bunget (711) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle. Deep brown body, reddish tones, good mocha head. Aroma of blackberries, cocoa, roasted malts, pretty sweet. Taste is far less sweet, sour berries, dark chocolate, wood charcoal, coffee and caramel. Good bitter aftertaste. Pleasant.
Reimer96 (1638) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear dark black with an reddish head to it. Smells of sweet blackberries and chocolate malts. Taste is a well balanced fruitiness with a full bodied Porter that’s bod on flavor. Alcohol seems kind of hot at first but balances well with the fruit and chocolate and cocoa malts.
chris__hartley (349) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
It pours deep dark brown, almost black with ruby highlights; the head is beige and foamy (long lasting). The aroma has notes of: blackberry, dark-chocolate, and sweet malt. The taste is light sweet that finishes light-medium bitter, and light sour; there are notes of: sour berries, peach (hops), faint chocolate, and light charcoal. The palate is light-medium bodied, oily, light carbonation, and long finish. Overall, the beer lacks flavour, the blueberry is definitely present, but the porter backbone is water...
kevinsenn (1595) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from LCBO. Pours nearly black with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted barley and sweet berries. Smooth and creamy taste, at the same time roasty, and only a little hint of berries. Thick mouthfeel.
GuillaumeCL (344) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the LCBO. Pours a dark brown/black with low fine tan head. Smell is almost entirely sweet fruity blackberry, but there’s a small hint of some roasted malts in the back. Palate is quite nice, some soft yet active carbonation and a medium body. Taste is not as sweet as the smell would have you expect, you really don’t get much taste at all, just a bit of sweetness at first, then some slight bitterness in the aftertaste.
Gerbeer (2567) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown/red with one finger of head. Aromas of blackberry jam and roasted malts. Similar taste though more than a bit acidic. But overall quite nice.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample. Again I’m surprised I haven’t rated this earlier. Pours clear black, very pale tan head, spotty lacing. Nose is light roast, lots of blackberry... Very pleasant nose, but little here that’s not blackberry. Flavours of (surprise!) blackberry, medium roast, nice body and weight. No "artificial" fruit character, nice spice and balance. A lively fruit beer with some real complexity in the mouth.
noctivagans (16) - - SEP 3, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great. Beer. I’m not one for fruity ales, but this one pours a beautiful deep ruby-red/mahogany, and tastes even better. Subtle but encaptivating hints of blackberry poke through a strong malty sweetness. Good for a bottle or two for sure.
BreWedge (420) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 ml bottle. Pours a clear dark brown with a large head. Aromas were ripe blueberry/blackberry sweetness with a touch of tart citrus. Taste was reflective of smell but was more tart blueberry/blackberry rather than sweet. There was also a hint of alcohol. Mouthfeel was relatively thin, moderate carbonation, medium bitter finish. A unique beer, would consider it again.
reebtogi (5068) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle pours a dark browish red color with a 2 finger off-white head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is mild berries with some chocolate and mild hops. Taste is a berry and choclate malty sweetness with a mild hop bitterness. Medium bodied with some mild carbonation. This is a quite well done fruity porter and highly recommended.