Brewed by Spinnakers Brewpub
Style: Sweet Stout
Victoria, Canada


on tap


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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 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 I’m glad I only have the one or I wouldn’t make it to work this week.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfearnley (1764) - 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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
heliport (12) - Indiana, USA - JUN 14, 2013
I am unfamiliar with Spinnakers and this was the first of theirs that I tried. It has a pleasant look and aroma. An odd taste for a porter though, but perhaps it was the added flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gerbeer (3082) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 26, 2014
750 ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown with almost no head. Aromas of cocoa powder and heavily roasted malts. Dry. Flavors of black coffee and nuts. Somewhat acidic bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lagerboy (1911) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 14, 2014
Bomber. Clear deep dark brown, slight ruby hue, fine foamy tan head settles and lasts. Aroma of medium roasted chocolate malt. Thin bittersweet milky chocolate malt taste, some faint coffee. Softer than average carbonation, low hopped, watery body. Smooth and easy, finishes sweet and milky. Not bad... guess I got a gooder! Still: NFL (Not For Lagerboys)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapFlu (5101) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vadie (1229) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 19, 2014
Noir avec une mousse moyenne marron. L’arôme du lait au chocolat avec un peu du malt. Le goût est dominé par le chocolat, mais c’est comme un produit chocolat, pas le cacao. Il y a un peu de malt, les notes de vanille, et je ne détecte pas les houblons.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ljthiessen (1079) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 19, 2014
Bottle. Slightly translucent, dark brown pour - like cola - with a decent beige head. Light chocolate in the aroma, fairly subtle, with dark malts and a funky soy sauce note as well. Flavour is very malty with dark fruits and subtle chocolate, but again, some funky, meaty soy sauce that seems slightly off. It's not overpowering at all, and I don't think the beer is bad or spoiled. Just a little odd. Lighter palate for the style and ABV, but not bad. Probably deserves better than what some others here are saying, but still not a great stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (15490) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 13, 2014
Dark brown. Sweetish slightly chocolatey aroma. Sweet but thin, touch of chocolate, kind of a simple beer, but it’s not bad.

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