Berley31 (230) - New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 13, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: Poured with a small, white head that diminished to a thin film very quickly. Dark amber color, with a clear body.
S: Aroma is a little weak... some sweetness in the malt is coming through, which is nice, but Iím not getting much else.
T: Starts sweet, ends sweet. No real bitterness in there at all. Roasted-malt flavor in the finish. Nice.
M: Light-bodied with a creamy texture, and average carbonation.
D: May not be anything overly special, but itís quite enjoyable, and it would be very easy to put a few back.
turboespresso (256) - Port Moody, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 31, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Iíve had this one several times before, finally gotten around to rating it. Dark coppery brown and clear with a small, lasting head. Aroma is dominated by yeast. Taste is yeasty and has some fruity notes as well. Body is medium light. Malt taste is on the dry side with some roasty flavour. Thereís nothing wrong with this beer. Itís just boring.
bulldogops (765) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 24, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2013 On draught at Bird of Paradise on the Island. Delicious, smooth tasting amber ale which pours with a creamy white foam. Delicate sweetness and low carbonation. An excellent choice when visiting Vancouver Island.
MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 15, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The first beer Iíve had from this brewery, and Iím quite impressed. The colour is a great amber(duh)and comes with a tan, foamy head. Aroma is pleasantly malted. Taste, mouthfeel, and aftertaste are downright enjoyable.
italianjohn (2145) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2009 Had this at the Garricks head pub in Victoria, BC was an attractive copper color with a nice sweet malty taste had some sweetness and slight bitter aftertaste had a couple and they filled me up so its not light but not very heavy just the right beer for a great pub in downtown Victoria Cheers!
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - JUN 29, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
6/6/08 On draught at the Stickey Wicket, Victoria, BC. Aroma is very low and malt forward with a noble floral note balance. Appearance is clear copper with a medium maintained off-white head. Flavor is sweet malt forward with a touch of sourness and moderate bittering. Mouthfeel is low bodied with a low carb texture. Overall, very easy drinking, but very low on character.
SeRo (1) - CANADA - MAR 2, 2008 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
I am moving to Ontario from the Island and fear that Race Rocks may be what I will miss the most.
jcwattsrugger (10724) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 2, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
@GCBF-on tap-pours a retaining thin off white head that laces and amber color. Aroma is medium/dark malt-peat/caramel. Taste is medium/dark malt-peat/caramel, nice backbone of hops, some northwest bitterness. Medium body. OK carbonation.
racerocks (4) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 16, 2007 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served cold this is one of the best Canadian brews. Full flavoured with the body of a lager means itís refreshing even on a hot day.
mgermani (1000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 9, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this one on draught at Irish Times in Victoria. Small but lasting head, pours an amber-brown. Sweet milk-chocolate aroma. Tastes of caramel & sweet malt, strong chocolate malt character with a warming aftertaste. Creamy mouthfeel, light but decent carbonation. Very drinkable and somewhat interesting, much better than the Beacon.