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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A smooth medium bodied Milk Porter with a touch of blueberry!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2010
My Bottom Line:
This Milk Porter’s cushiony mouthfeel is the setting for the diplomatic union of roast, chocolate, blueberries and lactose, building an astonishingly elegant pint.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of black skirts the perfect darkness.
-This avoids the pitfalls of many a fruit-laced Porter or Stout in that the fruit is but a quiet player in the flavor profile. Well done!
-The finish, like the rest of the brew, is soft and elegant, with a dash of tartness.
-I honestly never thought I’d appreciate a beer billed as a Blueberry Porter; another sign of this brewer’s prowess, I guess!

From a growler.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (6175) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 17, 2010
Dark reddish brown and black pour with tan head from growler. Aroma of chocolate and blueberry. Taste is nice sweet chocolate and blueberry mixing into a sweet finish. Simple, but a good balance of fruit.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (6022) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 6, 2011
In short: A sweet, creamy and very lactic porter that doesn’t overdo the blueberry thing. Decent beer.
How: Fresh growler sent to me by oakbluff. Thanks a lot Scott. Tasting session with Montreal crew.
The look: Black body toped by a medium tan head with medium retention
In long: Nose is moderately roasted with unfocussed fruity notes. Tastes is almost what name implies. A smooth creamy velvety roasted malt backbone like a oatmeal stout. The lactic character and the beer is almost milky. The fruit presence if moderate and not particularly blueberry, I could have guessed blackberries and others. A bit too sweet and heavy to be sessionnable but it is a enjoyable beer nonetheless. I was sceptical about the “Blueberry Milk Porter” idea but this is a well made beer. Did you know that almost 100% of convicted serial killers in north-america have had milk and blueberries at least once in their life. Think about that.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (5761) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 17, 2010
Growler partagé lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal. Arôme: Légère odeur de chocolat et de bleuets avec une pointe de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de chocolat avec une pointe de lactose et de bleuets. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de bleuets en arrière goût. (Rating #3360)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2010
Nose of blueberry, light roasted malt, touch of darker malt sugars. Pours dark brown. Thin head settles to nothing. Flavor is lightly roasty, notes of nice blueberry, lingering dark malts, dry and roasty with subtle fruity sweetness in the finish. Really drinkable and good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JaBier (4887) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2010
Sample at Town Hall on 10/29/10. Dark brown pour with a thin beige head. Aroma of blueberry pancakes and a bit of roast. Huge blueberry flavor with a bit of chocolate. Not bad at all, but could have toned down the blueberry so the other aspects of nose and flavor could come through more.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madvike (2733) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 28, 2010
Growler shared by DalzAle...thanks Greg! - Cola colored pour with a small tan bubbly head. Smells like a blueberry muffin, with a bit of smoky, roasted malt and chocolate. Yum. Taste is a little blueberry sweetness and lactose, but not a ton of the normal porter characteristics. A bit bland. Pretty thin mouthfeel, with detracts a bit. Interesting concept, but sounds (and smells) better than it tastes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (1968) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 27, 2010
On draft at the brewpub. Muddy brown in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of milk chocolate, roasted nuts, blueberry, and mild caramel. The fruit flavor fades rather quickly in the mouth, leaving behind a melange of chocolate, toast, and pale malt flavor. Medium bodied, which seems a bit thin for something labled as a "milk porter", but the drinkability is good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2010
growler; thanks skinnyguy!! pours light brown with purple tints; faint head on first pour but more of a light tan head from the middle of the growler; blueberry, milk chocolate, a touch of creamy roast; thin texture with light blueberry syrup; porter is definitely thinned out a bit, esp. flavor-wise; but the level of blueberry is very nice

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbutler1 (1351) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2010
Draft. Poured into a pint glass. Nice looking dark brown color with a slight rich looking tan head that collars around the glass. The aroma is roasty malt with some ligh roast coffee and a touch of ripe blueberry smell. The mouthfeel is a nice creamy medium. The blueberries are much more prevalent in the taste than in the nose. Blueberry sweetness gives way to roasty porter flavors. Mild licorice taste lingers at the end. Not bad but I would have wanted more blueberries in this.


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