Alice Porter

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Scotland, United Kingdom
Porter - Baltic
3.75 | pDev: 11.47%
Apr 25, 2019
Feb 04, 2011
Very Good
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Notes: Weighing in at 5.2% ABV, Alice Porter hides a huge complexity behind her modest strength. Roasty and smooth with fruity, rich coffee character. Alice Porter takes a sudden twist in an unexpected direction; a blend of hops that add a light, balancing citrusy twist and a subtle spiciness. Alice Porter is the first of our 2105 seasonal brews.
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Ratings by bark:
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4.62/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
by bark from Sweden

The colour is dark brown (60 EBC), the liquid clear. The large head is pale brown and compact. It sinks very slowly leaving very little lacing.

The smell is mildly sweet (brown sugar) and very smooth. Some citric hops and bitter hints in the background. Smooth notes of chocolate and coffee. Red berries and charcoal.

The taste is light, yet complex. It is very smooth and highly drinkable. Silky smooth flavours, some roasted, almost burned flavours. Brown sugar, cocoa, mild coffee, grilled meat, prunes. The aftertaste is semi-dry with notes of caramel, coffee and dried fruits. The long finish brings some bitter notes and a complex, very balanced taste.

The carbonation is mild, the small bubbles light. The liquid is smooth.

A very well crafted strong porter. Extremely drinkable!

Jun 10, 2011
More User Ratings:
3.86 by lsudduth from Ohio on Apr 25, 2019
3.52 by byronic from Canada (ON) on Oct 12, 2016
3.25 by Hanyuu from Finland on May 14, 2016
3.85 by Kiro from Russian Federation on Apr 16, 2016
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3.96/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4
by JoeBowles from England

Nice cheeky porter. Rich colour and smell. Not as coffee as many similar beers which is a good thing in my opinion. has a slightly novel vibe to it but the quality ans taste makes up for this. nice wee darky.

Apr 05, 2016
2.67 by DanielCole from Finland on Mar 06, 2016
3.62 by leginsh from China on Feb 25, 2016
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3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by patre_tim from Thailand

Dark brown and ruby tinged, this beauty is topped with a finger of rusty brown head.

Smells of chocolate, rust, chocolate mousse, and snow.

Chocolate, tar, tobacco, rust. Very little bitterness. Any citrusy hops I only found after reading the suggestion. Yes, they are there if you aerate it like wine.

Thin body, moderate carbonation.

Feels like a light and easy drinking porter. Got from Bangkok, drank in Chiang Mai January 27th, 2016.

Jan 27, 2016
4.36 by hansavijaticar from Croatia (Hrvatska) on Jan 23, 2016
3.52 by qrazvan from Romania on Jan 09, 2016
3.49 by benlhoest from Belgium on Jan 03, 2016
3.75 by fr0wn3r from Serbia on Dec 10, 2015
4.16 by mytu420 from Romania on Nov 29, 2015
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4.24/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by GrumD from Japan

Not as faddy as previous beers I have tried. Loved the aroma of coffee and resiny hops. The initial taste is of a classic porter but the toastiness gradually gets overtaken by a welcoming hop kick. Not really a porter? Who are we to dictate?

Nov 21, 2015
4.25 by CharlesK from Pennsylvania on Nov 19, 2015
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2.61/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
by LantGladstone from England

BBE Feb 19, 2016 ABV 5.2%, 330 ml from Ales by Mail

Appearance (Look) = 6%
clear brown, khaki head, viscous

Smell = 24%

sweet malt

Taste = 40%
a bit watery, not much going on. slight sour, slight astringent yeast, the ingredients list says wheat and oats. I'd believe the wheat, hint of chocolate.

Mouthfeel (Feel) = 10%
watery, light

Overall = 20%
I generally like what these guys do but not this time. I was hoping for much more. watery boring and light

Nov 14, 2015
3.81 by Tapioju from Finland on Oct 30, 2015
4.3 by UniversitateaDeBere from Romania on Oct 23, 2015
2.67 by Heeenrik from Finland on Oct 14, 2015
4.11 by NightINgale from Russian Federation on Oct 09, 2015
3.99 by dcmchew from Romania on Sep 30, 2015
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3.64/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by RickyS from Germany

Poured in teku glass from a 330 ml bottle. Light brown head that hesitates to last on top of a pitch black black liquid. The aroma is not very assertive but nonetheless pleasant, with chocolates, brown sugars and a very mild hop presence. Quite effervescent on the tongue. The taste is coffee forward, I find, and pretty mono-dimensional. This is leaving a very dry sensation on the tongue that lasts for quite some time. Pretty light-bodied beer with, considerably carbonated, at least for this style, and maybe unbalanced with the hops. I am getting them more and more while smelling the beer on and on during drinking. Might be my personal bias, but
I don't like them very much in a porter. During drinking all aromas seem to fade away. Overall this is a decent beer but not the sturdiest porters of all, lacking a bit of personality. I will not buy it again.

Sep 10, 2015
4 by AlexAfonin from Russian Federation on Sep 01, 2015
3.78 by deac83 from Texas on Aug 26, 2015
3.82 by Pisshhead from Ireland on Aug 22, 2015
3.69 by stephenlee from England on Aug 02, 2015
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3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by beerdrifter from Germany

Picked this up at a great little beer store in Arlon, Belgium, Miorge Mihoublon. Dark brown, nearly black pour with a huge three finger tan head with great retention and lacing. Very balanced nose with an equal amount of roast and hoppiness. Hints of cocoa, roasty malts, leather, subtle citrusy hops, and a touch of smoke. The taste is just as balanced with the cocoa getting more intense along with hints of toffee, citrus hops, coffee, subtle licorice, and brown bread. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation and a subtle sweetness on the finish. Overall, a solid, well balanced and flavorful Porter. Would definitely revisit.

Jul 31, 2015
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3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Dentist666 from Russian Federation

Poured into english pint.
Pours very dark brown beer with good tan head, nice retention.
Smell - generally roasted, char, chocolate, toffee.
Taste - chocolate, some fruitiness, hops on a palate.
Low carbonation.
Pros - well-balanced, smooth & drinkable.
Cons - too light-weighted for baltic porter.

Jul 17, 2015
3.89 by GodDevil from Russian Federation on Jul 11, 2015
3.75 by killcore from Russian Federation on Jul 02, 2015
3.89 by -DF- from Russian Federation on Jun 16, 2015
4 by poskok from Croatia (Hrvatska) on Jun 07, 2015
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4.39/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by beerinabottle from Ireland

A little bitter at first but overall toasted coffee was predominant. Enjoyable.

May 30, 2015
3.74 by beermonster001 from Ireland on May 08, 2015
Photo of interzen
4.08/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by interzen from England

330ml bottle served into a tulip glass

Look: Black and opaque - more like a stout than a porter. A good couple of inches of tan head which settles down to a thin foam cap and a ring round the inside edge of the glass. No lacing to speak of.

Smell: Another one of those beers that smells oddly metallic on first pour - let it stand and warm up a bit and it starts to show its true colours - plenty of dark, roasted malt and sugar flavours with toffee and dark fruits vying for attention too.

Taste: Has a very 'dark' taste - again with the malts and dark fruits but there's a big undercurrent of dark chocolate in there too. All in all it's a fairly complex flavour profile with no single flavour dominating. This serves to make the whole taste very dynamic - quite literally there's a different flavour coming through with each mouthful. Despite this, it works.

Feel: Pretty smooth and full feel - although it's described as a porter this feels more like a decent oatmeal or coffee stout. Not a bad thing, by any means, and very drinkable too.

Overall: Love 'em or loathe 'em, you can't deny that Brewdog make some pretty good beer. This one is no exception - more 'stout' than 'porter', at least in my opinion, this was apparently revived by popular demand and it's not hard to see why. Plenty of flavours to keep things interesting and a mighty fine example of a porter in general. One of Brewdog's better efforts.

May 01, 2015
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4.3/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by chinchill from South Carolina

On tap at the Dundee BrewDog pub.
Opaque with mahogany highlights and a very good head.
Aroma: complex mix of chocolate, dark fruits, toffee, and baked bread, among other things.
The flavor is just as good and complex. It's also well balanced so that the numerous flavors intermix with fine dynamics. All 5.2% ABV is evident in the finish when a hint of brandy appears.
Medium body with medium carbonation.

O: Excellent! Maybe my favorite BrewDog so far.

Apr 29, 2015
3.59 by jkhara12 from England on Apr 28, 2015
3.53 by vauxhaulastra from Scotland on Apr 21, 2015
3.25 by brbrocc from New York on Apr 19, 2015
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