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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Strong porter brewed with rye and spruce. As always, unfiltered and re-fermented in the bottle.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Pours a brown-garnet color with a creamy tan head. Aroma had some fudge, brownie, spice and pine. Taste is sweet with a little bitterness. Loved the creamy mouthfeel. Pretty nice stuff!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2012
[Bottle] shared by Caleb. Thanks! Clear deep brown with a creamy light tan head. Aroma is smoky, dusty chocolate, some spruce, and not much else. Flavor is sharp, spruce, smoke, dry and dusty cocoa. Pretty decent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacterial (1617) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Bottle shared by Caleb - thanks! Really interesting flavors that work well together. Weird flip-top bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (6293) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, thanks Caleb for opening this. Aroma brought notes of rye, slight chocolate, spice notes with a hint of pine and mint, some molasses, toffee notes, hints of chocolate and dark fruits, pretty lemony as well from the rye. Taste is a mix of spruce, molasses, some nice rye, hints of lemon, touch of chocolate and dark fruits with some raisin, finishing fairly sweet but dry. Pretty nice, interesting!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Deep brown with a reddish tinge and an airy brown crown. Aroma of spruce, roasted malt, pine and mild chocolate and coffee. Taste of dark roasted malt, light chocolate, spruce and some sort of sugar. Body is semi-chalky and finishes up mildly bitter with acidic notes.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (9225) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 13, 2012
Nearly a black pour with a gigantic tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, pine trees, cocoa, plums, dark raisins. Flavor is loaded with resin/pine, cocoa, burned toast, prunes. Fluffy and light on the tongue with a really nice flavor.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
nimbleprop (4976) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 20, 2012
75cl swingtop pours an opaque black with some creamy beige head. Nose of pine needles, spruce, smoke. Flavor is flabby, smoke, spruce, wet pine needles. Full bodied, smokey finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (9018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2012
Bottle. Poured a black color, with brown edges, and a huge sized off white head. Aromas of chocolate/cocoa, roast and earth. Tastes of the same with light coffee and lighter dark fruits. Had a light sour aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - FEB 27, 2012
11/23/11 olvalde shipwright 2011. Dark porter color w a large soft beige head. A is strange... lots of soft sprucey pine,choc,porter sourness,roast, light nutty caramel and lactose. Spiciness deep down. flavor is pretty much the same. Thin for an importer but lightness makes me want to drink more. 7/3/7/3/15

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7867) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 1, 2012
2011 bottle thanks to tytoanderso. Pours with a nearly black body and a lasting tan head. Aromas are of spruce, pepper, spicy, pine, earth, spices, leather, chocolate and dry roast. Mild dark fruit presence. Flavors are peppery, spicy, earthy, fruity, cedar and vanilla. Dry and spicy with leather overtones. Lightly sour. Husky grain. Medium bubbles, dry with little to no alcohol character.


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