oh6gdx (23707) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled (shared by brunnsbe, thanks!). Quite much pitch black colour with not too much head. Aroma is smoked, some dark dry fruits, mild ashes and berries. Also some slight alcoholic notes. Flavour is dark berries, some ashes, mild smoked notes as well as some roasted malts.
omhper (21897) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled, from Kimberley, BC. Near black, rich head. Unsurprising aroma of blackberry and coffee. Midsweet with clean, rounded mouthfeel and medium body. Some salty tar mingls with the blackberry jam im a mid-bitter finish. Would probably have worked better with a more chocolatey flavour instead of coffee and tar.
fiulijn (16931) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 19, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Amberjack Tap House, Surrey, BC
Black color, creamy head. Evident berry aroma, raspberry and blackberry, with a dash of roasted malt. Good body strength; strong chocolate flavor, some roasted malt, and a pleasant blackberry flavor; the bitterness is too strong. I’m not a fan of such beers, but this one is very well brewed.
harrisoni (15809) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from BC Liquor store. Deep ruby colour with thin tan head. Fruity dark fruitsand dark malts on the aroma. Blackberry fruit in evidence over a rather thin body and then a powdery choc on end. Bit of liquorice. Some dryness on end.
Oakes (13966) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 16, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mahogany colour. Huge blackberry syrup aroma with coffee, nuts, vanilla in the background. Sweet blackberry notes bounce off of astringent, slightly nutty roasted malts. Certainly not seamless, but the combination is a natural. Finishes with the same sweet/bitter interplay on the palate. This beer is like best friends arguing.
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours a dark mahogany body with a medium-sized creamy beige head. Aroma of blackberries, raspberries, chocolate, toastiness, and caramel. Flavor of roasted malt, berries, and chocolate.
jtclockwork (11810) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2014 Bottle. Pours brown tan head. Nose/taste of straight up blackberry with some earthy roast. Touch of cocoa. Medium body.
Lubiere (11589) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reddish brown porter with a thin white head. Sweet caramel malt with black berries in aroma, light chocolate notes. Nice bitter chocolate with deep nuttyness and light berries in finish. Powdery dry porter, with medium body. A nice sweet porter. Tasted at Institut’s gambrinale, Outaouais, Oct. 28 2005. From Jean Marc in Coquitlam.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: September 09, 2009
Source: City Center Liquor, Surry, BC
Appearance: opaque dark brown, frothy tan head, bits of drippy lace
Aroma: berry aroma as soon as you open the bottle, after pouring a bit of chocolate shows up in addition to the sweet berry
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, balancing berry sweetness, touch of dark chocolate bitterness
Overall: berry is pretty well balanced with the chocolate
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
mcberko (10578) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 14, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 1, 2010 650mL bottle - pours almost pure black with an off-white head. Blackberries are dominant. Smooth porter with a dry finish, but a little thin. Good porter, nonetheless.