TheHopster (910) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2011 vintage bottle from Mark. Unique style and flavors from this American-Belgian Black Rye Saison. ----Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
smaynard6000 (770) - Apopka, Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle from 2013. Pours black with a generous beige head. Aroma is a mixture or fruitiness and some roastiness. Fruity and spicy character up front on the palate which is balanced by a roasty finish with just a hint of smoke. Quite good and very interesting.
Savage_Night (86) - California, USA - MAY 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2013 750ml. Pours dark brown with a nice beige head. Head retention is good. AROMA: roasted malts, peppercorn, herbal/floral hops, caramel, chocolate, light coffee, slight citrus, smoke, vanilla and light candied sugar. TASTE: peppercorns, hop bitterness, slight citrus, caramel, coffee, chocolate, smoke, roasted coffee beans and light candied sugar. AFTER TASTE: caramel, coffee, peppercorns and very slight alcohol with an oily finish. Great tasting brew but I prefer Monkish Shaolin Fist over Pepe Nero.
neurbob (21) - - MAY 17, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: dark, mild head
Aroma: cereal, roasty,
Taste: light sweetness, lightly bitter,
Palate:light body, soft carbonation, not much finish
OK, Not a favorite
Franckg (440) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Version 2012, bue après 2 ans. Goût de baies confites, raisins secs et cassonade. Goût de madère évident mais cela ajoute une autre dimension au liquide.
llkc (694) - århus, DENMARK - APR 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
duft. svag duft. lidt karamel lidt krydret
smag: karamel lidt røget eftersmag. lidt krydret.
DocJitsu (1202) - Florida, USA - APR 16, 2015
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a dark brown with a gray-taupe head. Sweet and tart nose consisting fig, grape, brown sugar, bits of chocolate, and Belgian earthiness. Smells like an appealing quad. Full body and a bit crisp. The flavor expresses the Belgian earthiness much more abundantly then what is detected in the nose. A blank, bitterish seltzer flavor persists throughout. Some tart grape. None of that wonderful brown sugar or chocolate in the flavor. At least none that can compete with the aforementioned ones.
charule (1556) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Vintage bottle at Goose Island Clybourn. Poured very dark brown with light thin beige head. Aroma is nutty caramel malty. Light carb med bod. Taste is very dry very roasted malt.
commonmac (644) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Large bottle purchased at Haskells. Consumed with commonshawn. A dark brown nearly black color...even purple? Off white head. Aroma has unexpected chocolate elements plus some plum and espresso. Taste has Belgian qualities bringing to mind a less sweet, alcohol-centric quad or a milder, less spice-forward saison. The black pepper is very subtle but comes through towards the finish. Dark fruit tart and funk can be found. Very interesting beer. Just short of excellent.
commonshawn (633) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 27, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big bottle from Haskells with commonmac. Almost black with off white head. Smells plum and raisin and some nearly chocolate sweetness. Almost a chocolate porter malt initial taste. then spicy dark fruit and slight alcohol. Lingering taste is spicy and peppery and nice. Very interesting and unique profile to this one. Quite complex.