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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
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261 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 261
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 7
Gots: 13 | 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 Huffs:
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Huffs

New York

3.44/5  rDev -7.5%

Poured into a sam adams glass, nice head, tan, developed with good retention and lacing. Appearance was almost black in color. Aroma had notes of pine, chocolate, coffee, spice and pumpkin. Tasted of coffee and spice, strong spice, with a bite up front. Strong spice notes of of cinnamon, allspice and cardamom. Mouthfeel was medium to full with a dry and bitter aftertaste.

11-17-2013 01:43:52 | More by Huffs
More User Reviews:
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oberon

North Carolina

3.73/5  rDev +0.3%

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.

12-10-2013 13:06:15 | More by oberon
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

06-17-2014 23:51:14 | More by DaftPatrick
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csmartin6

New York

4/5  rDev +7.5%

11-10-2013 01:04:56 | More by csmartin6
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JakerLou

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

10-18-2013 23:32:58 | More by JakerLou
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.51/5  rDev -5.6%

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

11-11-2013 05:42:19 | More by Jason
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Billolick

New York

3.96/5  rDev +6.5%

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

11-02-2013 02:51:50 | More by Billolick
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tigg924

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +7.5%

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.

11-04-2013 13:39:51 | More by tigg924
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lostandwandering

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +7.5%

11-21-2013 03:50:14 | More by lostandwandering
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mrosenfeld32

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

10-28-2013 12:32:51 | More by mrosenfeld32
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Brenden

Ohio

4.14/5  rDev +11.3%

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.

10-22-2013 18:50:26 | More by Brenden
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JoeBlevins

Georgia

4/5  rDev +7.5%

10-27-2013 10:37:40 | More by JoeBlevins
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geodonnokepyo

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.5%

10-31-2013 16:00:50 | More by geodonnokepyo
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Diggy

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

06-20-2014 02:18:59 | More by Diggy
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tdm168

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.5%

11-01-2013 19:41:47 | More by tdm168
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pourmeadrink

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +7.5%

11-18-2013 13:49:56 | More by pourmeadrink
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fthegiants

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

12-27-2013 04:43:23 | More by fthegiants
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spartanlaker

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

11-30-2013 02:29:17 | More by spartanlaker
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tabascosigned

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

11-23-2013 21:47:54 | More by tabascosigned
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leinie13

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

04-11-2014 02:55:02 | More by leinie13
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jason_nwx

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

12-05-2013 01:56:55 | More by jason_nwx
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morimech

Minnesota

3.45/5  rDev -7.3%

Appears black in the glass with two fingers of head that slowly settles to a thick cap. Moderate amount of spotty lacing is left down the glass.

Aroma is a mixture of Baltic Porter and pumpkin pie spice. Nice dark malt aroma with compliments of nutmeg and cinnamon.

Flavor is a bit overpowered by the spice. The spice even feels a little hot. Not much for pumpkin but I am not disappointed in that. I think there is some nice malt flavor underneath the spice but cannot say for sure.

Has a Baltic Porter body and not a pumpkin beer body which scores points with me. Nicely carbonated.

If I read the label better and saw the word pumpkin, I never would of bought the He Said four pack. Turns out to be a better than average beer that is just too heavy handed with the spice.

11-03-2013 21:33:15 | More by morimech
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Keith_R

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

10-15-2013 01:38:02 | More by Keith_R
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +7.5%

10-28-2013 15:14:53 | More by Kmlund
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apasternak

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +7.5%

10-10-2013 22:06:00 | More by apasternak
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He Said (Baltic Porter) from 21st Amendment Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 261 ratings.