He Said (Baltic Porter) | 21st Amendment Brewery

He Said (Baltic Porter)He Said (Baltic Porter)
BA SCORE
61%
Liked This Beer
3.72 w/ 518 ratings
He Said (Baltic Porter)He Said (Baltic Porter)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
21st Amendment Brewery
California, United States
21st-amendment.com

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Beerlover on 10-03-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#24,624
Reviews:
111
Ratings:
518
Liked:
316
Avg:
3.72/5
pDev:
11.56%
Alströms:
3.51
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
79
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 518 |  Reviews: 111
Photo of ghirsh
4.43/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.73/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The nose is interesting, to say the least. It's one part pumpkin ale, one part big lager. Just like the tripel, I do find the spicing overly strong. This one seems very gingery to me. Still, touches of smoke, dark fruits, lightly roasted grain, and some diacetyl show up with vigor. But holy balls, this one tastes spicy. I get massive flavors of ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and cinnamon, to the point of excess. There is a touch of actual pumpkin character near the back end, along with a chocolaty 'bite'. This is way too spicy tasting in general, however. It feels a bit slimy on the palate, though this comes with the territory of the style. All in all, this one doesn't work very well, due to how out of balance this one is. I expected this to be a little better than the tripel version, but it just isn't.

2.73/5: I said: OVERSPICED

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Photo of HannahSea
2.43/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of CreekyJarls
3.61/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of puboflyons
3.96/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

From the 12 fl. oz. can. Sampled on October 25, 2015.

It pours very dark brown to near black with a long lasting, foamy tan head. Opaque.

The aroma is a wide array of characters including oatmeal, licorice, black current, soy sauce, and mild roasted malt. THin hop profile.

Medium body.

The oatmeal character leads the way in the taste but there is a mild bitterness to finish. Some black licorice too. Fascinating.

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Photo of rydev24
3.54/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of abcdefghijkyle
3.46/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of frasergrove
3.49/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: dark, quickly fading head

S: mild dark sugar sweetness mixed with some spice, notes of cardamom

T: some spicy notes, malty and toasty notes, not super complex

F: muted bitterness, spice dominates

O: interesting beer, good, not great

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Photo of Dogleg
3.29/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BobMessina
3.21/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smcolw
3.86/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Small head but it leaves an initial ring of lace and many streaks thereafter. Deep brown color where light shines through the edge.

A bit chalky but otherwise I get a lot of darker chocolate. There's a bit of sourness in the background.

Mild start to the flavor, it's as if the dark malt is hidden. The swallow, however, is very complex with the chocolate malt coming through with lots of spices (ginger predominantly, along with cinnamon and nutmeg). Modest hop flavor. Thin bodied with a high carbonation.

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Photo of hermit990
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JayKay412
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lucular
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.64/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Canned on: 9/2/15.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of roasted malt, pumpkin pie spice, brown sugar, and dark fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with earth, pumpkin pie spice, molasses, and slight char flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast and spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with interesting flavors, but the mix of aromas is much better to me.

Serving type: can.

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Photo of baklo
3.64/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of John_Beeryman
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of anohvc
3.99/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from the can into a tulip glass, this baltic porter pours a deep black color with an inch mocha-colored head that recedes fairly quickly. Leaves nice lacing on the glass after each sip. Smells of malt, coffee, and some cinnamon. Very woodsy in both flavor and aroma. Mouthfeel is smooth and a bit biting with coffee/malt notes. Pumpkin is not very prevalent, nor are any pumpkin pie spices, although I have a cold, which may impact this review. Overall a delicious Baltic porter, although the pumpkin aspect is a bit lacking.

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Photo of hylinski
4.06/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of chippo33
3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KingEdward
4.21/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cantak
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Photo of joeroma5
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cobratrooper
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jpd026
4.47/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

He Said (Baltic Porter) from 21st Amendment Brewery
Beer rating: 61% out of 100 with 518 ratings
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