Braudog (6716) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2013
Bottle. Perfect visuals for an American porter. Big, dark, black, frothy and rich-looking. The aroma is killer -- full of sweet roast, hops, and a bit of spruce. This drinks with a big time mouthfeel, and full of flavor. The spruce adds and phenomenal factor, a bit of earthy flourish to an already full-up porter. Brilliant. I want more. (#4987, 4/15/2013) Nivekkcul (15) - - OCT 19, 2014
This is the best beer I have had in a while. The taste is amazing. Slightly effervescent but dark with a great finish mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Nice. Strong blackberry infused flavor. Port base is good. Surprisingly carbonated -- a fizzy pour. Slightly tart; nor sweet.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Travlr (24826) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Bottle. Clear dark maroon color, thick tan head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of lightly sspiced rich dark cocoa with a shot of espresso. Taste is coffee grounds with bitter cocoa and a hint of subtle and sour spice. Tasty. hayduke (5209) - Eureka, California, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Shared with Strykzone of FB Chat. Release 1. Poured a rich brown with a medium sized tan head. Medium in body. Lively mouthfeel but still smooth .Flavor is compex and roasted malts. with berry, citrus, and chocolate in the finish, Really well blended beer. The spruce tips add zing Really.really tasty
closey22 (1946) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2013
Dark brown allowing deep burgandy light to come through whttps://sites.google.com/site/flippedclassroompd/ with a tan foamy lasting semi-thick head; aroma is chocolatey; Flava is of choc covered blueberries in first sip although other sips taste less fruity and more roasty; feels light with some fizz; finishes dry and roasty Itzjerm (2869) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Bomber. Very unique beer. Aroma is blueberry. Flavor is porter then slight sour sweet berry and ends with a noticeable spruce slap in the face. Not very malty Looks cloudy with thin head. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Strykzone (7360) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Bomber from Hayduke and shared with him via facebook chat. Release #1 and 5.9 ABV. A lot of red is with the dark brown during the pour. A one finger tan head. This smells like a berry cobbler with big malts. That berry fruit is tasted throughout and the roasted malts and chocolate malts work nicely. The spruce is tasted and adds a spiciness. Ron spotted this. Citrusy hops. The finish was a little thin and the fruit came out even more and then the last sip brought more chocolate. superspak (5597) - Michigan, USA - JUN 10, 2013
22 ounce bottle into signature pint glass; Release 2, bottled 12/6/2012. Pours crystal clear deep reddish brown color with a 1 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of milk chocolate, blackberry, roasted malt, toast, caramel, floral, coffee, light spruce, and roasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of roasted malt notes with blackberry and light spruce tip additions; with solid strength. Taste of milk chocolate, roasted malt, blackberry, toast, caramel, floral, pine, light coffee, and toasted earthiness. Slight pine bitterness and light fruit tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, blackberry, roasted malt, toast, caramel, floral, pine, light coffee, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and complexity of roasted malt and fruit flavors; with a very nice malt/fruit balance with light-moderate spruce presence; and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy and slightly syrupy mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a nice fruited porter. Good balance of roasted malt and fruit flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering. badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 24, 2013
On tap. Black with a fizzy tan head. Sweet milk chocolate and roasted grain aroma. Silky bright medium bodied palate. Tastes of milk chocolate, cherry, citrus, and vanilla with a malty finish.