Travlr (24646) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 9, 2012
Bottle courtesy of GT2, thanks! Black, brown head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of. Eautiful fresh spruce dipped in chocolate, then dipped in coffee. Taste is coffee and pine. Nice. djd07 (14469) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Bottle thanks to Bill. Pours a dark brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is a strong roasted malt, oak, vanilla. Medium body, sweet vanilla, light roast, wood, booze, and light dry finish. Very good. GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 9, 2012
651mL thanks to savnac. Near ink pour with a mega beige head. Creamy head with mega lace. Nose is spicy chocolate, vanilla, sweet cocoa, slight fruit. Some sweet berries. Taste is dry, bitter, a bit ashy/dirty. Still mega dry and ashy. Just not a lot of creaminess. Pretty abrasive.
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bottle by Bill, another MS treat!! .. pours a deep black brown .. medium foam, lacing is decent .. . i’m getting mostly tar and spruce .. . like an evil christmas tree .. . pretty good beer, unique .. . . line ? nuclear power!!! BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 24, 2011
Bottle with many thanks to americanbrew. Pours with a very deep, viscous and dark, black body with a tan head that lasts. Good lace and light legs. Aromas are of vanilla, cocoa, roast, earthy, light pine, spruce, brown sugar, and some anise/licorice. Flavors are of brown sugar, anise and plums up front, a bit of dusty and chalky cocoa mid palate, fruity and jammy with dark fruits and lingering esters towards the finish. Earthy and pine like as well. Smooth, creamy mouth, light carbonation and alcohol with a fuller body. Maybe the spruce has faded, but his is pretty tasty as is.
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - NOV 11, 2010
Dark brown color/ tan head. Big spruce sap, evergreen mint, sweet vanilla, medium roast malt aromas. medium bodied. Sweet vanilla, evergreen mint, milk chocolate flavors with medium roasted malts- liquid chocolate mint. nuplastikk (6252) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2011
22oz bottle. Deep opaque black with a beige head. Really nice Stout, big, but doesn’t come off imperial. Quite unique. Big chocolate tones, rich cocoa peanut butter action. Very mellow and subdued, light smoky coffee tones. I don’t get much spruce, the thick specialty malts sort of cover it up. Solid Stout, quite well done. dwyerpg (6180) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 23, 2017
So it appears they are bringing this back, as this was a 2017 release. A quite flavorful beer, with some spruce noticeable. I believe it was labeled 9.5%. Surprisingly, though, this was pretty devoid of aroma, only real disappointment. BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2012
Dark brown in color clear with a thin head. Nice Spruce and dark chocolate aroma and flavor. Big rich flavors strong Imperial stout flavors rich coffee and chocolate the light spruce was excellent. Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2012
Bottle courtesy of GT2. Served in a Midnight Sun goblet. Pours near black with a good light tan head. No real lacing. Nose has a touch of spruce and pine with some chocolate and roast in the background. Flavor has some spruce and moderate roast. Bit of dark chocolate. Slightly bitter. Medium-full body. Pretty good.