asedzie (826) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 5, 2017 NWHopHead99 (58) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2002
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer reminds me of the Pyramid Snow cap because of all the strange flavors that come up intermitently. There is a very sweet, yet sour contrast, and a candy-spice flavor that is VERY strong! As I understand it, the brew for 2001 was closer to 9.5% alcohol, and so it almost borders on a barley wine! The color is not particularly representative of how truly special the taste is. Many of the Maritime Brewing company beers seem to leave me with a feeling that I had a very unique beer, but not something I would nessasarily try again. This one I WILL look for next year, though!
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2017 Bottle from Burien Liquor and Wine. Nice pour - deep amber with off white head. Nose has caramel, nuttiness, prickly alcohol heat and very mild fruity hop resins. Flavor is toffee with a light alcohol burn on the finish, very nice creamy malt texture makes this enjoyable. Finish has lingering alcohol and some bitterness. Very nice warmer, bold winter sipper in an unassuming package. Fatehunter (2567) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - DEC 13, 2016
Pours a thin light tan head on a dark straw body.
Aroma is dark fruits and dark grains.
Taste is also dark fruit sweet, with plenty of malt and a bit of lemon bitterness.
Texture is thicker. fiulijn (20491) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 18, 2016
Draught at The Local, Bellingham, WA; 6.8% ABVj12601 (11573) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 2, 2016
Hazy dark amber color. Caramel brew, moderately sweet, solid but with no other quality. Simplistic.
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear ruby tinged amber. Soft citrus, a touch of malt, nutty with a hint of fruit. Medium bodied, fruity, soft malt, toast, sweetness, fruit. Slow bitterness on the finish.
Panzuriel (2238) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2016
12 oz bottle from Tavour. Maritime Pacific Jolly Roger Christmas Ale is cloudy red brown beer with a thin head of white bubbles. Nose is sweet molasses just a touch of hops and cereal. Taste is resinously sweet with notes of caramel, toffee, fruit and a bit of spice. Body is silky and medium to thick.
Shippy (43) - - JAN 16, 2016
Poured from a bottle. Pours a cloudy brown with an orange hue. Smell starts with dark fruits, maybe some fig or dates, followed by a bit of vanilla and some smokiness. Flavors start with sweet malts, some honey, then drift in a smokier direction with nuttiness and some spice on the end. Feel is medium with a little carbonation. Overall a nice winter warmer, would be nice to have sitting next to a fire. donandres (527) - Bayombong, PHILIPPINES - JAN 4, 2016
12 ounce bottle poured to wine glass around 50 F
Appearance: dedark amber to reddish brown, minimal lacing and head
Smell : aroma of molasses, toasted malt
Taste: balance bitterness
Feel: fizzy making it feel creamy but no follow through
Overall: very good beer for the price
Capa (3295) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Brown with a tan head. Toasted malt profile, light dark fruits, toffee, slightly woody. Thick, smooth body. Finish has light bitterness and a faint boozy heat. The alcohol is very well hidden. Solid. NeilinSeattle (32) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2015
One of the most moreish Xmas beers on the market. Can drink it till the 10% abv knocks me over. DYCSoccer17 (3696) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 22, 2015
14 ounce on tap at Sharps Roasthouse near Seatac. The aroma is a little metallic with light caramel and toffee hints. Mildly hazy amber body with a strong yellowish head present. Starts with just a sweet barrage of malts. I get a lot of caramel malts primarily with a little nuttiness behind. Fairly sweet throughout. Easy drinking, and alcohol is well hidden.