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Great Lakes Alberta Clipper



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RATINGS: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (3077) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 23, 2015
12 oz bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate, raspberries and grain. Taste is raspberries and chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrick767 (3804) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 22, 2015
bottle - Pours near black with a small tan head. The aroma is mainly of roasted malt and chocolate with maybe a hint of fruit. It tastes sweet, fruity, and chocolatey. Smooth and tasty. Full bodied. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drsordr (1743) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2015
Draft to taster at Fifty West opaque dark brown with thin tan head. Nose light roast, chocolate, minimal dark fruit. Taste initial some chocolate covered orange, and hint of alcohol. Later in palate light roasted malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (4123) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 8, 2015
Sampled at GABF2015. In the tasting glass was dark brown with a beige head. Nose of chocolate and dark ripe fruit including raspberry. Medium body. Flavor is chocolate malts, raspberry, maybe other fruit, and a mildly bitter finish. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlackBeerPG (126) - Darien, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2015
Taste: Dark semi sweet chocolate, toasted malts, raspberry, tart and tangy. Dark brown and semi opaque. Cocoa semi sweet nose. Medium body. Tan ringed lace to head.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jgb9348 (5232) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2015
Deep dark brown coloured body with a thinnish, single centimetre tall tan head with large bubbles. Aroma of raspberries, cherries, grain, light coffee, earth, malt and a touch of chocolate. Medium-bodied; A touch watery at first with an earthy and nutty flavour that shows some chocolate and a hint of coffee right afterwards, with a thin texture and a rather watery finish. Aftertaste shows some light sugars and mellow fruit, and almost no malt at all to speak of - light. Overall, a decent porter at best. Good intentions all around, and while it smells good, it doesn’t look too great and the watery profile and relatively simple finish make this drinkable if you like the style, but not worth searching for if you don’t - fairly simple here. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Washington (Foggy Bottom, Eye Street NW) on 11-May-2015 for US$3,49 sampled at home in Washington on 31-October-2015.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rubbishystuff (2112) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2015
At the Daily. The raspberries I think thinned out the porter a little so that it tempered the rich roastedness, almost like a kind of flemish red that wasn’t all that sour mixed with a porter I"m describing it badly but I thought it was totally delicious. Serving: Tap

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gsmitty80 (2128) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2015
Intersting porter that had a decent bit of raspberries to it. A little early in the season for me though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheHopster (963) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2015
(Bottle). Artificial raspberry aroma. Pours a deep brown with decent head retention. Flavor is decent Porter with added raspberry flavor. Smooth palate. Enjoyed after a Saturday night steak dinner for dessert. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (5218) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 26, 2015
Bottle: Nearly black with a small tan head. Chocolate, berry aroma. Taste is chocolate malt, black cherry, raspberry. Sweet....a little weak.

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