dlovell2 (2090) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 4, 2010
Dark brown color with tan head. Sweet rich malty aroma. Sweet roasted malt flavor. Piney spruce flavor. Then molasses finish. Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2010
Pours a deep brown with a tiny tan head. Smell is near nonexistent. Minimal spruce and roast. Taste is stronger with more spruce and hints of pumpkin. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. Fairly drinkable; nothig is overdone. One of the better things i’ve had from Rock Art and fairly unique.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 09-19-2010 thornecb (5878) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 28, 2010
Pours black into a Sam glass. Tan head with nice retention recedes to coat surface. Thin spice and cocoa upfront turning to spruce in the lasting finish. alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - NOV 25, 2010
Bottle; poured a dark brown to black with a large tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, pumpkin spice, caramel and oats. Flavor was complex: spruce, caramel, roasted malt, cocoa, and spices. Nice beer bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2010
(Draught) Pours an opaque dark brown body with a medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, coffee, and spruce. Flavor of chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, spruce, and a hint of pumpkin.
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2010
Bottle from craft beer store. Dark pour with aromas of various spices, cinnamon being the most notable. A earthy taste with alot of oddities going on. However, the pumkin flavor was very mild. dmac (6205) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2010
22 oz bomber from Spirits Lakewood on the Howell border. Poured a mostly black body with some mahogany and ruby highlights on the edges along with an average sized foamy light beige head. Aroma is better then the flavor with notes of burnt toast, cola, soy, tar and a sweet note that I can’t put my finger on which must be the pumpkin and spruce tips. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation and a chalky finish that is only interrupted by the continually buildng carbonation that becomes distracting. Flavor is very burnt with strong notes of soy and cola followe up by that weird flavor much like the aroma which I assume is the pumpkin and spruce tips.Not bad but for as burnt and roasty as this is it needs to be a bit cleaner without so much soy/cola combo. nimbleprop (8280) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 15, 2010
22oz bottle pours a watery, opaque black with a thin, tan head. Nose is chocolately, dusty, earth, stryofoam. Flavor is sweet, chocolate, earthy, pine, coffee, nuts. Full bodied, sweet, dry finish. Rusty (1547) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 11, 2010
Pours a thin deep but slightly transparent brown with a light brown head. Aroma is chocolate, malts, smoke, spruce tips, and a touch of pumpkin. Flavor is Chocolate, spruce, touch of pumpkin (not pie, more like pulp), spices, a little smokiness. Body is thinner than expected for an imperial stout, but this is still pretty tasty, even though it is not what I expected from a Pumpkin Imperial Stout. (No pie!)
Travlr (24292) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 7, 2010
Draft at Taste of Tops. Dark maroon color, beige edge head. Subtle chocolate and coffee grounds aroma. Taste is wet grass and chocolate, a very odd combo.