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He Said (Baltic Porter) - 21st Amendment Brewery

He Said (Baltic Porter)He Said (Baltic Porter)

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239 Ratings

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Ratings: 239
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 11.59%

Brewed by:
21st Amendment Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Beerlover on 10-03-2013)
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Reviews by GuinnessAtRogerWilco:
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New Jersey

3.29/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12oz can poured into a Chimay goblet.

AP: Pours a deep rich very dark brown colour, only a couple shades off of black. Solid and thick looking. Not a big head on this, only about 1/2" of light tan fluffy foam that dwindles to 1/4". Light lacing on the glass.
AR: Heavy baking chocolate aroma with some espresso in the background. Not getting any pumpkin aroma in this and the spices (nutmeg, allspice) are very faint. The chocolate is the dominant scent though I do get a little of black bread, dark fruit (fig, raisin) and molasses buried under the chocolate. Smells nice, but I do hope the flavour doesn't reflect the nose and I'll get more of the other flavours and not just mostly chocolate.
T: Have to say, I'm not impressed with the flavours on this. They seem watered down in the mouth, nothing like the aroma. And they aren't in balance, they are all over the place with each flavour running around on it's own. No structure to speak of here. The chocolate is fainter than the nose and mostly makes it's appearance at the end. There's a bit of roast at the fore and middle. I'm getting some kind of metallic taste as well that's off putting for me. This is rather disappointing.
M: Like the flavour, the body on this is watery and way light for an 8.2% Baltic Porter. Carbonation is moderate, no creaminess which I'd expect some from the style.
OV: Mediocre effort far as I'm concerned. The look and nose were solid so I've no idea where they went wrong with this. Body and flavours were just too watery for me and really let me down here. Their He Said Tripel was very good, so I don't understand how they got this one wrong. I think they should scrap this one and just brew more of the Tripel.

Serving type: can

10-08-2013 19:29:37 | More by GuinnessAtRogerWilco
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Black glass holds a thin tan head that leaves loops of lace. No light comes through, even at the edges.

Smell: Spice note is up front, pumpkin pie, pear skin, slightly vegatal but not to a flaw. No raosted barley, or any real malt or beer smell comes through save maybe a slight yeasty note.

Taste: Deep, under the pumpkin pie spice (clove? nutmeg? cinnamon?), under the cola sweet base malt, there is a slight ribbon of something dark and malty. But it is deep under the mountain.

Mouthfeel: Odd creamy texture that evaporates too quickly into a very light bodied beer. Very high carbonation has it go frothy in the mouth more than fizzy, the body isn't heavy enough to support it so it ends up being dried out and empty.

Overall: Over spiced, not heavy enough to cellar to let it settle down, a bit of a train wreck, but a good evening sipper, a pumpkin, or pumpkin pie spice beer that's better than most.

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It has a medium/light body with a non-overbearing pumpkin taste, preferable to some of the more mainstream beers with strong, syrupy pumpkin flavors. Followed up by a subtle but crisp spice after taste.

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He Said (Baltic Porter) from 21st Amendment Brewery
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