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RATINGS: 795   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
walleye (1092) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - NOV 18, 2012
bottle 2011 poured black with a light tan head. aroma light smoke with dark cherries, coffee, molasses, anise, dark fruits, pepper. flavor, same as aroma with chocolate and cloves, roasted malts.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nybol (1360) - DENMARK - JUL 2, 2016
Næsten ugennemsigtig, og med et flot skum der holder i flere minutter. Det dufter lidt af belgisk øl, som det skule være. Men smagen er hlet anerledes frugtagtig, med en eftersmag af noget fersken. Ikke typisk belgisk i smagen, men god alligevel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (4951) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2016
Pours a dark brown/gold color. Aromas of tart fruit, bread, hint of citrus, and yeasty. Flavor is malty/citrus. Leaves a yeasty hay/citrus aftertaste

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Andrew196 (1352) - Katy, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2016
UPDATED: APR 25, 2016 Color of a dark cola, whispy yet resilient beige head. Aroma of tobacco, raisin, wood. Somewhat thin on the tongue but the caramel, cherries, and toffee carried it. Pretty good and a great dinner beer but I didn?t get much Belgian out of the beer as the label suggests...some notes of Belgian yeast did emerge in the finish as it warmed.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
fuzzcro (209) - Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2016
The aroma is kind of off and I’m not getting much flavor...it’s quite carbonated. My bottle is 2013 so I was ready for anything. Definitely has a dry finish...I’m starting to get the pepper taste now as the chill is subsiding. Maybe by the time I finish off the bottle I will be happier with it.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
J_man (910) - Tustin, California, USA - FEB 24, 2016
Bomber from 2011 vintage. Molasses and sweet dark fruit aromas from a nearly opaque very dark brown body with a ruby tinge and a good tan head. The molasses fades away on the sip with more of the dark fruit sweetness of cherries and plums coming through. This is followed by a cola taste and consistency and medium roast coffee. Some notes of dark and bittersweet chocolate. Body is a bit thin but may be due to the age on this bottle. Finishes with a slight sour note and more chocolate sweetness. I need to try a fresh bottle to compare this one to.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (2798) - California, USA - JAN 27, 2016
Dark black in color with thick foamy tan head... Aroma of Belgian malts, biscuits, rye malts... Hint of spice... Flavor is light chocolate malts, rye, bready malts, hints of peppercorn... Mouthfeel is fairly silky... Light spices on finish... Solid ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 15, 2015
750 ml bottle, 2013 Edition (had in late Summer 2015). Poutd a clearish ruby reddish dark brown to black with a short lived beige head. Aroma is red berries, roast, oldish, woody. Flavor is dark berry (blackberry, blueberry, black grapes), coffee and roast. Finish is dark chocolate, burnt, dusty and oldish. Lingering wood and dark fruits. Medium to full body, soft mouthfeel and weak to average carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sirmixsomewhat (190) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2015
I did not expect such a dark beer upon pouring. I was pleasantly surprised by the taste after seeing just how dark it is, because I feared it would be drowned in a coffee taste or something more bitter more typically associated with beers this dark, but it wasn’t like that. The coffee notes were subtle, and worked nicely. Nothing really stood out beyond that, and it wasn’t quite as smooth as I like, but it is a good beer. Is it worth the hefty price tag (something like $20 for a 750ml bottle)? No, I don’t think it is.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Was hoping for a golden ale for some reason. Charred flavor, not much Belgian yeast flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4370) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2015
The aroma is life a porter with roasted malt and soapy hops. The appearance is like a porter. The palate is average. Overall a nice find but not a farmhouse.


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