BuckeyeBoy (8293) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 10, 2017
22 oz bottle pours out black topped with a tan head nose is roast malts some Pine a little bit of vanilla Oak and some brown sugar. Taste is more of the wood barrel Vanilla some coffee dark chocolate malts molasses. dwyerpg (6378) - 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. furthur (1225) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JUN 12, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2017 Bottle, from the inner sanctum of the cellar of the infamous timmcd’s cellar. Utterly black gear oil, walnut colored head, sticky lace. Aroma malt, raisin, fig, black currant, burnt sugar, cookies, plums and cherries. Taste is cookies, jam, burnt sugar, cookies, currants, cherry pie, chocolate. The spruce comes in on the end, with a hint of resin and mint. Palate is rich, thick, carbonation soft, nitro-like. Unreal.
Re-rate 2017 release, this is a ridiculously good imperial stout. Flavors of cookies and molasses and cherry cola, dark chocolate and coffee, figs and plums, with a touch of mint and honey. djd07 (15342) - 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. Huhzubendah (3736) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 29, 2012
The beer is black with a quarter inch of tan head. The aroma offers some light roast, hints of pine. Relatively light (at least compared to the other stouts we drank that day) with sufficient carbonation. Decent flavor - certainly drinkable and enjoyable. A tad sweet with some chocolate notes. Simple and straightforward.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 07-03-2012
SudsMcDuff (8468) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2012
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!!! bleeng (1682) - Seattle still not near Beersel., Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Bottle thanks to maltomeal. Black with no head. Nose is floral, wild, fir. Taste is a bit chocolate, fir, syrup. Thick and chewy. Not bad. Travlr (25828) - 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. GT (10002) - 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.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone 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.