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Three Floyds Red Tendon Baltic Porter

Three Floyds Red Tendon Baltic Porter
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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.81/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Our version of a Polish or Baltic porter. Baltic breweries copied English porters acquired through trade in the 18th century. Intensely malty and sweet, brewed in memory of Three Floyds investor William Gardow. Served through a nitrogen tap.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 7, 2006
On tap (nitro): Pours a deep brown hue with ruby highlights topped by an initial creamy tan head which faded and only had okay lace. The nose is quite intense for a nitro pour with heavy vapors of plum, prune, fig, walnut, anise, sassafras, non-aromatic pipe tobacco, light chocolate and coffees, and very earthy yeast esters. The flavor profile is equally intense with a twangy rich fruit character and liquorice before developing a nice burnt and bittersweet chocolate note. Quite rustic yeast notes also grabs for some attention before a quick subdued dash of resin hops and acidic bite at the finish, quite yummy indeed! The mouth feel is heavy but not sticky nor syrupy, smooth and comforting. Unless most of FFF offerings, this is not a hopped up version of the stout and porter styles for one I am thankful, very traditional. This really needs to be bottled!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 2, 2006
Nitro-tap at the brewpub. Aroma: Sweet roasted malt with notes of coffe and chocolate. Light molasses. Dark fruits come out as it warms, mostly raisins and currants. Appearance: Dark black with a creamy white head. Nice lacing. Flavor: Rich and sweet roasted malt, coffee and cocoa, gingerbread, grape jelly, and light smoke. Hops are really kept in check for a 3F brew, but a little pine is detected before the finish. Palate: Full bodied, smooth and velvety. Moderate carbonation. Overall: Really good beer. Wish I could have sat there all day and drank it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - SEP 18, 2006
On nitro at brewpub - classic nitro pour with a tight, sparkling head above a clear, ruby/black body. Medium bodied with well defined notes of cookie, molasses, caramel and nuts. Lightly hopped (appropriate) with a soft carbonation and slick mouthfeel. Deeper notes of raisin, plums, dates, wet wood and smoke emerge as it warms. A really nice example of the style - why not bottle this guys??

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcr (2554) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - SEP 18, 2006
On nitro at 3F brewpub. This is one interesting Baltic Porter. It displays all the characteristics of a classic baltic porter ó the roasted malts, espresso, milk chocolate, caramel, sweet malts. Yet, it was in the way all these aromas and flavors presented themselves that made this such an enjoyable beer ó like biting into a beer bar with a caramel, fruit center (hint of sweet plum) surrounded by roasted malts, bitter mocha and milk chocolate. The pour was an inviting black with a fading tan head. A medium body with a somewhat watery texture does not diminish this well-crafted porter. Comfortable, dry and slightly bitter finish. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TPaliga (212) - Munster, Indiana, USA - SEP 17, 2006
Pouts dark with ruby rim around the edge of the glass. Aroma is chocolate and sweet malt. Taste is much of the same. Hints of sweet fruit and roasted malt throughout. Nice slightly bitter finish. Great brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
shrubber85 (10670) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 28, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2006 Tap. Dark chocolate malt aroma with raspberry notes. Dark reddish brown color with small smooth head. A perfectly roasted coffee flavor initial with a nice smooth chocolate flavor lasting long after swallowing. No harshness at all with this. A spectacular beer - cannot rave enough about this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jasonp (1573) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - AUG 26, 2006
Nitro, at 3 Floyds. Pours brown (clear dark red when held up to light) with a white head. Grassy hops and light roastiness in the nose. Surprisingly, the nitro didnít dull the flavor - notes of heavy caramel, burnt toffee, plum/raisin, chocolate, plenty of resiny piney hops on the back end. Smooth and creamy with subtle carbonation. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
holdenn (2110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2006 On nitro tap at 3F: Iíll get this out of the way first. 5 bucks for 9.5 oz. out of nitro! ok on to the beer. A creamy tan head on a dark black body. Through the nitro, the head is creamy smooth, very silky and full bodied. Nice rounded flavors of licorice, molasses, chocolate, coffee, and a hell of a lot of sweetness. At first rate I loved the sweet chocolate flavors, on the second the sugar sweetness is way too overbearing, and Iím begging this tiny glass for some bitterness. More bitterness, no nitro and this could be a really good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2006
Inky black and viscous with a very rich cappachino-like head. The initial nose is chocolatey with tinges of espresso. Flavors are chocolate milk, coffee beans, brown sugar, and maybe a touch of licorice. Big time bittering lurks darkly in the background of every sip. Another outstanding product by these fine brewers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
railcat1 (702) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2006
On tap at brewpub.Excellant beer thick and heavy just like i like my beer.This is up there with alpha klaus but not as hop up.The head was very full with milk chocolate and very thick with hints of bitterness but not over bearing.This is one hect of a beer a meal within its self.CHEERS to nick for doing another fine job Stop by brewbup and try it before it goes away you will not be sorry.I am not sure how strong it is but it had a kick to it

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