Battleaxe Baltic Porter | Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon

106 Ratings

Brewed by:
Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
Ohio, United States

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by adamette on 07-24-2009

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Reviews by thecheapies:
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4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours charcoal black with a tight cap of fine bubbles. Quite the creamy-looking head.

Some muted coffee and cocoa notes along with that seaside minerality that comes with a Baltic.

Deliciously rich flavors! Roasty, but mellowed, with more mocha notes that are easy to identify for the style. Saltiness pairs well with the chocolate. Hints of blanched peanuts and vanilla, too.

Creamy, like a nitro-draft, although this one's driven by CO2. Body is thicker than medium. Carbonation is tight and well-groomed.

Very nice stuff. A surprise delight between two delicious IPAs during my post-work beer session at Mad Mex. Highly recommended.

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.67/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.97/5  rDev -2.7%
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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4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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5/5  rDev +22.5%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.84/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
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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Photo of Treyliff
3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap

Pours dark brown, creamy off white head. Smells of roasted malt, campfire ash, dark fruit. Tastes of charred roasted malt, caramel, fig, chocolate. Medium-Harvey body and mouthfeel, creamy finish

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4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed from the growler via Jungle Jim's in a snifter. This fine Baltic pours a deep dark blackish brown mahogany color with a firm head of white foam that dissipates to a thin ring and light lacing. Nose of toffee, molasses, chocolate, and subtle coffee. Flavors exceed the nose with coffee and chocolate on the front and sides, toffee and a touch of vanilla makes up the middle, with char and deeply roasted malts and dark fruits of blackberry and dark bing cherries that come through on the rear with light bittering hops and subtle roasted notes. Medium full mouth feel with a warming booze finish. Very nice.


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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Battleaxe Baltic Porter from Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 106 ratings
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