rdixon77 (1963) - Georgia, USA - MAR 30, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Old rating. Interesting conceptÖnot sure if it worked. Chocolate colored. Peat, smoke, espresso, some citrus hops, and a weird sour finish. Not very saison or smoked beer like. A mutant.
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at mugs ale house with Jenny. Pour is dark, off white head, thick lacing. Floral and herbal in the upfront taste.. Burnt caramelize malts in the finish coupled with bitter pine. Great finish
mikem409 (1960) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle thanks beau! pours dark brown with a massive tan head! aroma of rye and peppercorn. taste is a little spicy and some fruity wheat little hops
jstraw (1953) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Jerryís. Black with big, foamy, tan head / Musty, toasty nose of banana, dark fruit, smoke, cocoa, and roast barley / Medium body, mostly dry with some astringency, fruit nudged to the background, with bitter finish / Dry, mild, and bitter flavors of banana, smoke, salami, dark roast coffee, and prune / The bitterness dominates, and the potentially interesting flavors just quite arenít up to it.
jjgmd (1909) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very deep dark color. Nose is heavy malt and chocolate with some spice. Taste is full of malt, with sweetness and smokiness.....with a myriad of spices. Finish is bitter and lingers with the same complex flavors and spices. Quaff Score 7 / 10
zgaier (1842) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a brown head and slight tart and roasty aroma of fruits and spices. Taste is sweet and smokey, lots of roasted malt, chocolate, fruit notes, and spices with a bitter, spicy finish. Very enjoyable, flavorful brew
GranvilleTim (1840) - 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.
mcox90 (1816) - 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.
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Pours a amber hued dark brown with a white pinstripe.
Aroma: Low tide at the shore. Tripel yeast, camp fire.
Taste: Spicy dry belgian yeast, firm euro hop spice finishes woody.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied modest carbonation.
Overall: I wasnít that excited to try this. Judging the book by itís cover, this didnít sound like a beer Iíd dig. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I did enjoy this beer. Stone seems to have a good grip on Saisons, even though this is far from a typical Saison. Iíd be curious to see what kind of barrels Stone tries to age this beer in, Iíd probably go with a red wine barrel or a smokey Scotch whiskey barrel.
BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with a small head for the style. Smell is smoke, yeast funk, black currant, bit of spice, and some candy sweet smell. Medium mouthfeel and flat for a saison. Fruity flavor, spice, not a lot of smoke. A little funky with some oaky taste and a strange musty bitterness. Finishes dry. Pretty unique, but not blown away by this. Not a bad beer, but not one I would order again.