bhensonb (13826) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Bine & Vine. Pours dark brown with ruby glints and a tan/beige head. Aroma is lightly smoky and earthy. Med body. Flavor is earthy, very lightly smoky, with some smooth chocolate and burnt malts. Finishes dry, but hardly bitter.
FatPhil (13276) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 7, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355ml bottle (Angleterre, Helinki)
Slightly pooey aroma, a bit dodgy. Nice black, small beige head. Nicer taste there’s some pleasant bacon in the roast. Still a bit messy. Finish is quite thin and short. Some nice roast aspects, but still a bit messy generally.
Tmoney99 (13244) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
argo0 (13021) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pillowy brown head, cola-black body, nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, pepper, roast, spicy, some funk. Taste is moderately sweet, roast, caramel, some funk, lemon, light pepper, smoke. Medium body, somewhat dry finish.
Ratman197 (12946) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of smoke, roastiness, charcoal, citrus,pepper and light yeast. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of smoke, roastiness, earthiness, pepper and light yeast with a crisp dry lingering smokey finish.
Lubiere (12688) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A deep dark brown saison with a thin super lacing mocha head. In aroma, a smooth sweet caramel malt with light peated notes, rye, coriander, orange peels, thyme and Brett notes. In mouth, a smooth chocolate roasted malt, with coriander, curacao, Brett and licorice notes, dry and powdery, very nice. On tap at Barcade NJ, Dec. 31 2012.
bu11zeye (12604) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12oz bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a spare off-white head. Aroma of raisins, anise, smoked sausage, and dates. Flavor of pepper, anise, roasted grain, coffee, grass, dark fruit, yeast, and smoke with a dry, bitter finish.
Ferris (12130) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Slight soy, dar malts and some grass. Jet brown with a thin beige head. Smoke, peat, hop bitterness, and dark malt. I think this works.
BeerandBlues2 (11971) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Drake (11499) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run. Pours a dark brown color with a large brown head. Good head retention. Aroma of mild smoke, chocolate, nutty notes. The taste is stone fruits, mild roast, mild smoke, citrus and a hoppy finish. Interesting.