21st Amendment He Said (Baltic Porter)

If it’s not apparent on the blog, I’m a pretty big dork. Last night, while making dinner, I was dancing and singing in the kitchen to Fleetwood Mac, thinking the other half was not in the next room hearing me make a fool of myself. I was embarrassed for all of thirty seconds, but I definitely turned red. Sometimes I wonder how she puts up with me. Anyways, we picked up this beer last time we were in Brooklyn meeting up with my cousin at Bierkraft. Let’s see how I liked it.


ABV: 8.2%

Style: Fruit/Vegetable Beer

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “The story starts in 1999 when Shaun O’Sullivan walked into my Seattle pub. He’d heard about my massive pumpkin fest and wanted to get together and brew a pumpkin beer like no other: a Baltic style Porter brewed with pumpkin, caraway and cinnamon. In a light colored can.”

Random: I’m still wearing my snow boots to work because they make me two inches taller.

This brew poured with a two finger, thick, light brown head that dissipated slowly and left lots of lacing on the glass. The body was a dark brown color with no carbonation visible due to the color. The nose was more on the side of porter with dark chocolate roasted malt first. Then, I got some pumpkin puree and spice and a touch of espresso. The taste was very similar. I got some smoke and dark chocolate notes. Some cinnamon and nutmeg came through at the end of the sip with burnt espresso. There was a touch of booze, but nothing all that abrasive. The body was thick and had moderate carbonation. It could have used a little bit more carbonation. The finish was long with burnt espresso. I enjoyed the beer despite the smoky characteristics. I still don’t quite understand why it’s considered a fruit beer, though.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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