redpooba (393) - New York, USA - JUN 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very dark brown with a light brown head. The color is deceptive because it is a bright saison. The malty color implies a good body but it is a bit light. Interesting though.
TBone (11229) - 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. Canít find much Saison here. On paper better beer than in reality.
harrymel (516) - 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 (1467) - 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 didnít get any smoke flavor and didnít get the flavors promised.
Danyel (311) - 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 Iíd get it again.
CaveSpider (20) - - 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 (240) - 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 (880) - 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 itís best... I didnít get any smoke from it either...
doublebock (487) - California, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Chocolate with a bit of smokiness
Appearance: Black with thin beige head
Taste: Has the palate of black lager with a caramel and smoked malt flavor
Overall: Im not a big fan of smoked beer but this one does a good job of providing that smoke profile while not crossing that line into that artificial taste of Rauchbeer.
falco242 (164) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Right off the bat, it is obviously dark but not oily. Slight matly and hoppy aroma with smoke in their too. It is nice and light and goes down smooth, with toasted and smoked notes. Solid overall.
kramer (4352) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark brown body with a small fizzy light brown head that faded quickly to a thin ring. The nose is pretty interesting, nothing really jumps out and dominates, thereís smoke, roast, light hops, dark wheat, some interesting yeastiness, all kinds of stuff. The smoke and roast seems to dominate the flavor pretty well, fairly heavy handed hopping, a lot of yeast influence. Just a minimal bit of alcohol noticeable on the back end. An interesting amalgam of flavors going on here. Adds up all together to make for a pretty decent beer, but not one that I think Iíd drink with regularity. Medium bodied with soft fizzy carbonation, lingering lightly smoky and yeasty finish.