Lukaduke (1065) - 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.
Butters (3356) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark plum color almost cola with ring of light tan head. Fair lightly smokey/hammy notes with a dark roastiness that comes forward at the tail end of the flavor. Interesting marshmellow note in there also. Donít get the ísaisoníness all that much, but maybe itís just hidden. Enjoyed this quite a bit, but not something i would feel the need to seek out again.
BobbyAnalog (252) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 12, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tastes like someone scraped the char off of a grill after making lemon crusted tilapia and then threw it in a bottle of Budweiser. No.
mrhoppy (902) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JUN 11, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Itís a Stone beer. I donít detect any other brewer input in this. I donít believe I will ever try another smoked beer again. Tastes a lot like a sour Oaked Bastard. A beer I am not a fan of. This needs to be barreled.
Nate (3358) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle. Light chocolate malt. Smoky notes and light acidity, hint of wheat. Dark brown clear with thin light tan lacing head. Medium body and medium carbonation. Starts medium sweet and roast, bitter chocolate, coffee, and smoke. Light carbonic tang. Light smoky flavor, not overbearing.
drewbeerme (3685) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Aroma of smoked malt, chocolate, nuts. Flavors floral, tart, smoke, cocoa, some yeasty character.
redpooba (375) - 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.
bigguns22 (423) - Maryland, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown to black in color with a nice medium tan head that disapates quick. Aroma is lite and a little boring. But the flavors is a different story. One of the best smoked beer out there.bitter yet soft with just enough hops and smoke to be great. Hops up front smoke in the middle with a finsh that is clean but still is present and leaves you wanting more.
onceblind (2642) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with a thin light beige foamy head. Nice aroma of dark sweet roastiness, farm funk, hay, dusty belgian citrus, and an overall tone that sorta reminds me of breakfast sausage. Flavor is a bit more estery and dusty than the nose. Lots of saison yeasty pepperiness with dark roastiness and a little smoke, some light funky belgian orange rind and wheaty hay flavors, and a dry semi-sweet dusty peppery finish. Pretty swell.
illidurit (1683) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Taps. Pours dark ruby with a persistent brown head. Mildly smokey aroma with a touch of chocolate. Flavor has a chocolate tinge as well, which actually ends up coming through more than any smokiness. The chocolate is pretty hollow though, like itís a byproduct of making the beer as dark as it is. I get a little chili pepper on the back end. Not recognizable as a saison.
GranvilleTim (1248) - Granville, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark red/brown pour with a light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, lemon, and a light smoke. Taste is lemon, roasted malt and the smoke, which comes out at the end. Roasted malt aftertaste. OK lacing.