Enchanter | Hi-Wire Brewing

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3.89/5
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35 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hi-Wire Brewing
North Carolina, United States
hiwirebrewing.com

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Winter

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Added by RochefortChris on 12-29-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,727
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
35
pDev:
10.28%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 35 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of CtLiEgMeSrOsN
2.08/5  rDev -46.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Photo of Hoptometrist
4.26/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of travelguy
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Brutaltruth
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the 12 oz bottle in a snifter. This nice little porter pours a muddy
blackish brown with a very nice thick khaki colored foam that subsides
to a thick ring, thin layer, and shows nice sudsy lacing. Nose shows
notes of dark chocolate, mild coffee, and nicely dark roasted nutty malts.
Flavors show notes of medium dark coffee, dark sweet chocolate, and some
nutty roasted malt notes with a mild herbal hop note on the back. Very nice
mouthfeel; medium full body, light carbonation, and a nice sweet roasted
finish.

Overall a solid brew from a solid brewery.

Cheers

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Photo of Mantooth
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kbuzz
3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of guzzleacoldone
3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kegatron
3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zonian1
3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mattsucks
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BB1313
3.82/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on 1/18/17. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours almost black with a small khaki head that fades leaving solid bubbly retention and okay lacing. The aromas are full of roasted and cocoa malts. Some smoke in the mix. Hints of vanilla as well. The flavors are bold and slightly on the sweeter side, but the sweetness works. The vanilla from the oak spirals come through. Nice roasted characteristics. Mild hints of coffee. More hints of cocoa and smoke. Some tobacco in the mix. Solid malt backbone. Finishes clean. Alcohol basically goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is nice. It's on the lighter side of full-bodied with moderate to active carbonation. It's very fluffy, smooth and easy to drink.

This is a nice Baltic porter. The craftsmanship is on point. Well done.

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Photo of chrismattlin
4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Swettenham_Shire
4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Dave1999
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oberon
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Came a deep chestnut brown with a half finger light beige head atop.Chocolate and coffee roast aromas with light sweet caramel in there as well.Coffee and caramel on the palate,some unsweetened chocolate and earthiness round out the the flavor profile.No frills for a Baltic Porter but damn it's tasty,the alcohol never intrudes leaving a pretty clean finish.Well done.

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Photo of Zazzi82
3.59/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zachthelaxer93
4.72/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mntlover
3.63/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown with some highlights when held to the light, head is fizzy tan that fads quicker then any i have ever seen no lace.

Aroma is coffee, liquid smoke, toffee hints of anise and dark fruits with a good earthy undertone.

Taste is like the nose dark malts, good smoke notes earthy peat and dark fruits. Some toffee sweetness and hints of licorice with good earthy notes and a descent hop bite. Flavors are good but not very Baltic like per say.

Mouthfeel is only medium carbonation makes it feel even lighter. Not like other Baltic Porters I have had seems to light not more stout like like most Baltic Porters.

Overall a descent porter but just doesn't seem like a big beer. Great flavors but seems too light, not big and chewy as it should be.

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Photo of AlaskaAg
3.89/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of KensWorld
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smi69
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of strohme2
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dull and dark brown pour, small short lived light tan head. Faded quickly but left a
Tiny tan line of bubbles around the outside of the glass.
Smell is some coffee, smoke.
Good flavor. Dark fruits, wood, coffee and molasses.
Full mouthfeel, smooth and easy drinking.

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Photo of Bones349
3.72/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Subtle but complex. Not too smoky, but smoky enough to keep my attention.

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Photo of baklo
3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Enchanter from Hi-Wire Brewing
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 35 ratings