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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   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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4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
reggiedunlop (3409) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2012
Large free sample poured from a bottle @ Station Taproom...Pours black with ruby hues and a medium tan head...excellent lacing and retention. Aroma has excellent tart dark fruits...port and slight soury cherry...with nice roastiness and mild funk. Flavor has nice subtle dark chocolate, mild oaky/whiskey vanilla...mildly acidic with dark fruits...a bit of a chocolate cherry candy note with nice oakiness and red wine creeping in...amazing how the barrel characteristics were captured perfectly. Mouthfeel is medium and silky with a fabulous chocolate/winey/oaky finish that lingers into roastiness. One of the best beers Ive ever had.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (8175) - Tel Aviv, - MAY 23, 2015
[5/1/15] Draught sample at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2015. 1st session. Dark brown. Aroma of wine, fruitiness. Sourish flavor, vinous, woody, fruity, a bit bitter, with a bit of caramel. Medium-bodied.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hair6a11 (1423) - Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2015
Bottle; Pour is cola brown, with amber highlights in this glass - the khaki head is very modest here - light spotting present. Appearance would be the biggest flaw of this brew - The nose is rich dark fruit , vinous, earthen barrel - with an off note as well. The flavor profile is sublime - It’s always interesting to see the Euro rates on american brews with wild notes - well. it always goes the same way (humorously negative) . The mouth feel is velvet smooth - the blend from vinous to earthen cocoa and ash is almost as perfect as it could be - and that’s the element of this brew that sticks out as I progress through this bottle. Slight vanilla, roasty malts, acetic, cherry notes, and lemon tart - damn. The concept of dark saisons is as unappealing as "black" ipas. This works for me - as well as any I’ve had thus far

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vestergaard (828) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2015
Tap at CBC15! Pours a dark brown with no head. Aroma has chcolate, balsamico, pale and dark malts, tart, port wine. Taste has black currant-like berries, tart fruit, cola. acidic, sweet and with a typical flemish cherry note to it. Flat.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (14274) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2015
Draught at CBC2015. Pitch black - dark bobbles. Roasted malts. Spicy. Peppery. Bitterness. High malty. Acid. Ok sour. Earthy. Eastery. Apple. Light chili-like sharpness. Light boozy notes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (38083) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2015

Draught @ CBC 2015 [ Yellow Session ]. - Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2015, Sparta Hallen, Gunnar Nu Hansens Plads 11, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark

[ As Tired Hands Guillemot Nebula ].
Clear dark brown color with a small to average, open and frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, bourbon - wine, red wine, wood. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light acidic with a long duration, tart red wine, dark malt, funk. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20150501]

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (3734) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 16, 2015
Tap at CBC 2015, Copenhagen. Originally rated 20150501. Colour is black with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, some berries, weird dryness, and malts. Very dry and no signs of spicy saison.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (12834) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2015
Draught at CBC 2015, yellow session, with Ken, Colin, Reuben and Alex. Dark almost black beer with a nice beige head. Sourish chocolate flavor, licorice, earthy, floral, perfume, grass, cocoa notes. Sourish grassy flavor, vinous, hay, raisins, roasted notes, some licorice. Very nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (12169) - DENMARK - MAY 15, 2015
Tap @ CBC. Very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is malt, dark fruits, sour fruits, little sour, chocolate and oak. Flavour is malt, dark fruits, sour fruits, sour, wood, oak, little vinegar, little bitter and medium dry.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
vjohans (370) - SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2015
@yellow cbc 2015 coffee, dark, light body,mid sweet, light bitter, unbalanced.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (22073) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2015
Draught@CBC2015. Amber colour, mediumsized head. aroma is fruity, floral, mildly zesty along with a slight acidic touch to it. Flavour is fruity, floral, wooden, some acidic notes along with wood, some funk and mild vanillaish notes.


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