UncleKorm (1335) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2012 BeerandBlues2 (13697) - Escondido, California, USA - JUL 5, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Pours clear black with a medium, frothy light tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is spruce tips, lightly toasted malt, and earthy hops. Flavor is malt forward with dominant spruce tips, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.
On tap at brewer. I was lucky enough to taste this seasonal small batch, this will be a beer that year-to-year will be highly dependent on the strength of the source tips. Poured a clear black w/ a small fizzy diminishing tan head and good lacing. Aroma is spruce, lightly toasted malts, and earthy tones. Flavor is dominated by spruce tips, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Light body with lively carbonation.