zgaier (1752) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a brown head and slight tart and roasty aroma of fruits and spices. Taste is sweet and smokey, lots of roasted malt, chocolate, fruit notes, and spices with a bitter, spicy finish. Very enjoyable, flavorful brew
jmohno (1350) - Iowa, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black but almost a very deep dark brown.Red hue.Short head quickly disapated,slight lace.
Complex nose of dark fruit,strong pepper,anise,bannana,clove,light mineral malts.
Taste is full body,peppery,zesty,tangy,chocolate,anise,dark roasted cherrie,plum,more pepper,bittersweet finish with cocoa/pine/grapefruit,dry smooth mellow roast finish. Good hearty robust bitterness. Kind of all over the place but confusing you with a good tasting beer at the same time.Didnt pick up much smoked but more of a woody cherry,it cold be buried in the complexity somwhere but hidden.
Juseq (158) - FINLAND - MAY 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is smokey but has a funky yeasty saison aroma with somewhat malty and hoppy notes. Mouthfeel is smooth but quite much carbonated. Flavor has smoked and burnt malt, hops and yeasty pear. Aftertaste is mostly bitter, smoky and has some blackberries, quite nice. This is a bit saisonfunky but has some dipa-features too. The brew also has some peaty imperial stout sweet smoked malts, though the mouthfeel is a tad bland. Weird but nice.
Beerhammaren (1432) - FINLAND - MAY 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
.33l bottle @ Vihreä Haltiatar
Pours dark brown to reddish with low head. Aroma is fruits, yeast and smoke mostly. Flavor is smoke, fruits and hops. A bit weak smoke.
Marheb (3534) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chocolat, astringence des houblons, un peu de boucane et une finale florale amère.
wedgie9 (2528) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted on 5/8/13 from a capped 12oz bottle purchased at Sun Devil. Pours clear cola brown with an average tan head that slowly recedes to average, even lace. The nose is spicy Saison yeast with a touch of marshmallow, and plenty of dark roast with a hint of green hops. The flavor is more focused on the citrus hops and Saison yeast up front, moving to the interesting marshmallow thing, with the roasted coffee on the back of the palate. The body is on the lighter side of medium with lively carbonation and a long spicy yeast and roasted bitter finish.
BrewBoxer (2482) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the beer authority NYC. Deep black almost pitch black. Didn't expect it to be a dark one. Very easy drinking nonetheless. Great interpretation
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jgb9348 (5231) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep dark brown coloured body with a violet and ruby tint and a thinnish, half a centimetre tall light brown head. Aroma of pale malt, yeast, hay, soy sauce and some meat - not so good. Light to Medium-bodied; Odd taste up front of roasted malt then raisins then a thin grassy flavour and almost no final flavours except mushrooms and earth. Aftertaste is lacking with a little alcohol, some minor roasted malts and a hint of yeast complexity. Overall, a beer that is poor in execution and not really true to the name/made-up-style. If no names were on this bottle, i’m sure the rating wouldn’t be half as good as it is. Quite simply, this beer doesn’t deliver and if I’d do it again, I surely wouldn’t spend US$4.25 on this bottle. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from New Beer Distributors in New York, New York on 11-December-2012 for US$4.25, sampled at home in Washington on 05-May-2013.
hopdog (10266) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Poured a dark brown, almost black, color with an averaged sized tan head. Aromas of smoke, spiciness, roasty, and some chocolate. Tastes of spices, some smoke, oaky, and some caramel.
jcedwards1650 (6) - Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Mild aroma hint of a coffee/smoked smell. Medium hops slight hint of honey in taste strong.after taste well balanced