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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Style: Fruited porter/mild porter Hops: Mix of Northern Brewer, Willamette and UK Kent Golding Malt: American 2-row pale, crystal malt, carapils, English chocolate black malt and roasted barley ABV: 4.8% Color: Deep brown Flavor: Roasted malt with hint of chocolate & raspberry, not heavy or cloying


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
sonnycheeba (3554) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 4, 2012
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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9685) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 3, 2012
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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2010
@Stoudts Invitational–pours a light brown head and brown color. Aorma is chocolate dark malt, roasty. Taste is chocolate dark malt, roasty, earthy hops.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dancatts (91) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2007
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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (5743) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2007
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)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2006
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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2006
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2004
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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (9160) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2004
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!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (7860) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2004
One of the top 5 beers at the HBF. Pours dark brown, with aroma of malt, cherries, some coffee, and chocolate. tastes like malt, with a slightly tart cherry flavor, some chocolate, and some coffee at the finish. Good complexity


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