Brewery – Olvalde Farm and Brewing Company, Rollingstone, MN
Beer – Ode to a Russian Shipwright – 2011 Vintage
Style – Imperial Stout Porter brewed with spruce tips
ABV – ??? Nothing listed, I’ve heard around 8%
Color – Opaque black, doesn’t even let any light pass through the edges, thick tan head
Aroma – Rye toast, bit of roast, hint of chocolate, acidity, pine, earthy
Flavor – Toffee, prune, coffee, slighty nutty, blueberry, lingering bitterness
Verdict – I remember enjoying this brew very much when I first tried it. Now with some age on this bottle, I think it might be even better than when it was fresh! Very good stuff!