Whistler Brewing Co. Dark and Stormy – Ginger Beer at 5% ABV | 17 IBU

Whistler Brewing Co. Dark and Stormy Ginger Beer at 5% ABV | 17 IBU (C$7.99 at Quarry Park Calgary Co-Op, 650 ml, bottle date 7-Sep-2016, acquired 13-Dec-2016, reviewed 20-Dec-2016)

Appearance: clear amber-brown with one fat finger of creamy beige head, good retention and patchy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: ginger, liquorice, molasses, caramel malt, grassy, hint of chocolate. (5/10) Taste: moderate-high sweet, mild bitter, light tart. (5/10) Palate: medium body tending thin, moderate carbonation, sweet and sticky mildly spicy finish. (3/5)

Meh. Pretty, but ultimately a mess. Spicy and sticky sweet overwhelms everything else. I had cautious hopes for this, but they were cruelly dashed. (11/20)

5.5/10 #ryansbooze