Komes Raspberry (Malinowy) Porter
Browar Fortuna

Komes Raspberry (Malinowy) PorterKomes Raspberry (Malinowy) Porter
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Style:
Baltic Porter
Ranked #74
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
89
Ranked #11,458
Avg:
4.08 | pDev: 5.64%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
27
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Komes Raspberry (Malinowy) PorterKomes Raspberry (Malinowy) Porter
Notes: Brewed with raspberry juice, lagered with vanilla and chili peppers
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Photo of Brutaltruth
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Form the 16.9 oz bottle in a snifter. This unique brew pours a
dark muddled and murky brown with cola highlights and a
decent head of off white foam that settles to a thick ring, thin
wafting clumping pool, and spots faint lacing. Nose of
dark raspberry and sweet vanilla cream with subtle
spicy pepper notes and dark brown sugars. Flavors
show a nice deft of balance with dark cocoa and raspberry
awash in a vanilla cream and raspberry jam with a
touch of dark coffee and brown sugars with a pleasant
lightly spicy pepper note on the rear.
Nice mouth feel; smooth, rich, lightly creamy,
light carbonation, medium full body, and a
lightly tart and subtly dry finish.

Overall, a unique experience

Cheers

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Photo of woodychandler
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked up this Bottle (Gasp!) during a recent visit to Hunger-n-Thirst here in Lancaster, PA mainly because I could not resist it at its incredibly low price point. Plus, it is also a pretty big (high-ABV) beer, so that also helped in the decision making process.

From the Bottle: "Komes Raspberry Porter from Browar Fortuna is a bottom-fermented dark beer brewed with raspberry juice and lagered with 'Bourbon' vanilla from Madagascar and Indian chili peppers."; "When Komes is stored for 18 months, the beer changes its taste. Now you can decide, [sic] how long your Komes will mature. Fresh and fruity [to] Dry and complex".

I began by Pop!ping the cap & doing a slow, gentle, C-Line pour into the awaiting glass. I was only partway into my pour when it really began foaming up, doing a pseudo-cascade & forming three-plus fingers of fizzy, foamy, rocky, light-tan head that quickly fell away to wisps. Color was Dark Brown to Very Dark Brown (SRM = > 27, < 34) with NE-quality clarity & ruby highlights. Nose was simply redolent with raspberries. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, kind of weak for the style. The taste was prevalently raspberry with a slight peppery burn, but the vanilla was nearly lost in the mélange. It was a good thing that they had mentioned it on the label or I might have overlooked it altogether. A few sips in and the pepperiness began to take hold and increase in intensity, causing me to sneeze at one point! Finish was in the twilight zone between semi-sweet & semi-dry thanks to the raspberry-pepper combination. I have a feeling that, with aging, this will really dry out nicely & the pepperiness will become prevalent. I may have to purchase another bottle for aging/scientific purposes …

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Photo of BB1313
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16.9oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a dark brown with a nice khaki head that falls leaving very nice retention and decent lacing. The aromas have a nice blend of raspberries and chocolate along with some hints of vanilla. Very mild and subtle hints of coffee. Malts are there. The flavors basically follow the nose. More raspberry leading the way along with some chocolate. The vanilla comes through. It's definitely on the sweeter side, but it's not quite cloying. The sweetness is enjoyable. Mild and subtle heat in the finish due to the chili peppers. Solid malt backbone. Alcohol is ultimately well hidden. Mouthfeel is full-bodied with moderate carbonation. It's fluffy, slightly creamy, smooth and dangerously drinkable.

This is a pretty nice brew. The raspberries shine. The chili peppers are an afterthought, but noticeable, which works perfectly with this one. The craftsmanship is on point. It's enjoyable and fun to drink. Well done.

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Dark brown pour with thin creme colored lacing, little to know carbonation.

S - Nose is all chocolate and raspberry with a slight peppery spice underneath.

T - A nip of chocolate of front that quickly gets buried with a low to moderate raspberry flavor, ends with some light spiciness and heat with cocoa popping through on the very back end. Some heat builds in the back of the throat from the peppers but nothing ever gets out of hand, it actually blends quite nicely.

M - Thick, velvety body with warming in the back of the throat.

O - Really digging this beer.

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Photo of Smakawhat
4.27/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

Lathery rich, fine tan colored head, nearly khaki colored with nearly nitrous looking bubbles and a creamy top. Body color is a big dark nearly black body, with large red tinges on the edge. Real aggressive looking porter.

Holy raspberry on the nose batman, this is absolutely bursting in fruit. Very cordial liquer like smelling also. It is extremely impressive but overshadows any other flavors the beer might be producing. It is a bit one note but it's a dam good one.

Palate manges a bit more variety. Raspberry thick malted syrup but with good tartness and minimal sweetness. Finishes rich and velvety, a minor touch of dark chocolate on the edges. Aftertaste does manage a little bit of chile like heat to it, which is a good cutting contrast to the sweetness. Extremely bold but in control beer, which has a hint of bite with the added peppers, and perhaps some smoothed out body from the added vanilla, making a real black forest cake quality.

I have been real impressed with these Komes beers so far. This one is a lot of fun to drink also.

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Photo of superspak
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle into snifter, bottled in 2018. Lot number 56/36/18/1. Pours nearly opaque dark brown/black color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big juicy/lightly tart/tangy raspberries, fruit skin/seed, milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, vanilla, toffee, brown sugar, roasted nuts, and toasted brown bread; with light notes of coffee, chili peppers, raisin, plum, fig, date, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of raspberries, vanilla, dark/roast/bready malt, and light earthy hop/chili pepper notes; with great strength. Taste of big juicy/lightly tart/tangy raspberries, fruit skin/seed, milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, vanilla, toffee, brown sugar, roasted nuts, and toasted brown bread; with light notes of coffee, chili peppers, raisin, plum, fig, date, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Mild herbal, grassy, roasted bitterness; fruit tang/tartness; and chili pepper spice on the finish. Lingering notes of juicy raspberries, fruit skin/seed, milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, vanilla, toffee, brown sugar, roasted nuts, toasted brown bread, coffee, chili peppers, dark fruit, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of raspberries, vanilla, dark/roast/bready malt, and light earthy hop/chili pepper flavors; with a solid roasted roasted bitter/sweet and tart/tangy fruit balance; with no cloying flavors after the finish. Perfectly clean on lager flavors, with no yeasty notes present. Slightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness and tart/tangy fruit. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/velvety, and lightly sticky/chalky/acidic/tangy mouthfeel that is fantastic. Zero warming alcohol for 8.5%. Minimal lingering pepper heat through the glass. Overall this is an excellent fruited Baltic porter. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of raspberries, vanilla, dark/roast/bready malt, and light earthy hop/chili pepper flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to drink with the mildly bitter/tart/drying finish. Awesome balance of jammy raspberries, vanilla, and rich malt complexity; with mild hops and chili pepper presence after the finish. Not overly roasty. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

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Photo of Greywulfken
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown clear pour into a stout tulip produced a black body with a few fingers of creamy dark tan foam... Very interesting beer - and in a good way - I feel like the idea of chili in a stout has been pretty well-explored by now, and the idea of tart berry in beer has been likewise well-trod - but this beer does a real nice job of marrying the two, woven together with vanilla, to create a very compelling porter... The berry is brightly sweet, with a tinge of tang, and the chili heat very subdued, folded into the berry more than standing out on its own - just a vague tingle on the back end - and the vanilla acts like a smoothing agent, lending some depth to the flavors, and complementing the chocolaty roasted malts... Decidedly a more sweet than bitter character, fairly light-bodied, aided in part by the fresh raspberry juice... The vanilla asserts again on the finish with a molasses-like sweetness and a bit of stickiness, kind of grounding the beer in its porter roots... Atypical of my taste preferences of late, and in contradiction to my recent interests in stouts particularly, this was a really enjoyable beer, and I'm super glad it hit my local shelves. This beer, and the brewer's base porter, Komes Baltic Porter, have really impressed me... Good stuff...

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown color with tan head. Aroma has roasted malts, dark bread crust and raspberry jam. Taste is sweet at first with raspberry syrup flavor but gets quite bitter and roasty on the finish with burnt bread crust notes. Medium body with medium minus carbonation. There is some discrepancy between the fruit flavor and roasted malt but overall it's quite decent.

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Komes Raspberry (Malinowy) Porter from Browar Fortuna
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 27 ratings