Stenorenoman (2) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 1, 2015 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent dark porter with a blackberry aftertaste. It has a large head when poured.It has a hint of chocolate and coffee. My favourite beer for the past 3 years.
OntBeerDrinker (512) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Once I opened it I could smell blackberry juice smell from a distance & that kicked ass. But bottle to nose showd some roasted bitterness smell. I used my tall hobgobline glass & recived like a 3 finger bubley cola brown head that seemed like it was thick(IDK)and lasted. Black beer but to light some dark red to it and thats when you can see throw it a bit. Taste is blackberry like juice that slides all the way throw and then is mostly gone but stays in a sourish after taste,I also got all this roastedness,chocolate taste & some bitterness. Sits a bit heavy/full in belly from the hops. I can enjoy fruit beers and had other fuit porters b4. Fan of porters and this is not blowing me away taste wise like the 1st smell but still a kick ass easy driking yummy brew cheer’s! :)
Powertrip (1000) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 9, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This one is exactly as its named. Blackberries are abundant throughout the nose and mouth. Delicious malted barley is dominant in the mouth and produces wave after wave of sweet (but not sugary!) roasted appeal. This one could have easily gone on the fruity side but the malt and hops hold it firm as a porter expression....the blackberries never leave but play a consistent supporting role. Exceptionally smooth porter that lingers on for ages. Very impressed.
shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Complex nose: flowery, fresh, nicely fruity with a hint of burnt malts and even smoked pepperoni. Black as all hell, even in direct light shows a dark brown with a big beige head that mostly disintegrates, but lingers a bit. Attractive lacing. Starts bitter with burnt, smoky malts and transmogrifies into a bright, slightly candyish fruit beer with some hoppy undertones — the contrast is startling and very well done. A short finish which actually reminds me of Berry Fanta or Sprite Remix (which isn’t a bad thing). Hides the alcohol well in the thick, well-carbonated body. Awesome, underrated, and dare I say misunderstood?
mabel (7712) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 25, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
[1086-20080203] 650mL (w/ jerc). Aroma wafts of tart blackberries dipped in dark chocolate. Dark ruby black body with a medium-lasting foamy light tan head and nice lattice lacing. More chocolate-dipped berries in the flavour mix well with lovely coffee roast notes. Full body. Nice fruit roast balance.
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 25, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown pour, light head. Blackberry, blueberry, roast, and chocolate aroma. Flavor has lots of berries, chocolate, roast and a hint of bitterness. Good stuff!
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - AUG 25, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate cover blackberries, lightly malty with caramel, dark chocolate- Really rich aroma. Taste is a very rich blackberry covered in chocolate, nice roastiness, and a nice hop content which was unexpected. REALLY interesting beer.
matt7215 (2272) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bomber from the LCBO. pours thick blackish red with a everlasting tan head that laces the pint glass. aroma of blackberry and porter. the flavour is berry forward with the porter in the back. the porter its self is really nice but the berry addition is perfectly integrated. one of the more enjoyable fruit beers ive ever had.
robinvboyer (3698) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black pour, off white head. Aroma of well.....black berries!
Flavour is all fruit. Blackberries, grapes and there is a very vinuous quality to the beer. There is zero porter qualities to this beer so im glad it was categorized as a fruit beer.
yarry (528) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 9, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
650ml bottle, 6.5% a/v
Strange combination, blackberry and porter, but lets see how it works out! The pour is nearly Guinness dark, with a similar creamy looking tan head. Pretty decent looker. Aroma is anything but Guinness, blackberry and strawberry smells dominate with some malty notes (very few) and no note of hops. The taste is actually amazing; these two flavours pair remarkably well. The top of the tongue tastes the blackberry sweetness, but the back of the mouth feels alot of the smoky chocolate tastes expected. The best comparison would likely be dark chocolate with blackberries in it. Remarkable depth. The mouthfeel also sticks around, reminding you to keep drinking more of this wonderful brew!