solidfunk (1789) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Some hops. Pours clear mahogany with some lacing, no head. A little sweetened malt. Some bitterness, not very interesting. Average carbonation and slick texture. On tap at brewpub.
MrFecesious (325) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours a murky mud water. Aroma is watery nut malt. Taste is the same, but way more lactic.
Crit (3070) - New Westminster, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 17, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brown, beige head.Faint sweet nose. Vague watery malt profile. Mild medium length hop finish.Lacks body and character
gramity (1054) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Toasted nut aroma with a brownish color. A small head that dissapeared quickly. Flavor was malty and again nutty. Sweet and flavorful. A good brown ale.
WheatKing (703) - Oak Bay, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Loved the colour. Small dissipating head. Mild coffee with cream aroma mixed up there with the malt. Taste? Well, I definitely did pick up some nuts here. Not a lot but some. Spinnakerís makes very softly carbonated drinks, I think thatís their forte. Itís an odd thing to say, until you remember the same can be said of Fullerís.
Iím more of a fan of this style than other beer geeks, so I can safely say that since this is Spinnakerís best "sessionable" beer Iíve tried itís the most likely one Iíll buy again.
riversideAK (5413) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nutty, roast, chocolate, earth. Pours brown, some haze, thin head. THe flavor is rather straightforward with nutty notes, light sweetness, and an earthy moderately bitter finish.
Lagerboy (666) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 18, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark amber, receding tan head. The sweet nutty malt aroma seemed promising, but tasted kinda thin. Light bodied, low hopped. Tart thin finish. LF (Lagerboy Friendly)
fiulijn (12179) - MalmŲ, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Spinnakers Spirit Merchants, Victoria
Brown mahogany color, with small head. Strange aroma of roasted malts and light durian. Lean body, with mild caramel flavor, and a hint of vegetables and cardboard. Low bitterness, with a very light trace of liquorice in the end.
Failing on many points: no nuttiness, poor malt presence, and even poor hopping.
pumpmaster (991) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
650ml bottle purchased at the brewpub store for $5.00CAD. Very good. Not available on tap.
BrewDad (4256) - Olympia, USA - OCT 2, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub - Victoria BC
The dark malts with the spices added made this easy to drink and had a great after taste.