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RATINGS: 189   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
Bid farewell to winterís 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 goodbyeÖ at least for a little while.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmongoose (2198) - 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 doesnít 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 (6582) - 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 (4049) - 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. Itís 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 (225) - - 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 itís mostly under wraps.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
emusche (191) - 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 (1186) - 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 (1162) - 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 (1896) - 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. Wouldnít drink a six-pack of it, but it was a fun bottle to try.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
koleminer20 (2355) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 29, 2016
12 oz bottle. The pour is a nice lighter black with hints of ruby or garnet shining through. There is a small bubbly khaki colored ring of head and a couple spots of lace. The aroma is decent. There is a lot of medicinal raspberry and a light chocolate roasted malt going on. Itís jammy and nice, but pretty medicinal. The flavor is forced medicinal raspberry and a strange chocolate. Itís a mess. Sweet, bitter, roasty, and jammy. I canít say that I care for this one. The mouth feel is thin and slick with a lack of carbonation. The aftertaste is probably the best thing about it. Itís lingeringly chocolatey and roasty with a hint of fruit. This beer is a swing and a miss. Damnit

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ebone1988 (1308) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - MAY 29, 2016
Bottle shared with koleminer20. Aroma is raspberry, roasted malt, light coffee, medicinal. Appearance is dark brown, light light tan head, poured thin. Taste is medicinal raspberry, light coffee, roasted malt, light, not good. Mouthfeel is watery, medium body, light carbonation, medicinal raspberry and coffee aftertaste. Overall, this one is too light to be truly unpleasant, but still Iím not a fan.

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