Monday, July 20, 2009

Blackberry Porter (Cannery) and Beer Fridge Etiquette

Flavius: Proper beer fridge etiquette must be observed by all serious beer drinkers.
Meterman: Beer etiquette, does that mean take care where you aim when passing wind?
F: No. A proper beer fridge must contain certain things, such as several beers being aged.
M: Like your jokes..
F: One each of the major styles of beer: stout, pilsner, IPA, etc.
M: To make up for your lack of...
F: Must have 'Pawn' beers. The ones you don't like and can give away quickly. They must be cheap and obvious.
M: Right on to that! Hey, you always give me a Corona or Blue!
F: It always must have several of your personal favourite style.
M: In your case cheap!

Blackberry Porter (Cannery)

Ratebeer 3.42 78th percentile
Beer Advocate B

Taste +4

This is another great fruit porter. The nose is a super rich, dark malt and sweet blackberry syrup. A full mouthfeel graces your senses with bitter chocolate up front with support from roast and watery coffee. This is intermixed with a nicely balanced berry sweetness (blueberry and blackberry). Throughout this whole ordeal, an effervescence prevails.

Aftertaste +1

It almost becomes a -1 because the bitter chocolate and roast lingers nicely, but the berry turns sickly sweet at the end.
Alcohol Content +1 6.5%

This is sounding better all the time.

Value +1

This was a great flavoured porter and I would certainly get it again.
Ingame Enhancement +1

WOOOT for new player L4D content, Dead Aboard has breathed new zest into my online gameplay life. Who needs sunlight; there are vitamin D pills.


This a great porter on its own. When it is enhanced with appropriate amounts of dark fruits, you have a winner.

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