Dark & Stormy Ale – Whistler Brewing Co. (BC, Canada)

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Dark & Stormy (ale brewed with ginger), 5.5% ABV, 34 IBUs, 650ml, (Whistler, BC, Canada) (*local BC craft beer*)

on the back label:

“A Dark and Stormy night is often a parodied phrase, but in Whistler it can only mean two things; the snow is coming and we’ll soon be enjoying a tasty beer by the fire. A brilliant balance of Canadian two-row & Scottish chocolate malt form the base of this exceptional beer. Nugget, Challenger, Willamette and Golding hops are then added to the boil, along with a barrel of spicy fresh ginger. Think of ginger dipped in dark chocolate and a Whistler Dark & Stormy ale will surely help you through the wind and torrid rain.”

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  • Style: (ginger) Spiced Ale
  • Taste: Toasted caramel malt authentic ginger root beer ginger throat burn
  • Where I got it : Bottle Jockey / N.Burnaby
  • How much: $6.40 CAD (after 7.5% off) – 650ml., November 2015
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: if you like ginger beers

Visual: Pours beer bottle dark brown with a very small dissipating head, thin ringed retention, partially steady streams all around.

Nose: pressed ginger juice, chocolate malt (lvl-7)-pungency

Attack: crisp-thicker mouthfeel, tingly

Mid-palate: (lvl-4)-sweetness, tangy-zingy, (MAIN flavours) caramel malts, candied ginger, root beer/cola, roast malt

Finish: ginger dryness, spicy ginger throat burn,

Summary: Quite drinkable with a unique ginger character as promised. Medium-bodied, somewhat thin in the attack and mids, and not a lot of length in flavour.