Beerathon (1679) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Extremely thin with nearly no body. Some roasted malt, slight bitterness, and faint watery chocolate notes. Not a good representation of the style.
sonnycheeba (4817) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Pours deep, dark brown with a trace of beige head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, ash, dark fruit, and earthy notes. Flavor is heavy malt, light earthy hops, and some dark fruit esters; dry finish. Medium body with low carbonation and warmth.
BeerandBlues2 (11732) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours clear brown with a small, fizzy light tan head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is caramel and toast malt, dates, light chocolate and no hops. Flavor is malt dominant with faint hops, light bitterness, dates and a dry finish. Light body and warmth with medium carbonation.
jcwattsrugger (11902) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@Stoudts Invitational–pours a light brown head and brown color. Aorma is chocolate dark malt, roasty. Taste is chocolate dark malt, roasty, earthy hops.
dancatts (91) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Best porter I’ve had. Taste was slightly less subdued than other porters I’ve had. Had a dark black look with a foaming head. Taste was very smooth with a hint of raspberry. Great beer, great place.
Braudog (6197) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at the brewpub: Poured dark black with a towering foam tan head. This is an excellent fruit beer in disguise. Lightly bitter, the raspberry flourish is the predominate flavor. A very interesting and well-balanced porter, set apart for sure! (#2720, 2/19/2007)
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Probably the best beer that they make. 20 oz pour at the pub. Pours a nice moslty clear deep brown with amber highlights and a nice creamy lasting light tan head. Aroma is initially light to moderate with raspberry then as it warms you get a nice nutty chocolate malt profile, toasty and buscuity with a nice light estery hint. Good warming biscuit and chocolate malts with the obvious raspberry flavor but it isnt overwhelming and works very well in a porter surprisingly. Good mouthfeel and clean smooth finish.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Carlisle. Pour was dark brown/black with a small but foamy tan head. Very nice aroma of semi-sweet chocolate, berries, and mild coffee. Flavors were chocolate chips, dark berries, roasted malts, vanilla, and very mild smoke. Quite full bodied with a creamy/oily palate.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Translucent dark brown body with a burgundy tone and creamy light tan head. Great aroma of black raspberries, currants, and dark chocolate. Same elements in the flavor plus some coffee notes and light roast. Medium to full bodied porter, a stout really. Delicious in small doses, but the fruit and roast clash after a while. One pint is more than enough. Interesting and very good, but not an elite beer.
hopscotch (10532) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2009 Draft... This beer rocks!... (Chocolate Raspberry Porter from a home brew recipe). I just happened upon this place in Carlisle, PA. Pours a very dark, clear garnet. Small, creamy, beige head. Good retention. Thick, creamy, cumulus lacing. The aroma is of chocolate and subtle raspberries. The flavor delivers most of the same notes as the nose and is very well-balanced. Not at all sweet. Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Chocolaty, mild raspberry finish. World class beer! What a find, this Market Cross Pub and Brewery!