Brewed by Spinnakers Brewpub
Style: Sweet Stout
Victoria, Canada


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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 2.9/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 232   ABV: 7.75%
Chocolate Porter brewed in a Baltic Porter style with a Canadian Pilsner malt base, English Munich, Cara and Chocolate malts, American de-husked chocolate malt and a touch of wheat malt, balanced with 2 pitchings of German Hellertaus hops and farmer empowering, sustainably cooperative produced TCHO Source cocao nibs from Ecuador via Pier 17 in San Francisco.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
DeanF (2348) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 13, 2013
Very dark body, very modest head thatís gone in an instant. Aroma is of barley swampwater and chocolate from your garbage can. Maybe some boot leather in there, the kind that you dropped that can of paint thinner over a few years back. Flavour is a standard bad stout fare of wateriness with some coffee notes, a bit of chocolate, and just a hint of skunkiness to remind you that itís a Spinnaker brew. This is another Spinnaker beer that seems to be oh so slightly infected and otherwise substandard in the world of craft beer. Maybe the stuff at their brewpub is better, but either way, Iím not impressed with this brewery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
sulawang (1049) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 31, 2013
pours cloudy ultra-dark brown with lots of sediment, small head, ringed retention, not much activity. Light roast coffee and malts on the nose. Attack: aggressive wtf 10/10 sourness, not much CO2 mouthfeel Mid-palate: malts, barnyard sourness, medium roast coffee, light chocolate Finish: coffee bitterness, rough sour finish. Strangly sour for a porter/stout... It could be that this is was just a bad bottle but after reading othersí having the same thought, most likely just a crap brew. Stay away - not enjoyable at all. Sour coffee/chocolate/malt??? wth..

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gramity (1625) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 12, 2013
Bottle. Deep black with minimal head. Aroma of strong dark chocolate and chocolate malt. Taste is woody and dry with some sourness. There is a light thin chocolate character but not well pronounced. Bit of a weird brew. Had us questioning if there was something wrong with this bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfearnley (1825) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 11, 2013
Bottle to flute Aroma of chocolate, malts, and alcohol. Dark brown, no head. Sweet and bitter, nice chocolate taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ferris (12890) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 11, 2013
Bottle - Dark fruit, some roasted malts and some sourness. Muddy opaque brown with no head. A really odd porter, with the odd ingrediants giving in a light roasted flavor, some sourness and oak. Very light body and no bitterness and a bit flat. Could be a bad bottle.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
WheatKing (1328) - Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - MAY 2, 2013
Pours very dark brown. Aroma is heat, light roasted malt, chocolate. Taste is alcohol with some coffee and chocolate. Finish is alcohol, roast, chocolate, some balance of the sweet and bitter I guess. Thin. Thereís a tag on this calling it a porter. The heat is too high for me to care what it is.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
microakes (160) - CANADA - MAR 30, 2013
Dark, opaque brown and headless, I can smell it from across the room. It smells like malted joy, and tastes like milk chocolate surrounding 85% dark ecuadoran chocolate. Some beers of this style are a once a night thing but Iím glad I only have the one or I wouldnít make it to work this week.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
manisthebeer (246) - squamish, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 23, 2013
COME ON WHERES THE CHOCOLATE// KILLER LABEL// great name// good stout taste but no chocolate// may as well go for the titanic stout

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JHunter (676) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 10, 2013
pours dark black with pretty much no head. strong aroma of chocolate nibs and chocolate malt. flavour is dry chalky with a light thin chocolate in the finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LarryBeast (611) - - MAR 8, 2013
650ml bottle. Brown/black with dusting of tan head. Nutty, chocolate truffle aroma. Has a dry, chalky feel on the palate. A little thin, but saved by the substantial presence of cocoa nib and chocolate malts.

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