KajII (763) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - SEP 28, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz Bottle. The pour was a clear chestnut brown with a large (2-3 finger) off white rocky head that was mostly diminishing down to just a small collar with poor lacing.
The aroma was of a light bread malt, spruce hops and an earthy yeast with hints of molasses, caramel and a light honey sweetness.
The taste was lightly bitter sweet and mildly malty with a touch of molasses throughout, and then became lightly hoppy yet very mildly sweet at the end. The flavor lasted only a short while after the swallow with the flavor fading quickly off the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was light in body and watery in texture with a very soft carbonation.
Overall the aroma of this brew was stronger than the taste. Although light in flavor, what was there was very tasty and rather satisfying...
GNeeson88 (18) - Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2014
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I enjoyed it! It had a lot of interesting flavors going on. You could taste the molasses and the spruce. Interesting beer. I think I'll have another.
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nasmith003 (40) - Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Evergreen aroma, nice golden brown color. Mint-like flavor tones follow the aroma. Malt backbone supports aroma, flavor, and hops. Clean aftertaste.
BeerandBlues2 (9001) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Philly’s Tavern. Pours clear tawny with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is spruce, dates, earthy and woody hops, cookie malt. Flavor is malt forward with spruce, dates and figs, cookie malt and a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.
tgncc (2613) - Bellmore, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
At the Valley Forge Brew Fest. The pour is a clear amber, off white head. The aroma is pine, molasses, caramel. The flavor is pine needles, caramel, cereal grains. Medium in body. Interesting.
chandler0201 (638) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber pour with medium white head. Aroma of pine and malt and some spices. Flavor of more pine and some spicy sweetness. This would be a good Christmas ale. Finish was a bit thin but flavorful.
dlovell2 (536) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber with beige head. Caramel malt aroma. Rich malty flavor some roasted malt flavor. There’s a slight flavor on tongue that must be coming from the spruce but its not the flavor I expected from spruce. Really smooth beer.
ffaoe (174) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malty aroma. Brown in color with a good head. Malty, roasty flavor. Molasses and spruce are barely discernible
reberiii (242) - 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 (678) - 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