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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Distinguished by black wax on the 375 ml bottle. A dark saison that was barrel aged in Jim Beam whiskey barrels which once held Weyerbacher Insanity and half was aged in local Chadds Ford Winery red wine barrels with bacteria.


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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Naka (719) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Courtesy of Jon. Aroma is wine, alcohol, dark fruit, and bourbon with a little bit of funk. This has such an amazing and indescribable taste. Cherries, sour funk, red wine, bourbon, chocolate... (my head just exploded) Great body. So good.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (3720) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JAN 27, 2016
500ml black wax bottle at 8.5% abv thanks to trade with bigda83! Pours a deep brownish black with thin ring of bubbly tan head that leaves light lace. Aroma of lactic sour, dark fruits, and hints of vanilla. Taste follows, a hint of funk and dark roast, acidity is mild, but lasting. A hint of acetone on the front end, but disappears quickly. Wow, interesting and definitely well done.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (5581) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 20, 2016
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color ale with a medium light brown foamy head with OK retention and limited lacing. Aroma of vinous notes with some tart notes and light roasted malt notes are also perceptible. Taste is a mix of vinous notes with some tart notes and some light roasted malt with light oak notes also perceptible. Body is pretty full with medium carbonation. Enjoyable but did not have the depth I was expecting.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (5201) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2015
On tap at CBC15. Black with no head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, funk, cinnamon, light tart notes, spices and farmhouse. Taste is roasted malts, chocolate, funk, acetic, cinnamon, slight lactic and citrus notes.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrChopin (3999) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2015
[ b1 bottle ][ 6oz ][ @tasting ][ $ ? ][ snifter ][ 10.25.15 ]
still opens with good hiss, jet black and puffy cream head laces well. Lightly acetic cherry, some chocolate and brown sugar/malt, decent balance, plum in deep scents. Front is highly acetic, cherry with light chocolate malt, thin by mid palate with sticky roast elements growing late, chocolate sweetness lasting amidst bitter leafy roast. Unfruity, stale and boozy heat version of a young Oerbier Reserva, needs richer booze and balls but still good at this advanced age, lightly green plastic finish.

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2.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
kraddel (5649) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 11, 2015
Bottle optained as an ’extra’ in a trade with Eric. Thnx bro ! Pours dark - black, actually - with a small layer of fast fading, white foam. Smell is sour, wint hints of Imperial stout ( burnt malts ) and some oak. Dry tart as well as some wine notes, that are far more subtle than previously mentioned aspects. Taste is very dry, sour, tart, bit ’plastic’ like, colliding beerstyles I suppose. Imperial stout clearly shines trough ( was there some insanity left in the barrel ??? ) the first taste is really unbalanced, and totally colliding. The aftertaste is like a sour stout, which I’m not a fan of to begin with... waaw, I really don’t like this beer, even though I was pretty enthousiastic about the deScription...

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2015
Pour is black with a small amount of beige head. Nose has a light wood, some toasted grain, hints of roasted malt, and some sour cherries. Flavor is well balanced, a fair bit of roast, light booziness, some pleasant sour cherry, maybe some lacto in there. Well carbonated, light body, easy drinking, fizzy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (3750) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2015
Draught at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2015. Murky deep brown liquid with a medium off-white head. Aroma of lemon, roasted malt, apple skin, light acetone and toast. Taste is light sweet, light bitter and light to medium sour with notes of lemon, dried fruit and toast. Medium bodied with medium to high carbonation. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hackobock (2980) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2015
May 1, 2015. On tap at CBC 2015, Yellow session.
Dark murky brown, almost black with a small off-white head. Aroma is tart with red berries, hints of vinegar, earthy and leathery, wet wood and roasted malt. Taste is light sweet berries and fruits, sour vinegar hints and a light roastiness. Finish is dry and tart wood, berries, vinegar and roasted chocolate notes, some spicy earthiness. Light to medium bodied, average carbonation, slightly dry.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (10168) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2015
From tap at CBC 2015. Hazy dark amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of yeast, oak, tartness, fruit, acidic and caramel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansalon (2449) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2015
CBC 2015. Pours black with no head. Aromas of chocolate, roasted malts, funk, cinnamon, spices and farmhouse. Taste is roasted malts, chocolate, funk, cinnamon and citrus notes. Mouthfeel is somewhat sprightly with a light body.


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