Alice Porter | BrewDog

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Alice PorterAlice Porter

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Scotland, United Kingdom

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

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Ratings: 148 |  Reviews: 65
Photo of beerdrifter
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of Dentist666
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of GodDevil
3.89/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of killcore
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of -DF-
3.89/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of poskok
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beerinabottle
4.39/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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Photo of beermonster001
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of interzen
4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of chinchill
4.3/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of jkhara12
3.59/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vauxhaulastra
3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of werehereforthebeer
3.66/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330ml poured into tulip glass. Looks super. Thick mocha coloured head 2" thick lasting well. Black with hint of red. Smells of raspberry, orange, spice and nutmeg. Tastes of sweet caramel, sugary coffee and toast. Mouthfeel a little empty pretty quickly leaving very little behind only a slight bitterness. Overall it's a gud'n.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HurrahBeer
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.91/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

330 ml bottle poured into a tulip. Very dark brown to black brew with a half-finger of persistent khaki brown creamy bubbles on top.

Aroma is chalky, slightly smoky, sweet ... Recalls burnt sugar and molasses, wood char, vanilla, woody hops, a hint of strawberry. On the palate this brew is reasonably sweet, the burnt sugar notes stealing the show. There is a pleasingly woody/floral hop bitterness on the back end. I'm thinking carob, toasted hazelnuts and almonds, black licorice candy, creamed coffee, some singed grain (although this is far less roasted that many other porters I've sampled). Seems drinkable and mellow for a Baltic, although the bitterness does build with time. A subtle earthiness and root beer-like brown spice also emerge.

Reasonably smooth and creamy. Low key carbonation ... Not flat, but close to it. Finishes with some earthy hops, roasted coffee malts. Lingering red licorice notes. I'm happy, although I think Brew Dog does a few other styles better than this one. Could benefit from more body and an increased depth of flavor. Still, well-crafted and worth one's time.

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Photo of azkkr
4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of olradetbalder
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of Daniellehto
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of laituegonflable
3.32/5  rDev -12.4%
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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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of abomb9581
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of wrightst
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Alice Porter from BrewDog
3.79 out of 5 based on 148 ratings.
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