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He Said (Baltic Porter) - 21st Amendment Brewery

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

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BA SCORE
84
good

307 Ratings
THE BROS
80
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Ratings: 307
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.33%
Wants: 10
Gots: 28 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
21st Amendment Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Beerlover on 10-03-2013)
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Reviews by GuinnessAtRogerWilco:
Photo of GuinnessAtRogerWilco
3.29/5  rDev -11.8%
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.

GuinnessAtRogerWilco, Oct 08, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a standard pint glass a deep dark chocolate brown with a thinner but pretty well susteined tannish colored head atop.Spiced aromas like nutmeg,mace, and cinnamon,with some roast and a tinge of iron.A little fizzy to me in the mouth and some what light as well.Flavors of pumpkin and spice with nutmeg and cinnamon standing out mainly,a little chocolate roast round out the palate.I like the concept of this beer but it's lacking a little.

oberon, Dec 10, 2013
Photo of DaftPatrick
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

DaftPatrick, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of csmartin6
4/5  rDev +7.2%

csmartin6, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of JakerLou
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

JakerLou, Oct 19, 2013
Photo of Jason
3.51/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz can with a freshness date on the bottom.

More of a Porter than a pumpkin ale, that is the tone here. Spiced out like a fall/winter brew with some vagueness to where this is all going. Thankfully the Porter side of it all helps keep things together even if this beer is just pretty good.

LOOK: Chunky head, good trail of lacing, black in color

SMELL: Burnt wood, charred grain twang, vague spice, alcohol, chicory

TASTE: Roasted grain, very warming alcohol, perfume flair, cedar, caraway seed, mild cinnamon, burnt currants, pumpkin?, long roasty finish, semi-dry, lingering roastiness and spice

Jason, Nov 11, 2013
Photo of Billolick
3.96/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can, canned on 09/09/13, according to the info on the bottom ...

Pours darn near black, with a medium mocha and long lasting head, that slowly goes to fine and coating low sheeting and fine fields of scattered lacing. Nice looking beer.

Dark malts and lite chocolate on the nose.

Smooth and tasty on the tongue, I get more lite chocolate, dark malts and just a hit of the advertised "pumpkin and spices". Much better then the He Said Tripel, this one is a nicely crafted porter with subtle spicing and smooth malty/chocolate notes.

Worth a try. Quality beer in a can = good stuff

Billolick, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: 1 inch head, clear, dark brown in color, high carbonation

Smell: roasted malt, cream, clove, and pumpkin seed

Taste: dark and sweet chocolate, cream, cinammon, clove, and pumpkin pulp that is present towards the end.

Mouthfeel: sweet and roasty, medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation

Overall: I was thinking I was going to like the tripel better, but I actually found this to be the better of the two beers. This is not as pumpkin forward as some other pumpkin beers I have had, but the base Baltic porter is really tasty. I would get this again.

tigg924, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of lostandwandering
4/5  rDev +7.2%

lostandwandering, Nov 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

briandaube, Today at 01:09 AM
Photo of mrosenfeld32
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

mrosenfeld32, Oct 28, 2013
Photo of Brenden
4.14/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer is a very dark brown color, fairly thick, and exactly what I expect from a Baltic Porter. The head is a faintly yellow-tinted tan and rests at almost precisely one finger's height. Retention is good, and a mixture of patching and spotting is in plenty.
There's a baking chocolate undertone in the malts, with plenty of roast and a little bit of sweetness. Otherwise, pumpkin spices are nicely strong but held in check. There's definitely distinguishable pumpkin flesh in here, too. It's a good balance of very lightly sweet against boldly roasty and lightly bitter. Somewhat leafy/floral hops notes are light, as is a sort of earthier bitterness, working nicely to add depth and complexity to an otherwise stragithforward version of a pumpkin-based porter, though not traditional as far as Baltic Porters go.
The feel is even and smooth in a medium body but a little leaner on the tongue than I had expected. It has a light crispness to it as well.

Brenden, Oct 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

JoeBlevins, Oct 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

geodonnokepyo, Oct 31, 2013
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Diggy, Jun 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

tdm168, Nov 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

pourmeadrink, Nov 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

fthegiants, Dec 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

spartanlaker, Nov 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

CraigMack61, Aug 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

tabascosigned, Nov 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

ohiobeer29, Sep 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

leinie13, Apr 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

jason_nwx, Dec 05, 2013
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He Said (Baltic Porter) from 21st Amendment Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 307 ratings.