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Fat Headís Battle Axe Baltic Porter



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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Brazen flavors of coffee,dried fruit and toffee will assalt your taste buds and pillage your palate. This complex beer is fermented with lager yeast (as a true Baltic Porter should be) for a delicious and smooth finish.
Great American Beer Festival Gold Medal Winner 2011!
Silver Medal at the 2012 World Beer Cup!
2014 Denver International Beer Competition Silver Medal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarlacc83 (1542) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 11, 2015
Tap at Fat Headís PDX. A: Mahogany body, creme head, and some lacing. N: Chocolate, vanilla, some char, coffee, and caramel. T: Very sweet and a bit charred. M: Creamy, medium body, no alcohol, soft carbonation. O: A dessert in a glass. Iíve had some chocolately Baltic Porters, and this one is tops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pailhead (6035) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2015
On tap: The aroma consists of moderate chocolate, caramel, roasted malt, toffee, and a hint of coffee. Itís a dark brown with a good amount of orange transparency. It has a small beige head that quickly fades to a minimal film outlined by a slightly thicker ring. The flavor starts with moderate chocolate, caramel, and a hint of molasses. The finish has light am keeping with a touch of roast and coffee. Itís medium bodied with mild carbonation and a slightly sticky mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsordr (1744) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2015
From growler, pours opaque black with no head. Apparently I lost carbonation in the hydro flask. Nose roasted malt, light chocolate and dark fruit. Taste coffee, some dark fruit and hint of dark chocolate. Moderate bitterness late palate. Iím sure this was better fresh and may revisit it in the future.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HoppityHop (189) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2015
On tap at the original Fat Headís, this is a very drinkable Baltic Porter that hides its alcohol well. Flavors of smooth malts and dark fruit. Aromatic. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeBoy (4070) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 10, 2015
On tap at Portland pub. Pours out black topped with a tan head. Nose is roast malts black licorice pit fruit and some sweetness. Taste is more of the heavy malts pit fruit and a nice molasses sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1484) - Oregon, USA - MAR 25, 2015
On draught at Fat Headís Portland. Dark black color. Aroma is dark malt and chocolate. Taste is prune, coffee, dark chocolate, and caramel. Very smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
outlawskies (481) - Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Julie thinks it is good I thinks its pedestrian but drinkable. C. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thejay801 (12) - - DEC 7, 2013
A big chocolate flavor. A light roast flavor and a nice aftertaste with chocolate and spice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (5030) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Draft @ Fatheads. Deep brown in color with a medium tan head that vanished quickly. Aroma and flavor runs hand and hand. Milk chocolate, ash, weak traces of bitter coffee and an herbal type flavor I can put my finger on. Medium body but leans on the thin side. Mouthfeel was a tad watery. Moderate carbonation. I donít know about this brew. Something just seemed a bit off, nothing major because I couldnít pin down what I didnít like about it. Maybe I need a return trip to Ohio to try it again, LOL.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ryanscourt (1071) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Close to a black ipa. Chocolate aroma but very floral as well. Flavor very similar. Smooth and very tasty.

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