Topless Wytch | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
3floyds.com

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This strong, Baltic-style Porter has a rich, velvety mouthfeel with notes of bakers chocolate and molasses.

Added by mcallister on 04-28-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,588
Reviews:
107
Ratings:
574
pDev:
9.65%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Right out of the Baltic regions, inspiration is claimed by the Three Floyds Brewing Company and manifests in this manly ale that's much like imperial stout except with a backseat with the roast.

Dark and rusty, the beer's appearance is lightly murky and muddy. But a delicate coffee-like creme fights through the haze and resides on top. Its ivory foam is creamy and somewhat short-lived. Light on lace, it seems that the alcohol impede much of its formation and retention.

Deep, dark, and sultry aromas of dark fruit, rummy alcohol, and heavy toast frame the aromas with both power and grace. Charred berries, grapes, and cherries weave into malt aromas of molasses, chocolate, cofffee, nuts, and toast for complete roundness and satisfaction- as far as the nose is concerned.

Even more powerful, the taste follows closely with strong malty sweetness to start. Burnt caramel quickly turns to black-strap molasses, chocolate, light nutty coffee and toasted walnut. Its middle palate brings about burnt fruit flavors of cherry and grape just before a more vinous "wood aged red wine" taste rises in slight estery and tart form. Finishing modestly oak-like, the beer rounds out with alcohol flavors of spiced rum.

Its highly robust texture is lush and coats the mouth with big residual malt sweetness and a bit of cocoa-like grit. Its sweetness turns tart and lightly astringent, which balances the sweetness and signals a turn towards finish. Warm and spicy, the beer seems to be a more ale-like version rather than the more common "lagered" versions.

Having a lot of barrel aged imperial stouts lately, this beer is in the same class with those. But supplanting more toasty character than that of roast, the beer is soft, supple, and drinkable in comparison even though its body and power suggests something bigger.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to jbuddle for sending this one as an extra in a recent trade! Served from bottle into Mikkeller taster flute. Poured massively dark brown with a very light tan half finger head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, roasted malt, dark chocolate, dark fruit, and nutty. The flavor was of sweet malt, dark fruit, dark chocolate, and subtle milk chocolate. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. This one was fairly well balanced and had quite a bit going on throughout it. However, it didn't really standout from some of the more exceptional brews I've had from the style unfortunately. It was quite easy to drink and could definitely get you in a lot of trouble if you aren't careful. Definitely worth your time trying this one if you have not done so before.

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A - black with a thin, white head that had little retention

S - roasted malts, faint coffee, creamy

T - roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, creamy, some bitterness in the finish; an all around subdued flavor profile

M - medium bodied, smooth, well carbonated

This one was a bit disappointing for me. I'm not sure if it's because it came from Three Floyds or if it was just subpar in general. The flavors were there, but they were rather faint. This isn't a bad beer, but it didn't have anything that made it stand out. I'm glad I tried this one, but it's not one I would seek out again.

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Topless Wytch from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 574 ratings