He Said (Baltic Porter) - 21st Amendment Brewery
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
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
More User Reviews:
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
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
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
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
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
4/5 rDev +7.5%
A- pours thick and pitch black with a two-finger sudsy light-tan head that has good retention, eventually leaving a small layer floating on top
S- charred wood with some smoky malt aromas, charcoal, earthy and herbal, carrot cake, sweet molasses and carob
T- roasty and smoky malt coming from the base porter with hints of carob and raisin, lots of cinnamon coming through from the spice bouquet which works nicely with the porter. Not specifically picking up any pumpkin but I can pick out the typical pumpkin spice flavors, dry finish with more cinnamon and roasted malt on the linger
M- thick and chewy body with low carbonation and a foamy and creamy mouthfeel, leading to a silky finish, just a touch of alcohol warmth at the end
O- I enjoyed this one, I think the cinnamon having more of a presence that the other spices worked nicely with the baltic porter. Very drinkable, given the ABV. I'm usually let down by all things 21st, but this one was good
01-10-2014 00:23:15 | More by Treyliff
He Said (Baltic Porter) from 21st Amendment Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 261 ratings.