travita (3913) - 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 (3175) - 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 I’d call a Saison. Not bad, but this didn’t strike the right chord with me. It seemed to fall short of being a good Saison and/or a good smoked beer.
rougeau13 (1987) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown-amber with a moderate beige head. Filmy lacing. Aroma of yeast, roast, and sweet fruit. Smoke dominates the taste, and there is an elevated level of bitterness for a saison. It’s got a weird, and a little bit muddy flavor, but it’s still pretty good. Medium bodied and dry. Not bad; different.
smith4498 (3009) - Miami, Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear medium brown color with tan head. Aromas of light smoke, toasted malts, with some citrus and dark fruits. Light smoke and citrus flavors with some yeast, toasted malts and earthiness. Light to medium body with average carbonation. Kind of a strange beer but interesting. I wasn’t sure what to expect but I enjoyed it.
Lukaduke (2112) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep umber mahogany color with a three finger eggshell head that laces and sticks for the beers longevity. On the nose the aromas are restrained but nice traces of dark earthy malt, peppery cola, citrus and smoke. The palate follows the nose with a nice complexity and balance. Ripe dark fruit, yeasty spice, citrus hops and smoked malt. Nice dry finish.
alexsdad06 (5359) - Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a dark brown to black color with a small beige head. The aroma has light roast and smoke, herbal notes, anise, floral and earthy notes with some yeast. The flavor is dry, light smoke and roast, herbal, earthy, anise hints, and a splash of dark chocolate. I was interested to try this and feel like it landed a bit short for me.
lamas (1355) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. A deep mahogany pour with a skim of a tan head. The earthy aroma features some caramel, roasted malts, toasted pumpernickel, light smoke, a hint of anise, pine, and touches of bananas & lemons in the background. Goes down relatively thin to medium-bodied. Light caramel and roasted dark malts upfront taste-wise. Kinda earthy with a charred woodsiness in the middle. Mildly spicy. A dry, piney finish that lingers. Kinda blah. Rather disappointing considering this was produced by some of my favorite brewers.
Bricks (589) - Delaware, USA - JAN 19, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma of a smoky sock with a bit of spice and rye. Quite a bit of rye and burnt wood on the taste. It is OK.
Knappster (34) - - JAN 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
What a nice, smooth saison that really enters with a statement and finishes like a clean baby back competition rib pull- you want another !
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drsordr (1037) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours opaque black with brown highlights. Slight sour anise on the nose. Starts off with the fruit of a saison, followed by the burnt malt flavor of a black ipa and mild pepper, ending with the aftertaste of black licorice. Interesting mix of styles and flavor