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Alice Porter - BrewDog

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85
very good

107 Ratings
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Ratings: 107
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 8
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mdagnew on 02-04-2011

Weighing in at 5.2% ABV, Alice Porter hides a huge complexity behind her modest strength. Roasty and smooth with fruity, rich coffee character. Alice Porter takes a sudden twist in an unexpected direction; a blend of hops that add a light, balancing citrusy twist and a subtle spiciness. Alice Porter is the first of our 2105 seasonal brews.
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Ratings: 107 | Reviews: 55
Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.91/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

330 ml bottle poured into a tulip. Very dark brown to black brew with a half-finger of persistent khaki brown creamy bubbles on top.

Aroma is chalky, slightly smoky, sweet ... Recalls burnt sugar and molasses, wood char, vanilla, woody hops, a hint of strawberry. On the palate this brew is reasonably sweet, the burnt sugar notes stealing the show. There is a pleasingly woody/floral hop bitterness on the back end. I'm thinking carob, toasted hazelnuts and almonds, black licorice candy, creamed coffee, some singed grain (although this is far less roasted that many other porters I've sampled). Seems drinkable and mellow for a Baltic, although the bitterness does build with time. A subtle earthiness and root beer-like brown spice also emerge.

Reasonably smooth and creamy. Low key carbonation ... Not flat, but close to it. Finishes with some earthy hops, roasted coffee malts. Lingering red licorice notes. I'm happy, although I think Brew Dog does a few other styles better than this one. Could benefit from more body and an increased depth of flavor. Still, well-crafted and worth one's time.

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4.02/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of laituegonflable
3.32/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a dark, murky brown with a slight red tinge. Transparent throughout, with fairly lacklustre head of big beige bubbles. Lace is alright, but not great. Looks decent, though.

Smells alright, a bit nutty and spicy with nutmeg, carob and a touch of marzipan. Quite on the sweet side with only an afterthought of roastiness. But it's OK.

Taste is a bit boozier, an underlying palate of roastiness and a mild touch of black pepper. Majority of palate is sweet and quite nutty, with some almond paste, chestnut and more carob. Aftertaste adds a touch of spice which is a bit more colour to add to a decent but otherwise uninspiring palate.

A bit thin, a bit dry, nothing really interesting on the texture.

Don't get much, apart from the fairly ballsy roasted malt, but then it's not a big Baltic porter flavour and nothing outstanding in Brewdog's oeuvre.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of MarkoNm
3.19/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep black color and a very weak tan head that immediately settles down to a small lacing. The aroma is slightly roasted along with some fruity smell, later I could also smell some caramel. The taste is bitter with some coffee in the back - there's really not much there, too bad. It's drinkable, although feels slightly stale, but not exactly what I expect from BrewDog.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.39/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Maakun
3.97/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very dark brown, with a caramel colored head that disappears quckly but really leaves some lacing behin. Lots of tiny bubbles. Beautiful.

Smell: hops, brown sugar, chocolate, coffee, grapefruit peel.

Taste: bitter at first, with a big undercurrent of slighty burned cookies. Some blackberries, a touch of grass, then some heavier notes, coffee and liquorice. Big citrus (grapefruit). Aftertase is bitter and has that lovely burned note. .

Mouth: medium, nice carbonation. Very very dry, really stays in the front of the mouth.

Overall: hmm, very fresh and hoppy, with is unexpected but actually works well. But you'd have to like hoppy/fruity beers. Very interesting and enjoyable.

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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Alice Porter from BrewDog
85 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.