Topless Wytch | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

Topless WytchTopless Wytch
BA SCORE
4.04/5
558 Ratings
Topless WytchTopless Wytch
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:
#3,118
Reviews:
104
Ratings:
558
pDev:
9.9%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
86
Gots:
82
Trade:
7
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 558 |  Reviews: 104
Photo of tdm168
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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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Photo of PHBoiler
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of mvdillman
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of mishtif
5/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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Photo of sliverX
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of CanisMajor
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of MordorMongo
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Shabadoo
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of brewdude1982
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was a bomber poured into a snifter.

This pours a brown with a faint translucent quality. Slight head as well. It smells malty. It tastes like a porter but I was surprised that it was better, considering that it came from Three Floyd's. it has a medium body.

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Photo of zrab11
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

So many questions with this beer. Why is this witch topless? Why is witch spelled “wytch?” Why was this bomber close to $15? And at that price, why do I buy absolutely EVERYTHING Three Floyds puts out? Alas, we’ll probably never know the answer (to any of them).

A: Dark, chocolate brown body reflects the light so much that I can see myself in the glass. An aggressive pour straight down the middle of the glass gives a stocky beige head for only a moment – soon after, though, only some fizz above the nucleation site remains. Wet, sparse lacing.

S: Overtones of mildly acrid mineral and bittersweet cocoa powder give this a profoundly authentic character of European beer, a rich tradition that has its own la terroir in the hard, metallic water used. The sugars smooth to a creamy character of milk chocolate as the nose is brought down to a sweeter finishing profile of luscious vanilla, sharp roasted coffee, and lingering nutty scents.

T: A full chocolate body fills the palate to every conceivable edge with a dense blanket of warm baker’s chocolate and brown sugar. This flattening-out of the flavors seems to be a setting of the stage, as the front end tightens up in a thick, dark sweetness – tastes of molasses, hazelnut-flavored coffee, anise, and meaty dates. I’d say it’s among the most dense porters I’ve ever had. The cinnamon-spice of mild, herbal hops takes residence in the center of the palate alongside a slight astringency from the roasted, biscuity malt, giving this a bitterness that’s only just noticeable. Finishes with a sweet vanilla flavor contrasted by a dryness not unlike ginger, lingering on like the after-effects of a root beer float.

M: This beer is a mouthful of malts, though it still retains the velvety texture of a porter. The carbonation is all but lost, but not in a syrupy, stout-like way; it’s very apparently to-style.

O: Three Floyds does not do subtle very well, and I’m glad. This is as in-your-face as a Baltic porter is going to be, despite the lack of dense, piney hops that Three Floyds is known for. Still, as far as dark beers go, it’s a style I wouldn’t prefer over something like a stout, an old ale, or even an English porter (thought that’s not to say I didn’t enjoy it).

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Photo of HoldenDurden
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of ThePorterSorter
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks silverx for sharing
The beer pours black with a thin halo of a tan head. Its nose is slightly roasty with a touch of yeast fruitiness. The taste is roasty, slightly fruity with a bit if caramel. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a lingering sweetness. Overall this is an interesting baltic porter, from FFF and a great representation of the style for sure, but not my favorite.

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Photo of gunclubchris
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of tsauce2
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of NoLeafClover44
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle poured into a Three Floyds nonic pint glass.

A - Pours midnight black, showing ruby highlights when held up to the light. About a finger of almond head fades quickly; too quickly. Some lacing paints the glass.

S - Smells of milk chocolate, blackstrap molasses, and candied figs. I get faint smokiness, but chocolate and fruit sweetness are dominant. Roasty nuts come through after several whiffs.

T - The flavors are robust starting with obvious coffee/chocolate roastiness. Some char and bitter molasses follow mid-palate. The finish returns to the flavors of baker's chocolate with coffee ground linger. Alcohol is unapparent.

M - The body is medium-thick with moussey smooth carbonation. Drinks like a beer with half the ABV.

O - Thus far I have been very impressed with all of the Three Floyds offerings I have tried. While this one does not live up to the some of the others, it is a very solid beer I would happily have again. It has more flavor than some of the watery Baltic Porters I have tried in the past. Chocolate, roasty, dark fruit notes all contribute to a pretty solid beer. The mouthfeel is amazing, despite the lack of head. In the world of FFF beers, this isn't near the top but it is good compared to the entire craft beer world..

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Photo of BrownAleMale
3.52/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber poured into a Gulden Draak tulip glass

Appearance- A light shade of black. Not completely opaque as you can see the littlest amount of light through the edges of the glass. Less then 1 finger of white head that quickly dissipates and leaves no real lacing.

Smell- Coco and bittersweet chocolate with. Not a ton there, but what is, smells very plesant.

Taste- Milk chocolate in the front that transistions to bittersweet chocolate and then has a slight boozy finish.

Mouthfeel- Heavy in body and coats the mouth in a silky smooth way. Just the tiniest shade of watery feel, but that is to be expected in a porter.

Overall- There is a nice amount of complexity with a plesant warming that will be nice on a cold winter night.

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Photo of Davihaw
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Prost76
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of jsulko
3.06/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle poured into a snifter glass

Dark black color with decent off white head.

Smell is mostly of roasted malt. Hint of chocolate in there somewhere.

Taste is slight maltyness with little else going on that I could tell. Slight bitterness on the finish.

Probably my least favorite Three Floyds beer ever. Not much going on for me.

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Photo of Honus1
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of marvin213
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Topless Wytch from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 558 ratings
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