islay (740) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle, consumed on 4-20-13. Refreshing, sweet, fruity, yeasty, tangy, juicy aroma features chocolate-covered strawberries, mango, raspberry-flavored dark chocolate candy bar, caramel, and watermelon bubblegum scents. Unique, powerful, appetizing, very good smell. Pours dark brown with an amber hue. Streaks of very small bubbles that rise at moderate speed. Large amount of fluffy taupe head. Produces very good lacing. A strong 4 for appearance. Bitter taste features taffy, licorice, coffee with cream, lemon, and minerals flavors. There’s an orange tang in the taste. A touch of booze in the flavor. The same watermelon bubblegum element that’s in the aroma is also in the flavor. Salt, especially in the finish. Some noticeable spices, especially black pepper. Long, dry, bitter, strong, roasted coffee aftertaste. Medium body. Soft in the palate. The palate rating of 4 is due to the strong aftertaste; the other palate effects are unremarkable. Overall, way more interesting and better than I expected. Unique, aromatic, and dare I say delicious? Underrated. It’s hard to believe it has this much flavor with such a low alcohol content. 9/4/8/4/17=>4.2
SperkeleForce (138) - FINLAND - APR 28, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 33 cl. Pours black with brown white foamy and lacing head. Very interesting combination first roasted coffee and then finish is pretty fruity. Not to complex. Pretty straight forward.
scanovajr (600) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - APR 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. A black beer with a huge tan head. Aroma is malty, belgian yeast, spicy and a bit roasted. Taste is bittersweet, roasted, caramel, spicy, mint herbal. Dry finish. Good beer
jookos (764) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Black. Roasted coffee, salty licorice. Body is lightish, a tad dry. Cant get much saison flavours, mostly stouty things.
hfmejias (359) - Dover, Delaware, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Dark brown, huge frothy tan head and also lots of lacing. Aroma is mostly spices hard to pinpoint, some roasted malts are also noticeable. Taste is very earthy, sweet but very spicy too, some dark fruit notes and some hop bitterness. Very interesting, very nice.
Fritz123 (240) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2013
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle at Sybarite Pig. Very dark brown pour with light tan head. No lace. Nose is spices, root beer, cinnamon. Taste was surprisingly different. Maybe a bad batch? Heavy taste of either white pepper or chili pepper. Mostly heavy carbonation, bitter, unpleasant.
Beerman6686 (3125) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one poured a semi murky medium brown color with a large beige head. Aroma was of light roasted malt, chocolate, spices, and brett. Flavor was chocolate and mild roast upfront, some dark fruits, followed by a big brett finish. Interesting.
Allen (2674) - SWITZERLAND - APR 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. My version had a slightly higher ABV I think. Dark chocolate and yeast throughout. Some minty components. Delicious.
omhper (17478) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled at Babajan, Stockholm. Hazy dark brown, rocky head. Spicy nose with some cardamom. Dry and light-medium bodied with spritzy mouthfeel. Slight caramel, hints of marzipan, mostly grass and baking spices.mid bitter finish. Well balanced.
EdInSaltLake (233) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - APR 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tart, earthy Saison yeast, light roasted aroma. Flavor is spicy, earthy/barnyard, berry fruit, sweetish malt, a little roasted malt.