Nero55 (873) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 30, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Dark black with small tan head. Aroma of raspberries with roasted malt in the background. Medium body, overwhelming blackberries upfront, some chocolate and roasted malt on the finish. Malt and raspberries combine to give more blackberry flavors than raspberry.
tmoreau (2988) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured to an event shaker at the WCD Trade Expo 2015 in Chicago, showing a rubied brown color, with a bubbly layer of off white head foam, and spots of lacing. The nose was roasted & cocoa, with a bit of berry sweetness. The roasted nature was enhanced by a bit of smoke & wood in the taste, and some fruity astringency. Medium bodied, with fair carbonation, and a rather tasty disposition.
rondphoto (2940) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 27, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
on tap @ Party Town / Florence KY --- nearly opaque dark brown color, frothy brown head, sheets of lace. Aroma of bitter malt. Taste is lightly toasted malt that shows chocolate on the swallow, followed by a dusting of raspberry before a mildly bitter end. An exceptional brew, slightly warmed by alcohol late in the finish. One of the best porters I’ve experienced.
tia (1319) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - AUG 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap from source. Dark brown with oatmeal head and decent lacing. Smells like good chocolate plus fruit. Berry comes out in the flavor. First fruity, then a light bitterness comes in.
beerme31 (566) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - AUG 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown thin tan head. Aroma of chocolate and berries dominates. Medium sweet taste. Medium-heavy body, lively carbonation, roast and light bitter finish. Good overall.
Lubiere (11232) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A deep dark porter with a very thin brown head. In aroma, sweet fruity chocolate malt with light grassy hops, light raspberry jam, very nice. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity chocolate malt with raspberry jam, light grassy hops, light peated notes, very nice. On tap at Jose Pistola’s.
Cousin_Larry (643) - - AUG 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is chocolate and a hint of cherry if you smell carefully. The cherry really hits you when you taste it - maybe a bit much as it resembles cough medicine. Interesting for a porter, though.
r464 (2074) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep, dark roasty malt with a hint of raspberry and cocoa. Full, but very drinkable. No char and the alcohol strength is well masked.
blankboy (6633) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Bottle (12oz)] Pours a deep amber-brown with an average size lasting frothy tan head and some lacing on the glass. Aroma of chocolate and lightly tart raspberries first followed by some coffee and roasted malt. Flavour of lightly tart berries, chocolate and roasted malt. Medium bodied. Pretty good.
Niko100 (2285) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft; Dark brown/black color; Medium body; Aroma of toasted malt, dark chocolate, & some coffee; Flavor of roasted malt, yeast, dark chocolate, and light raspberries notes; Dry finish; Somewhat thin for the ABV - but decent.