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RATINGS: 397   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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When two gypsies team up with an arrogant bastard, there is bound to be some criminal activity...better to view this project as a conspiracy rather than a collaboration. The strengths of all involved were utilized to break the laws of style guidelines...dark with deception, mysteriously smoked, unexplainably dry, and intriguingly hoppy...maybe it’s best not to even talk about it.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 16, 2012
A - Dark black, hint of brown, finger frothy tan-khaki head. Fades medium. S - Roasted caramel malts, chocolate, smoke, vanilla, coffee, Belgian yeast, spices, pepper, earthy hops. T - Roasted caramel and chocolate malts, earthy hops, mild bitterness, Belgian yeast, pepper, other spices, vanilla, and smoke. M - Medium bodied moderate carbonation. Smooth with a smokey and roasty finish. D - Nicely balanced dark saison. The smoke is a nice touch.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AWISLguy (1292) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Bottle from Antioch Fine Wine. Pours dark brown with reddish tints in the bottom, and a tan head leaving some drops of lace. Aroma is a bit bizarre - combination of sweet malts, fruit, spices and salty meat smoke. With peat. Taste has sweet fruits and syrupy sugar, meat and some caramel. Not very saison-y. Somewhat smoke-y, so that would have been my category for this.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10660) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Bottle. Poured a clear dark brown color with an average fizzy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted malt, citrus, and yeast aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium complex bitterswee flavor with a medium sweet & smoke finish of moderate duration. I not sure I would recommend this to a friend.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfearnley (969) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 15, 2012
360mL bottle to flute Yeasty with candied fruits and alcohol. Deep amber with a thin off white head. The taste is slightly sweet and butter. Palate is medium bodied and silky. Due to the aroma, I was expecting it to like a quad, but this is reminiscent if a red ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thejosko (5) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2012 does not count
Pours a deep black with white head. Spicy saison on the nose. Roasty, chocolate, ample citrusy bittering. Overall a good brew but slightly oxidized even when fresh.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5538) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Bottle. Black with a fizzy white head. Chocolate, citrus hops, roasted grain, fruit, and light horse blanket aroma and taste with a roasty dry finish and a creamy palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (3559) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Tap. Pours dark brown with thin, creamy beige head; decent retention and good lacing. Aroma is roast and caramel, smoke, light fruit, earthy hops, woody notes, and faint funk. Flavor is smoke and roast malt forward, light fruit esters, and grassy hops; dry, lightly bitter finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (2609) - California, USA - DEC 12, 2012
12-12-12, tap. Black with foamy head. Nose is burnt chocolate. Very dark malt. Med/thin body and moderately fizzy. Very burnt toast and coffee. Decent ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9693) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 12, 2012
Tap at Max’s Taphouse. Pours clear black with a medium, creamy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is fruity esters, spicy and earthy hops, black pepper and barnyard yeast notes. Flavor is malt dominant with earthy hops and barnyard yeast notes with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3453) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of clove, anise, yeast, melon rind, and a hint of hops and roasted malt. Flavor of roasted malt, Belgian spices, and bitter hops in the finish. Roasty and tasty, I quite enjoyed it. 8/4/8/4/14 (3.8/5)


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