mdnguyen (31) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
The pour: a dark brown with tan head, tight lacing. The aroma: dark chocolate and raspberries form a wonderful pair that hits the nose with a bit of a sharp note. A bit of coffee and roasty malts are present as well. Some burnt notes are present. The taste: a nice dry and light body with some tartness and acidity to finish. A mellow bitterness throughout. The verdict: the porter character matches really well with some fruitiness and overall I really enjoyed this brew, quite a treat for someone who is a fan of chocolate and fruit.
Nuffield (3546) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I quite liked this, mostly because of the fruitiness rather than the porter. The fruitiness is straight forward, at the front of the tasting and all raspberry, but it is engaging and welcoming. The porter qualities are subtle, arguably too subtle, except for the caramel/malt qualities in the palate. There are too few roasted qualities. Still, decent drinking beer and worthy trying. Bottle bought in Toronto.
wilderthanyou (718) - Guelph, CANADA - JUL 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a porter brown with a thin off white fizzy cap. The aroma is chocolate raspberry hot chocolate. The flavour is more or less just that. Pretty one dimensional. Easy drinking, but the flavours don’t really play off each other, or build to any sort of complexity. It’s just chocolate porter flavour with raspberry juice.
ontbeermaker (2155) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, pours a nice black, the aroma is sweet, the flavour is nice it has a body that is thick and black, the taste is nice it has raspberrys and porter dark roasty malts.
Metalchopz (2022) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from the LCBO and last from this batch of brews, from this brewery, for this time. Pours a dark brown colour with a light beige head that has average retention, but not much lace. Roasted malts aroma balanced by the mild berries. The mouthfeel is kind of watery (expected a bit of tart), but easy going down. The taste is light as well with some notes of chocolate and raspberries. Hints of hop show up in there. Nothing too fancy, but a refreshing lightly-fruity porter.
GuillaumeCL (343) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From 650mL bottle from the LCBO. Pours a dark brown, nearly black, with some white head that dissipates quickly. Smell is malty, seems like chocolate, ans some raspberry. Palate is nice with some thick body and soft carbonation. Taste is a bit a bit watery with a bit of malty sweetness and just a hint of bitterness. Needs more bang.
rob6239 (550) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very dark, with a slight head. Aroma is a weird combination of the raspberry and chocolate of the porter. Taste is sweet and the raspberry is prominent but not overpowering.
solidfunk (2598) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smells like raspberry mostly. Pours dark brown with quickly disappearing head. Pretty high carbonation. Taste has coffee with the raspberry, some roast malts. It’s alright, a little better than I expected. Bottle from lcbo.
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle from LCBO. Pours pretty deep brown, almost black in colour. Nice tan head. Aroma and taste are nice big smooth porter. Some chocolate, a hint of raspberry, which grows as the beer warms. Pretty good, no fake berry flavour here. Would have another if I had another!
shaynsawchuk (293) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
650 mL bottle. Pours a nearly black red tinged cola color, tight white head with firm lacing. Aroma is all raspberry! Hints of other fruits, cranberry, strawberry. Sweet and fruity, a nice hit of roasted malts in the middle and then a bitter berry finish. Easy on the palate, a little thick with lots of carbonation for a porter. Better than other fruit ales I have tried.