notalush (4464) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with a moderate hazy - vaguely dunkelweizen-like, with strng wheat and dark bread notes (pumpernickel) - fairly strong clove phenols, as well as other spice notes (white pepper, cardamom) - a bit of all spice and vanilla - spicy finish - once you get past the fact that it is nothing like a saison, it is actually a pretty cool beer.
adnielsen (7595) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap @ DBC. Cloudy, dark reddish brown appearance with a tan head. Roasty, chocolate malty, slightly burnt caramel aroma with some light, fruity esters. Spicy, burnt caramel, tangy banana/citrus fruity, spicy yeasty flavor with a sticky, sugary aftertaste. This one is perplexing.
3fourths (7534) - Boulder, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 2, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
draft. cola brown, slightly murky. clove, peach and cardamom heavy nose. roasted banana and charred / scored clove dominate, and the roast and char as especially astringent, bold and overbearing. medium body with mostly soft carbonation, ester-heavy, very un-saison-like with an acrid scorched grain finish.
Ratman197 (8515) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Denver Beer poured a clear brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of charcoal, earthiness, fruittiness and roasted malt. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of charcoal, roastiness, earthiness, light spice and a hint of fruittiness with a smooth dry lingering roasty finish.
wchesser (894) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chocolate brown color with good carbonation and light head. This doesn’t really work for me. A bit flaccid and watery mouth. Some dark roasted malt aroma and flavor. Finish is has some saisony citrus and yeast flavors going on but subtle and disjointed.
onceblind (3192) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy black with a very thin light tan head, fades kinda fast. Banana and light clove on the nose, with some estery fruity tones in the background. Like a saison crossed with a hefe. But the flavor is rich and rlight fruity yet with a smokey dark tone. Some bubblegum tones mix with some spicy apple and banana esters, yeastiness with a slight cocoa tone...perhaps also some cherry if I’m not mistaken. But still plenty yeasty and "saison-y". Wonderful.