fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Alibi Room, Vancouver
Dark brown color, near black, with small compact head. Clear aroma of raspberries and some honey. Highly carbonated; the mouthfeel is rather dry; the underlying porter seems to be good, with some chocolate traits, although the flavor is dominated by real raspberry and with a good level of sourness too, leading to a mildly astringent final.
gsmitty80 (1794) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent sour and innovative with a porter combo but there is nothing much that remarkable about it. It is really lacking a good wild yeast to put it over the top.
gnomungus (50) - - JUL 2, 2014
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Sharp, sour fruit switches to porter flavor with some mild smoke. Neither component is memorable and there seems little reason for the match.
BLADT (576) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 12, 2014
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap pour. Dark, ruby brown. Thin head. Mild smoke nose. Raspberry behind. Taste is fruit juice and light ash. Sweet, almost cloying. Very unbalanced.
mcberko (6259) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Alibi Room, pours a dark purple brown with a small beige head. Nose brings out tart raspberries, some light toasted malt and gentle acidity. Flavour brings out loads of fresh pithy raspberries, moderate tartness and gentle acidity. Very well-constructed, with just enough tartness. Very good.
nealblind (727) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - MAY 14, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on draft! Clear dark brown pour slight red. Looks watery. Aroma of raspberry jam. Tastes like twizzelers made from real strawberries and raspberries. Slight tang and roast. A bit medicinal when alcohol & juice flavors mingle. Sharp palate. Stick to the regular salspeich sour porter instead of this one!
jtclockwork (8170) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Brouwerij Lane. Pours purplish brown with pinkish white head. Nose/taste of mostly fresh raspberry with light tannins, cocoa and light sour lacto. Lighter medium body.
harrisoni (13563) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at The Rake Borough Market. Dark brown almost black beer no head. Sour raspberry flavour is attractive. Some light chocolate flavour. Raspberry pippy. Some sourness but not extreme. Very drinkable I thought. Lacked condition and was way too cold. Good.
Scopey (6651) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at the Rake. It pours cloudy deep brown with a small dirty beige head. The nose is earthy, roasted malt, dark chocolate, tangy berry and raspberry jam. The taste is tart raspberry and jammy fruits upfront, then roasted malt, toast, tang, cocoa, dirt and some acidity in the background. Light-Medium body and fine carbonation. Balance is very good and aids the drinkablity. Perhaps a touch thin, but still rather nice overall.
Theydon_Bois (8081) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at the Rake, 30/03/14.
Murky dark mahogony brown with purple tinges and a thin beige covering that soon vanishes into the ether.
Nose is tarte raspberry, light cherry skin, earthy cocoa, dark toffee notes.
Taste comprises chocolate dipped raspberries, earthy, tangy black forest gateux smoothie, lactic ring.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Decent easy drinking soured porter.