Blackberry Porter - Cannery Brewing Company

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85
very good

109 Ratings
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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.83%
Wants: 5
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cannery Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This amazing beer combines the best of all worlds. Five specialty malts and three superior hop varieties have been carefully chosen from the Pacific Northwest, the U.K. and Europe. The malted barleys and hops create a rich, traditional porter. The addition of all natural pure blackberry provides an exciting complexity to this easy sipping wonder. Lean back, relax, and savour the flavour!

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-21-2003)
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

"An exciting explosion of flavour! Five carefully chosen malted barleys are combined with three superior hop varieties to produce this traditional Porter. Natural blackberry adds an exciting complexity to this easy sipping wonder." Brewed in the style of an American Porter. Available as a year-round release in 22 oz. bottles and on draft.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle to a snifter glass. Served above 53º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a frothy smooth head of a mocha cream consistency over a near black body. Retention is very good, lacing is light and patchy. 4

(Smell) Aromas of medium roast, caramel grain, chocolate malt and very potent blackberry puree. Blends together fairly well although the blackberry takes a leading role in the aroma. Potency is medium/high. 3.5

(Taste) The flavors blend together very nicely in the taste, with a half-and-half blend of blackberry juice and caramel bread up front, a reserved sweetness paired with a mild earthy hop note, finishing with the moderate roast of slightly over baked pie crust. Altogether much better balanced with quite an enjoyable flavor. 3.75

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, mildly chewy, mildly dry. Carbonation generates a soft airiness for a smooth, silky mouthfeel. Body is medium for the style, medium+ overall. Balance is nearly even sweet to earthy bitter. Alcohol presence is low, and there are no notable off flavors. 3.75

(Overall) It's not everyday you come across a fruit-infused porter, and it's a shame, because beers like this are fairly unique and should be explored more often. The results are considerably like a oven-baked blackberry pie, very nice fresh fruit presence, an enjoyable malt presence that presents a touch of bready, smooth body, a touch of burnt crust here and there- echoes of pie baking liquified and jammed into a bottle. Overall, I found it quite enjoyable and unique, at the very least as an enjoyable novelty dessert beer to pair with something sweet and filling. Many thanks to my parents for always thinking of me and my "hobbies" in their nationwide travels, this is otherwise unavailable in Georgia. Recommended. 3.75

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Blackberry Porter
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.7/5  rDev -1.6%

Cannery is one of those breweries with less than classy labels that have made me ignore them in liquor stores. I went into the 8th Street Liquor Store in New West again today, looking for something on the darker side, of which there's not much in stores presently. This was one of the clerk's suggestions.

Pours very dark, with cocoa-coloured head. Aroma is quite sweet - could easily be pop. The taste is not as sweet, which is no doubt a good thing. Smooth and bitter, tasting of dark roast coffee and sweet blackberries. It's not something I'd want to drink often, but I'm enjoying it and would buy it again.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Espresso head with medium lacing. Dark but not a heavy body.
Blackberry aroma without the cloying sweetness I had imagined, malt and toffee.
Taste following the aroma with an un-sweet blackberry upfront with a mild to slight hoppy following.
Its a thin porter, but tasty and not overpowering. A nice change I will enjoy again.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I love me some fruit beers, but for the most parts they`ve all been lighter coloured - this is my first trek into fruit flavoured porters, and this brewery`s beer sells not too badly at my store, so I am giving it a go.

The pour is straight up black with a dark beige head. The smell is rich in fruit aromas - like a jam almost. I don`t smell much actual beeriness, but there are some faint malty aromas in the background. The first sip was really cool - you definately get a lot of fruit taste, but it`s not sweet at all! This isn`t a good or a bad thing, since fruit beers really can go both ways and still be good. It sure tastes like a porter all right, but the more I drink it, the less I can taste that great berry taste that was so prevalent in the first few sips - very odd. Still, it is pleasant going down without an offputting aftertaste. The mouthfeel is good; it is low in carbonation like I would expect of the style, but has some fine body - although not as much body as some of the other porters I`ve tasted.

Overall, it looks and feels like a decent porter with some nice fruit tastes which were not sweet that somewhat become less pronounced as I went on. The smell, however, remained throughout, and was mild, but indicative of the presence of blackberries. I might buy this one again - it wasn`t that bad.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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Blackberry Porter from Cannery Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.