thb (616) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 2, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark brown that shows a lot of red in the light. Not much head. Immediate impression - itís a bit thin, and very sweet, without much balance from hops. A little bit of roasty bitterness but the sweetness is a bit overwhelming. Medium sweet finish. Aromas of raspberry obviously, although not overwhelming. Also I get honey and, well, burnt barley.
TheHulk (485) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 29, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Smells of the porter malts and yeasty. Quite dark brown, a bit clear on the edges, decent head on pour, some lacing. Dark malt flavour with raspberry undertones, then the sweetness sets in, itís not quite adjucnt yucky-ness but itís not quite beery-goodness either. Maybe the yucky englishenss. Sorry, I just donít like english sytle beers. Itís ok, not much on the raspberry, I wouldnít get it again.
Sask89 (328) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 3, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours black with a rocky tan head that dissipates. The aroma is not strong but is of roasted malts, chocolate and a little raspberry. The taste is similar in that there are roasted malts and raspberry noticeable but not very strong, the finish is mildly bitter. Full body and fairly smooth. Overall nothing special but decent.
paco (527) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 21, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. Pours dark with a thin head that dies fast. Aroma is of chocolate (faint) malts, and raspberry. I give a bonus point because the raspberry actually smells and tastes like real raspberry not a syrup. Not much flavor, just some faint raspberry and some very light roasted malts.
riversideAK (5458) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 18, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nose of raspberry soda, chocolate, and lightly roasted malts. Pours cola brown with no head or lace. The flavor is not very complex - really just a mix of chocolate, light roast, light nutty notes, raspberry seltzer and a hint of cola. Light body with medium carbonation. I feel its more of a fruit beer than porter. Light lingering roast and raspberry soda.
mcberko (4145) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the Alibi Room, pours a dark amber brown. Light raspberry and roasted malt on the nose and palate. Quite uncomplex, but not too bad.
Crel (37) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAR 17, 2010
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown color, with white head that fades fast, but leaves great lacing. Aroma is barely noticeable, but there are some hints of raspberry. The taste is mostly of toasty flavors, although some fruit flavors are present on the exhale. The beer is a bit thin on the palate, and was not impressive at all.
Overall it is an average beer that brings little of interest to the table.
Oakes (10941) - Savusavu, FIJI ISLANDS - FEB 20, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light brown colour. Not much head. The aroma has some raspberry and some toasty notes. On the palate, it is quite toasty with hints of chocolate. The raspberry is at times understated, at times overstated. There is no cohesiveness here, in either the palate and aroma. These two flavours do go together, just not in this beer.
microakes (150) - CANADA - FEB 18, 2010
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not cloudy, but dark enough you canít see through it, lightly coloured white head, light sweet nose. Fizzy. So far it resembles root beer. As for the taste, thereís the maltiness youíd expect for a porter and the raspberry is there, just muted. The one takes away from the other leaving you wondering if it wasnít watered down somewhere. Needs to be bolder.
Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 10, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark soda pop colour with medium head. Nose has a fruit basket, with raspberries playing the lead role. Some likable cocoa too. Taste is playfully malty but seems but one dimensional. Light mouth feel for a porter. Late spice on the finish. Missing in action: rasberry flavours. Unsolved mystery I guess.