3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
Baltic Porter
3.85 | pDev: 9.35%
May 22, 2020
Dec 07, 2015
"I listen to few and I'm fueled by fire." Wood-Aged Baltic Porter.

68 IBU
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Rated: 3.75 by AngEo from Texas

May 22, 2020
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

2.8/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Brewed in collaboration with the band Corrosion of Conformity.

Bottled 1/7/16; drank 2/21/16 @ the Yarchives.

Murky brown/purple appearance.

A rough pour yielded a HUGE tan head (careful pouring!); strong tree-rung lace.

Cream, fresh earth, faint raspberry & mild booze heat notes in the nose.

Medium thick mouthfeel.

Black coffee & faint raspberry flavors up front; dry earth & astringent booze heat notes on the finish.

A brutal, dry, boozy finish mars a decent beer; kinda unpleasant.
Dec 27, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by Nurt20 from Illinois

Jan 21, 2019
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Reviewed by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Tasted in a Spiegelau stout glass from a 1 pt 6 oz bottle n January 24, 2018. Look is clear brown with a thick tan head and sticky lacing. Smell and taste is bitter dark chocolate and dark roasted malts. Feel is medium in body.
Jan 24, 2018
Rated: 3.41 by eppie82 from Illinois

Jan 07, 2018
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Rated by AyatollahGold from Indiana

4.38/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Nice dark color with a light tan head. Good wood flavors
Dec 09, 2017
Rated: 3.85 by BeerBeast from Florida

Nov 29, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by Zuidman from Illinois

Jul 15, 2017
Rated: 3.56 by Duff27 from Illinois

Jun 28, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by ricknelson from Vermont

Jun 27, 2017
Rated: 3.91 by axf4129 from Indiana

Apr 30, 2017
Rated: 3.83 by cd34 from Illinois

Apr 22, 2017
Rated: 4.06 by SaisonRichBiere from Michigan

Mar 25, 2017
Rated: 3.94 by Buck_Jones from Michigan

Feb 12, 2017
Rated: 3.94 by Gregf51 from Ohio

Feb 07, 2017
Rated: 1.79 by Raziel313 from California

Jan 30, 2017
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Rated by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Bomber, shared at 504 Craft.
Jan 08, 2017
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Reviewed by MaltsOfGlory from Oregon

4.11/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
22 oz bottle, bottled 11 months ago

Not sure if this beer is still fresh enough to drink. I received this baby in a beer trade, and it was bottled about 11 months ago. At 8.6% it’s borderline age-able.

Pours a two finger light brown, creamy head into my willi becher glass. The body is black, with hues of brown. The carbonation looks wild on this guy. The bottle was fizzing when cracked, and there is still a lot of bubbles rising. Head retention is very good, it took 3 or 4 minutes before it even started to die down. Now well over 7 minutes later, I still have half left. So far, a great looking beer.

On initial smell, the beer seems like it may be past it’s prime. It has a somewhat extract-y aroma. I haven’t had a Baltic Porter in forever, but this one smells very sweet. I did a little research and found that the IBU range is much lower than I remembered, and the allowed sweetness is much higher. Still, there is an extract feel to it. Past that, definitely some dark fruity aromas here, plum, fig, very sweet overall. Some chocolate lies underneath. Toffee, almost an English brown character to the aroma. Not terribly woody on the nose, but some may be there. Very creamy, with candied sugars. Overall, it’s definitely growing on me, this actually smells super good. I don’t notice that extract much anymore, the sweetness has fallen into their categories. There is not much I can say is “off” anymore, still, possibly a hair sweet for me. Still a great aroma though.

Wow, the flavor is not as tame as the aroma was. Definitely very sweet, but it has more than just that. Ever so slightly woody, with a small astringent booze kick at the end, not unpleasant. Not getting too much chocolate at all. Toffee hits for a nano second. Fruits mildly linger. The aromas I got are here for the most part, but very faint. A tad bitter, just barely. Overall this is a good beer. The flavors are not as distinguished as they are on the nose, and some are basically not there at all (chocolate), but the balance is much better, the slight bitterness and astringency add a much needed element that is not there on the nose. Not that I don’t love glasses of chocolate milk, but they are hard to handle. Overall very nice, but it could use some work on the individual flavors.

Mouthfeel is decent. The carbonation is low, which I suppose is appropriate? The body is a little lighter than desired. Not very chewy, but it does coat your mouth, sweetness lingers and coats everything. Not sure how to feel about this, I’d prefer something different.

The drinkability is surprisingly high for 8.6% the slight astringency and booze does not make this beer any harder to drink. Sweetness is a sliding scale, and this has its fair share of candied sugars, but it’s balanced enough that I can drink it fast.

Overall this is a really nice beer. Good aroma, great appearance, and a good flavor. I would have hoped for more definition from the flavors, and maybe a brighter mouthfeel, but those are minimal complaints, and this is overall a good beer.

The beer got slightly roasty as it warmed, not unwelcomed at all.

The retention on this was amazing, a half finger of head lasted well over 20 minutes. Overall this beer turned out to be one of the best looking beers I’ve had in years. The head hung around in “good” fashion for a very long time, with a small, quarter inch of head being there the entire time. Thick lacing was there all the way down the glass, amazing looking beer.
Dec 09, 2016
Rated: 4.28 by dcmchew from Romania

Dec 03, 2016
Rated: 2.85 by Chizzlethespeez from Indiana

Oct 28, 2016
Wiseblood from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 153 ratings