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He Said (Baltic Porter) | 21st Amendment Brewery

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He Said (Baltic Porter)He Said (Baltic Porter)

Brewed by:
21st Amendment Brewery
California, United States

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Fall

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Added by Beerlover on 10-03-2013

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Reviews: 108 | Ratings: 512
Reviews by brewtus:
Photo of brewtus
4.65/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can in teku

A- pours dark cola brown with a nice two finger bone head
S- lots of milk chocolate, sweet malt, cinnamon, pumpkin, chili scents
T- starts with a roasty chocolately malt, cinnamon, sweet pumpkin, lots of smokeyness, dark fruit, earthy, I get some
M- thinner than it looks because it's so dark but very enjoyable
O- impressed with this, it's nice and smokey, which was expected of the style, the pumpkin is not in your face, it takes a back seat to the porter flavors. This is a nice change from your run of the mill pumpkin brown ales, it is complex and delicious.

Had to go back and bump this rating up, this is one of the best pumpkin beer I have ever had. Period

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Photo of oberon
3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a standard pint glass a deep dark chocolate brown with a thinner but pretty well susteined tannish colored head atop.Spiced aromas like nutmeg,mace, and cinnamon,with some roast and a tinge of iron.A little fizzy to me in the mouth and some what light as well.Flavors of pumpkin and spice with nutmeg and cinnamon standing out mainly,a little chocolate roast round out the palate.I like the concept of this beer but it's lacking a little.

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Photo of DaftPatrick
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of csmartin6
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of bishopdc0
3.37/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jet black with a thick creamy tan head, beautiful

The nose reminds me of grape medicine I had as a kid, very fruity the malts and the spice lend to an almost medicinal flavor, not in a bad way, if that make sense.

The taste is more baltic porter than spice, unlike the triple IMO. The flavor melded well better.

Its not an every day beer certainly but not bad.

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Photo of JakerLou
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Jason
3.51/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz can with a freshness date on the bottom.

More of a Porter than a pumpkin ale, that is the tone here. Spiced out like a fall/winter brew with some vagueness to where this is all going. Thankfully the Porter side of it all helps keep things together even if this beer is just pretty good.

LOOK: Chunky head, good trail of lacing, black in color

SMELL: Burnt wood, charred grain twang, vague spice, alcohol, chicory

TASTE: Roasted grain, very warming alcohol, perfume flair, cedar, caraway seed, mild cinnamon, burnt currants, pumpkin?, long roasty finish, semi-dry, lingering roastiness and spice

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Photo of Billolick
3.96/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can, canned on 09/09/13, according to the info on the bottom ...

Pours darn near black, with a medium mocha and long lasting head, that slowly goes to fine and coating low sheeting and fine fields of scattered lacing. Nice looking beer.

Dark malts and lite chocolate on the nose.

Smooth and tasty on the tongue, I get more lite chocolate, dark malts and just a hit of the advertised "pumpkin and spices". Much better then the He Said Tripel, this one is a nicely crafted porter with subtle spicing and smooth malty/chocolate notes.

Worth a try. Quality beer in a can = good stuff

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Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: 1 inch head, clear, dark brown in color, high carbonation

Smell: roasted malt, cream, clove, and pumpkin seed

Taste: dark and sweet chocolate, cream, cinammon, clove, and pumpkin pulp that is present towards the end.

Mouthfeel: sweet and roasty, medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation

Overall: I was thinking I was going to like the tripel better, but I actually found this to be the better of the two beers. This is not as pumpkin forward as some other pumpkin beers I have had, but the base Baltic porter is really tasty. I would get this again.

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Photo of lostandwandering
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of tylerbrowe
4.04/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of IrishGermanAmerican
3.49/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dogfishandi
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of juicebox
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of briandaube
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Dark nearly pitch black body, nice head formation with creamy tan colored head, which leaves behind speckled lacing in even patterns. Aroma dark roasted malts, a hint of pumpkin spice, raisins/plums other ripened or dried dark fruits. The spice is very minimal with pumpkin notes in the finish upfront dark chocolate, roasted malt character with a hint of coffee and dark fruit especially raisin notes. Mouthfeel texture wise silky smooth even flowing carbonation medium to full bodied really nice light spice finish which doesn't linger, absolutely no alcohol burn at all very smooth. Overall impressed with this offering, I'm glad I picked up a can of each to try the He Said, he Said combo!

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Photo of mrosenfeld32
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of ste5venla
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Brenden
4.14/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer is a very dark brown color, fairly thick, and exactly what I expect from a Baltic Porter. The head is a faintly yellow-tinted tan and rests at almost precisely one finger's height. Retention is good, and a mixture of patching and spotting is in plenty.
There's a baking chocolate undertone in the malts, with plenty of roast and a little bit of sweetness. Otherwise, pumpkin spices are nicely strong but held in check. There's definitely distinguishable pumpkin flesh in here, too. It's a good balance of very lightly sweet against boldly roasty and lightly bitter. Somewhat leafy/floral hops notes are light, as is a sort of earthier bitterness, working nicely to add depth and complexity to an otherwise stragithforward version of a pumpkin-based porter, though not traditional as far as Baltic Porters go.
The feel is even and smooth in a medium body but a little leaner on the tongue than I had expected. It has a light crispness to it as well.

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Photo of Jeffreysan
4.53/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a beautiful pitch black color with three fingers of caramel-colored head that slowly dissolved into a half of a finger of lacing that gripped the sides of the glass and completely covered the entire top of the beer.

Aroma: Lots of roasted malt and smoke. Dark bread, brown sugar, slight notes of alcohol, liquorish. Not much in the way of hops however.

Taste: Beautiful! Massive roasted malt bomb! Tons of malt and freshly baked dark bread, brown sugar, sweetness, finished by some beautifully balanced hops. Delicious!

Mouthfeel: Chewy and smoooooth! Hardly any carbonation. With an ABV of 8.2%, I’m surprised that there isn’t more of an alcohol presence on the palate. As it is, there isn’t any.

Overall: This is an excellent, excellent porter, one of the best I’ve ever had in fact. Absolutely fantastic!! If this beer is released again next year, I’m definitely getting it again!

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Photo of alcohline_trip
3.76/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.88/5  rDev +4.6%

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3.84/5  rDev +3.5%

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4.21/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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He Said (Baltic Porter) from 21st Amendment Brewery
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