dnstone (1984) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black in color with a soft off-white head. Roasty but light bodied witha bit of smokiness and saison-yeast spice. Light malty, smoked aroma.
djd07 (2316) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Hay Merchant. Pours a dark ruby with small frothy off white head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is a bready malt and clove. Thin mouthfeel with a dry malt with strong clove flavor. A decent saison.
obguthr (3225) - Poquoson, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nothing on the nose. Cola brown, headless. Charcoal and prune flavor. Raisins as well. A bit didappointing.
Arayaga2 (1621) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark, even ruby brown with a cm of tan head. Aroma is slightly burnt caramel with light phenolics. First taste is bitter chocolate with burnt, herby, lemony acridness that punches in as a totally separate note and finishes in slightly smokey sulfur. Meh. $4/12oz
NachlamSie (2345) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Marczyk. Pours a lovely ebony with a dense tan head. Aroma is complex with cheese, smoke, bubblegum, papery hops. The palate is very creamy. The yeast is potent in the flavor, about as intense as it can get without being unpleasant. Strong spiced notes are in the flavor and plenty of bubblegum. The finish calms things down with chocolate and smoke. This is very different and complex. I like it.
Thorpe429 (4844) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks, Moll. Faint roast and a touch of spice. Moderate roast in the flavor. Touch of chocolate. Faint pepper. Could use more yeast.
Lubiere (8239) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A deep dark brown saison with a thin super lacing mocha head. In aroma, a smooth sweet caramel malt with light peated notes, rye, coriander, orange peels, thyme and Brett notes. In mouth, a smooth chocolate roasted malt, with coriander, curacao, Brett and licorice notes, dry and powdery, very nice. On tap at Barcade NJ, Dec. 31 2012.
jkwalking05 (2356) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black in color with a good sized beige head. Aroma is of roasted malt, soil, light smoke, tree bark, booze. Taste is of roasted malt, musty, dirt.
travita (3049) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. The look is dark, brown black in color, light decent beige head. The smell is smoke, malts, yeast, fruits, and burnt toast. The taste is fruits, light smoke, toast, and eh.
joeneugs (2141) - Livermore, California, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle, thanks to Scott. It pours black with an off white head. The aroma is estery and lightly spicy with some smoke. The flavor is dry and roasty with a good amount of yeast esters, but not close to what Iíd call a Saison. Not bad, but this didnít strike the right chord with me. It seemed to fall short of being a good Saison and/or a good smoked beer.