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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

256 Ratings
THE BROS
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good

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Ratings: 256
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 11.83%
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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thudean

New York

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

01-13-2014 21:09:25 | More by thudean
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jnardone235

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

01-12-2014 22:29:59 | More by jnardone235
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Belittle

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

01-10-2014 18:19:19 | More by Belittle
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Treyliff

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: can

01-10-2014 00:23:15 | More by Treyliff
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Hopfenpeter

Maryland

4/5  rDev +7.5%

01-09-2014 16:35:21 | More by Hopfenpeter
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gshackles

New York

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

01-06-2014 01:15:19 | More by gshackles
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dsshuck

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

01-05-2014 18:49:47 | More by dsshuck
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Hopscat

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

01-03-2014 03:56:56 | More by Hopscat
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Immortale25

North Carolina

3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Funky Buddha Brewery snifter. Bottom of can says Canned On: 09/09/13

A- Pours a fully opaque black color with a 1/2 inch tan head that retains decently before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and some bubbly splotches of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a jagged ring behind.

S- The usual aroma of allspice, cinnamon and nutmeg for a pumpkin beer plus a bit of booze.

T- The spices come through full force in the flavor and there's a very apparent alcohol aftertaste. Still, pretty drinkable although uninspired. The dark roast tries to make itself known but is bogged down the the spice and booze.

M- Semi-thick with medium carbonation and a full body.

O- I hope the Tripel in the other half of this 4-pack is better than this. This one's just too hot.

Serving type: can

01-02-2014 00:33:26 | More by Immortale25
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jaltland

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

01-01-2014 20:03:42 | More by jaltland
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Cloaked_Phantom

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

01-01-2014 19:04:49 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
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Metz

Maryland

2.25/5  rDev -39.5%

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

Washington

4.38/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Of the two He Said's this is the one that has the better staying power as a beer you look forward to drinking again. And it'll be the reason I will stockpile the goofy and somewhat expensive 4pack boxes while they are still out there.
Love the color on this beer. Just a hint of that dark roast bitter making it through the spice and sugar. Lots of cinnamon and less clove, good call there guys. Coats the tongue. Goes with food or without, try some to wash down a curry, mmmm.

Serving type: can

12-31-2013 05:28:40 | More by bizweasel
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harsley

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +7.5%

12-30-2013 01:33:32 | More by harsley
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cindyjeffsmith

Georgia

3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

appearance: Fairly dark, nearly opaque with ruby highlights. Nice mocha swath of head and lacing.
smell: Lots happening here. Aromatic spices (e.g. cinnamon), and licorice.
taste: Start is much like the nose. Finish has more Baltic Porter. Very interesting.
overall: Nice brew. Interesting mix of pumpkin and aromatic spice with the malty smokiness of a Baltic.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2013 22:59:31 | More by cindyjeffsmith
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can - $2.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Canned on: 09/09/13.

Appearance: Pours a very dark brown body. The sandy beige head, after an initial flush of suds, settles to just under a half inch, and, a few minutes later, is non-existent.

Smell: An aromatic buffet of scents: roasted malts, caraway seed, black licorice, pumpkin, moistened prunes, and a hint of chocolate.

Taste: Roasty, dark maltiness laced with prune-like dark fruitiness as well as the tangy pumpkin. A little chocolate and gooey molasses, a sprinkling of ground spice and shaved licorice. The caraway, dark fruit, roast, and a drizzle of liquor ride off into the aftertaste post the soft, smooth finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. Fairly smooth on the tongue.

Overall: I'm totally okay with this beer, really.

Serving type: can

12-29-2013 20:41:07 | More by ChainGangGuy
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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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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.76/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a shaker pint, the beer is a very dark, blackish color with ruby highlights around the edges and a tall, frothy, foamy, chunky, small bubbled head that sits a solid inch and a half and is creamy tan colored. Slow recession of the head as you drink. Aromas of coffee roast , earthy notes, and subtle pumpkin notes. Pretty subtle notes past the coffee. Flavors are a little more pumpkin heavy, with rich notes coming forward in front of coffee bitter and roast, as well as some cinnamon and nutmeg spicing. Bittersweet baker's chocolate notes are present throughout the palate, also. Pretty dynamic, and more flavorful than I was expecting. Tasty brew. Robust flavors on a mid-bodied, dry feel throughout, with a tangy, rich sweet and fairly rigidly bitter undertone all through the aftertaste. The finish has a subtle linger of bitter and sweet, with more of the coffee and chocolate hanging around until the next sip. Solid beer!

Serving type: can

12-24-2013 00:35:02 | More by GarthDanielson
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BeezNeezy22D

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

12-22-2013 22:11:34 | More by BeezNeezy22D
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Hanzo

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

12-22-2013 16:58:38 | More by Hanzo
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BKBassist

New York

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

12-21-2013 20:18:43 | More by BKBassist
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outsider

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

12-21-2013 18:46:29 | More by outsider
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ThickNStout

Georgia

2.79/5  rDev -25%
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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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

12-20-2013 06:06:20 | More by tobelerone
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Keepmywitbieraboutme

New York

3.29/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This was gifted me and a gift I'd always appreciated.

A- almost a shark eye black with pinky of tan head. Dull, not shiny, but still pleased.

S- I get the spice and roast of a normal Baltic, but I get a faint smoldered wood that I like.

T- fair roast leaving toward burnt. Cooking chocolate and biscuit. Not hating it.

M- slight thinness with which I disagree. However I could get passed it.

O- well worth the try. A nice notch on the belt if you will since I have never seen this until presented to me.

Serving type: can

12-16-2013 03:43:44 | More by Keepmywitbieraboutme
He Said (Baltic Porter) from 21st Amendment Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 256 ratings.