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Brewed by Spinnakers Brewpub
Style: Baltic Porter
Victoria, Canada

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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 2.85/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 232   ABV: 7.75%
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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.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
WheatKing (1162) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - 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. There’s a tag on this calling it a porter. The heat is too high for me to care what it is.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
microakes (156) - 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 I’m glad I only have the one or I wouldn’t make it to work this week.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
manisthebeer (240) - 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

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JHunter (675) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LarryBeast (454) - - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
Crit (3245) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 3, 2013
My bottle says Porter, not Sweet Stout Black,fast fading tan head.Vinous choc/brn sugar nose.Palate of dry malt/light choc, red wine.Thin and watery. A poor effort

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapFlu (4361) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 7, 2013
(650ml bottle) Purchased at Hillside Liquors for around $7. I'm confused - the label states: "designed to last until the last drop" followed up by "pour carefully in a single motion, leaving the last centimeter"? Anyhow, pours a medium frothy brown head atop an opaque black body. Nose of roasted nuts. Flavour is very similar to a nut brown, vanilla notes and minor cocoa nibs finish. Good. --- reviewed on RateBeer.com


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