Caramelized Chocolate Churro Baltic Porter | Moody Tongue Brewing Company

Caramelized Chocolate Churro Baltic PorterCaramelized Chocolate Churro Baltic Porter
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Average: 4 | pDev: 13.75%

Reviews: 66 | Ratings: 317

#57 ranked Baltic Porter | 7.00% ABV

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Moody Tongue Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
moodytongue.com

Notes: Rotating availibility. Big flavors do not have to be synonymous with one-and-done beers. We love dessert just as much as we love dark beer and we think that enjoying more than one of either should never be a problem. In this medium-bodied Baltic Porter we use a combination of specialty malts and caramel to capture rich flavors like chocolate, caramel and vanilla alongside a lager yeast that brings a clean finish. This Baltic Porter pairs well with dishes such as chocolate mole or caramel flan.
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Caramelized Chocolate Churro Baltic PorterCaramelized Chocolate Churro Baltic Porter
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Reviews: 66 | Ratings: 317
Photo of DVMin98
3.37/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Hate to say it, but this has zero churro taste. Was expecting big cinnamon flavors, but all it is is a bland, thin bodied porter. Big time let down.

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Photo of jkblr
3.06/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz undated bottle poured into a snifter at fridge temp 7% ABV. The beer pours dense dark brown with mocha brown head. The head recedes to a thin cap. The aroma is chocolate and caramel as promised. The taste is unfortunately sharp with a slightly sour cherry taste that I am all too familiar with. There is still so cocoa and vanilla fighting through, but I had this on draft a number of years ago and remember it being delicious. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, adequately carbonated and dry in the finish. Overall, ruined by some bugs. I took a chance on an undated bottle and forgot about infection potential from the added cocoa, caramel and vanilla beans. Bummer.

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Photo of Cylinsier
3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle

Pours very dark opaque brown, tan ring for a head.

Aroma of cocoa, caramel, cinnamon and toasted biscuit.

Flavor is of caramel, cocoa, cinnamon, toasted biscuit and graham cracker.

Medium body, tingly carbonation on the tongue.

Decent porter, good flavor, drinks smooth. Worth trying. Falls just short of awesome.

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Photo of REVZEB
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

People know they are not supposed to rate infected beer right? Sigh. Anyways, had on tap, not infected, in fact it was lovely. The caramel and chocolate pair well with the underlying acidity of the baltic porter style. Creamy, smooth, and very drinkable, was a nice dessert beer to have with something sweet or savory.

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Photo of slee196
4.16/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

What are you guys talking about? This beer is fine, don't hate.
Surely, I'm an IPA person and don't know too much about Porters, but I thought it had an enchanting aroma and the texture was silky too. I don't recall too much about taste, but I remember it as quite pleasant. Would drink it again, but not as my first choice.

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Photo of maximum12
1/5  rDev -75%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Picked up a single 12 oz. bottle of this out of sheer morbid curiosity because, what the hell is a Moody Tongue? It sounds vaguely pornographic. No visible bottling date.

The pour is deep brown with plenty of Clairol crimson twinkling throughout. Tan head is extremely persistent, & active, I can actually see miniature bubbles popping. Smells like chocolate milk with cinnamon stick & touch of caramel. Interesting.

Caramelized Chocolate Churro Baltic Porter, at 41 characters including spaces, has to be one of the longest beer names around. At least in the top 2%. Taste? It’s bloody awful. Something is not right here – there’s a taste that immediately reminds me of Renaissance Festival Porta Potties in late August heat. Holy crap is that awful, especially considering the lovely aromatics.

Wow. Not like any other infection I’ve ever tasted, this clings to my mouth like raw sewage applied with Super Glue. One of the top 10 worst beers I’ve ever had. Words like “appalling” & “horrifying” & “please scrub my tongue with steel wool” are accurate but insufficient. Would give garbage a bad name. Wow. Just wow.

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Photo of Mitchford
1/5  rDev -75%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Something went wrong in the process. When prying off the cap, a sound like a bullet came out and the cap shot off. The beer's head was foamier then anything I had seen before and was long lasting. The taste was below average. This is not a cheap beer and for the price paid the quality control needs to be improved greatly. Do not buy a 4 pack of this if you can buy a single, there are clearly issues here in qc.

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Photo of TonyLema1
3.27/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

L: deep brown, with a tan head, decent lacing
S: some roasty malt, I get no chocolate or caramel
T: some chocolate and vanilla, they’re very artificial tasting. I taste more roasted malts than anything else
F: very thin body, real metallic after taste
O: this was not to my liking at all

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Tasted in a Spiegelau stout glass from a 12 fl oz bottle on January 12, 2018. Look is dark brown with a tan head and sticky lacing. Smell and taste is caramel, cocoa and vanilla. Feel is smooth and creamy. Great dessert beer.

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Photo of Dragginballs76
3.26/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance - Pours thin black cola like body with light tan head that quickly dissipates not much lacing at all.

Aroma - Light vanilla and chocolate but with a slightly vinegar aroma.

Taste - little bit of chocolate but there is an odd wine like flavor not really getting much else.

Feel - Very thin slightly dry tart finish.

Overall - This is a very odd beer I am not sure where the wine/vinegar is coming from but it does not owrk well with this beer.

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Photo of semipimpedauto
2.2/5  rDev -45%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.25

SOOOOO tanic. Almost winey tanic edge. Pours like Coke and the head dissipates just as fast. Awful head retention, acidic mouthfeel and extremely tanic finish. Really feeling ripped off paying $15/4pack. Never buying their beer again. This is awful

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Photo of Treyliff
2.84/5  rDev -29%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours a deep brown with some light creeping through, one-finger creamy off-white head that has short retention

S- aroma has a strange vegetal note up front, along with notes of cola, spice cake & chocolate

T- caramel and chocolate up front, quickly followed by sour vinegar that continues into the finish

M- medium body and carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and finish

O- surely this isn't how this beer was intended to taste, infected perhaps

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Photo of bwood06
4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A good friend of mine had this in their beer fridge during an open house celebration this past weekend and she pointed out that I absolutely had to try this beer, especially with dessert (or possibly in place of dessert).

THis beer pours a pitch black hue that makes it impossible to tell the amount of carbonation. The head is thick, off white, and creamy, dissipating to a neck only after a short while. 3.75/5 The aroma lives up to the name of the beer with a serious caramel, milky, chocolatey profile that really does remind me of churros. It also comes across as a caramel hot chocolate as well due to the fact that it is so milky and sweet. 4/5 The flavor profile comes across exactly like the aroma with caramel, toffee, milk chocolate, and lactose all coming through quite strongly with no real hop bill to speak of. Bitterness is light and doesn't linger. The whole flavor profile is really built around the name of the beer. 4.25/5 This is a full bodied beer that is creamy, heavy, and low in carbonation with no drying and really no lingering mouthfeel. It just kind of disappears from the mouth after swallowing. 4/5 This is easily a dessert beer with a nice sweet, chocolate based flavor profile. I did have other dessert with this as well so it actually may be more sweet than I even think it is. Regardless, this is an excellent dessert porter. 4/5

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Photo of Act25
3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours jet black body with creamy, beige head that gradually settles, laces little, leave a steady film.
S: Abundant aromas of chocolate, bakers chocolate, cocoa powder along with roasted malts. Candy Store without being cloying.
T: Follows the smell, chocolate Candy buffet without being cloying. adds some pepper and cinnamon to the church-like malt roast.
M: Medium-bodied, moderate amount of carbonation, fine sweet, but settled finish. Nice sipper. ABV masked well but bourbon barrel round and oaky resolution.
O: Plenty of chocolate without being cloying.

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Photo of zeff80
4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out a dark, dark brown color with a one-finger, tan head of foam. It smelled of chocolate, some cinnamon, and roasted malt. It had a toasty sweet taste with chocolate and cinnamon.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Moody Tongue Caramalized Chocolate Porter has a thin, beige head, dark brown appearance, lots of bubbles, at the top, and no lacing left behind. The aroma is of chocolate and spice. Taste is of chocolate, caramel, a bit of vanilla, a touch of spices, and lots of dark malts. Mouthfeel is watery, and Moody Tongue Caramalized Chocolate Porter finishes wet.

RJT

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Photo of kevinsterne
3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A drinkable dessert: cinnamon, vanilla cream and chocolate round out the main flavors here. A fun beer that—Hey!—actually actually tastes good. Ambition can easily mean compromising satisfaction, but Moody Tongue has done it right with this warmer. I'm more about the overall beer experience than a hard number rating, so 3.75 has little meaning to me. The takeaway is that this a fun, tasty beer worth seeking out.

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Photo of chicagobeerguy
3.69/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

L: A pencil thin head, dark dark brown, slight amber hints when held up to light, lots of bubbles are apparent.
S: Cinnamon, chocolate, doughy cookies, slight vanilla, cream. Smell is great
T: A solid taste, churro, chocolaty, vanilla, creamy,
F: The beer is ruined by a very carbonated body, it distracts you from an otherwise good beer.
O: A beer that to me does not accurately reflect its style, to me a porter should be smooth and easy, the carbonation in this beer was out of control. The smell was great but once you taste it the flavors become distorted. Wish I had liked this beer more.

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Photo of Radome
3.89/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L – Dark brown color with a medium tan head. Crystal clear. Head is active and somewhat persistent with lots of lacing.

S – Nice porter aroma of chocolate, low smoke and crisp grain.

T – Malt is dominant with grain and low smoke initially, then it takes a sweet, smooth, unexpected turn. There is an unusual sweet and earthy note, similar to caramelization. Hops are not a big factor, as is appropriate for the style, but there is an unusual herbal or medicinal note in the finish.

M – Medium body. Low, smooth carbonation. Low alcohol presence. Low to medium hops bitterness.

O – Interesting porter with good chocolate and other standard notes but an unusual and not overly pleasing herbal note in the finish.

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Photo of GuyFawkes
4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Unknown vintage; drank 7/19/15 @ the Yarchives.

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Black/brown appearance.

A rough pour yielded a small dark khaki head; almost no lace.

Smoke, blackberry, sweet BBQ sauce & milk chocolate notes in the nose.

Medium thick mouthfeel.

Smoke & blackberry flavors up front; bitter bakers chocolate notes on the finish. We're nearly in RIS territory here; fairly harsh & a bit sweet. Plenty of flavor at least...

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Photo of jzlyo
3.73/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is dark malts, caramel/chocolate and slightly jarring cinnamon. The flavor is fruit/berries, cinnamon funk, dark malts and caramel/chocolate in the finish.

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Photo of bnes09
3.23/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Dark brown and relatively transparent for the style. Weak head. Mostly clean aroma with a touch of balsamic. Mild roasted. Dark vinegar flavor, mild acid. Minimal chocolate. Falls flat in the finish. Moderate body with a watery texture. Solid carbonation. Not as full of body as desired and the crisp finish is a little weird. I feel an ale yeast may have worked better. Not highly recommended.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.62/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Black with a minimal tan head, settling to a clear brown.

Smell is chocolate, caramel, roasted malt, and faint sticky cinnamon and salt.

Taste is dry cocoa, roasted coffee, caramel, and cola.

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Photo of neenerzig
4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Enjoying this at the hotel bar of the place we are staying at in Chicago. Poured out of a12 oz bottle into a pint glass, this beer is a dark brown color with On my way! Deep ruby highlights around the edges when held up to the light. Has a slightly tan/off-white head that's about half an inch thick when first poured that eventually settles to a thick ring lining the inside of the glass with a few spots of surface foam spread throughout the beer's surface. Aromas of dark roasted and charred malts along with chocolate and churro noted that gives way to slight touch offshoots. The flavor is pretty much the same, with roasted/charred chocolate and caramel malt notes that gives way to a bit of spice thanks to the churro and then turns into something resembling a steak with just a hint of A1 on it. Very good and interesting tastes here. Rounded out with just a hint of hops. Has a crisp, they smooth and fairly frothy, medium bodies mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Easy to drink in the good way craft beer ought to be. I'm glad I goth the chance to try this.

Eric

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Photo of phredbull
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle into a Pilsener glass. Giant tan head recedes leaving spotty lacing. Murky reddish opaque brown color. Smells of chocolate, roast, & dark fruit. Based on my limited experience with Baltic Porters, this dark fruit note seems characteristic for the style. Taste is sweet, vinuous, some chocolate. I don't get any vanilla or cinnamon. Medium body with light fizzy carbonation. Overall, I don't get the churro connection, I find this to be almost port-like, a bit like plums & dark chocolate. It would be a good desert beer, but not really what I expected from the label.

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Caramelized Chocolate Churro Baltic Porter from Moody Tongue Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 317 ratings