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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
This limited batch is a dark strong saison read brewed in October in collaboration with Mile High Wine & Spirits. A portion of the batch was aged in oak bourbon barrels, which was then blended with the non-barrel aged batch. This result is a full-bodied beer with flavors of chocolate and dark fruits that are balanced by the spicy oak tannins. Rich aromas of vanilla and oak linger in the dry finish, making this beer incredibly drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 7, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (7063) - Utah, USA - JUN 30, 2012
750ml bottle (406/675) from Doodler, thanks
Appearance: Clear dark brown with a big tan head and some lacing
Aroma: Roasted malts, oak, bourbon and tart dark fruit
Taste: Toasted malts, sourness and fruity

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gription79 (2838) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUN 29, 2012
A 750ml bottle thanks to Craig. Notes of bourbon, citrus, floral, dark fruits, cherry. Very interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8457) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 29, 2012
750 ml bottle thanks to Craig. Pours a dark murky brown color with a medium off-white. A great roast and oaky, some sour aromas. A rich flavorful brew that simply defies characterization; oak, light roast, dry, sweet. Very unusual.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (6665) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 16, 2012
750 thanks to Scott. Raisins. Figs. Slight bourbon. Big on the dark fruit flavor. A solid Dubbel or "Belgian Strong." Very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
markwise (5195) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2012
750ml bottle thanks to adnielson. Cheers, Aaron! Pours a murky brown with an off-white head. Nose is wood, overripe fruit, slight dark fruit, & booze. Flavor is similar with booze, dark fruit, slight cocoa, and whiskey. Full in body and a bit hot. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2012
Poured a dark, murky, amber with a medium tan head. Smells of vanilla, figs, bourbon, prunes, and glue. Taste is very sweet, but somewhat balanced by the alcohol, with hints of vanilla and whiskey. Paired this with dark chocolate and it worked well. Kind of different for FW, but very interesting. Worth a try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rustyham (1836) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2012
Sweet malt smell, slight saltwater taffy flavor. Cloudy deep brown to amber color. Flavor if prosciutto ham, or other salted and cured meats. Pretty good, and quite intriguing, but not the smoothest drink I’ve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (10214) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2012
Bottle thanks to Tom. Pours a clear deep reddish brown with a brown head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of dark grains and fruit with a bit of backing funk and barrel. Flavor starts with a hint of bourbon with dark grains and bread with a hint of funk.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcnielsen (3220) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 9, 2012
My first official rating on RateBeer comes from one of my favorite newer breweries, Funkwerks! Pours a hazy brown. Spicy, bourbon, yeasty. Interesting Belgian beer.

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