Thornless Blackberry Porter | Cannery Brewing Company

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3.8/5
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128 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cannery Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada
cannerybrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Thornless Blackberry Porter is the new name for the beer previously known simply as Blackberry Porter. The 6% abv beer inside the bottle remains the same, though, and has the following description:
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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-21-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#19,562
Reviews:
65
Ratings:
128
pDev:
13.16%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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5
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.33/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.44/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.22/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ChrisCage
4.49/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a dark brown with red wines notes in the background....almost black and/or cola colored....the head is not the most dense nor does it retain the best, but it still looks half decent...it is eggshell in color...perhaps a shade darker. Too hard to tell what the carbonation is like and lacing is really good....lots of small pockets of foam cling to the side of the glass!

S- This smells initially of very heavy dark chocolate and blackberry truffle creme....perhaps cherry....quite jammy in aroma and sweetness....sweet and of fresh berry fruits! Roasted malts and a slightly Earthy finish round out the balance of this beer!

T- This tastes just like I opened up a box of Pot of Gold chocolates and dug into the cremes! This also has quite a resemblance to chocolate covered cordial cherries....scrumptious! There are underlying notes of bittering cocoa dust, coffee, burnt/black malt and/or burnt toast. The finish is dry and Earthy with fruit picked straight out of the orchard and while the initial fruit lingers, it softens and the bitterness shows itself more prominently. Very nice!

M/O- Medium to full bodied and the carbonation is wee and tight....it's very easy on the palate and dessert like. This is a highly drinkable brew and the alcohol content is very well hidden. I am very impressed with the overall character of this and feel it could very well pair with a creme brulee or works on its own as a fruit forward dessert beverage! Highly recommended!

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

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3.69/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice malty hop flavour mixed with mollasses and of course pure blackberries

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3.45/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.39/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

If you like blackberry, it's delicious. Kind of sad I let it sit in the fridge as long as I did.

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3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.56/5  rDev -6.3%
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3.44/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

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4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.26/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

a: thin head that lingers for a bit, looks like a typical porter. slight hint of purple. (3.75 I guess...)

s: blackberries are pretty straightforward, like a jelly or jam. some breadiness.

t: follows the nose, but more bready, a bit earthy

m: a little thin, medium carbonation. no alcohol at all.

o: im bored so i did a real review. picked this up today. guy at the store said this was a guilty pleasure and I love me some blackberry and some porters, but this just misses the mark for me. I was hoping for something a bit more complex. seems like more like a brown ale than a porter.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Jadjunk
3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
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

Cannery Brewing Company's
Blackberry Porter
3.71/5.00

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Thornless Blackberry Porter from Cannery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 128 ratings