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RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nero55 (873) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 30, 2015
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (2988) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2015
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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rondphoto (2940) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 27, 2015
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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tia (1319) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - AUG 24, 2015
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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerme31 (566) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - AUG 23, 2015
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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (11232) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2015
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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cousin_Larry (643) - - AUG 22, 2015
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
r464 (2074) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2015
Deep, dark roasty malt with a hint of raspberry and cocoa. Full, but very drinkable. No char and the alcohol strength is well masked.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6633) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2015
[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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (2285) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2015
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.


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