ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The one thing that stood out from the start about this lack beer was its healthy, billowy medium brown head. There were dark caverns inside the head... It was awesome. It settled to a light brown head with tons of patchy lacing that had dark brown edges. Wild.
The aroma is very interestingly spiced. Something about it reminds me of Febreeze or a dentistís office. I know no other way to describe it. In the mouth itís, well, odd! It tastes very much of perfume and almost as if perfume/cologne or even Windex had accidentally gotten sprayed on my tongue. Still, interestingly, it doesnít taste too bad. After a while, the perfume-like flavor starts to taste very herbal and plant-like. Itís so strong and potent with this spice that it makes me make faces long after its been swallowed. If you pay enough attention you may be able to pull out woody, fruity notes. Quite a crazy beer... And to be honest, I think I liked St Feuillienís bottling better.
maneliquor (3474) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Black point with a large, bubbly foamy light tab head. Nose has loads of spice, nutmeg, tart and funk. Noticeable cinnamon. Taste is a muddle of spice with heavy tart, smoke and funk. Easy going stuff. Nice
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jar72404 (426) - USA - FEB 2, 2013
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 6/20
On tap at champs. Black with thin cream head. Aroma is sour peppermint. Flavor is sour apple, pepper, and a little funk. Not good at all; probably infected.
thewolf (11555) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, bought @ Havnens Vin & Tobak, Vejle. Pours opaque black with a lovely, staying, large, creamy, beige head. Aroma has chocolate, vanilla, coriander, light anise, bog myrtle, cocoa, rosehip. Medium to high carbonation, fine dry and light mouthfeel. Flavour is dry, spicy chocolate, cocoa, vanilla, coriander, cardemum, nuts. Soft black pepper finish. Very spicy, but I kinda like it.
jhgrantjr (456) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Flying Saucer. Pours a black color, very little light through it if any. Interesting aroma. I can smell the farmyard saison, but the dark malt moves it in another direction. Some like a farmyard chocolate smell. Hmm...the taste is unique: some saison aspects with bread and a coffee type aftertaste. Not sure what to think about this one.
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bax (1299) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle 23/01-2013) Large light brown head, dark almost black color, soft co2, spicy taste, spicy roasted aroma, roasted aftertaste.
Khaggerty118 (69) - Olney, Maryland, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours jet black with a nice foamy white head that lingers and leaves a nice residue. Smells of raisin and black licorice. Gf said smelled fruity. I though the former aromas were more prominent though. Taste is just as the smell. Quite yeasty. Unique flavor. Honestly had no expectation for this brew. Didnít even know it was going to be black. Iíd recommend it, just wouldnít buy it myself again.
smith4498 (3270) - Miami, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from a trade with cbkschubert. Pours black with tan head. Earthy and spicy aroma. Funky and earthy flavor like a saison and spiced like a Christmas beer. Light to medium body with lively carbonation. The flavor combinations donít really work for me. Thanks Craig.
AshtonMcCobb (4074) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Brewdog Bar, Edinburgh. Pours dark brown to black with just a chink of light going through it. Nice head. The nose has the farmyard flavour expected from saison and just a hint of chocolate from the dark malt. The taste is biscuity and farmyardy and some lemony hops on the end. The palate is medium bodied with a tangy texture and quite a clean finish. Overall, interesting but I think it could be executed a bit better than this.
pete4999 (1264) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured a dark brown/black with a little bit of a tan head. I was really let down by this. Very thin, kinds watery, a bit spicy but had a really disappointing finish. I was able to get through the bottle but didnít really enjoy it.