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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

255 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 255
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 11.86%
Wants: 6
Gots: 12 | 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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mpedara429

Massachusetts

1.7/5  rDev -54.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

A: Poured out a cola color with one finger of tan colored head.

S: A lot of pumpkin and spice. Can’t make out all the spices but definitely smelling ginger.

T: The spice and pumpkin are overkill. There is a tannic bitterness that had me repeatedly sticking out my tongue. On the backside, I’m finally getting some of the roasted malt I was expecting.

M: Medium body that is a bit oily. Medium carbonation.

O: The tannic bitterness was truly unbearable and making me gag. Way over spiced to enjoy any of the good qualities that are in the background.

Serving type: can

11-19-2013 03:11:18 | More by mpedara429
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humulusphile

California

2/5  rDev -46.1%

12-12-2013 09:19:56 | More by humulusphile
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DeutschesBier

Maryland

2/5  rDev -46.1%

10-20-2013 23:11:08 | More by DeutschesBier
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mendvicdog

Maryland

2.25/5  rDev -39.4%

11-26-2013 21:28:48 | More by mendvicdog
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Metz

Maryland

2.25/5  rDev -39.4%

01-01-2014 17:31:21 | More by Metz
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bernat1971

Washington

2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

01-16-2014 23:33:47 | More by bernat1971
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sharpski

Oregon

2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

12-07-2013 08:31:54 | More by sharpski
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ThickNStout

Georgia

2.79/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

12oz can from Total Wine (Kennesaw, GA). 9.99/ 4 pack. Canned 9/9/13. Served in a Pumpking goblet.

Pours deep dark brown with chestnut highlights and about a finger and a half manilla head. Leaves a thin layer on top and a touch of lace.

Aromas of pumpkin pie and cocoa. A sweet, interesting blend of pie spice and roast malts.

Tastes bitter, pumpkin, spice, roast, metallic, some sort of bitter strangeness and a little booze. Interesting but lacking balance and smoothness.

Semi creamy, medium thin body with fairly lively carbonation. Spiced pumpkin, roasty chocolate malt and bitter finish.

I appreciate the effort to make something differen in a pumpkin beer with this one just doesn't work for me.

Serving type: can

12-21-2013 13:45:07 | More by ThickNStout
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largadeer

California

3/5  rDev -19.1%

10-18-2013 03:56:43 | More by largadeer
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scottDC

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -19.1%

10-28-2013 22:20:33 | More by scottDC
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Moosebreath

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -19.1%

10-31-2013 04:51:01 | More by Moosebreath
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -19.1%

11-13-2013 19:19:39 | More by brez8791
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scm2787

Texas

3/5  rDev -19.1%

10-21-2013 01:06:25 | More by scm2787
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brycevolk

Ohio

3/5  rDev -19.1%

10-21-2013 13:48:08 | More by brycevolk
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Mphis

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -19.1%

03-06-2014 04:55:31 | More by Mphis
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pwoody11

Delaware

3/5  rDev -19.1%

07-17-2014 16:08:26 | More by pwoody11
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CalebHiliadis

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -19.1%

06-16-2014 20:39:45 | More by CalebHiliadis
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Kreko7

California

3/5  rDev -19.1%

11-05-2013 03:50:30 | More by Kreko7
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TheNightwatchman

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -19.1%

11-03-2013 04:35:19 | More by TheNightwatchman
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

3.01/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: Nearly straight black with a creamy dark khaki head. Super creamy with a moderate retention. Pretty standard affair for the style.

Smell: Roasted malt with some old coffee. Spice component runs heavy on cinnamon and nutmeg with some backing clove and allspice. A touch of pumpkin flesh buried in there. Some sweeter canned pumpkin with a hint of shortbread and pie crust. Buttery with so men Cocos thrown in the mix. Dark chocolate pumpkin bread without the sweetness.

Taste: Roasted pumpkin seeds. A touch of bitter citrus rind. Some serious pumpkin spice with a ton of clove and cinnamon. Nutmeg and allspice make an appearance. Roasted malts help balance some of the more assertive spice notes. Cocoa dusted pumpkin flesh. A bit vegetal in the back. Bitter, almost charred on the back. Some.caramelized sweetness. Burnt chocolate pumpkin bread.

Mouthfeel: Slightly creamy medium body with a moderate carbonation. A bit bubbly with a relatively clean finish.

Overall: He said with melancholy.

It's a bit rough around the edges. Spice runs a bit too high and the malts help when cold, but warming makes it a bit more jarring.

Serving type: can

10-27-2013 18:12:27 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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Jackofallbrews

Minnesota

3.16/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

The first I'll review is the Baltic Porter, brewed with pumpkin, Vietnamese cinnamon, and caraway seed.

Aroma: Strong anise aroma, followed by some sweet cinnamon. I get a woodsy or herbal note as it warms. A bit of roastiness and some malty sweetness as well.

Appearance: Deep brown in color with ruby highlights--not totally opaque. Fine tannish head, that fades fairly quickly.

Flavor: Very strong spicing up front--gingery, liquorice or anise (probably the caraway, but I didn't know that was an ingredient at the time...) Some earthy, almost vegetal or peaty flavors. Ends somewhat roasty and dry, almost burnt coffee--more like a dry stout. Not much body in here for such a big beer. I get a bit more sweetness as it warms up.

Overall: A bit thin and dry for a Baltic porter. The combination of roast and spice with thin body lead to an astringent finish that I don't love. Spices are very strong in this one. I wanted so much more from these guys!

Serving type: can

11-15-2013 20:17:48 | More by Jackofallbrews
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Kayaker

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

10-31-2013 20:44:55 | More by Kayaker
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thudean

New York

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

01-13-2014 21:09:25 | More by thudean
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st9647v3

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

05-07-2014 02:12:31 | More by st9647v3
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FUwolfpacker

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

11-16-2013 04:16:17 | More by FUwolfpacker
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He Said (Baltic Porter) from 21st Amendment Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 255 ratings.