Silphium (2972) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Taps 25, Lansing. Deep brown body, thin tan head. Light raspberry in the nose and body, backed by roasted malts and coffee. Nice chocolaty finish. Relatively light-bodied.
thedm (4773) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAR 1, 2013
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
This draft brew from the brew pub poured a head of finely sized tan colored bubbles that were very quickly diminishing and left behind a no visible carbonation opaque except at the edges dark black brown colored body and a good lacing. The mild aroma was dark malt. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a strong spicy aftertaste. The flavor contained notes of spices brown malt and dark malt. An OK brew just nothing special.
jmikolich (1112) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at GLBC, a respectable brew which has the raspberry finish I enjoy though not prevalent enough to wow me. Balanced and drinkable, the porter gets a bit lost.. good not great
alexsdad06 (3043) - Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler shared by brew3crew in Feb. of 2012. Pours dark brown in color with a small beige head. The aroma has light roasted malt, chocolate and raspberry. The flavor has a very pleasant fresh raspberry/raspberry jam blend, sweeter chocolate and roasted malts. This is a nice winter porter I would welcome again.
DoublEE (509) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Really tasty porter with a nice twist by adding raspberries. Another great porter from Great Lakes.
BVery (4251) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Deep reddish brown pour with a very clingy tan head. Aroma of chocolate and raspberry. Smooth palate - good density. Taste is mild roast, and sweet chocolate and berry. Good stuff.
Tmoney99 (8782) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler sample shared by brew3crew. Poured dark brown color with medium brown frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Medium to heavy toasted chocolate malt and sweet berry fruit aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted malt and sweet fruit flavor with a medium to heavy fruit sweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where exceeded.
amg800 (237) - Ada, Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown, dirty tan head.
Chocolate bitter sweet aroma, light toffee.
Bitter sweet taste.
Chewy, sticky, full-bodied palate
brew3crew (166) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark black body with tan head around the edges. Great raspberry smell that follows in the mouth. Great mix of malt and and raspberry. Phenominal beer
Dogbrick (6041) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at OH! Growlers! Tasting on 01/31/2012: Thanks to rogueone for sharing. The beer pours dark brownish-black with a medium tan head that diminishes steadily to an outer ring. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt and raspberries. Medium body with a roasty malt character and tart raspberry flavor. Chocolate is subtle but comes through more as it warms (conversely others tasting thought the chocolate was dominant).