Iphonephan (4300) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 33 cl bottle shared in Avon NC. Pours a dark cola brown with a tan head. Aroma of root beer. Flavors of licorice. Medium bodied. High carbonation. Bitter roast finish.
davidm (1978) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 1, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Jane’s bottle store. Aromas of chocolate, liquorice, dough, some alcohol. Sweet, with bitter and sour notes.
JesseMartineau (88) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with thick tan head. Aromas of dark fruits, licorice And some orangey citrus. Initial taste is quite floral, and into plum, molasses, chocolate and coffee. Nice lingering bitter finish. I really like this!
ametras (733) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
341ml bottle. Black with a foamy tan head. Aroma is citrus, spices, dark fruits, licorice and roasted malts with herbal notes. Taste is chocolate, coffee, orange peel and molasses. Medium body, soft carbonation, creamy texture.
PhillyCraft (3875) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at session, pours dark black with off white medium was, light lacing. Aromas and flavor are roasted malt, plum, cocoa, dark fruit, and hop bitterness. Medium body.
dnicolaescu (1184) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - FEB 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
BOTTLE 341ml from Boystout, thanks Anatol!
Look: pitch black with big dark espresso-like creamy head with good retention.
Aroma: very fresh for a beer this dark, hoppy, a little piney, with some fresh spice and also some yeast spice, light alcohol/solvent when warms up.
Taste: spicy and herbal hops, some freshness like „Halls” cough drops, restrained roasted malts, moderate bitterness - just right, no alcohol.
A unique beer. Delicious with its eclectic choice of ingredients.
Reimer96 (1479) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 28, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear dark brown with a nice frothy brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark dried fruits, spicy farmhouse yeast, pepper, licorice and a hint of light citrus. Taste is roasted malts, licorice, dark dried fruits, spicy farmhouse yeast, coffee and some alcohol. Nice smooth warming on the palate and a pleasant beer to drink. First of this style but great to drink.
andrewturba (1173) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours very dark brown letting little to no light coming through, a decent light brown head with little lace and decent lace. Aroma is dark dried fruits, spicy Belgian yeast, mild licorice, cocoa, earthy, caramel and a touch of alcohol. Flavour is cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, dark dried fruits, mildly spicy Belgian character, mild-med bitterness, some alcohol, and some caramel. Tasty brew no doubt.
Reynolds314 (2797) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
I dont know about this one. Tastes like loose change and charcoal. Ashy metallic and harsh without any real saison flavors as advertised.
Scopey (8787) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at BD Aberdeen. It pours near black with a small tan head. The nose is roasty, earth, toast, varnish, cocoa, caramel and blackcurrant jam. The taste is rich roast, toast, earth, spice, varnish, light candy, earth, good bitterness, jammy fruits and cocoa with a dry, roasty finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Tasty gear.