Davhgbrew (945) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dry, sour, and burnt malt flavors dominate. The bartender at bambinos in queen anne said this collaboration was not well received. I could see that...I would not describe this dry and dark beer as a saison.
Salmoniform (989) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from bottle to glass. Dark black with tan head. Aroma is estery, barnyard, pepper, earthy, sweet, slight smokiness. Mouthfeel is nice with a light body and good carbonation level. Taste is dry but slightly sweet initially with a dry slightly astringent bitterness following and a clean finish. Overall, this is ok...not as smoky as I would have expected and not as funky either...but a nice refreshing beer nonetheless.
Mora2000 (5853) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown to black pour with a tan head. The aroma has some smoke and ash notes as well as some Belgian yeast. The flavor is similar. I get a lot of ashy and burnt wood notes as well as some heavily roasted malt, Belgian yeast and grass. Medium mouthfeel and high carbonation.
TBone (12990) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 0,355l @Beer Hunters
Dark amber-brown color, almost opaque. Tiny off-white head. Nose is very light - berries, some caramel, light tobacco. Medium-bodied. Caramel, licorice, toasted smoked ham flavor. Can’t find much Saison here. On paper better beer than in reality.
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Found this at Bottleworks, bottled 26OCT12
Black with a light tan etch across the surface. Smells of earth, yeast, clay, some light smoke, some cocoa, and a touch of tobacco. Flavor is light, some oaky mesquite character earthy yeast and a little bit of alcohol and some bitterness. Medium body with light carb and a semi dry finish. Not really into it.
merc7186 (2239) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: Dark Brown Hue, Passes Mild Light, Brown Head Ring, Great Lacing
S: Yeasty, Grainy
T: Yeasty, Mild Chocolate, Mild Grainy
M: Great Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mild Drying
Overall, just didn’t get any smoke flavor and didn’t get the flavors promised.
Danyel (1073) - Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours very dark brown with off-white head. Smells fruit, figs and raisins. Tastes very much like a saison mixed with a porter, almost has a slight bretty taste to it. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation, smooth easy. Not much of a finish. A decent beer. Unique. Glad that I tried it, but not sure I’d get it again.
CaveSpider (26) - - NOV 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
smells smoky and chocolaty with a nice fruity backbone. Dark black color with a hint of ruby. Nice thin tan head. Taste is wonderfully unique like a smoked ported mixed with great saison. Smokey yet light and fruity. I think this beer is great
Hanuta06 (355) - Washington, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Serving: from bottle--purchased at Full Throttle Bottles.
Aroma: light, floral hop aroma.
Appearance: large, rocky, light-brown, initial head. Dark-brown body.
Taste: lightly acidic initial flavor and moderately bitter, smokey finish with average duration.
Palate: light-to-medium body with watery texture and lively carbonation.
Overall: very good.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2334) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
At the First Kinki Beer Tasting. The cola brown pour revealed a malty milk chocolate with some hops aroma. The taste was citrus, sour & not all that saison like on a medium body ok but maybe getting past it’s best... I didn’t get any smoke from it either...