lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - MAR 15, 2008
Aroma: raspberry seeds/hairs/skins, slight tartness--like the kriek
3fourths (9367) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 15, 2008
Appearance: reddish brown, small white head
Flavor: nice tartness, some chocolate, some raspberry seeds/hairs/stems
Palate: little lite, chcolate covered raspberry aftertaste
Draft at the brewpub. Purple and brown colored body with little to no head. Fruit syrup nose of plum, black cherry and mostly raspberries, with only a light porter presence. Flavor is more of this syrupy fruit flavoring, moderately thick, very lightly tart and punchy - overall very tasty and easy to drink, but not a runaway winner. Too syrupy, artificial tasting, floral, etc, with minimal porter character. kramer (6975) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2007
Draft pint at the brewpub. Pours a very dark brown body under a foamy tight bubbled light brown head with great retention. Aroma is fairly light, very reminescent of chocolate covered raspberries with a little bit of roastiness as well. Flavor is really well balanced between the Porter and the raspberry. Rich dark chocolate covered raspberries front to back, finishing with a nice roasty lightly bitter finish. Mouthfeel is similar to the regular Porter, though it seems a tad more fizzy than I usually expect from here. This was a nice, not over the top, fruited Porter. Walking the line between sweet and bitter, the chocolate and raspberry really played well together.