piscator34 (2081) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 12, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled sample Near black in colour with fairly strong carbonation. Aromas are of charred malt, chocolate milk powder, and minerals. Heavy roasted grains upfront in the mouth, with backing notes of milk chocolate, caramel, and a hint of red berries. Light bodied. The amount of roast makes it quite unbalanced.
Marsiblursi (3045) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours dark brown with a nougat coloured head. The aroma holds fresh raspberries up front with undertones of roasted malt and light yeasty hints. Bit metallic. The flavour is light sweet and light acidic. Tiny bitter. Tones of raspberries and roasted malt. The mouthfeel is light tart and clean. Light wooden. Light bodied.
cards04 (2146) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours dark amber with creamy head. Fresh red fruit and cream on the nose. It. Has a juiciness on the palate...strawberries and raspberries...some definite coffee notes too. Could have been a fuller, richer tasting beer...tasted watered down, but very easy to sip on
northropfrye (2499) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Subtle coffee aroma, hint of raspberry. Dark black colour with off white head, nice lacing. Taste is coffee and berries, ends a bit watery. This would have been really good if they kicked up the abv and aged it in bourbon. Still, not bad.
stantheman (722) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 28, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
From 650 ml bottle. Dark reddish brown in color. Little nose. Taste is a little underwhelming at first try, I’m afraid. I’m getting ’raspberry beer’ at this point. No complexity of note. Will try again later, with a bit more chill on the bottle.
Ratman197 (10830) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a smal lasting creamy tan head. Aromasof roastines, dark chocolate, raspberries and light carmel. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of raspberries, roastiness and dark chocolate with a smooth lingering chocolate raspberry finish.
patricks110 (1956) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 22, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I am going into this brew with low expectations due to the fact that I don’t usually like fruits in my stouts or porters. The pour is a dark, almost opaque brown with amber notes on the edges. A thin beige cap of head that leaves no lacing. The nose is too sweet and light without the roasty notes of a great porter. Light cocoa and toffe notes with a sweet raspberry note a bit overbearing. Sweet and well malted in the middle with a good breaded malt. Slightly tart, too sweet raspberries with a mild roast. The finish has a hint of roasted malt aftertaste. Too sweet and fruity for my liking, but still a good brew.
reebtogi (4608) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650mL bottle poured a dark reddish-brown color with abundant pinkish tan head which settled to some nice lacing. Aromas of roasted malts and chocolate with some raspberry as well. Taste is roasted malt sweetness with some chocolate and tart raspberry finish. Like the Spy Porter this beer is nicely balanced beer, but body is a little thin for porter style ale.
v1rgil (151) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
First few sips tasted watery, especially the raspberry flavor. After sitting a few minutes, the flavor really came out. Has a nice dry finish with a great meld with the light fruity/sweet raspberry flavors. Definitely worth trying, but make sure you let it sit to get air/warm up. I see lots of reviews saying it was watery. Let it sit!
DeanF (1746) - Nunavut, CANADA - JAN 22, 2011
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Almost no head, dark amber-black body. Aroma of leather, oak, barley. Flavour is mostly barley with a bit of a sweet finish. Very watery palate. I don’t know how BC brewers get away with such watery products - they’d be beaten senseless in other parts of the world!