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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (7091) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 1, 2012
Big thanks to dcschiller for this as it pours darkness with full mocha head. The aroma is yummers with burnt toffee initially and then a whiff or two later I get some smoky rubbery bacon notes, black licorice and dark roasted maltiness. The taste is smooth and creamy and sweet with molasses, sugary malts, black licorice, a touch of smoke and then faint dark roasted malts and pancake syrup. Very cool indeed how these various notes come together so well atop a creamy mouthfeel. I’m not sure I’ve tasted something like this before.

   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!

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacterial (1721) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (6419) - Lansing, Michigan, 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!

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (9439) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
nimbleprop (5196) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (9167) - 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.

   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

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