RumRunner101 (647) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown pour with a beige head. Flavour is roasted malt with piney hop bitterness. Loads of coffee flavour. Okay.
jredmond (4891) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of Andy at Paulís housewarming tasting 2013. Pours a dark brown body with thin, off white lacing. Aroma is full of earthy hops, light pine and espresso. Mouthfeel is medium with coffee/espresso, chocolate malt, and earthy roast dominating the palate. Additional notes of pine and a very muted bitterness.
jcwattsrugger (10938) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
@Pauls new condo TastingĖ22oz/650ml bottle shared by puzzl-thin offwhite-dk amber/brown. A-soft pine, some med malt. T-pine/earthy hops, some med malt-dusty cocoa.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Paulís housewarming tasting. Pours a deep brown with a thin white head. Coffee on the nose, a little hops and earth. Medium-bodied, cocoa, roast. Light chocolate hints with some cocoa and roast. Finishes with a touch of bitterness. Decent enough.
jtclockwork (6939) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Puzzl at Paulís. Pours reddish amber. Off white head. Nose and taste of berry fruit, roast grain, light resin hop and malt. Medium body.
solidfunk (2818) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Some hops, piney style. Some sour malt in finish. Lacing good, clear dark brown with good head. Creamy texture. Ok, but nothing too hardcore. English take on BIPA. On tap at brewpub.
Stizz19 (26) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 4, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
6-pack from Spinnakers Liquor Store. Good balance of Hops and malts. Slight chocolate and toffee flavour. Decent beer for sure.
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gramity (1277) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
A really good session beer! Taste is hoppy, slightly bitter and fresh. A strong aroma and blackish appearance. Although dark a very "light" drinking beer. The effects of guaranna are noticed after a few of these pints. Overall a very satisfying beer and one I would recommend!
reebtogi (3802) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle pours almost black in color with a small white head that leaves no lacing on the glass. Aroma is roasted grains and flowery hops with some nuttiness. Taste is roasted and hop bitterness with some nuts and a malty sweetness to balance things out. Medium bodied with decent carbonation leaving a pleasant touch on the palate. A very nicely done dark ale that is highly recommended.
WheatKing (1141) - Oak Bay, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 24, 2013 (Bomber from Liquor Plus Douglas bought a few weeks ago) As sour as gueuze without the redeeming characteristics. A regular pour saw it froth up over the rim. Tried it in two glasses to be sure. Thereís no questioning what Iím faced with here, Iím surprised Iím the first on RateBeer to have gotten it. Wait a couple months if you want a good batch, I guess.
This is the second time Iíve gotten a Spinnakers that was seriously off... Iíve got nothing against them, theyíre highly respected in my city. But what the heck? They taste it before bottling, donít they? My first full drainpour.
EDIT, April 24 2013: Had this yesterday on tap, felt like a brown with some English qualities, loaded up with hops. Well-balanced. Not much else to say, just felt I should have the rating reflect my new impressions.