Carlsbad

A: Pretty much black with some ruby tinges when held to light. A few bubbles of foam go away pretty quickly.

S: Big aromas of rotten, tropical fruit. I get lychee, banana, jackfruit and maybe even durian. A hint of wet earth in the background.

T: This is nothing like the smell. I get a lot of roast with a bit of a smoky aspect that reminds me of cigar smoke. A bit of toffee and dark fruit sweetness towards the finish. The mouthfeel was way thin. I was hoping for a bit more from this.

Serving type: cask

05-26-2011 04:57:42 | More by notchucknorris
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sidetracked

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at 3 Floyds.

Black, served with a thin light brown head that lingers to create some nice lacing.

Smell is bitter roasted coffee, unsweetened chocolate, and a general roasty aroma.

Upfront taste is slightly sweet with chocolate and brown sugar notes. Finish is a bit more bitter with roasted coffee and malts along with a flavor that is hard to place--somewhat earthy and nutty? Lingering roasted bitterness.

Between medium and full bodied, very creamy. Light carbonation coming through at the finish.

A great porter with a nice roasty bitterness and a perfect body. Alcohol is deceivingly hidden.

5/20/2011

Serving type: on-tap

05-21-2011 16:18:20 | More by sidetracked
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AgentZero

Illinois

3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Mohagany beer with a khaki head that left fat lace on the sides.

S - Smoke, coffee, roasted malt, dark and unsweetened chocolate. Unlike most baltics, this one focuses more on the roast aspect and less on sweetness. Quite nice.

T - Roast, a little sour lactose sugar, some dark fruit, bitter notes, and cold coffee. Taste is good but not as good as the nose.

M - Full bodied with lively carbonation and a puckering finish.

O - Good beer. Like it more than a lot of baltic porters and would drink again.

Serving type: on-tap

05-11-2011 00:10:07 | More by AgentZero
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Franz4

Ohio

4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler poured on 5/7 fromw the brewpub and consumed on 5/9.

Very nice porter, dark appearance with some cascade as it formed the head, little to no lacing. Nose was nice with a coffee and roasted malt scent. Taste followed nicely to make a very balanced, enjoyable porter, ABV was very well hidden. Drank much easier than a 9% abv beer should. I would drink this one again in a heartbeat.

Serving type: growler

05-10-2011 03:45:27 | More by Franz4
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours as a black colored brew with a nice decent sized head. It's got some tan lacing down the glass. Chocolaty aroma and heavily roasted malts on the nose, not much hops coming off this. Chocolate burnt toast and smoke flavors on the tongue on every sip. Creamy and dry mouthfeel. This brew all around it rather good. Very glad I tried it!

Serving type: on-tap

05-09-2011 03:31:53 | More by Knapp85
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TMoney2591

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter at Durty Nellie's.

It's hard to believe that it's been over a year since I last had this brew at the 2010 DLD. How time flies... Anyway, it pours a solid obsidian topped by a finger of tan foam. The nose comprises roasted malts, molasses, dark chocolate, burnt toffee, and cocoa powder. The taste holds notes of roasted malts, bitter dark chocolate, yogurt (straight plain, y'all), flowers, pine, light mint, and balsa. Somehow, all of these components combine to form a nice, hoppy-ish Baltic porter. The body is a solid medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a pretty dry finish. Overall, a very nice Baltic porter, one that shows that you can add some hops to the style without completely ruining it.

Serving type: on-tap

05-03-2011 01:44:17 | More by TMoney2591
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robwestcott

Indiana

4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured cold and near pitch black from the tap at yogi's to a 16oz goblet with a big bubbled, foamy, tan head

subtle roasty aroma, coffee and smoke.

super roasty, dark and smoky, black coffee, hints of semi-sweet baker's chocolate in the wayback.

medium bodied, medium carbonation, subtle bitter, semi sweet.

drinkable - yep, overall - very good beer of my favorite style.

Serving type: on-tap

04-19-2011 23:23:28 | More by robwestcott
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MasterSki

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Fountainhead for their "It Might Get Dark" Party. Served in a snifter.

A - Served with a finger of tan foam that settles to a thin cap, leaving behind glass-coating lace. Body is pitch black.

S - Roasted malts, light coffee, bitter chocolate, hint of smoke, a bit of light brine and olive character, a bit of nebulous fruitiness, and some sharp alcohol.

T - Bitter roasted malts, burnt espresso, char, smoke, hint of peat. Somewhat flat in flavor profile, and could use a bit more sweetness for balance.

M - Sharp, biting carbonation, medium body, dry finish. Some alcohol warmth is present.

D - Not a bad beer, just a slightly dull one for 3 Floyds. Well-crafted and surprisingly traditional, just not my favorite offering from these guys due to the flavor and somewhat poorly hidden alcohol. To heavy to have multiple glasses.

Serving type: on-tap

03-30-2011 11:37:33 | More by MasterSki
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DAllspaw

Indiana

4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

had on tap at brewpub served in tulip.

solid inch+ head that dissipated after first sip leaving solid black glass. Really deep color on this one. Definite coffee notes and a bit of hops, but nothing on the order of Alpha Klaus which has a more expected FFF profile.

Nonetheless, really enjoyed this, very creamy and smooth with not even a hint of heat or alcohol, very ease sipper. Will definitely grab this again.

Serving type: on-tap

03-28-2011 00:41:12 | More by DAllspaw
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AleWatcher

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewpub.
Served in a tulip.

Very dark red color-- looks black until backlit. Some brownish hues in the edges and legs. Two finger light tan head disappeared after a few sips and became a small collar around the glass. Decent lacing up top, but once the head was gone, no new lace formed...

Smells chocolatey. Very chocolatey. Some coffee and red berries pop up too. The beer starts sweet and then has a light bitterness with coffee and cocoa notes. The body is full and roasty with lots of tasty flavor to keep me interested. Nice carbonation helps the beer feel creamy and rich.

This is another solid offering from the Floyds. Very rarely am I disappointed in their beers, and this is no exception.

Serving type: on-tap

03-23-2011 20:21:42 | More by AleWatcher
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aasher

Indiana

3.58/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I sampled this at Goose Island's Stout Fest and then again later that evening at Three Floyds brewpub. This beer poured a black with a light khaki head. It allowed a little light to pass through so wasn't as dark or thick in body as it could've been. The aromas were sweet, malty, and rich. There was some light chocolate to it with perhaps some dark fruit. The flavors weren't as prevalent as I would have liked. There was light smokiness along with chocolate and light dark fruit sweetness. It was just ok for the style. I found it to be a little thin for a Baltic Porter. This beer was ok but wasn't anything to search out in my opinion.

Serving type: on-tap

03-13-2011 17:08:28 | More by aasher
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ChugginOil

Illinois

3.73/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A 6oz pour at Stout Fest

A- Pours dark brown and finishes black with a light cream head that dissipates, leaving little lacing.

S- The nose brings light notes of roasted malt and a dash of espresso. The almost 10% ABV is well hidden though the nose seems subtle.

T- This one is all roast for sure. Roasty n' toasty with a noted amount of coffee. The high ABV is noticeable here but just a tad.

M- Pretty smootg given an ample amount of carbonation. Pretty palate soothing.

D- This is quite drinkable due to a light refreshing taste and well masked ABV

Serving type: on-tap

03-12-2011 19:03:42 | More by ChugginOil
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salvo

Indiana

3.45/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Topless wytch had the headache dark malts (see my beerthoughts). Arrives dark brown almost black with an inch of foamy tan head that lingers. Aroma is all roasted malts. Taste is dry and sharp: bitter and edged. Served off the hand pump, it is creamy and coffee rich with chocolate far in the background. Roasty and rich toasted caramel malts and toasted barley. Not my thing but a spot-on porter enhanced by cask-to-hand-pump engine creaminess.

Serving type: cask

03-12-2011 13:19:20 | More by salvo
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at The Brickskeller during their Three Floyds event. Reviewed from notes.

Pours near black with a bit of a head. The nose brings forward a bit of roast as well as loads of dark fruit in addition to some chocolate and coffee. The taste really brings forward some dark cherries, dates, and plums with good roasted coffee. Fairly full mouthfeel with good carbonation. This is a really nice beer that I was glad to be able to try.

Serving type: on-tap

10-23-2010 02:49:56 | More by Thorpe429
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JoePat

Kentucky

4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a dark brown with a thick kaki head.

The aroma is chocolatey with some slight coffee and molasses.

In the flavor I get roasted malts and bitter chocolate. Great baltic porter.

The mouthfeel is thick and creamy matching the robust flavors perfectly.

For a porter this is a very drinkable beer that I cannot get enough of.

Serving type: on-tap

10-03-2010 22:43:44 | More by JoePat
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Brent

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Steamhead and JoePat for delivery of a sixtel of this delightful brew for sharing at the recent Bowling Green BA gathering. Creamy mocha head and midnight liquid. Everything a Baltic porter should be - assertive but not overbearing with a big body and dense flavor profile of deeply roasted, nearly charred malt flavors and dark dried fruit notes in the background. Finish is a lingering bitterness and a hint of coffee. Very nicely done.

Serving type: on-tap

09-28-2010 13:52:30 | More by Brent
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adamette

Ohio

3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from notes taken while I enjoyed this beer on tap at The Bavarian Lodge in Lisle, IL with (among others) my two brothers-in-law Steven and Mat August 21st, 2010. Mat lives within minutes of this place and we enjoy visiting there when I am in town. Poured into standard pint glass.
A Creamy, light brown head over a deep, dark body with mahogany edges. Very cool lacing left on the inside of the glass. 4.5

S Distant smell, it is difficult for me to describe but there may be some distant sweet malt and hops. I suppose that this is consistent with the style for the smell. 3.5

T Surprisingly hoppy taste to this otherwise well crafted Baltic Porter. The moderate to dark roast malt is certainly apparent as well. 4.0

M Moderate, not remarkable except that the hops beef up the feel for what usually is quite a smooth, light to moderate feel for the style. 3.5

D At least fair. I could see having more than one of these. 3.5

Serving type: on-tap

08-30-2010 03:23:44 | More by adamette
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at FFF

Pours a beige colored head. Color is a dark caramel brown.

Aroma: Sweet, rich, and malty. A lot of dark dried fruit flavors. Cherries, plums, caramel malt, some spices, and coffee in the background.

Taste: Some smokey notes here with roasted coffee. Rich and sweet. Chocolate. Some toffee malt here. I also get some wood/oak flavors.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and smooth. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends roasted and dry.

Overall, a decent Baltic porter. Very roasted with light smoke notes. Slow drinking (high abv) but I really enjoyed the many flavors here.

Serving type: on-tap

08-01-2010 18:29:31 | More by mothman
Topless Wytch from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
90 out of 100 based on 405 ratings.