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RATINGS: 247   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Strong full bodied Baltic Porter with coffee and chocolate notes.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Block (1333) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 19, 2010
Black pour with a tan head. Aroma of coffee and dark chocolate. Flavor is roasted with coffee dominating. A nice bitter alcoholic finish.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
3Faveryrogue (181) - Aslip, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2010
A - Light on the nose IMO. Probably due to beer temp and me having a cold. Though some obvious coffee. A - Looks very viscous and oily into $5 tulip. Short brown head. Drippy lacing. Black. Black BLACK. Ruby toward bottom of glass. F - Chocolate, tar, caramel, and coffee. No heavy dark fruits, but seems citrus-fruity in a hoppy sense. P - Slick and heavy mouthfeel, with a great dose of bitter on finish. Signature hops, maybe. Full bodied, yet still quite drinkable. O - I liked this plenty. Great offering from 3F. Big enough. Not very boozy to me. A side by side would be great, but otherwise, this kicks Killer Kowslaki’s ass in my book.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonkeyBra (3274) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2010
On tap at 3F brewpub. Black pour with thick tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, a bit of dusty lager yeast. Flavor is chocolate, some coffee notes, dry. Pretty spot on for a baltic porter, which is becoming one of my favorite styles. A bit of a chalky mouthfeel, finishes dry. Loved this one.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (5338) - Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2009
Draft at the brewpub. Pours black with medium creamy tan head. The aroma is moderately roasted malt, chocolate, and dark fruits. The flavors are creamy chocolate, mild roasted coffee, caramel, nutty, with a clean dark fruity finish. Medium to full mouth feel and smooth. The alcohol is not noticed. This is a nice baltic porter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nickd717 (3469) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 10, 2009
On tap at FFF in Munster, IN. Excellent Baltic porter. Pours black with a light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and brown sugar. Flavor is more of the same - mocha dominates, some roasted malt sweetness and a little smoke. Full-bodied and really smooth. If topless witches are this good, then I’ve been hanging out with the wrong kind of girls.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (5657) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 28, 2008
(10/14/08) Draught sample at the brewpub in Munster. Black-colored. Aroma of coffee and roasted malt. Sweetish flavor, somewhat smoky, with malt, coffee, some caramel and some alcohol. Full-bodied.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2008
Half pint at the brewpub. Deep black pour, disappointing head. Sweet, syrupy aroma, maple syrup, molasses, and some very dry smoke. Flavor is very sweet and thick with some mild carbonation, but very soupy, very very hard to drink. Not impressed.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3351) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2008
tap at FFF....had side by side with Flossmoor’s KK....close to black pour with barely noticeable brown edges and a thin film of light brown head.... sweet brown sugary nose. chocolatey with some light roastiness and smoke.... def sweeter than kowalski. less cocoa some dark fruit comes into play and a slight bitterness comes through in the finish. very smooth on the palate. i gave the slight nod to this but both were quite good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5575) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2008
Glass poured on tap at the brewpub. Poured a nice midnight over ruby hue with a small brown cocoa head that dissipates largely. Aromas are chocolatey and with some nice bitter coffee. Mild, but satisfactory. Taste is very nice, rich chocolate and coffee dominate with some nice roasted malt notes intermixed and finish is smooth. Hard to find the alcohol after the Killer Kowalski and it’s boozy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2008
On tap @ FFF. Pours black with a thin tan head. Mild aroma, a little bit of chocolate. Lots of coffee and chocolate in the flavor, I enjoyed it. I didn’t find the 9% alcohol kick as much as everyone else....I probably have a problem.


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