3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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

68 IBU
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3.75 by AngEo from Texas on May 22, 2020
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2.8/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

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
4.25 by Nurt20 from Illinois on Jan 21, 2019
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3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

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
3.41 by eppie82 from Illinois on Jan 07, 2018
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4.38/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by AyatollahGold from Indiana

Nice dark color with a light tan head. Good wood flavors

Dec 09, 2017
3.85 by BeerBeast from Florida on Nov 29, 2017
3.5 by Zuidman from Illinois on Jul 15, 2017
3.56 by Duff27 from Illinois on Jun 28, 2017
3.75 by ricknelson from Vermont on Jun 27, 2017
3.91 by axf4129 from Indiana on Apr 30, 2017
3.83 by cd34 from Illinois on Apr 22, 2017
4.06 by SaisonRichBiere from Michigan on Mar 25, 2017
3.94 by Buck_Jones from Michigan on Feb 12, 2017
3.94 by Gregf51 from Ohio on Feb 07, 2017
1.79 by Raziel313 from California on Jan 30, 2017
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4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

Bomber, shared at 504 Craft.

Jan 08, 2017
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4.11/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
by MaltsOfGlory from Oregon

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
4.28 by dcmchew from Romania on Dec 03, 2016
2.85 by Chizzlethespeez from Indiana on Oct 28, 2016
3.73 by LloydDobler from Indiana on Oct 25, 2016
3.96 by mattreitz49 from Florida on Sep 23, 2016
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4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BlackBeerPirate from Illinois

Taste: Smooth, chocolate semi sweet malt, barrel wood notes, clean finish. Complex roasted malt nose.
Deep brown, mostly clear with tan head of nice latticed lace.
Medium body, gentle version for a Baltic porter or a 3 Floyd ale.

Aug 24, 2016
4.25 by Narthax from Texas on Jun 21, 2016
3.57 by Fargrow from Michigan on Jun 02, 2016
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4.21/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Chiefy770 from Illinois

22 Ounce Bottle
Bottled on January 7th, 2016
Reviewed on May 21st, 2016
Served in a Snifter

Poured a clean dark brown body with a nice mahogany glow. A creamy tan head, roughly an inch deep slowly collapsed and left a generous amount of lacing.

Rich, dark roasted malts. Definite presence of oak/wood. Notes of vanilla and caramel slightly sweetened the overall aroma. Minor herbal notes, think liquorice.

Rich roasted malts. Bitter notes of dark chocolate. Slightly smokey. Oak / wood. Not overly sweetened.

Full-bodied. Low carbonation.

Nice wood-aged Porter. I would recommend this to any Porter drinker out there.

May 31, 2016
3.75 by ItsYourBoyBlue from Washington on May 29, 2016
3.5 by Hallertau from Wisconsin on May 28, 2016
3.75 by jbaker67 from Pennsylvania on May 21, 2016
4.04 by 4thFloyd from Indiana on May 14, 2016
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4.02/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a nice dark brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt with some woody notes, roasted malt and black chocolate notes is pretty nice. Taste is a nice mix of roasted malt with some woody notes, some bitter notes and a woody finish with hints of residual sugar with nice chocolate notes also noticeable. Body is full with nice creamy body and good carbonation with no apparent alcohol. Solid beer with nice level of complexity while retaining some good drinkability attribute.

May 12, 2016
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by pathman from Ohio


May 08, 2016
3.69 by HumanParaquat from Indiana on May 07, 2016
3.24 by jvillefan from California on May 03, 2016
4 by GMorgan from Illinois on May 02, 2016
4 by ralerwen from Illinois on May 01, 2016
3.75 by kylehay2004 from Illinois on Apr 27, 2016
3.73 by atone315 from Wisconsin on Apr 24, 2016
3.75 by jschott75 from Illinois on Apr 17, 2016
4 by waddellc2 from Pennsylvania on Apr 14, 2016
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