mnmike (1033) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really like the spruce elements to this porter - gives it uniqueness. I actually had this beer mulled, but still like it. Side Note: I’m going to try mulling other beers...
fluffy (1722) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
had this at a bottle share recently. didnt know much about it, but it was quite tasty.
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 6, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
"This was ok, but ended up a bit of a fail on a few counts. I dug the spruce, and had fun with the name (what exactly is an imperial stout porter? Pick one) but it was weak on the imperial no matter which. Dark brown pour. Ok. Body was average for a beer, weak and fizzy for the style. I liked the spruce on the nose but that and an ill fitting green olive smell overpowered any toasty roasty goodness. Weak. Flavor was better, more spruce and olive, not As astringent, but still not that great. "
csaso (1416) - Missouri, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2012 vintage, Bottle - huge tan colored thick head, roast malt and definite pine aroma and flavor, mild silky chocolate notes - pretty good overall, definitely a little different.
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EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ok, I see that people like this, or at least find it amusing/interesting. It just didn’t come together for me. Seemed like I was drinking two different liquids that were never meant to be together.
peteinSD (1377) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 20, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black pour with a thin froth of tan foam. Rye, light spruce, and perhaps some thin chocolate roast in the aroma. Taste is heavy on the spruce with a fruity spice. Odd taste. Clean, relatively light mouthfeel. Weird candied taste is throwing me off.
Nsanders (518) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
2013 750 mL swingtop. Near black with a thin tan head. Spruce, soy sauce, blueberry, and roasted malts. Moderately sweet with a soapy herbal finish. Body is lighter with active fine carbonation, but has sort of a lingering, soapy feel. Probably better served with a meal than enjoyed on its own to offset the aftertaste.
nuplastikk (4568) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 16, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 flip top bottle. Opens with a tremendous pop. Aroma shoots right out at you. Unfortunately this one seems a little infected...pours with a massive foamy beige head. Rye and spruce tones sort of mask it, but there are some unpleasant sour undertones. Like a really unimpressive amateur hour version of Anchor Christmas. Opened in late November 2013...sat on this one too long. Very disappointing.
Errl (1642) - Plano, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is dark with tan head..Nose is smoke, dry, musty, chocolate..Taste is chocolate, spice, dry, musty, coffee
Mora2000 (5780) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown pour with a tan head. The aroma has some spruce notes as well as some chocolate and mint. The flavor is full of menthol, spearmint, chocolate and roasted malt. Thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
jmagnus87 (2438) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at RBSG. From notes. Holy spruce batman! I get a lot of pine resin and a good dose of citrus, but the spruce totally dominates. Regardless, I like it quite a bit.