Alice Porter - BrewDog
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Reviews by dansmcd:
3.73/5 rDev -0.5%
A - A finger of tan head fizzes loudly until it recedes to a thin collar with a swirl in the middle of the surface. The body is very dark, almost black with red tinting where it gets thin. Bubbly lace.
S - Barley sugar lollies, toffee and musty vanilla.
T - Burnt sugar, charred malt, chocolate and smoke. Starts out all sweet malt and finishes bitter.
M - Too thin in the body for my liking, moderate carbonation.
O - Nice distinctive porter with plenty of character.
10-30-2011 12:08:31 | More by dansmcd
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United Kingdom (England)
4.13/5 rDev +10.1%
A 330ml bottle with a BB of June 2012. Not quite sure how they came up with the name for this one (a hint of Alice in Wonderland)?
Poured into a Delirium chalice. A deep reddish-brown hue that appears black unless held to the light. Produces a massive head of creamy tan foam with good retention; this slowly subsides to a surface layer. Looks superb. A rich aroma of roasted malt with notes of coffee, molasses, burnt grain, dried fruit, stewed hops and yeast. A subtle sweetness with a hint of alcohol in the background. Delicious.
Tastes of roasted malt with a rich, bitter character. Notes of coffee, burnt grain, molasses, dried fruit, liquorice and stewed hops. A hint of nuttiness and yeast, along with considerable bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with good body. Quite astringent. Aftertaste of bitter roasted malt, coffee and hops.
Very nice, tons of aroma/flavour to feast on. Smooth yet complex. I'm impressed by the character and body relative to the ABV - this stands up to much stronger beers. Lovely - well worth sampling.
06-09-2012 00:18:22 | More by jazzyjeff13
4.33/5 rDev +15.5%
330ml bottle. Ok, I'll play your tawdry parlour games: Who the fuck is Alice? And what of Bob?
This beer pours a clear, very dark cola hue, with one chubby finger of puffy, thinly foamy, and bubbly beige head, which leaves some streaky layered lace around the glass as it fairly quickly abates.
It smells of dark fruity malt, dry raisins, mild semi-sweet chocolate, a touch of Nordic licorice, a soft sour tang, and leafy, earthy hops. The taste is sweet, lightly roasted malt, a bit of bready caramel, an uptick in the creamy chocolate character, overripe plums, some very soft lactic sourness, and kind of zingy floral, leafy hops.
The carbonation is average, y'know, generally frothy, with a bit of an initial kick, the body a solid medium weight, and decently smooth, with just a soupçon of creaminess. It finishes still bittersweet, tangy, and malty, the chocolate and sedated hops fighting for runner-up prizes.
Wow, a very enjoyable Baltic porter, with a wee bit of modernist tweaking. Big on flavour, admittedly tilted towards the sweet, but somehow 'balanced' all around - or perhaps that's just apologist-speak for when the beer just tastes really good. And the extra booze? Whereabouts unknown - I dunno, go ask Alice, even if she seems ten feet all.
10-18-2011 23:04:15 | More by biboergosum
3.78/5 rDev +0.8%
Private order. Pours black, and eventually yields only a fraction of its off-white head, with lots of lace dots. Neutral aroma. Very good porter, excellent smooth drinkability, with a balanced inclusion of a little edge. A tad of burnt aftertaste. Above average mouthfeel.Recommended.
08-18-2011 03:08:17 | More by Sammy
4.15/5 rDev +10.7%
Courtesy of northyorksammy I believe (thanks!). Poured from a 12oz bottle into my small nonic.
Café noir colored body, possibly clear though too dark to discern capped by a lasting dense creamy head of delicate wheat colored foam. Excellent retention, thick cascading lacing.
Rich dark rye bread maltiness with a touch of raisin as well in the nose. Otherwise restrained.
Tremendous malt bomb of a palate entry with every variety of Baltic-state bread crust in full supply along with multiple tiers of toasty grain notes. Root beer, coffee, dark fruit, and vague cocoa powder emerge over time as well along with a gentle earthy bitterness for balance. Finishes malty yet relatively dry.
Rich vaguely tannic mouthfeel with even creamy carbonation. Big flavor and body for the comparatively low ABV.
A very good example of the style with a distinct English influence as well.
09-29-2011 05:17:34 | More by augustgarage
3.65/5 rDev -2.7%
330ml bottle poured into a Mikkeller tulip style glass. Purchased from Slowbeer.
Has one-finger of light-tan coloured foam that recedes fairly quickly. Has a pretty pure black appearance with just a touch of ruby around the edges.
Has a solid chocolate aroma, more dairy milk than dark or belgian. A little bit of raspberry there as well.
Flavour is chocolate, but not as pronounced as the aroma. Has a little bit of cocoa there that helps to balance it out a shade, rather than being pure chocolate.
Mouthfeel is chewy, a little thin at the front, but very smooth throughout. A little mixed on this front.
Overall a good beer, not overly true to style as a Baltic Porter, but a good porter nonetheless. Hard to score on the reviews as a result.
09-12-2011 10:16:32 | More by MrKennedy
3.55/5 rDev -5.3%
A - nearly impenetrable but clear deep brown, thumb of mocha head retained reasonably well
S - strong smoky and molasses aromas, dark fruits, touch or earthiness
T - sour dark fruit and burnt sugar, smoky malt with a light sour milkiness, finishes with subtle leafy hops
M - medium body with average carbonation, a stickiness through the finish with some chaulkiness
O - this brew is a little 'puzzling' as the label suggests, it is bold in flavour but not the most balanced, still worth a try once
07-15-2012 01:37:33 | More by joemcgrath27
3.55/5 rDev -5.3%
Pours black with a large, fading tan head.
Nose shows roasted coffee, vanilla and dark sugar.
Similarly roasty flavours, but with quite a lot of underlying sweetness. The roasted malt seems be a bit full-on (not to mention plain), especially when you add in the fair whack of resinous hops and bitterness in the finish.
Carbonation is a little too full-on.
08-16-2011 10:09:36 | More by CrazyDavros
British Columbia (Canada)
3.85/5 rDev +2.7%
Appearance. Pours pretty darn black with almost a finger of creamy tan head.
Smell. Roasted malts, boozy cherry, a little bit of berries.
Taste. Roasty malts again, some dark chocolate and sweet dried cherries. A little bitterness in the end.
Mouthfeel. Below medium body with medium-strong carbnation.
Overall. This was good, but I wouldn't pay a premium price for it again.
02-11-2012 03:33:37 | More by Rutager
3.5/5 rDev -6.7%
Bottle: Poured a black color porter with a nice brown medium head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of light black chocolate and some light notes of roasted malt are pleasant though more tame then I had expected considering the brewer. Taste is a mix between some light roasted malt notes with light dry black chocolate notes. Body is about average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. This was an OK offering but would have liked a bit more complexity.
11-22-2011 20:24:50 | More by Phyl21ca
4/5 rDev +6.7%
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.
10-19-2013 19:50:08 | More by Maakun
4.05/5 rDev +8%
Thanks to peensteen for this bottle. BBE 15 03 12
Poured in to Founder's tulip glass.
A - Poured dark brown with a ruby tinge and settled very dark brown, almost black with a small amount of light brown head.
S - Roasted malts, sweet milk chocolate, dark fruit and brown sugar aromas. Very robust nose.
T - Chocolate, roasted malts, burnt sugar and some dark fruit. A decent bitterness is evident and it lingers in the finish. The ABV is very well hidden.
M - Medium body, creamy. Light to medium body.
01-28-2012 21:38:47 | More by TheSevenDuffs
3.2/5 rDev -14.7%
From a 330 ml brown bottle. Pours out a dense dark brown, mahogany nimbus when held to light, creamy beige head that settles quickly.
Toasty and roasty malt with notes of char on the nose, some wood and smoke. Bready malt in the backgroud, however it all seems quite dry. At times there are fruity spikes of cherry and currants.
Roasty malt up front in the flavour, some char and sourness that follows, some currants in the middle, finishing with a dry wood character and hints of coffee, although the flavour is quite thin by the finish.
Mouthfeel has a medium-bodied weight, yet the texture makes it feel thin, and the carbonation is lower than moderate.
Has some decent elements to it, but to me just doesn't seem to pull them together in a cohesive end product. Apparently there is vanilla in there as well, but I didn't pick up on any.
01-25-2012 00:07:44 | More by IronDjinn
United Kingdom (England)
4.23/5 rDev +12.8%
Tall thin 330ml bottle, best before 17 June 2012: poured into my 'Westvleteren' chalice on a cold, wet Sunday in March 2012.
The beer liked the glass, really dark body with a tan coloured head suited the chalice nicely: held up to a strong light source the beer showed a lovely deep ruby red hue.
The aroma is all about lightly burnt malts, as is the taste: roasted/toasted coffee/chocolate thoughts come to mind, unsweetened and more powerful in the mouth than the nose. The flavours are almost smooth and rich without being milky or creamy, just right sounds girly, but it is!
Only my 8th Baltic Porter since reviewing on BA, but this is one of the best so far. I'd also like to add I'm not a big fan of the way BrewDog 'do things' sometimes, but credit where credit is due: this beer is good.
03-04-2012 21:24:42 | More by BlackHaddock
2.95/5 rDev -21.3%
330ml bottle. ½ Pint glass. Enjoyed on jul´11. Pours bright mahogany in color. Head is beige, large size bubbled, with fairly good retention. Roasted malt aromas, coffee hints. Flavors are as expected from aromas with estery notes. Dry bitterness follows them. Medium body, quite watery in the middle. Burnt coffee overwhelms all flavors while lingers to the finish. Aftertaste & overall impression results flat & bland. Not really refreshing. Bitterness is not gentle neither well balanced.
04-17-2012 17:53:43 | More by GONZALOYANNA
Alice Porter from BrewDog
85 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.