Indra (2591) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - OCT 31, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On draft at the brewpub. Spicy, estery aroma, plenty of yeast character up front with notes of licorice, black cherry, pepper, toffee and raisin -- a rather odd melange overall. Murky copper-brown color, with a lasting, fine head and lacing. Flavor is oddly sweet, tart, spicy, tangy and fruity, more licorice and spice here, some dried fruit, root beer, vanilla and cotton candy as well. A bit syrupy on the palate and low in effervescence. Just...weird. I can’t really say I was a fan.
RobertDale (3270) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 14, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the brewpub. Comes a darker gold with a small white head. Aroma of yeast, malt, and spice. Taste is similar, but very spicy. Not sure about this one.
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Certainly not the best Free State beer, but this is certainly a step above the Coeur de Saison. A tad bit richer, somewhat more sweet, and more generally drinkable than the original.
beastiefan2k (2357) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - APR 11, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
10oz tulip at the brewpub. I think Free State is great but this is about the worst beer I have ever drank from them. While drinking it I was trying to figure out what the heck was going on. I came up with bug spray or just overly phenolicy. Now that I read the description maybe it was horribly spiced even though I would enjoy these spices (not sure exactly what Black Tellicherry Pepper is). Something was seriously amiss about this beer. Could not even drink half the 10z glass.