Wolf Spit
Fonta Flora Brewery

Wolf SpitWolf Spit
Write a Review
Beer Geek Stats: | Print Shelf Talker
Style:
Porter - Baltic
Ranked #62
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
90
Ranked #10,996
Avg:
4.18 | pDev: 4.55%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
19
From:
Fonta Flora Brewery
 
North Carolina, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  0
Gots
  0
SCORE
90
Outstanding
Wolf SpitWolf Spit
Notes: Collaboration with Half Acre Beer Company

Baltic Porter brewed with hickory bark.
Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 19 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of oberon
oberon from North Carolina

4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours from the growler into a 1/2 liter stein a deep dark chocolate color with a creamy-like half finger deep beige head atop.A mix of chocolate and dark fruits in the nose,the smoke is on the lighter side but is detectable.A really well rounded and flavorful palate,starts out with bitter chocolate, dark fruit,and earth,then the hickory comes into play and lingers in the finish....Like it should.FF did this the right way,the smoke doesn't smack you in the face,it just compliments the other flavors very well.Nicely done.

Sep 05, 2020
Photo of metter98
metter98 from New York

4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is very, very dark brown in color (black when viewed from afar). It poured with a quarter finger high light tan head that left a thin layer of bubbles covering most of the surface, a narrow collar around the edge, and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of dark and chocolate malts are present in the nose along with notes of hickory.
T: The taste follows the smell, except that there are a bit stronger flavors of hickory and these seem to stand out in the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I thought that this beer had just the right amount of hickory in the taste as it wasn't too strong or overpowering. It was also quite drinkable compared to other beers in the style and didn't seem that heavy in body; any traces of alcohol were well hidden from the taste.

Serving type: can

Apr 21, 2020
Photo of hman43
hman43 from North Carolina

4.12/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: It pours dark brown with a dark brown head. head retention is moderately low.

Smell: It has aromas of chocolate and wood with a hint of smoke. It has some roasted notes and dark fruits low in the background.

Taste: The hickory and some smoke are more prominent with the chocolate and dark fruits in the flavors. Roast is low in the background.

Feel: It has a medium full body with low carbonation. The hickory, smoke, and roast carry into the aftertaste.

Overall, an interesting flavor for a Baltic porter with the hickory and smoke taking over a bit in the flavor, but it is good even with that.

Apr 19, 2019
Photo of sulldaddy
sulldaddy from Connecticut

4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Sampling a cellar temp 16 oz can into a pint glass. The beer is a part of a trade with @jerryfreak. thank you.
the beer pours a clear cola brown and some light passes through on the edges of my glass.
A fizzy beige head foams up 2 cm and fades quickly to nothing after the pour.
The aroma is all malt with some brown sugar and a bit of molasses coming through. there is also a decent charred note on the nose. Booze and hops stay hidden on this one.
First sip reveals an average body with very smooth texture and very fine and tingly carbonation that tickles my palate on each sip.
Flavor is similar to the nose with molasses, charred wood, brown sugar and a bit of lingering bready notes with maybe a hint of anice. Finish lingers and is enjoyable and I find that the glass is empty much sooner than I thought it would be for an 8.5% brew. Could be dangerous as its very drinkable and enjoyable.
Glad to have tried this tasty baltic porter.

Aug 03, 2018
Photo of FriedSlug
FriedSlug from North Carolina

4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jet black, thick, than head left no lacing. Smells woody, smoky, chocolatey with coffee. Nice medium to full body. Moderate to low carbonation. Sweet, roasty, char, tree bark, earthy, chocolate and coffee flavor. Nice bitter and woody finish. Strange but wonderful.

May 12, 2018
Photo of dbrauneis
dbrauneis from North Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours an opaque jet black in color with moderate to heavy amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising quickly along the edges of the glass and very faint dark cola brown colored highlights. The beer has a three finger tall fluffy foamy tan head that reduces to a large patch of mottled very thin film covering the majority of the surface (90%+) of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Slightly stronger than moderate aromas of roasted malts with light aromas of charred malts, light aromas of earthy hops, and hints of hickory bark/wood.

T: Upfront there are slightly stronger than moderate flavors of roasted malts with light flavors of charred malts and no perceptible sweetness. Hints of licorice/anise. That is followed by light flavors of earthy hops and just a hint of hickory bak/wood. Moderate amounts of roasty bitterness which lingers through the finish.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth with a light to moderate amount of dryness in the finish.

O: A really nice example of Baltic Porter - very enjoyable with really nice flavors, aroma, and mouthfeel. Alcohol is well hidden and the beer is easy to drink and enjoyable.

Mar 29, 2018
Wolf Spit from Fonta Flora Brewery
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 19 ratings