legion242 (2343) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Terrible example of the style. Tasted more like a stout then anything else. Shame.
katrinaez (778) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Thick rye flavor. 2011 bottle. Spice and sweetness are balanced. Enjoying the smoothness. Deep color. Says 6% but since it was a 2011 I think it has increased. Very good.
jackl (6108) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Three Notch’d Tasting. Browish pour with a small off-white head. Aroma of red apples and earthy toast. Flavor of yeasty fruits. Toasted grain and spice. Mellow sweet finish. Medium body, active carbonation. Pretty forgettable, but decent.
roxtersoxter (358) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark amber with small tan head out of bottle. Aroma of malt and spice. Flavor similar to smell but with characteristics of an amber ale.
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GreatDane1632 (1124) - Alabama, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I home brewed a dark bitter saison that this reminded me a whole lot of. Except this had some age on it, and it was crisp. So basically my home brew plus aged and mashed at a lower temp. Gonna nail it.
Mainuh_man (258) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 Oz bottle. Pours black with an off-white head. Flavor and aroma changes a lot as it warms. When cold, lots of banana on the nose. As it warms, more malt comes through, especially molasses. Flavor is sweet with bready malt, molasses and citrusy yeast. Finishes with citrusy yeast and some hints of roasted malt. Medium body with a slick mouthfeel. Overall, interesting complexity to this. More like a dunkel Weiss, but complex malt.
Clarkdvm (322) - Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in FL. Pleasant light aroma. Hard to place flavors. Fruity but not tart. Not bitter. Proper carbonation. Intricate tasty beverage
geologyguy (1103) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very light smell, malty, carbonated, nothing unique behind the up front maltiness, decent
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle -
A really nice, albeit different, beer. Unlike an America Black Ale, which still maintains most of an IPA characteristics, this didn’t maintain many saison characteristics, let alone just a few. This could have been some kind of smoked ale to be quite honest, but it was tasty. Aroma light/medium cofee and a touch of dark chocolate, some soy, a bit earthy but mostly coffee and earthy. Out of left field comes a smokey/peaty flavor, combining with the coffee note (which isn’t very pronounced), some soft spice and a bit of coca-cola thrown in there makes this pretty intriguing. I definitely enjoyed it and look forward to my other 3 bottles.
cargo150 (1238) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Belle couleur noire avec plusieurs reflets brun et un col beige qui résiste. En bouche c’est décevant, gout un peu étrange d’épices avec une finale de grains grillés. C’est moyennement complexe... Décevant...