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RATINGS: 750   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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A black rye saison that combines a roasted/smoky malt character in balance with a pepper spice from the yeast. Finishes dry with a refreshing level of carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
freeofthoughts (667) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - JUN 14, 2011
Big peppery nose with some kinda sweet saison notes. At first tasted like a regular saison but quickly dropped some soft chocolate and lighter roasted or singed flavor. Had all of the quirky spices you’d expect and a very nice yeast that sticks to your tongue, and plenty of hops. I liked it and it was very interesting to combine the flavors. Would pair well with food, by its self it is nice. When it warmed up the rye gave it a weird flavor, much better cold.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Reynolds314 (2385) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 14, 2011
I was a bit dissapointed by this beer. It wasnt bad but it wasnt really good either. I love saisons and by the description this sounded amazing. The flavors were light very very light and watery. I didnt get much of the roasted/smoky malt character described in the description. It just tasted to me like a below average saison that happened to be black in color.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3272) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUN 13, 2011
tap and bottle-dark amber hue with a small tan head. nose of chalk, belgian yeast twang and some dark spices. very robust for being 6% i would have guessed at least 8. a lot of belgian funky yeast on the finish but not really in the beginning of the palate. some dark fruit becomes apparent as it warmed a bit. some sour grains as well. the saison notes come out more with a warmer temperature. decent beer and glad i got to try it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
septimius (14) - Broomfield, Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2011
standard malt and yeast in aroma along with a hint of bubblegum. peppery taste with berries, smoke and rye. a bit of alcohol at the end. a very enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Atheist_Peace (972) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2011
On tap at the ACBF. Dark brown with a tan head that leaves a nice lace. Roasted coffee and an almost meaty smoke quality, licorice. Deeply roasted coffee on the palate with a nice funkiness. Finishes with bitter coffee. The body was a little light for the taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2011
12oz bottle. Just checking things off my Chicago trip and Goose Island was up there. This wasn’t a tradition saison. Dark brown pour with a thin head. Peppery aroma with hints of spice. Easily drinkable and not tough on the palate. Would try again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernest (6318) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 4, 2011
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, brown, mostly diminishing. Body is dark brown to black. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (dark chocolate, roasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (flowers, apricot), with light notes of gum, clove. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium to full body, watery/syrupy texture, lively/fizzy carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic. Reasonably pleasant, but forgettable. Not the best mouth experience.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jlieber17 (201) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 3, 2011
22oz bottle. Pours dark like a porter with a large tan head. Not a lot on the nose...subtle cocoa, spices, yeast. More chocolate on the tongue with roasted malts and a slight bitterness. Dry finish. Very unique beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6234) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2011
(Bottle, Monk’s Café Wallingatan, Stockholm) Black colour with lasting, frothy, beige head. Malty, fruity nose with caramel, dried fruit and dark rye bread. Malty, roasted taste with notes of dark rye bread, dried fruit, raisins, prunes, brown sugar and hints of black pepper. Hints of yeast shining through. Slightly more than medium body, sweetish, with some spicy bitterness. Quite a nice beer, but far from a saison in my book.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomas15 (688) - USA - MAY 31, 2011
pours black with one finger khaki head. roasty, funky smell. really striking fine carbonation. very well constructed beer. slight pepper. roasty barnyard flavor. essentially a black saison. unique, smart, and very nice beer.

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