Winnower
Burial Beer Co.

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From:
Burial Beer Co.
 
North Carolina, United States
Style:
Porter - American
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
90
Avg:
4.02 | pDev: 8.46%
Ratings:
67
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 23, 2018
Added:
Jun 22, 2015
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  6
SCORE
90
Outstanding
Notes: Winnower tools remove the husk of the bean from the cocoa nib and open the door for flavor collaboration. This sweet porter is loaded with 210 pounds of fresh raspberry and 50 pounds of French Broad Chocolates' Nicaraguan cocoa nibs to replicate some of our favorite Belgian confections. Medium bodied and packed with flavor, Winnower is an amuse-bouche to your drinking day.
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2.61 by CharlesK from Pennsylvania on Jan 23, 2018
 
4 by fosters9 from New York on Nov 06, 2017
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3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by tobelerone from New Jersey

Excellent sweeter Porter with a bit of a tangy, almost fruity note reminiscent of tart cherry, but no overly so. It plays nicely with dark chocolate, espresso and roasted malt characteristics. Body is medium to slightly lighter, medium carbonation. Neither sticky nor fizzy, has a somewhat thin appearance with minimal head and lacing on draught. Easy drinking and tasty.

Nov 02, 2017
 
3.69 by Bum4ever from California on Oct 26, 2017
 
3.96 by vabeerguy from Virginia on Oct 17, 2017
 
3.75 by Ardeer from New York on Oct 07, 2017
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3.58/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by outdoor7or24 from Georgia

Sample had at exhibit ale in Lawrenceville GA.
A: pours a coffee brown, chocolate milk foam head, carbonation
S: raspberry, chocolate, sweet malt
M: medium body
T: raspberry, cocoa nibs, bitterness
O: okay brew

Oct 07, 2017
 
3.69 by vfgccp from New York on Sep 01, 2017
 
4.18 by TheEpeeist from Pennsylvania on Aug 26, 2017
 
4.15 by Zach136 from Georgia on Aug 19, 2017
 
3.67 by kuishinbo_tantei from New York on Aug 11, 2017
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4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Gavage from Nevada

Appearance: almost black in color, sports a 1" head that slowly falls.

Smell: roasted malt and raspberries come through to the nose.

Taste: roasted malt, dark chocolate, raspberries, prunes, and a moderate bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp to start, smoother at the finish.

Overall: a very flavorful beer that can pair nicely with a chocolate dessert.

Jul 29, 2017
 
4.05 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana on Jul 06, 2017
 
3.61 by mltobin from Connecticut on Jun 12, 2017
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4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Blackop555 from Michigan

Pours black. Foamy, medium, brown head that lasts shortly.

Smells raspberry, roast, light cocoa and earthy.

Tastes tart raspberry, dark chocolate, roast malt. Followed by coffee and earthiness. Finish is Semi sweet with a raspberry and earthy linger. Lighter medium body and fizzy medium carbonation.

May 23, 2017
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4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

probably a little too sweet to drink a ton of, but this is a great porter and an awesome use of the cocoa and the raspberries, both very bold in the aroma and flavor. the base beer is thicker, fuller bodied, and quite dark on the roasted malts. i get coffee from it, but also a sweetness like brown sugar, smooth and layered, wintery, but very appealing. the cocoa nibs add a natural chocolate character to it thats very groovy with the dark malts. there is some bitterness to it, but more than anything its a balancing element against some of the residual sugar in the base beer, distinct here. the berries are both tangy and jammy sweet, super fresh, juicy and summery, they really serve to lighten this up overall, and with the nibs they create this sort of valentines day chocolate dessert complexion, sensual and rich, its really very good. i dont often love fruit in my dark beer, but burial has crafted an exceptional chocolate raspberry porter here that sets a new high water mark for the style. not too sweet by the end, with the raw chocolate flavor lingering. great beer.

May 16, 2017
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4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Mineo from New York

Lots of raspberry on the nose. Charred chocolate a bit more prominent in the taste, though the lingering, jamm-y berry is definitely there. This is a well-balanced, roasty porter that certainly doesn't skimp on the berry flavor -- though thankfully still manages to evade being overly sweet.

May 16, 2017
 
4.03 by pagesofphotographs from Colorado on May 16, 2017
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4.27/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by ordybill from Georgia

Poured from a 16 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance is a dark black with reddish highlights and a large brown head. The aroma is sweet cocoa and malt. The taste is roasted malt.

May 14, 2017
 
3.01 by kwkdmk from Louisiana on May 12, 2017
 
4.12 by epyon396 from Pennsylvania on May 07, 2017
 
3.95 by Damian74 from South Carolina on Apr 29, 2017
 
3.81 by Sammy from Canada (ON) on Apr 28, 2017
 
3.49 by Jhfinn from New York on Apr 28, 2017
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4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by MMOSNN from North Carolina

Look - almost pitch black with a decent mocha head that dissipates to a ring and very little lacing.
Smell - raspberries dominate, along with sweet chocolate and malty goodness in the form of caramel and slight earthy coffee.
Taste - pretty much follows the nose, but again, tart raspberry is most dominant but mixes well with a sweet chocolate backbone. The malt characteristics are there but are subtle and mild.
Feel - high carbonation, medium body, smooth, but nothing too spectacular.
This is a decadent porter with very strong tart raspberry notes. I'd prefer a richer malty foundation though.

Apr 20, 2017
 
3.49 by nmann08 from Virginia on Apr 19, 2017
 
4.5 by ColSanders123 from Georgia on Apr 19, 2017
 
4.02 by guzzleacoldone from Ohio on Apr 15, 2017
 
4.1 by newcastlemike from Connecticut on Apr 14, 2017
 
4.13 by TomMorris from Connecticut on Apr 14, 2017
 
4 by Gkruszewski from New York on Apr 12, 2017
 
3.56 by sendbeer from Georgia on Apr 10, 2017
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4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Dragginballs76 from South Carolina

Appearance - Pour black with nice thick mocha color head that dissipates to a thin cap. Pretty spotty lacing.

Aroma - Very tart raspberry up front, mixture of dark chocolate and roasted malts. Mild coffee and vanilla

Taste - Nice roasted malts and dark cacao nibs the tart raspberry comes more toward the end. Really balanced flavors with just a touch of coffee on the end.

Feel - Medium bodied pretty smooth and well carbonated.

Overall - A well done porter, nice smooth feel, well balanced cacao and raspberry flavors.

Apr 07, 2017
 
4.18 by warrendietrich2001 from Nevada on Apr 03, 2017
 
4.27 by thoglund from New York on Apr 02, 2017
 
3.96 by locoformavs from Colorado on Mar 27, 2017
 
4.25 by sonofliberty2 from South Carolina on Mar 25, 2017
 
4.25 by paulish from New York on Mar 25, 2017
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4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by dbrauneis from North Carolina

A: Pours an opaque yet still clear jet black in color with moderate amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass and faint dark chestnut brown colored highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense foamy mocha colored head that slowly reduces to a large patch of slightly mottled thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of roasted malts, chocolate/cacao nibs, and slightly tart raspberry.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of roasted malt and chocolate malts with just a hint of caramel sweetness. That is followed by slightly stronger than moderate flavors of slightly sweet, mostly tart raspberries and moderate flavors of cacao nibs. Hints of earthy hops towards the finish. Light to moderate amounts of lingering roasty bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: Enjoyable and very easy to drink, a dessert beer but not one that is overly sweet/cloying but rather because the chocolate raspberry combination reminds me of a dessert. Alcohol is well hidden.

Mar 21, 2017
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4.29/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by CavemanRamblin from North Carolina

Really enjoyed this one. Nice combination of flavors and full body for the abv. Hope to grab more before it's gone.

Mar 19, 2017
Winnower from Burial Beer Co.
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 67 ratings