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Alice Porter - BrewDog

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BA SCORE
85
very good

102 Ratings
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Ratings: 102
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12%
Wants: 6
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mdagnew on 02-04-2011)
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estevaom

Brazil

2.25/5  rDev -40%

04-10-2012 21:07:58 | More by estevaom
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aztraz

Sweden

2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

04-07-2012 01:07:16 | More by aztraz
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CwrwAmByth

United Kingdom (Wales)

2.91/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a Fullers snifter glass. Cheers Zimbo!

Pours a very dark brown/black colour, with a decent tan head and plenty of lacing.

Smells faintly of whiskey/strong spirits - sour and alcoholic, with plenty of rich dark fruits. Some burnt malts too.

Tastes firstly very strong for the abv, with seemingly no attempt to hide the alcohol. Very strong rich fruity aspect as well, like a fortified wine. Bitter burnt malts. Quite a thin mouthfeel too.

Overall not very impressive unfortunately. Interesting take on a porter though, more like a Scottish style dark barleywine, with a stronger taste of alcohol than you would expect from this abv.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2013 15:04:23 | More by CwrwAmByth
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GONZALOYANNA

Spain

2.95/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2012 17:53:43 | More by GONZALOYANNA
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kaneel

France

3/5  rDev -20%

01-01-2013 12:59:19 | More by kaneel
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jisak74


3/5  rDev -20%

03-21-2012 10:38:47 | More by jisak74
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Graeme24

Ireland

3/5  rDev -20%

08-06-2013 15:08:42 | More by Graeme24
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Macca

Australia

3/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This pours mahogany brown/black with beige head which does stick.

On the nose I get coffee, cola and dark fruits. Ok but not great.

Again getting the coffee and cola on the palate. A bit of dark chocolate as well.

Carbonation too high for me.

Average score right across the board from me for a very average beer. Disappointed.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2011 13:39:58 | More by Macca
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duracell

Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev -20%

10-18-2013 23:40:54 | More by duracell
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zduerr

British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -20%

07-06-2012 03:15:59 | More by zduerr
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Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev -20%

06-22-2013 06:40:15 | More by Kirk
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MarkoNm

Slovenia

3.14/5  rDev -16.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2014 15:29:52 | More by MarkoNm
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Klym

California

3.18/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass. Review from notes.

A: Dark, dark for a porter. A thin but deep black with little light penetration. A very small head that dies out almost immediately with no head to create any lacing.

S: Smells like roasted nuts, a little smoke, some chocolate and a little savory sweetness. Not extremely aromatic.

T: I was hoping for another explosive taste experience from Brew Dog as they've so impressed me before, but this was kind of a let down. A very basic porter taste, with a terriyaki beef jerky concentrated taste with hints of additional smokiness, chocolate, and a little dark fruit. All of the flavors are familiar and none of them are particularly strong but they still manage to not be well blended. Certainly not the characteristic outrageousness I've come to expect from brew dog, and certainly not the masterful tasty well-roundedness that is typical of great porters.

M: Well carbonated but a little bit watery in the mouthfeel. Would've liked a more full-bodied mouthfeel to this, but I guess the 'wateriness' of the mouthfeel matched the wateriness of the taste.

O: A let down for me from a much beloved brewery. Maybe there was something wrong with my bottle but otherwise I'd say that this is not a noteworthy porter and can be passed up on.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2011 22:16:05 | More by Klym
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IronDjinn

Alberta (Canada)

3.2/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2012 00:07:44 | More by IronDjinn
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bobbo_


3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

04-09-2012 12:37:38 | More by bobbo_
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SoPeL

Poland

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

10-13-2013 14:52:07 | More by SoPeL
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Exeter

Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

02-01-2014 05:07:30 | More by Exeter
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brystmar

Texas

3.33/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Final bottle in my Power Through Random Extras night. So far they've been consistently disappointing, and I expect the same from BrewDog. Let's see...

Below average-looking pour: brown, minimal head, looks blah. Nose is great though; really matches the style well.

Toasty malt and dry yeast lead the way. Slightly oxidized, still tastes much better than I expected from a BrewDog beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2012 05:28:48 | More by brystmar
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laituegonflable

Australia

3.33/5  rDev -11.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2014 02:12:24 | More by laituegonflable
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womencantsail

California

3.45/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown color with a tan head. Most of the aroma is roasted malt and dark chocolate, though there is a bit of coffee and earthy hop character. A touch of cardboard and a hint of fruit. The flavor is somewhat bland, but there is a decent amount of roasted malt, dark chocolate, and coffee. As with the aroma, some earthy hop notes, though no real bitterness. Nothing offensive, but nothing that makes me really care to drink it.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2012 18:51:16 | More by womencantsail
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

3.45/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Who the F@#% is Alice?

A: Black with a tan head, no retention but it leaves a little leg.

S: Roasted/charred coffee, licorice, maraschino cherries, sponge toffee and cola.

T: Dr. Pepper without the sweetness. Licorice & caramelized raisins with some underlying coffee & sponge toffee. Good bitterness, alcohol is subtle. It's alright, but the flavours just don't seem to meld together here.

M: Very attenuated, moderate body has some roasted acidity and a very dry finish.

D/O: This is certainly drinkable, but for a Baltic porter it's barely above average.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2011 04:11:56 | More by Derek
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2011 20:24:50 | More by Phyl21ca
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BogBoyJD

Ireland

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

06-14-2012 17:25:20 | More by BogBoyJD
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Mattias

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

01-26-2013 21:54:14 | More by Mattias
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shagal

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

01-28-2012 06:19:57 | More by shagal
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Alice Porter from BrewDog
85 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.