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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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very good

406 Ratings

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Ratings: 406
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.53%
Wants: 11
Gots: 41 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
21st Amendment Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  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 qchic:
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3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown with some light passing through the edges. Thinning tan head. Nice aroma with a bit going on: milk chocolate, nutmeg, touch of smoke. Am I actually smelling pumpkin, our is that just malt sweetness? Taste is more intense than expected with plenty of bitterness throughout. Chocolate becomes darker in the flavor, and anise pops up. Pumpkin is subtle on the tongue initially and in the finish, and I prefer not being knocked over the head with it. Sweet cinnamon, mmm. Just enough to leo you drinking this heart brew. A nice one to run into--try it.

qchic, Oct 28, 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
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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

lostandwandering, Nov 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

dogfishandi, Oct 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

juicebox, Oct 14, 2014
Photo of briandaube
4/5  rDev +7.2%

briandaube, Sep 23, 2014
Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Dark nearly pitch black body, nice head formation with creamy tan colored head, which leaves behind speckled lacing in even patterns. Aroma dark roasted malts, a hint of pumpkin spice, raisins/plums other ripened or dried dark fruits. The spice is very minimal with pumpkin notes in the finish upfront dark chocolate, roasted malt character with a hint of coffee and dark fruit especially raisin notes. Mouthfeel texture wise silky smooth even flowing carbonation medium to full bodied really nice light spice finish which doesn't linger, absolutely no alcohol burn at all very smooth. Overall impressed with this offering, I'm glad I picked up a can of each to try the He Said, he Said combo!

WVbeergeek, Oct 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

mrosenfeld32, Oct 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

JMS1512, Nov 02, 2014
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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3.88/5  rDev +4%

samtrillo, Nov 08, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev +2.9%

AScrambledEgg, Sep 30, 2014
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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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4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

Diggy, Jun 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

tdm168, Nov 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

reaganrvltn, Sep 26, 2014
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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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He Said (Baltic Porter) from 21st Amendment Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 406 ratings.