Topless Wytch
3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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From:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
 
Indiana, United States
Style:
Porter - Baltic
Ranked #72
ABV:
9%
Score:
90
Ranked #8,899
Avg:
4.04 | pDev: 9.65%
Ratings:
591
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 30, 2021
Added:
Apr 28, 2008
Wants:
  86
Gots:
  87
SCORE
90
Outstanding
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Notes: This strong, Baltic-style Porter has a rich, velvety mouthfeel with notes of bakers chocolate and molasses.
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3.97 by psweendogg from Connecticut on Jan 30, 2021
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4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by REVZEB from Illinois

Brownish black body with a tan head. Dark chocolate kissed with booze, raisin, molasses, and toffee in the nose. Taste adds robust licorice to the molasses and dark fruit, not as sweet though, providing slight coffee grounds and earth instead. Feel is warm to hot, chewy, large yet not overwhelming heavy.

Oct 05, 2020
 
3.85 by prototypic from Ohio on Jun 27, 2020
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3.57/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by woemad from Washington

22oz bomber courtesy of ovaltine. Bottled January 15, 2019.

Poured into a tulip glass, this was a dark brown, taking on a mahogany color when held up to light. Decent sized khaki head, lots of lace.

A bit musty in the nose, initially blotting out all else. There's a hoppy scent reminiscent of juniper and a thin, cocoa-like scent once things warm.

Toffee and a nutty roastiness (but not to a great extent) vie with a bitter, prickly hoppiness for dominant flavors, with the latter winning out.

Fairly thin bodied for the style.

Oddest Baltic porter I have ever had. Way too hoppy, and with a strange bitterness that seems somewhere between juniper and medicinal. No sign of the relatively high alcohol, but not much else to commend it.

Mar 02, 2020
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2.9/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

Bottled 3/4/14; drank 3/29/14 @ Chrispex.

Brown liquid.

Khaki head; minimal lace.

Milk chocolate & oats in the nose.

Medium thick mouthfeel.

An oatmeal stout vibe, with a cloying finish. Add in a hint of pickle juice; just not very good.

Oct 31, 2019
 
4 by BarrelAgedG from California on Oct 12, 2019
 
4.04 by smithj4 from New York on Jul 31, 2019
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3.81/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by bluejacket74 from Ohio

22 ounce bottle, bottled on 01-15-19. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a dark mahogany brown/reddish color with about an inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both pretty good. The brew smells like caramel, molasses, toffee, bready malt and a bit of chocolate. Taste is similar to the aroma, with caramel, toffee, bready malt, earthy hops, molasses, dark fruit and chocolate flavors. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's a bit creamy and coating with a moderate amount of carbonation. I thought this was a decent enough brew overall but for some reason when drinking it, it seems more like a Barleywine to me than a Baltic Porter. With that being said, I liked it and it's certainly worth a try. $10.98 a bomber.

May 10, 2019
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3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by zeff80 from Missouri

22oz bottle. Poured out an opaque, black color with ruby highlights and a cream colored head. It smelled of subtle dried dark fruits, chocolate, coffee and toffee. Sweet chocolate, toffee and a strong roasted taste.

Apr 20, 2019
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4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Cdriver0414 from Kentucky

Look- copper in color and does not form much head on the pour
Smell- malty and roasty with a hint of chocolate
Taste- drinks like a very light imperial stout. The Maltiness comes through first with undertones of chocolate, coffee, and caramel
Feel- very easy going down but is a little heavy on the stomach
Overall- not a bad beer at all. If you feel that imperial stouts are too much but you might enjoy a lighter version, then I would recommend this.

Mar 19, 2019
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4.34/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by ovaltine from Indiana

The pour is a pretty mahogany brown with a sudsy tan head. It’s beautiful, but the look is more of a barleywine than a porter, IMHO. The nose, though, resides in Porterville, with chocolate and roasted coffee notes up front, and sweet molasses and stone fruit notes mixed in.

The chocolate and roasted coffee notes are also forward on the taste, but the molasses flavors elevate this a couple of steps, IMHO. There’s also some stone fruit, which brightens this a bit and doesn’t allow it to get too sweet.

Mar 17, 2019
 
4.25 by bigbutter from Virginia on Feb 17, 2019
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3.68/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by VolatileAgent7744 from Kentucky

Perhaps my judgement is clouded because I drank this right after a Baba Yaga barrel-aged stout from Ethereal...but this tastes like nothing. I'm going to have to give it another go.

Feb 09, 2019
 
4.04 by pstam87 from Illinois on Feb 07, 2019
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4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by jkblr from Indiana

22oz bottled 1/15/19 (21 days ago) poured into a tulip pint glass at fridge temp, no ABV listed on bottle. The beer pours bright medium brown with chestnut highlights and sticky mocha colored head. The head recedes to cap and leaves plenty of lacing. The aroma is earthy with mild toffee notes. Much less roasted than most examples. The taste is led by big earthy hops with a subdued smokey chocolate finish. The bitterness is medium. The mouthfeel is medium to thin bodied with just less than medium carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, good but not $11/22oz bottle good. Really light on the roast flavor, color etc. I would have never picked this out as a Baltic Porter blind.

Feb 05, 2019
 
3.94 by c014572 from Illinois on Jan 31, 2019
 
4.28 by Dark_Scarecrow from Virginia on Oct 24, 2018
 
4.45 by amsett10 from Indiana on Jun 27, 2018
 
4.17 by hopkrid from Florida on Apr 13, 2018
 
4 by mwvman from Indiana on Mar 26, 2018
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4.61/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
by chuckm from Indiana

I often balk at bombers costing more than $13 for purely budgetary reasons but 3 Floyds has usually delivered so I dug deep in the wallet. Pour was dark with a beige, heavy, big bubbled foam head. Scent was a roast, cherry and coffee noted aroma. Taste, WOW! I made the decision after the first sip to pour the rest of the bomber into a 2nd glass and call my neighbor to drink with me. Complex and rich, words fail me. This will be bought again!

Mar 18, 2018
 
3.78 by crbnfbr from Kentucky on Feb 28, 2018
 
4.08 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Feb 13, 2018
 
4 by jet812 from Indiana on Jan 13, 2018
 
4.04 by Greasy from Kentucky on Jan 09, 2018
 
3.75 by khargro2 from Tennessee on Dec 27, 2017
 
4.29 by OtisCampbell007 from Tennessee on Dec 27, 2017
 
4.37 by Beerasaurus from Virginia on Dec 10, 2017
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4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by AyatollahGold from Indiana

Not a lot of crazy flavor. Mainly kept traditional on this one. But has a body that all porters should have.

Dec 09, 2017
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3.97/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BigGold from Mississippi

First had poured from 22-oz. bomber, bottle stamped "BOTTLED ON 8-29-17," into faceted mug. Excellent Baltic, especially impressive in appearance and ABV.

Nov 13, 2017
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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by eppCOS from Colorado

This a very nice dark beer that tastes like a black imperial ale/IPA. But I agree with others here that it doesn't taste or smell like a Baltic Porter. Solid but atypical for the style of beer.

Nov 12, 2017
 
4.17 by gobuccos from Ohio on Oct 31, 2017
 
4.1 by rsquared59 from Indiana on Oct 21, 2017
 
4.34 by drstalker from Illinois on Oct 20, 2017
 
4.4 by JamesBondGA from Georgia on Oct 15, 2017
 
3.99 by nwhittin from Indiana on Sep 22, 2017
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4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by darktronica from Indiana

Enjoyed from bomber, bottled 2017-08-23. Solid pour is rewarded with two fingers of head in a teku glass but pretty light retention of lacing. Cocoa and peat smoke on the nose, very mild tartness on the palate. Bittersweet baker's chocolate and hints of black cherry and tree bark.

Sep 14, 2017
 
4.35 by Dragginballs76 from South Carolina on Jun 17, 2017
 
4.43 by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois on Jun 07, 2017
 
4.25 by countrypeddler8 from Illinois on Jun 07, 2017
Topless Wytch from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 591 ratings