Blackberry Porter | Cannery Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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
Ratings:
124
Reviews:
65
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
13.23%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
15
For Trade:
0
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Photo of KrisDLSmith
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of decimator
1.93/5  rDev -48.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

650ml bottle poured into a pint glass. ABV 6%.

A - Poured a dark brown with hints of purple. 1cm head. Some lacing.

S - Blueberry muffins and a side of coffee. Smells delicious but it doesn't smell like beer.

T - Blackberries and toasted grains. This is way too fruity.

M - Medium-light body, medium-light carbonation, fruit juice finish.

O - There's no way I could drink this. Drain pour.

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Photo of liamt07
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from the LCBO, 650ml into a tulip. Best before February 1, 2013.

Almost wholly black, mocha head with some creamy retention and good lace. Nose of blackberry, currants, blueberries, dark chocolate and light roast. Taste had almost the same with regards to dark berries, and roast is a touch more prominent. Sweet and fruity. Moderate bitterness lingers, medium body and carbonation is a higher medium. Good flavour, better than I recall when I've previously had this.

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Photo of schopenhauerale
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of RedAleMan
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of hopsolutely
3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I am genuinely surprised by how much I like this beer!

Pours a dark and clear burgundy with much colour at the edges of the glass. Minimal head dissipates quickly, but leaves some residual lacing. Mouthfeel is not as creamy as I expected from the oily looking pour and brief density of the head.

Aroma of dark roasted malts combined with real fruit does not strike me as flat or uni-dimensional, unlike what some other drinkers have indicated. The flavour combines an initial roasted malt sweetness, with the expected tones of chocolate and coffee, before transitioning to a tart hop finish. A bitterness that lingers for an impressive length of time! The blackberry is present throughout the tasting, but it tastes like real fruit rather than jam, and I find it complimentary to the dark, roasted malts.

Will now make an effort to track down any Cannery beers that I can find!

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Photo of ThinkAgain
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of PhunkyHops
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of jrempel
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Molson2000
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of MrTinnedPEach
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of fizzyted
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of bumchilly25
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of DaftCaskBC
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: 1/8" tan coloured head that dissipated quickly over black/cola liquid.

S: Roasted malt, chocolate malt and blackberry.

T: Blackberry, caramel and roasted malt.

M: Thin viscosity with a medium level of foamy carbonation.

O: Sweet and toasted bitter, this beer has decent drinkability but is not well integrated enough for my liking.

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Photo of JoeyRamone
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of w00ddy
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of mdevonshire
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of kelvarnsen
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of EskimoDave
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of chickenm
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Jeffo
3.03/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

My friend Jill picked this up for me at some point. Gotta love a friend who sees an interesting beer and just grabs it for you. Thanks Jill!

From a bomber into a snifter.

APPEARANCE: A very transparent brown pour yields a 1+ finger, medium-thinner looking, light tan head with good retention. Black body with next to zero carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a full wisp and clings to the top of the glass. A good wisp and ring remain the whole way leaving some decent lacing.

SMELL: Piles of blackberries. Heaps actually. Lighter notes of dark chocolate and roasted, smoky malt, but this is more about the blackberries. One dimensional, but still bold and interesting enough.

TASTE: Dark malts and blackberries. That’s basically it. Some light caramel and sweet malt at the finish, but very little bitterness as balance here. Pretty one dimensional. A touch of roasted and smoky malt with lots of bold blackberries linger on the palate. Flavorful, but very one dimensional.

PALATE: Medium body and medium carbonation. Light on the palate but creamy enough as well, goes down smooth and finishes dry on the palate. Light, but decently creamy.

OVERALL: An enjoyable beer, especially on a hot summer’s evening, but definitely one dimensional. I wished they’d been able to mesh some other qualities from the base beer into the flavor profile as well. Some will love this the way it is, but I enjoy a little more complexity of flavor. That said, I quite enjoyed this one and would gladly have another. Thanks again for thinking of me Jill!

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Photo of mintjellie
4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Near black in colour with gorgeous cassis highlights. A generous helping of mocha coloured head forms on the pour, and leaves a patchy lace as it recedes. Intense blackberry aroma also shows cocoa powder and roast. It has a strong blackberry flavour that complements base porters chocolate, blackstrap molasses, and black coffee. Mild sweetness leads into a bitter finish. Delicious. Medium bodied and softly carbonated. Velvet mouthfeel. A lovely beer, and a damned shame I didn't pick up more when it was still around.

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Photo of joemcgrath27
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - basically pitch black, short head dissipated to a thin covering with a consistent lace ring
S - strong sweet blackberry dominates, roasty and light chocolate, hint of leafiness
T - sweet blackberry meshes with the bitterness of the roasty and chocolate malt, light leafy hop note comes through the finish
M - medium body smooth to start, with carbonation lingering, finishing with some acidity and bitterness
O - they have not spared the feature ingredient here which is delicious and compliments the maltiness well, this could easily be sessionable

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.55/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Medium brown with one finger of bubbly light brown head.

S - Sweet caramel, blackberry. Not much else is evident in the nose. Very sweet overall and the blackberry is quite strong.

T - Very sweet. Lots of blackberry flavour is present as well. Light roasted malt profile is evident but overshadowed by the blackberry and the overall sweetness of the beer.

M 0 Light to medium body; lightly carbonated.

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Photo of wordemupg
4.17/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

650ml bottle poured into tulip jan22 2011

A near black with a large three finger mocha head that has good retention and leaves a few patches of lace

S lots of blackberry with coco powder not overly complex but what it is going on I like a lot

T not far from the smell but with some faint coffee and dark malts that work well with the blackberry that tastes real unlike many fruit beers

M not overly thick and not the bubbles I was expecting after seeing the foam but still neither watery of flat

D I just looked at the bottle and realized its 6.5%, wouldn't have guessed that as there's zero booze and yet I still feel I could session this without getting board

a most worthy brew from a brewery I may need to get acquainted with

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Blackberry Porter from Cannery Brewing Company
3.78 out of 5 based on 124 ratings.
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