Chadski4 (72) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Toasted, slightly alcoholic aroma with very little head retention or lacing. Distinct, pleasant flavor at the start that may become a little forced by the end of the bottle. Proper serving temp a must.
wlajwl (3565) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is grains, mild vinous notes and a hint of tobacco. The flavor is fruit/dark fruit, mild spruce overtones, a hint of vinous qualities and a mix of sweetness and slight heat in the finish.
shrubber85 (6984) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Light smoky toffee malt and spruce aroma. Amber with minimal head. Sweet, lactic caramel malt flavor. Pretty good but mild.
maekchu (1772) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from 99 Bottles (Federal Way, WA). Sweet, lightly spiced nose. Pretty copper color. A bock-like initial / candy and Coca-Cola and brown sugar in mid -- the spruce tips add a little spicy note here / balanced sweetish finish. Medium body. Nice enough. Could use a little more body.
Sammy (8096) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Windy City. Pours attractive light orange colour, with almost no head. Sweet aroma, too sweet cold. At warmer temperature you can pick out of the syrup from herb and spruce. More spruce, sir!
Patrickctenchi (3093) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, bubbly, amber-orange with a thin soapy, head.
Taste is cola, sweet toffee with a pleasant, evergreen, cooling tone.
Very nice....a little different.
Hiero (127) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Spicy flavor with a somewhat light body for a winter ale. Interesting taste on the front, but a little watery on the finish. If you want a drinkable winter ale, this is pretty good. If you want a full-flavored thick body, then try something else.
Drdavidk (1) - - JAN 25, 2014 does not count
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Happened upon this beer last Thanksgiving 2012. fFound this beer to be surprisingly tasty , unique, and hard to find. Looking forward to this years batch for 2013-14!
Purchased an ample supply only to find the taste falling short of our previous experience.
Greatly disappointed by lack of flavor and seemed flat, "like left over from last years beer".
punkabilly1970 (3) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 14, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
A mixture of cola and spruce flavors. One of the more unique beers that I have tried. A new favorite for me, at least in the snowy winter months.
nike (889) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, pours a clear amber with small off white head. Aromas of caramel, spice. Tastes of spice, caramel, fruity, toasty, with an alcohol or maybe spruce taste. Overall, decent beer.
airrick2003 (415) - Louisiana, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: bronze, clear, smaller tan head, head dissipates quickly
Aroma: strong malty grain, creamy, milk,
Taste: strong malty, grainyness, kind of sweet
Palate: heavier mouthfeel, moderate carbonation, kind of sweet aftertaste
Overall: very good beer, it's all malt and grain, perfect to contrast against an ipa
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