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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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A Winter Porter made with Belgian Chocolate and Raspberries.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ContemplateBeer (1744) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 25, 2015
12 oz. bottle split with my mom. Aroma: Moderate dark chocolate; light roast; light raspberry. Appearance: Dark garnet/ruby pour with a foamy tan head that fades into a thin, patchy skin. Flavor: Light raspberry lingers on throughout; up front, chocolate shows up more underneath; roasty malts come in more towards the finish, which is dry. Palate: Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, abrupt finish. Overall: A likeable fruited porter; worth a shot though not exceptional.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Imaena (2083) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 23, 2015
Bottle. This is a luscious porter with a nice big dallop of sweetness sitting amidst the roasted malts.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerBunker (930) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2015
12oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Nice head retention. Aroma is of raspberries, chocolate, and malt. Some slight notes of coffee in the aroma as well. Taste is very chocolately, with a strong raspberry flavor to it as well. Has a toasty malt backbone. Strong, underlying coffee character. Lingering raspberry taste. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy. Body is sticky and heavily carbonated. Tastes good, but if you donít like raspberries, you wont like this one.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JonnyMadison (84) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 15, 2015
Tulip at HopCat on State Street in Madison. Very dark and rich -- like chocolate covered raspberries. Was smooth and supple, but a little cloying by the end.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (1131) - - JUL 14, 2015
Draft. Pours a dark brown. Aroma and taste are chocolate and raspberries. Not overly sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
flatmatt (1258) - Northville, Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2015
12 oz bottle. Pours extremely deep brown with a light tan head. Cocoa and raspberry aroma, appropriately, with touches of roasty coffee and vanilla. Chocolate and some raspberry flavor, not overly sweet. Very well done.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
andyhwcinc (1657) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2015
Purchased at Bottles and Cans in Chicago, IL, enjoyed at home while watching the Home Run Derby. Appearance is a dark cola brown with a thin off white head. Aroma of light chocolate and raspberries. Taste is pretty good, moderate carbonation, raspberry undertone, lightly rich, light chocolate. Good stuff.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
jsporrer (54) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2015
Smelled the chocolate and raspberry right away. Tasted like it smelled however it is very thin and doesnít last. The taste rolls over the tongue then disappears quickly. It has some carbonation which is still way too much. Iíd prefer a little thicker more flavorful beer that I could savor the flavor. I donít like the carbonation much. It felt more like I was drinking a soda than a beer. It feels light and somewhat refreshing but not what I had hoped for.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikesaum (642) - Newark, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2015
Pours darkest brown with a two finger cappuccino head, fades pretty fast to a collar, not much lacing. Aroma is bittersweet chocolate, roasty malt, not getting any of the raspberries. Taste is more towards milk chocolate, some herbal notes, roasted malts, and I can slightly taste the raspberry, but the only reason I think I notice it is because Iím looking hard for it due to seeing it on the label, if I wouldnít have known it was there to begin with, Iím sure I wouldnít notice it. Isnít too heavy, drinks easy with a nice finish. Meh.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarkSachon (746) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2015
Draft at Rolandís in Pittsburgh. Smooth and creamy, nothing overwhelms the senses. Perfect in every sense of the word.


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