Halle Blackberry
Blind Squirrel Brewery

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Style:
Porter - Imperial
ABV:
10.5%
Score:
90
Avg:
4.08 | pDev: 6.86%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
12
From:
Blind Squirrel Brewery
 
North Carolina, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  1
Gots
  1
SCORE
90
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mntlover from Tennessee

4.39/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with some ruby highlights when held to the light. Small light coco colored head that laces pretty well for a big beer.

Aroma is lots of roasted malts, good chocolate notes, nice blackberry notes, some light alcohol notes with light oak that blend well . Hard to say its whiskey barrels but does have a nice kick.

Taste is same as the nose, nice roasted notes. Big chocolate notes, can defiantly taste the whiskey notes as they mingle with the blackberry. Must say I really enjoying this but i love blackberries. Nice brew pretty sweet but not cloying.

Mouthfeel is a big medium approaching full, almost to creamy but not quite. Carbonation level is medium or a touch more.

Overall glad I got to try this one, a nice brew from a little brewery in the backwoods of NC. An Imperial Porter more like a big ass stout. What ever its a great brew.

Apr 19, 2016
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KYGunner from Kentucky

3.84/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I found this to be very earthy with a very natural BlackBerry flavor. The malt was very starchy, mulchy and dry and the berry has no sweetness. It ends with a chocolate malt.

Nov 30, 2015
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Immortale25 from North Carolina

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

Poured into a Haw River Farmhouse Ales teku glass. No freshness date.

A- Pours a 99% opaque black color with a 1/2 inch dark tan head that retains well before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a half sheet of wispy surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves small clots behind.

S- Rich aroma of chocolate and blackberry jam. I'm actually surprised at how well the blackberry comes through in the aroma and it pairs nicely with the chocolate. Not really any whiskey notes though. Hint of peanut butter.

T- Solid shot of chocolate and whiskey with the blackberry not really managing to shine through all that much. Booze is present but not overpowering. The blackberry starts to come through as it warms and the sweetness it brings ties the flavor profile together. Roasty bitterness and a nutty aftertaste.

M- Semi-creamy with a sharpness from the whiskey spirals. Medium carbonation and a full body.

O- A very decent oaked offering from this new brewery. I didn't really like the java porter they have but this is quite tasty. Nothing groundbreaking, but tasty. Maybe if they went full-on stout with it rather than porter it would be more rich and decadent.

Apr 27, 2015
Halle Blackberry from Blind Squirrel Brewery
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 12 ratings