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Raspberry Porter - Tree Brewing

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Raspberry PorterRaspberry Porter

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64 Ratings
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tree Brewing visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
English Porter |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Graham5161986 on 11-21-2008)
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ThinkAgain

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

09-25-2012 04:25:32 | More by ThinkAgain
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British Columbia (Canada)

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IanSpindler

Alberta (Canada)

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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

09-28-2013 04:31:47 | More by maclean25
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

05-20-2013 04:50:16 | More by Kmat10
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From old notes.

A - Poured deep red and bright. One finger of beige head with minimal lace and a half finger of retention.

S - Mild berries, some roast, tobacco, berries our more later. A little chocolate too.

T - Sweet berries, a little roast, chocolate. Finished nice.

M - Decent carbonation, medium to full body, and a dry finish.

O/D - Raspberry was clearly there and played well with the porter. Nice and balanced between the two elements. Not my favourite style, but this one was done well.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2013 21:30:17 | More by tbeckett
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mmbeer

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -18%

03-23-2013 04:00:04 | More by mmbeer
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +9.3%

02-14-2013 13:46:49 | More by DaPan
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

12-10-2012 22:55:24 | More by schnarr84
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KalanM

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

11-29-2012 05:27:00 | More by KalanM
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mac1381

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +9.3%

11-14-2012 01:41:22 | More by mac1381
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -18%

11-06-2012 20:38:47 | More by cfalovo97
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MattPS

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -18%

09-30-2012 00:30:45 | More by MattPS
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BGDrock

Ontario (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: very dark brown, almost black; thick, frothy, but not dense head the colour of mocha

Aroma: black currant, ripe raspberry; something sharp and acidic

Taste & Mouthfeel: hit of bitter chocolate at first which turns to something reminiscent of dark cherry or raspberry chocolate cake (think black forest); somewhat watery texture and flavour, doesn't have great staying power, possibly due to lack of hops; tart bitterness in finish which amplifies over time; a little short on carbonation

Overall: initial flavour is great, but its missing the solidarity and backbone to stick around and maintain impact; could do better in stout form

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09-29-2012 14:58:15 | More by BGDrock
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mmurphy525

Nova Scotia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

09-23-2012 21:33:37 | More by mmurphy525
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Kremlock

Ontario (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Deep ruby with a slight amber hue in it. Head poured 1/2 inch think and then went down to about 1/32" It clings to the glass.

S: When I first poured it and the head was still about 1/4 inch I could pick up on roasted notes, subtle chocolate and nuts. Once the head went down there was now hints of raspberries (raspberry jam).

T: Taste like raspberry dark chocolate bar. Raspberries and dark malts are balance together, sort of like a tango together. The end finishes with a slight hop bitterness and raspberries. The raspberry flavour is very complementary and does not compete.

M: Highly carbonated, a bit thin but yet pleasant.

O: Now I know why it took me 2 months to find it at the LCBO. This is a well balanced and well flavoured raspberry porter. My only complaint is that the carbonation is a bit high for my taste but I do thin it is within style (high side)

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2012 23:39:07 | More by Kremlock
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

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09-21-2012 22:48:03 | More by Molson2000
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KrisDLSmith

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

09-10-2012 03:52:55 | More by KrisDLSmith
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mintjellie

Ontario (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cola brown in colour, brilliant clarity. Massive beige head shows great retention and some lace. Noticeable raspberry aroma with an accompanying nutty note. Raspberry jam up front, mildly sweet, followed by strong nut and biscuit notes. Light chocolate as it approaches room temperature. Finishes short with slight earthiness and very low bitterness. Just shy of medium-bodied with low carbonation. Feels smooth and creamy, yet light. I like the aroma and flavour of this beer, but I have to deduct points for this really not being much of a porter. If it were sold to me as a raspberry brown ale, this would easily get a half-point nudge upwards in both categories. Maybe even a full point up in flavour for its structure.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2012 20:30:10 | More by mintjellie
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andrewfjohnson

Northwest Territories (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

09-08-2012 04:18:46 | More by andrewfjohnson
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bigox420

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

09-07-2012 04:39:04 | More by bigox420
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Rijtjeshuis

Ontario (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had a little bit of a dilemma as to whether or not this should be a porter or a fruit beer (basically, how much to hold it to the style). In general, I would say it was a very good fruit-porter, but don’t expect something very fruity – like a frulli – from this brew.

Look (3.5/5) – pours a rich, reddish mahogany color that is dark enough to look blackish. the head is a bit of a letdown: it came up well on a good pour to about two to three fingers; it was beige in colour; fell a bit too quickly with little to no lacing present. Very good clarity, though it was hard to tell given the darkness of the brew. Slight visible carbonation.

Smell (4/5) – I get more of the berry character on the nose than I do the palate. The aroma has the usual porter characteristics as well. There is the usual coffee/chocolate-like roasty and toasty flavours with a bit of burnt flavour and nice toffee-like caramel. It has that porter-like flavour that always makes me think of duty coffee and chocolate. The raspberry or fruity notes come in towards the end and blend well with the sweeter malt notes. Not a lot of hos or alcohol present here.

Taste (4/5) – A fairly good porter flavour with the character that I’ve ground accustomed to: there was quite a bit of coffee-chocolate malt in partnership with decently complex background malt characters that included some crystal and a whack of toffee-caramel notes. Not a whole lot of melanoidins going on, though. The bitterness is a good balance with the grain bill here, though hop flavour isn’t really there. It finishes with a nice fruitiness, which is very subdued: this reminded me of a rich berry-chocolate cake, where the berries are pulled firmly into the orbit of the rich chocolates, though they were even less independent here. For the intense malt and slight fruit flavour, the finish was surprisingly dry.

Feel (3.5/5) – definitely on the lighter side of body – and, to be honest, the lighter bodies of porters never quite sit right with me – along with a good level of moderate carbonation. No alcohol warmth, but a

Overall, I was impressed with this brew as both a porter and a fruit beer. There was a good job of blending these elements in a subtle way where the fruit added to the porter slightly and the porter did not become a venue for fruit to take centre stage (which wouldn’t really have worked as well, I think). Maybe a bit more body would have helped supported the complexity of the substantial flavours presented here, but overall I don’t have any gripes with this brew. Very nice. (3.5/5)

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2012 21:52:18 | More by Rijtjeshuis
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Raspberry Porter from Tree Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.