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RATINGS: 191   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
Bid farewell to winter’s cruel tyranny with the creamy, bittersweet dark chocolate flavors and fresh raspberry tartness of Alberta Clipper Porter. Named for the intense winter storms that sweep the Midwest and Great Lakes Regions, making us all a little tougher (and a lot colder), Alberta Clipper is the perfect treat to celebrate the return of milder weather and kiss those wintry winds goodbye… at least for a little while.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (2830) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - SEP 10, 2016
Poured from 12 oz. bottle. Opaque, black-brown with a 3-finger tan head and fair lacing. Aroma of raspberries, plums, dark fruit, caramel, roasted malt and mild cocoa. Taste of raspberries, bittersweet chocolate, cola and roasted malt. Medium body and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (5770) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 28, 2016
Bottle from Chevy Chase Wine and Liquor. Dark, plummy body with thin, tan head. Nose is floral, fruits, plums and malts. Taste is malts and fruits and chocolate. Nice raspberry notes. Punchy, alcy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmongoose (2229) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 5, 2016
draft to tulip glass poured a dark brown with tan head. nice roasted malt nose and a mild fruit essense and some nice chocolate notes. the flavor doesn’t disappoint. medium to heavy body nice roasted malt finish with plenty of chocolate and raspberries. the warmer the better...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (6964) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 11, 2016
Bottle as a trade extra. Pours clear ruby mahogany, small tan head, dissipates fairly quickly, good lacing. Aroma is roast, cocoa, raspberry, clay. Flavor is light plus sweet, light plus bitter, raspberry and cocoa. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nuffield (4083) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2016
Dark brown with a medium head. As i drank this on my patio, I forgot that I was drinking it. It’s smooth and without any of the medicinal notes mentioned by others. Neither does it leap out with distinctive flavors, however. Just a fine beer, not moreand not less. Bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pumpkin87 (235) - - JUN 26, 2016
Pours a cola brown with orange-ed highlights and a small tan head. Nose is chocolate, dark malt, coffee and dark fruit. Palate is as advertised, chocolate and raspberries, with spiced nuts and a whiff of smoke. Delicious. Nice medium body; abv is 7.5 percent, but it’s mostly under wraps.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
emusche (204) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 24, 2016
Pours cola brown with thin, quickly receding head. Aromas of bittersweet chocolate, raspberries, cocoa, roast malts. Taste is chocolate, raspberry, almost saccharin sweet. Decent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jflopsu (1257) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 17, 2016
Pours a dark brown with light tan head. A chocolate, coffee and light dark fruit malt aroma. A interesting flavor that is almost a little spicy with bitter chocolate, roasted malts, and some dark fruits. A lingering bitter chocolate and roasted malt aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SPDickerman (1192) - Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2016
Pours ruby dark brown with a small brown head. Smells of raspberry and chocolate. Taste follows the nose: raspberry and chocolate, with a subtle hint of roast. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and average mouth-carbonation, Great Lakes Alberta Clipper finishes with a mild raspberry tone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JDBaker11058 (1963) - Maryland, USA - MAY 30, 2016
appearance: very dark brown, short, scant, but creamy light tan head; no lacing. aroma: dark chocolate pudding, creamy vanilla, raspberry juice. taste: dry, bittersweet chocolate (cocoa powder too), with jammy, slightly tart raspberry, a hint of vanilla and molasses. finish: over surprisingly quickly; palate is a shade too light for the flavors here, but the alcohol is well hidden. notes: Not a bad beer. Wouldn’t drink a six-pack of it, but it was a fun bottle to try.

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