radiomgb (2275) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
The first sip makes you realize that this has no characteristics to a porter at all, seems just like a malty fruit beer. Not overly great to tell you the truth, the roasty blackberries and the sickly sweetness of this just donít make a great combo. Seems to linger forever as well, not enjoyable.
Seriously, the LCBO de-lists Dogfish 60 Minute IPA and have the balls to bring this in?? What a bunch of......
650ml bottle from the LCBO in Peterborough, Ontario.
Opened on September 30, 2010.
WheatKing (1305) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Someoneís already said this smells like Blackberry Nutrigrain bars... well, Iíll go one step further and say it looks and tastes like that, too.
Alcohol is strong on the palate, at first this factor didnít seem well balanced, but as I went through the bottle it seemed to work more and more... Iím not against hot alcohol flavours as they can contribute as a flavour in, say, a barley wine. But here they seemed to take away from the beerís fullness, at least at the beginning.
Itís nice to see a brewery taking risks, and I gave a few more points for this. Hey Belgiumís got Kriek and Framboise lambics; why canít the BC interior have blackberry porters? Exciting times, for sure, and Iím glad to have given this beer my first rating (after having tried hundreds of beers in my life).
Lagerboy (1266) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear darkest brown with an amber hue, light brown foamy head lingers. Fruity chocolate, smokey malt aroma. Dark berry roasty malt taste, with a touch of chocolate. Low hopped, no bitterness. Average carbonation, medium bodied. Finishes sweet and clean. LF (Lagerboy Friendly)
wintyguy (69) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 11, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2013 Definitely my favorite beer of the Victoria BCís Great Canadian beer festival This past Aug 2011. Pours very nice, and has a great head which clings and hangs around. The aroma has the perception of roasted black malts with a good sweet blueberry. The taste follows the same. Great balance of sweet and bitterness. Just the right amount of blueberry flavor. My fridge sees this bottle as often as possible.
Marsiblursi (3021) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours dark brown to black with a pale brown head. The aroma holds boatloads of ripe fresh blackberries. Mild roast and toast from the malt. The flavour is light sweet, light to medium bitter and light acidic. Coffee and asphalt-like roast alongside blackberries. Citric hoppy finish. The mouthfeel is clean and soft with a medium carbonation. The roast and berries plays well together. Near medium bodied.
stantheman (670) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I love this porter. I was expecting something rather fruity and overly sweet, but the taste is mostly of malts, and itís not overly sweet. Just enough blackberry to distinguish it from a conventional porter. Well done by the folks at Cannery Brewing.
sulawang (629) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2012 almost purplish-black, small head, minimal lacing, ringed retention, micro and macro CO2, non-visible CO2 streams. Pleasant blackberry aromas on the nose. Smoky, slightly oaked, hints of coffee and trace amounts of blackberry flavour in there. Mids consist of coffee, nuts, and finishes with a medium-bittersweet long lingering finish. In the ingredients it lists "natural blackberry flavour". It certainly doesnít burst with blackberry flavour so therefore - Doesnít taste as advertised!! Overall itís an okay beer with an okay flavour profile. Medium complexity, medium depth, low-medium carry (flavour fades and is watery at the finish).
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale Łber alles, Arizona, USA - DEC 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bomber from savvy consumed 3/6/11.
dark reddish tinted porter color with a small pale tan head. some drippy spots of foam stick around later.
holy crap! it smells like blackberry pie filling straight from the #10 can... mixed with coffee, creamy ashy roast and charcoal.
the flavor is far less berry dominated (artificial?) ... though there is a bunch of roast, charcoal ash and chocolate. it is very dry and very fruity but nowhere near sweet. the medium body is crisp, ashy and all together easy drinking. 7/3/7/3/15-
pushkinwow (2038) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Brown with a tan head. Cranberry and blackberry, little tart, malts, light port. little thin, sweet fruit, high carbonation, sweet and cranberry on the finish.
blomster (258) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From notes, old rating. Dark brown reddish pour, big tan head.
Roasted malt and fresh blackberries on the nose. Initially a lot of blackberry flavour, soon complimented by a rosty malt body and dark roast coffee. Long, pleasant finish.
The really good berry profile makes this a fresh, easy to drink beer, and it is complex enough to stay interesting. Good one.