drowland (6049) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - SEP 24, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
9/24/11. On tap at BA Hunahpu. Dark brown pour with a big khaki head that sticks and laces for ages. Funky bubblegum aroma with wood, roast, anise, and more - again, kinda funky. Equally funky flavor - banana, phenolic, a bit roasty, sweet fruit, and more. Can’t say I love it.
DialSquare (2663) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle from the brewery - brought up by Wilkes and Lynn. Pleasant aroma of candy sugar, wet grass, dark fruits and yeast. Tastes are sweet malt, light ashy smoke, dark fruit in the background. The earthy saison yeast comes through late. Full meaty medium texture. Covers the alcohol well - just a touch of warmth behind the scenes. Tough one to describe - tasty sipper overall.
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Cigar CIty. Pours a mostly dark red-brown color with a tan head. Nose is deep sweet malts, maple flavor, some smoke, earth, and I swear I get some yeast/esters. Flavor is similar with lots of malt, hints of smoke, maple, and some yeast with a bit of malt loitering around into the finish. Interesting take on the style.
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 14, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep brown with amber notes. Nose is sweet malts, sugars, earthy. Taste is sweet malts, hints of dark fruit, prune, mild smoke, very earthy. Big body like most CCB big beers.