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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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March 15, 2012 a tornado tore through Dexter, missing the brewery, but not all of our neighbors. What could we do to help? Hmmm. We do know how to make beer. So make a beer is what we did. This beer. Teaming up with co-conspirators Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Company, Scheraís and the Abu Nawas Beverage Company to create a collaborative beer like noneother.

A dark and smoky sour Saison full of rich aromatic coffee and the spicy heat of a secret Algerian spice blend. Proceeds go to the Dexter Relief Fund.


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4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
AGAquino (662) - Toronto, Ontario, - JAN 19, 2013
Dark brown colour, tall, foamy head, somewhat of a gusher. Aroma is coffee w. notes of spice. Flavour is smoky coffee, somewhat oily mouthfeel, spices. Saison flavours comeout in the lingering aftertaste.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Prufrockstar (1164) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle at a recent tasting, thanks to ferris. Dark brown pour, offwhite head, some lacing. Aroma is huge on the peppers/hot sauce. More chili spice than smoke, chocolate. Taste is more muted. Dry, malty, almost leathery. Medium- body, lively carb. Overall: not my favorite of these guys, but fun to try.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldMrCrow (1958) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 15, 2014
March is early for a tornado in Dexter. I remember them coming in the late spring and summer. Dang.

As a JP fanboy I was quite happy to get to try this at a Seattle tasting. Was it Ferris that brought it? In any case, thanks!

Pours very dark with a nice tan head. The aroma is super-spicy. I get a blast of hot sauce with some underlying hints of sourness. Itís certainly baffling and hard to know what to expect from the flavor. The first sip is a bit of a surprise. Itís another blend of gently tart Jolly Pumpkin character, but with that comes some drying coffee (nowhere to be found in the aroma) through the background. As I drink more of the beer and as it warms, the intensity of the pepper / hot sauce character wanes and the beer gets considerably better. Itís not my favorite Jolly Pumpkin but Iím very glad to have tried it.

tl;dr summary: Look out, Dany, this is one weird farmhouse ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (2438) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Bottle at a Seattle tasting. Dark brown, small tan foam. strong tobasco aroma, quite spicy and smoky body, chipotle maybe. Sweet note, some crushed coffee bean. Creamy carbonation. Interesting.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (7245) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
750mL bottle, pours a dark mahogany with a small beige head. Aroma brings out smoke, spiciness, leather, and oak. Flavour is unusual, with lots of leather, smoke, and spices upfront. Extremely odd notes, but it all works together somehow. Very nice one.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (5008) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle - Peppery, spice and perfumy. Deep clear brown with a light beige head. Spicy, peppery, grassy and a tart dry finish. Complex and odd.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (9005) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2014
Bottle shared at the 9th Richmond Rare & Unusual Epic Tasting, Richmond, VA, 11/30/14. Pours a hazy copper with a thin fizzy tan head. Aroma of coffee, roast, pepper, smoke. The taste is tart fruits, pepper, vegetal and herbal notes, smoke. Medium bodied, lingering spice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alliance100 (817) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 9, 2014
750ml bottle - pours a light amber color , some malt sweet notes upfront followed by hints of tart fruit . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2840) - Michigan, USA - NOV 7, 2014
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 4/24/2012. Pours fairly crystal clear nearly opaque very dark brown color with a 2 finger dense and rocky light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big dark roasted coffee, cocoa, chocolate, toast, lemon zest, green apple, tart cherry, pepper, clove, hay, straw, grass, musty funk, oak, light leather, and yeast earthiness. Fantastic aromas with awesome complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt, coffee, spices, and fruity/funky yeast notes; with great strength. Taste of dark roasted coffee, cocoa, chocolate, toast, lemon zest, green apple, tart cherry, hay, straw, grass, musty funk, oak, light leather, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of fruity tartness and roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of coffee, cocoa, chocolate, lemon zest, green apple, tart cherry, hay, straw, grass, musty funk, oak, light leather, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Outstanding complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt, coffee, spices, and fruity/funky yeast flavors; with a great malt/tartness/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly acidic/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an outstanding spiced dark saison style! All around awesome complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt, coffee, spices, and fruity/funk yeast flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2693) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2014
2 year old bottle at Hopleaf! Pours unclear dark thick roasted chestnut black in colors with a creamy darker beige head. Aroma brings light sweet smokiness with roasted coffee and spice. The flavor brings roasted malts and spice that are overbearing and mute a lot of the coffee flavor on a refreshing bubbly body. The secret spice is hard to describe, ras al hanut (sp) perhaps?

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Errl (1735) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Bottle thanks to Jstax..Pour is dark brown with a odd brown head...Nose is funk, smoke,spices, coffee, roast...Taste is Chocolate, spice, funk, coffee, wet oak, dry, wet sock..


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