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Alice Porter - BrewDog

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BA SCORE
85
very good

105 Ratings
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Ratings: 105
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 12.03%
Wants: 7
Gots: 11 | 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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3/5  rDev -19.8%

Graeme24, Aug 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

Kirk, Jun 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

CurtisD, Jun 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Liquoric3, Jun 14, 2013
Photo of Kmat10
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Kmat10, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of KStark
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

KStark, May 24, 2013
Photo of Krakpoff
4/5  rDev +7%

Krakpoff, May 07, 2013
Photo of CwrwAmByth
2.91/5  rDev -22.2%
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.

CwrwAmByth, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of wl0307
3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Coming in a slim 330ml brown bottle, BB 23/05/2013, served cool in Gulden Draak’s branded short-stemmed, tulip-shaped sniffer.

A: pours a pitch black hue, coming with a frothy light-tan head with decent retention, while the carbonation level is hard to detect, definitely not too lively.
S: the nose is deeply aromatically fruity&hoppy on top of a more settled malty body, interestingly reminiscent of French red Pineau des Charentes (an oak-aged fortified wine blended with Cognac eau-de-vie), sweet&perfumy overripe dark plum flesh, fig preserve, cocoa&vanilla beans (at times it even rings a bell of American toasted white oak chips), sweet brown toast, liquidy black sugar, with lots of hop aroma to boot… A very light tinge of sour dark fruits stays behind, but only just. On balance the nose is really perfumy, full of American or non-traditional hops hence the dominance of potent hop aroma.
T: smooth on the palate and surprisingly light-bodied, the foretaste is full of mainly ripe dark stone-fruits and lesser brown-bready malts, going smoothly and never feeling quite explosive or heavy, paving the way for a lovely toast-malty aftertaste to linger, where hints of dark chocolate, sweetened burned espresso, burned walnuts and burned sugar all lend their due share of depth/impact to the balance, with chewy hop bitterness and aromatic black malts lagging behind (50-50). The overripe-plum-like fruitiness provides a very pleasant touch of aroma as well as sourness on the balance, too.
M&O: the mouthfeel is… smooth, a bit too smooth that it doesn’t actually taste quite fresh anymore (anyhow the expiry date is just two months away, so…), but the body remains medium and the flavour profile never actually feels heavy, so all in all a balance is luckily retained. This is a very hoppy and fruity porter (particularly on the nose), and I wouldn’t categorise it as a “Baltic Porter” since this is very much a top-fermented dark ale rather than the Baltic countries’ local adoption and adaptation of good old porter. That said, I would definitely love to try it again, if I could come across a fresher batch, that is!

wl0307, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of thierrynantes
3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Beer bottle (33 cl.) purchased from "Bières d'Ailleurs" and tasted in 2013.

Appearance : dark color, with tan foamy head (nice lacing)
Smell : roasted malt and chocolate aromas.
Taste & mouthfeel : malty and chocolate flavors, leading to a dry and long bitter finish.
Drinkability : a good beer in the style Baltic Porter.

thierrynantes, Mar 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7%

Satyr179, Feb 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Ciocanelu, Feb 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Mattias, Jan 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7%

whiterapid, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of kaneel
3/5  rDev -19.8%

kaneel, Jan 01, 2013
Photo of FLima
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Deep black color with 2 fingers of a persistent head with a beige color.
Predominant aroma of toasted malts.
Flavor reveals more complexity, sweet toasted and smoked malts with hints of caramel and a hoppy resin and fruity taste. Also presence of coffee and plums. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Medium to full body, a bit oily with light carbonation and small bubbles.
A hoppy boost porter (though not exaggerated), relatively sweet but not overwhelming and packed with flavors.

FLima, Dec 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7%

samEBC, Oct 04, 2012
Photo of Arborescence
4.15/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Dense two finger head. Virtually black.

Aroma: Roasted malt, toast, chocolate. Very robust!

Taste: Thick and sweet; caramel, chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Heavy, soupy.

Overall: Maybe too sweet for my taste, but it is a good imitation of the classic baltic porter, with some added robustness.

Arborescence, Sep 26, 2012
Photo of Kornoms
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Kornoms, Sep 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

t0rin0, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of womencantsail
3.45/5  rDev -7.8%
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.

womencantsail, Aug 09, 2012
Photo of eriktoyra
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: A dark Coca-Cola colered liquid which is almost impenetrable by the light. The thick and uneven sized head is mocha latte colored and leaves a lot of lacings on the glass. All in all a very tempting appearance.

S: Smells of roasted malts, raisins and some hints of coffee. It is also a bit sour and smoky. I can find molasses also. Some alchohol at the end.

T: Tastes roasted malts and chocolate. There is a sourness that is almost like a very faint touch of fruit vinegar. Red fruits, smoked wood and salted ham. The sourness is the dominant taste at the end and it stays quite long.

M: Medium bodied with medium to strong carbonation. It is a bit unbalanced with a "alcohol punch" at the end that I'm not really fond of.

O: It becomes more sour and sour with each sip. At first I liked it but after a few sips I find the sourness to be to dominant. Apart from that thing I think it is a rather good beer.

eriktoyra, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of joemcgrath27
3.55/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

joemcgrath27, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of zduerr
3/5  rDev -19.8%

zduerr, Jul 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

BogBoyJD, Jun 14, 2012
Alice Porter from BrewDog
85 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.