Dixonian (1558) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black body with a thick, tan head. This was an interesting beer and I canít quite put my finger on it. Pepper and other spices, smoke, slight funk.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
elihapa (1525) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12/6/12 notes: bottle, $3. Pours dark brown-black with a fluffy light tan head. Aroma of crushed saltine cracker, dried herbs and flowers, white pepper. A nice blend of saison yeast and noble hops. Flavor starts carefully, revealing rather simple notes of dry, semi-sweet toasted malts, bits of smoke, a dribble of hop brightness. A mustiness pervades, characteristic of many saisons. But before anything familiar is conjured, hop and char bitternesses come to bite, a bit abruptly, leading into a dry, desolate finish. Overall, there are elements of this beer that work (the nose), that donít match (the finish), and that get along fine (mid flavors).
jookos (1523) - FINLAND - MAR 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Black. Initially a dose of smoky roasted malts, some darker chocolate. After that, the familiar saison aromas of wheat and yeast come through. Body is med light, some sourness, not much. Saisony wheat, yeasty notes. Not that much of the darkness in the flavour (probably good so). Interesting experiment. I liking the nose more and more now.
baraciisch (1523) - USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep black in color with tannish head... Aroma is smoky, earthy notes... Flavor is roasted malts, notes of charcoal and dank herb on the finish... Nice beer, I feel good, ready for burrito
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GMCC2181 (1495) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JAN 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle via SL. Light black in color... small head that faded fast. Nose is light toasted malts, slight smoke and some earthy spices. Taste is just mehhh. Light toasted malt, light smoke, spices, earthy. No one flavor standing out. Blended well together but kind of boring to me. Medium to high carbonation. Overall: Nothing to write home about. Kind of expected more with three big names brewing this together
JPDurden24 (1491) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the bottle, dark brown, almost black pour with roast and minor smoke in the aroma. Taste has a decent amount of smoke, some pepper, not a lot of saison qualities. Itís ok.
Ktwse (1477) - SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with medium tan head. Aroma of smoke, wheat, coriander, bretta, barnyard, dark malt. Taste is heavy roasted, smoke up front before a sweetish finish that ends light bitter and lingers. Body is light but still somewhat creamy with average carbonation. Thanks ansalon!
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bleeng (1474) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle black with a nice white head. Mild nose of yeastiness, The flavors are rather mild with pepper, yeast and some mild maltiness indicated.. Not real impressed with the collaboration..
mcox90 (1465) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Pours an opaque mahogany with a one finger khaki head. Little bit of thin,weak lace. Light smoke on the aroma with Belgian yeast, hint of bubblegum & grass. Earthy smelling. Lots of roasted malt flavor. Some dark fruit taste with a pretty substantial hop bite on the back end. Light bodied with ample carbonation. Easy to drink. Interesting brew.