Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2007
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pleasant, fun aroma that certainly does have the "cotton candy and bubble gum notes" that the brewery promises. The flavor profile is odd, though. Yes, there is spice, and the alcohol is pleasantly present. But there is also an acrid presence in the aftertaste that only dissipates as the beer warms. I also feel that the beer could have a bigger flavor body than it does, given the style and the alcohol content (which is printed on the bottle as 8.2%). The opaque reddish-brown color is nice but there is no foam and no lacing to tantalize the eyes. No "carnival on the tongue" for me but there is definite potential here and I hope R&B makes more of these in the future.
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 19, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Candy, cotton candy aroma. Very sweet. Spicy yeast, sweet candy and an alcohol finish.
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 15, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
GCBF cask conditioned sample. Red amber. Light creamy head. Candy sugar and bubble gum nose. Flavour is made up of alcohol, spice, bubble gum and warm Belgian flavour.
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - SEP 11, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is cotton candy, toffee, bubble gum. Taste is very sweet, interesting, cotton candy, light yeastiness, and spiciness.
CapFlu (4959) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught) Sampled at the Great Canadian Beer Festival 2007 in Victoria on September 7th, 2007. Deep orange body with a marshmellow and bubblegum aroma. Biting hops flavour and balanced malt. Very good.