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:
#3,330
Reviews:
106
Ratings:
570
pDev:
9.65%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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89
Gots:
85
Trade:
7
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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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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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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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Topless Wytch from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 570 ratings