Mora2000 (5346) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Murky brown pour with a tan head. The aroma is full of brett with some dark fruit and toffee notes. The flavor is different. I get some strong cherry and grape notes as well as some leather, brett and toffee. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
TheAlum (5205) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle acquired via trade long ago. Opened at Cellar Kill Night. Pours a deep copper brown hue, firmer haze. Copper brown glow throughout is darker but shows some nice life. Frothy tannish head atop stays as a nice layer, sticks around and laces ok. Aromas present dark fruit, a bit of brown sugar, pear and toast. A bit of toffee sweetness, yeasty spiciness, decent oak and touches of vanilla, a bit tannic with fruit, sweetness. Mellow spirit. Gentle sweet darker bread, a bit crusty, fruity. Initial is fuzzy and tannic off the bat, a decent oak presence meets some yeastiness. Not as sweet off the bat, the body is a bit lighter than I expected. Middle starts to take more oak, Bourbon spirit and gentle spiciness. Toasty and biscuit elements, a bit of carmelization and toffee. Some spiciness, gentle fruit works in. Apple, some pear, with yeastiness, some dryness as we move into the backend. More tannic, not overwhelming but firm. Backend is a bit doughy, some fruit and grain, touches of yeast as the barrel tapers out. Lingering fruit, pear and apple, as we finish up, a bit of dried fruit, touch of preserves and dryness, yeast as we finish. The front end offers some life but might be a bit too barrel slanted for me. A bit vague as we finish. Ok. I guess it’s a better overall beer than Scepter.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle, #152/675) Pours a murky amber body with a medium cream head. Aroma of raisins, brown sugar, vinous, cherry, vanilla, banana, and pumpernickel. Flavor of raisins, chocolate, toffee, vanilla, caramel, brown sugar, oak, and vinous.
brystmar (1112) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 2, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Stale funky aroma, spoiled oak or fruit? Brown body, thin off-white lace. Lactic palate, wheaty grain base, barrels are there but don't create an impression. Funkwerks can do (and has brewed) better.
wedgie9 (1792) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
From notes. Tasted at a tasting at Curtis’s old house, probably around early 2012, from a 750mL bottle. Pours dark amber with a massive beige head that recedes very slowly to thin lace. The nose is dry brett funk with brown sugar, caramel, and darkly toasted bread. The flavor is lightly sweet caramel, brown sugar with some banana and a bunch of dry, brett funk. The body is full with average carbonation and a long funky and caramel malt finish.
peteinSD (1280) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Scott - thanks! Muddy brown pour with a huge, lingering froth of tan foam. Aroma is dry oak, dark fruit, light funk, vanilla, and grain. Taste is raisin and plum with dark malt, some bourbon and vanilla, earthy grain, slight funk, and a sweeter, cherry or perhaps tart flavor. Slightly coating mouthfeel with a fairly clean finish. Funky dark beer. Nice.
Thorpe429 (5006) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Served in a Funkwerks tulip. Nose is like Covoa Puff milk. Tasted like unicorn tears. Bourbon, oak, dark fruits. Fairly smooth. Light acidity. Dry.
arminjewell (5715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, gushed a slight bit but was a slow gusher, even after a pour it kept gushing. Dark brownish black pour, nice fine bubbled tan head, laced well. Aroma brought notes of nice dark fruits, slight vanilla, toffee, bourbon notes, hints of earth, some yeasty notes with a slight roasted character, touch of red grape in there as well. Taste is a mix of dark fruits, yeast, some spice notes, hints of a touch of grain, toffee and molasses notes, hints of an earthy and slight roasted note, finishing fairly sweet, slightly spicy. Pretty nice stuff.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2012
Date: June 03, 2012
Source: Tasting, First Sunday
Appearance: muddy brown, wispy tan head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet and spicy aroma, light tartness
Flavor: rich chocolate and caramel flavor, nice spicyness, light bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 14/20
Score: *** /4
brokensail (9918) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark amber color with a khaki head. Sweet malt dominates the nose. Toffee and vanilla give the beer substantial sweetness, as do dark fruit aromas. A mild banana note, some oak, and a hint of yeast and spice. The flavor is full of dark fruit, toffee, caramel, and vanilla. There is a hint of alcohol, light spices, and some banana. Might be just a hint of dark chocolate. Not much of a saison/farmhouse beer as the label indicates, but quite good.