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Alice Porter | BrewDog

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3.75/5
Very Good
148 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
BrewDog
Scotland, United Kingdom
brewdog.com

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by mdagnew on 02-04-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#23,052
Reviews:
65
Ratings:
148
pDev:
11.47%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
28
Trade:
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Ratings: 148 |  Reviews: 65
Photo of estevaom
2.25/5  rDev -40%

Photo of LantGladstone
2.61/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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

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Photo of DanielCole
2.67/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Heeenrik
2.67/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of CwrwAmByth
2.94/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a Fullers snifter glass. Cheers Zimbo!

Pours a very dark brown/black colour, with a decent tan head and plenty of lacing.

Smells faintly of whiskey/strong spirits - sour and alcoholic, with plenty of rich dark fruits. Some burnt malts too.

Tastes firstly very strong for the abv, with seemingly no attempt to hide the alcohol. Very strong rich fruity aspect as well, like a fortified wine. Bitter burnt malts. Quite a thin mouthfeel too.

Overall not very impressive unfortunately. Interesting take on a porter though, more like a Scottish style dark barleywine, with a stronger taste of alcohol than you would expect from this abv.

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Photo of GONZALOYANNA
2.95/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

330ml bottle. ½ Pint glass. Enjoyed on jul´11. Pours bright mahogany in color. Head is beige, large size bubbled, with fairly good retention. Roasted malt aromas, coffee hints. Flavors are as expected from aromas with estery notes. Dry bitterness follows them. Medium body, quite watery in the middle. Burnt coffee overwhelms all flavors while lingers to the finish. Aftertaste & overall impression results flat & bland. Not really refreshing. Bitterness is not gentle neither well balanced.

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Photo of kaneel
3/5  rDev -20%

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3/5  rDev -20%

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3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of Macca
3/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This pours mahogany brown/black with beige head which does stick.

On the nose I get coffee, cola and dark fruits. Ok but not great.

Again getting the coffee and cola on the palate. A bit of dark chocolate as well.

Carbonation too high for me.

Average score right across the board from me for a very average beer. Disappointed.

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3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of zduerr
3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of Kirk
3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of MarkoNm
3.19/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep black color and a very weak tan head that immediately settles down to a small lacing. The aroma is slightly roasted along with some fruity smell, later I could also smell some caramel. The taste is bitter with some coffee in the back - there's really not much there, too bad. It's drinkable, although feels slightly stale, but not exactly what I expect from BrewDog.

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Photo of Klym
3.2/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass. Review from notes.

A: Dark, dark for a porter. A thin but deep black with little light penetration. A very small head that dies out almost immediately with no head to create any lacing.

S: Smells like roasted nuts, a little smoke, some chocolate and a little savory sweetness. Not extremely aromatic.

T: I was hoping for another explosive taste experience from Brew Dog as they've so impressed me before, but this was kind of a let down. A very basic porter taste, with a terriyaki beef jerky concentrated taste with hints of additional smokiness, chocolate, and a little dark fruit. All of the flavors are familiar and none of them are particularly strong but they still manage to not be well blended. Certainly not the characteristic outrageousness I've come to expect from brew dog, and certainly not the masterful tasty well-roundedness that is typical of great porters.

M: Well carbonated but a little bit watery in the mouthfeel. Would've liked a more full-bodied mouthfeel to this, but I guess the 'wateriness' of the mouthfeel matched the wateriness of the taste.

O: A let down for me from a much beloved brewery. Maybe there was something wrong with my bottle but otherwise I'd say that this is not a noteworthy porter and can be passed up on.

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Photo of IronDjinn
3.23/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From a 330 ml brown bottle. Pours out a dense dark brown, mahogany nimbus when held to light, creamy beige head that settles quickly.

Toasty and roasty malt with notes of char on the nose, some wood and smoke. Bready malt in the backgroud, however it all seems quite dry. At times there are fruity spikes of cherry and currants.

Roasty malt up front in the flavour, some char and sourness that follows, some currants in the middle, finishing with a dry wood character and hints of coffee, although the flavour is quite thin by the finish.

Mouthfeel has a medium-bodied weight, yet the texture makes it feel thin, and the carbonation is lower than moderate.

Has some decent elements to it, but to me just doesn't seem to pull them together in a cohesive end product. Apparently there is vanilla in there as well, but I didn't pick up on any.

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Photo of olradetbalder
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of bobbo_
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of Hanyuu
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SoPeL
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of brbrocc
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of laituegonflable
3.32/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a dark, murky brown with a slight red tinge. Transparent throughout, with fairly lacklustre head of big beige bubbles. Lace is alright, but not great. Looks decent, though.

Smells alright, a bit nutty and spicy with nutmeg, carob and a touch of marzipan. Quite on the sweet side with only an afterthought of roastiness. But it's OK.

Taste is a bit boozier, an underlying palate of roastiness and a mild touch of black pepper. Majority of palate is sweet and quite nutty, with some almond paste, chestnut and more carob. Aftertaste adds a touch of spice which is a bit more colour to add to a decent but otherwise uninspiring palate.

A bit thin, a bit dry, nothing really interesting on the texture.

Don't get much, apart from the fairly ballsy roasted malt, but then it's not a big Baltic porter flavour and nothing outstanding in Brewdog's oeuvre.

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3.36/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes. Served from a cask into a pint glass in Blackfriar's pub, Glasgow.

A: Pours a very dark black with a one finger tan head that has cream but is thin. Heads on cask ales tend to be this restrained, so it's grand.

Sm: Alcohol, caramel, maybe toffee, maybe roast.

T: Caramel, coffee, toffee lacing with barrel aging notes. Cream. Quite nice overall, maybe the first good cask ale I've tried. Nicely built for the style; well balanced. The finish just carries the flavours of the body - not a bad thing per se, but a bit disappointing.

Mf: Very smooth for a porter, but adequately dry.

Dr: At this price, it's a worthy buy. I'd have another if I weren't reviewing as many Glasgow brews as possible during my visit.

B / GOOD

***
Rating from Summer 2015 in Kuopio, Finland:

High C / AVERAGE

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Photo of brystmar
3.36/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Final bottle in my Power Through Random Extras night. So far they've been consistently disappointing, and I expect the same from BrewDog. Let's see...

Below average-looking pour: brown, minimal head, looks blah. Nose is great though; really matches the style well.

Toasty malt and dry yeast lead the way. Slightly oxidized, still tastes much better than I expected from a BrewDog beer.

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Alice Porter from BrewDog
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 148 ratings
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