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Battleaxe Baltic Porter | Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by adamette on 07-24-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,064
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
106
pDev:
8.09%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
11
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 106 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of Knapp85
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew poured out as a deep brownish black color with a thin light brown colored head on top. The smell of the beer was full of roasted aromas and some light sweet dark fruit notes. The taste was malty with a roasted finish and subtle bitterness. The mouthfeel was smooth and slick with a minimal carbonation to it. Overall it's a nice brew, really quite tasty, worth a try.

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of nickfl
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of billab914
3.76/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mdaschaf
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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Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of RblWthACoz
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Erik-P
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of outoffocus
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of jzeilinger
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Pours a dark black/brown color with a medium toffee colored lacing ring in the top of the snifter.

S - Chocolate malt, some vanilla and oak, and bourbon. This was served pretty cold off the tap which is muting the aroma.

T - Flavorful and even across the entire sip with caramel, chocolate roast, vanilla, and a hefty dose of bourbon presence.

M - Thick, full bodied, slick and sticky, slight alcohol warming in the back of the throat and semi-creamy.

O - Bourbon from start to finish and you really have to be a bourbon fan to appreciate this one because it's bold and out front. Really enjoyed this beer, not sure if they bottle it...seek it out.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fat Heads Battleaxe

Appearance: Pours a dark brownish black with an off white head that lasts decently well and leaves a bit of lacing.

Smell: Roasted malt, vanilla, coffee. As it warms, some smoke notes come out.

Taste: Follows the nose closely, a firm roasted maltyness, coffee, and a bit of smoke. Vanilla, dark roast, and an even bitterness round out the flavor profile quite nicely.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied, smooth, good level of carbonation.

Overall: Another fine brew from Fat Heads. This is a rich, flavorful porter with a strong roasted presence. I dig.

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4.36/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sabtos
3.43/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of atone315
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of deonreds
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of cpetrone84
3.86/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Growler from the fat head's pittsburgh location.

A-pours a deep brown, virtually black liquid with a creamy tan colored head with a decent bit of retention.

S-the nose has a lot going on and is a little flabby. strong roasted malts and bitter coffee up front with notes of licorice, lots of sweet dark fruits and some chocolate cake.

T-the taste is much more focused. the coffee is up front, less roasted quality to it, hints of licorice transition into some dark figs and a touch of plum. rich chocolate cake takes over and has the most pronounced presence in the beer. A light citrus hop and hint of bitterness in the finish.

M-creamy medium bodied beer with a slightly thin finish and a little bit of a strong carbonated crispness.

D-nice balance to it and a fair bit of complexity. the nose was a throw off as it was a little too sweet. The taste was much better with a good bit of complexity and a rich chocolate cake flavor. Another good beer from Fat Heads.

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4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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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Photo of OWSLEY069
3.81/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours jet black with a tan head. In the aroma, a light roasted malt with a small coffee presence. In the taste, a small chocolate presence, a small coffee presence and a sweet maltiness. A small bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry coffee, and notes of chocolate in the aftertaste. A nice porter with sweet notes with the chocolate.

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Lovely85
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of masterofsparks
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of jaymo18
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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