jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2011-03-14. Black body with a modest tan head. 3+ Yeasty aroma with mild roast malt character, and hint of not quite bubble gum like character. Flavour is stout like up front, dry roasty bitter malt, mild yeasty accents throughout. Almost a dunkelweizen like under current. Dry roast pipes up again in the aftertaste. Light alcohol as it warms up. 7+ Average plus bodied palate. Interesting, I enjoyed it but found it a bit unusual. Not sure I would return to it. Bottle shared by DuctTape
Sledutah (3631) - Utah, USA - MAR 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by dcshiller at RBWG 2011, thanks
Appearance: Dark brown with a nice beige head and good lacing
Aroma: Dark fruits, toasted malts and spices
Taste: Sweet ripe fruits, caramel and spices
Travlr (9840) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Churchkey. Dark brown, huge brown head, great lacing. Aroma of cocoa powder. taste has pepper, coffee grounds, chocolate syrup. Nice.
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. High carbonation but very drinkable. A lot of rye and it tastes a bit smoked. Not much fruit but some type of candy sweetness.
Sammy (7719) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tomthompson’s bottle, A dark body, above average mouthfeel, a sipper of chocolate, coffee, spruce, pepper. Cross-style with a shwartzbier. Wonderful aroma.
arminjewell (5149) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark reddish black, tan head. Aroma has notes of rye spice, fruity esters, some tiny bit of funk, and earth. Taste is nice and refreshing, nice balance of rye spice with the fruity and earthy saison notes, finishing dry and spicy. Nice beer.
jimmack34 (632) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Poured brown with a small off white fizzy head. Smells of fruity candy and bubble gum. Flavors of bubble gum, sweet light fruit, some fermented dark fruit, brown sugar, and vanilla.
crossovert (5642) - Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz pour at Captain Mike’s in Kenosha, Wi.
It poured into the snifter a dark dark brown, pretty much back, with a frothy off white head. There is some lacing as it recedes.
The smell is spicy, there is a lot of clove and some dark malts.
The taste is pretty spicy. Tons of white a n black peppery notes, some clove, some cocoa, and some dark fruit
This is something like what Fantome is doing, but much cleaner. It isn’t bad.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 05-09-2010 20:47:25
mansquito (2878) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Marvin’s, DC tap ($9): Pours a mahogany color with a brownish head that leaves some lacing. By the looks of this, I wouldn’t have known it is a saison. The aroma is of spice, some butterscotch, a wee bit of smoke and some yeast. The taste is pretty good, but again I wouldn’t have guessed a saison could be like this. In any case, like many Belgian inspired American ales there is a little bit of hops. Good amount of spiciness and some minor malty sweetness. An interesting and somewhat unique beer.
BrewBoxer (1552) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at high di ve. Pours a black color with no head. Some faintly on the tp left. Smells of roast malt and lemons. Tasye is smoke. Toasty and lightly sweet. Very interesting saison from goose island