weihenweizen (2626) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Refrigerated 12 oz brown bottle, best by July 13, 2016, poured into an English pint glass. Black with dark brown highlights and small beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, medium body, some carbonation, and some lacing. Taste is roasted malt and a little raspberry.
Sammy (10317) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mild raspberry in finish, not significantly tart. Also after best due day. Decent drinkable porter. From Capones.
AdamT (264) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle from ? Dark brown hue (with reddish tint when held to light), zero visibility with mostly last frothy dark khaki head. Some lacing. Aromas of dark fruit, raspberry and some chocolate malt. This had a bitter raspberry flavor on the first sip with more of a chocolate malt finish. The bitterness died down after the first sip and was a pleasant experience all the way through to the end. Great mouthfeel, crisp on the tongue with a creamy texture. I really liked this one.
edgallow (3190) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate, raspberries and grain. Taste is raspberries and chocolate.
patrick767 (3824) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle - Pours near black with a small tan head. The aroma is mainly of roasted malt and chocolate with maybe a hint of fruit. It tastes sweet, fruity, and chocolatey. Smooth and tasty. Full bodied. Very good.
drsordr (1861) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to taster at Fifty West opaque dark brown with thin tan head. Nose light roast, chocolate, minimal dark fruit. Taste initial some chocolate covered orange, and hint of alcohol. Later in palate light roasted malt.
hayduke (4281) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at GABF2015. In the tasting glass was dark brown with a beige head. Nose of chocolate and dark ripe fruit including raspberry. Medium body. Flavor is chocolate malts, raspberry, maybe other fruit, and a mildly bitter finish. Good.
BlackBeerPG (145) - Darien, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Taste: Dark semi sweet chocolate, toasted malts, raspberry, tart and tangy.
Dark brown and semi opaque.
Cocoa semi sweet nose.
Tan ringed lace to head.
jgb9348 (5315) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2015
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep dark brown coloured body with a thinnish, single centimetre tall tan head with large bubbles. Aroma of raspberries, cherries, grain, light coffee, earth, malt and a touch of chocolate. Medium-bodied; A touch watery at first with an earthy and nutty flavour that shows some chocolate and a hint of coffee right afterwards, with a thin texture and a rather watery finish. Aftertaste shows some light sugars and mellow fruit, and almost no malt at all to speak of - light. Overall, a decent porter at best. Good intentions all around, and while it smells good, it doesn’t look too great and the watery profile and relatively simple finish make this drinkable if you like the style, but not worth searching for if you don’t - fairly simple here. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Washington (Foggy Bottom, Eye Street NW) on 11-May-2015 for US$3,49 sampled at home in Washington on 31-October-2015.
rubbishystuff (2149) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2015
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
At the Daily. The raspberries I think thinned out the porter a little so that it tempered the rich roastedness, almost like a kind of flemish red that wasn’t all that sour mixed with a porter I"m describing it badly but I thought it was totally delicious. Serving: Tap