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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
shrubber85 (10756) - 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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 20, 2007
Had on tap at the brewpub on 9/29/06: Pours a transparent dark mahogany with a dense, creamy nitro head. Sweet, toasty, malty, but otherwise subtle aroma. Body starts with a sweet, viscous dark maltiness with some earthy milk chocolate and a smooth creamy finish. An enjoyable, fairly complex, Baltic porter.

   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2007
Iím not sure why this is listed as a Baltic Porter... or as a "Special," for that matter, since itís been on & off tap for some time now. Not bad looking, especially since nitroíed, a deep ruby body with a creamy tan head. Good lacing. But the nose and flavor are both cloyingly sweet chocolate covered dark caramel. What does that have to do with the style? Or enjoyment?

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
drewbeerme (3917) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2007
rating from memory, on nitro at the FFF brewpup. pours black with creamy tan head. not much in the nose, some grassy hops, light roastiness, subtle caramel. flavors of chocolate, coffee, licorice, molasses, and is pretty sweet. the flavor is rich, smooth, but sorta boring. perhaps the nitro is killing what this beer could be.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2007
nitrotap at the brewpub....rating number 100 which happened at FFF. woohoo!.....aroma: didnít get too much out of this one except for the presence of some roasted malts and chocolate....appearance: looked very enticing coming out of the nitro. very creamy with a nice settling effect similar to a guinness pour. decent sized tan head....taste: sweet malts, chocolate, with a nice roastedness to it. excellent mouthfeel and creamy.....would go back just to have a few more of these.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - NOV 17, 2006
GTMW. Dark brown body with creamy tan head. The aroma is roast, burnt and chocolate. The flavor is semi-sweet chocolate, coffee, roast and figs. Medium/full body with a soft ans smooth texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcr (2576) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElGaucho (2393) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2006
GTM í06 draught. Not much aroma; dry, reminiscent of an old ale or an alt. Dark red, almost opaque. Caskish, thin tan head with an oil slick of tan on top. Must be nitro. Streaks of head on the glass. Flavor is sweet and again, like an alt or old ale. Some smoke. Somewhat Germanic character, but also not all that different from the Baltic porters Iíve had in Russia.

   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.

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