reberiii (387) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose of molasses, poured from 12oz bottle cloudy brown. Taste of molasses and and a tart cherry-ish finish.
radio_nowhere (967) - Maryland, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle into pint glass, dark amber color with beige head. Aroma of heavy malt, nutmeg and slight spruce/pine note. Taste adds notes of nuttiness, bread, wood, cinnamon and slight juniper citrus note. Medium body, low carbonation, creamy, rich, smooth with piney malty finish. Interesting spiced malty beer.
cannernation (10) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark Amber, nice spruce aroma with light spruce aftertaste, enjoyable beer
obguthr (4231) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Juniper berries, and wood nose, quite nice. Hazy copper, medium yellow head. Slightly tart, tangy, and malt forward. Juniper berries are dominant. Tannic, with grape skins. Dry and a little stale on the palate. Fizzy, but good.
Sammy (9144) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours very dark brown. Only hint of spruce in smell, I would like more. Drinkable, but it took an hour with food. Spruce on aftertaste.May be true to recipe, but I’m so-so on that recipe.
Recent bottle picked up in US trip.
BillKismet (3407) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown body with a lush, roasted cream head. Sweet, sprucey nose with some alcohol puffs. The body is probably the most spruce-infused I have ever experienced in a beer. Sweet, resinous and with an aftertaste of minty coffee drop. A touch stale.
merc7186 (2334) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer pours good with a nice dark amber, mild light passes through, an off white colored head but not much and minimal lacing. The beer smells is instant nutmeg which fades into an interesting sweet spruce smell. The taste is pretty much the same, nutmeg up front that goes into sweet spruce finish. The mouthfeel is decent with a mild bitterness, some spice and spruce flavor lingering around. Overall, an interesting beer, the nutmeg takes away a little bit from the beer but an interesting good beer.
MercyDevice (365) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a medium brown with a so-so head. I couldn’t really taste the spruce but I detected some bread and spice notes. Somewhat weird aftertaste.
Lightrider (311) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle into a ale glass. Pour is a nice dark Amber with a fine lace head. Aroma is fall in the woods and malt. Taste is pine and sweetness. Finish is rich.
BiddleBrau (986) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber with thinner tan head. Hint of spruce/pine in the nose and malt. Spruce is prominent in the flavor and up front but it works well where it really could be a disaster if done poorly. This is a nicely done unique recipe.