From Britannia Brewing Company in the Richmond with a tasting room in Steveston Village comes their “Forty Fathoms Imperial Spiced Porter”. The beer pours a deep brown colour with a brown head. The aroma consists of cinnamon, ginger, vanilla, toffee and spiced rum and a sweet finish. The flavour is of cinnamon, ginger, vanilla, toffee, chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, earth, spiced rum, bitterness and some mild alcohol. The alcohol content comes in at 7.7% with an IBU of 30. This is a really interesting brew with the ginger and spiced rum flavours really dominating the flavour.
Commercial Description: This limited release is a blend of dark specialty grains complimented by spices of ginger, vanilla, cardamon and cinnamon. Dark and cold is forty fathoms deep, let the alcohol keep you warm with rich tones of chocolate, toffee, dried fruit and hints of spiced rum.
From Edinburgh Scotland comes the Innis & Gunn “Spiced Rum Finish” Oak Aged Beer. This beer was aged in Caribbean Spiced Rum barrels for 47 days. This ale pours an amber/copper colour with and off white head. The aroma is full of malts, vanilla, caramel, oak and rum. The flavour consists of sweet malts, oak, vanilla, caramel, mild rum and some fruity flavours. This is a tasty brew! The alcohol content is 6.9%.
Commercial Description: This limited bottling of Innis & Gunn has been finished over oak infused with Caribbean Spiced Rum. The result is absolutely delicious, bursting with the flavours of Caribbean spices along with our signature notes of vanilla, toffee and oak.
Food pairings as per Innis & Gunn: Jerk chicken or pork, curries containing coconut and curry paste, spiced buns and sticky toffee pudding.