joebudzjoe (671) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Coalhouse Pizza. Interesting experimental saison. Provides an earthy and spicy flavor from the yeast complimented with the roasted coffee and chocolate flavor from the malts as well as a hop bite. These flavors donít necessarily marriage with one another, but the clash provides a complex, yet light and dry beer.
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours pitch black with almost no head to speak of. The aroma Is mostly licorice. I like this aroma although less complex than expected. The taste is licorice and a bit of funky bitterness in the finish.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Serving: Draft at Fire Works Leesburg. It pours black with a light tan head. The nose is overwhelming anise, mace, and yeast notes. The flavor is medicinal with a ton of anise, spice, clove and mace. There is something else I canít quite place. Very one sided and medicinal with a lingering bitterness on the tongue. Very dry finish. This one is a miss.
drdisque (699) - Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Jerryís Chicago. Pours deep almost violet black. Lots of lacing. Aroma is sweet fruit. Flavor is spicy, fruity, and somewhat roasted. A bit too dark in its character, but I know thatís what they were going for, I just think they overdid it a bit. Still very good.
pras (558) - Maryland, USA - NOV 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not one of my favorites from this brewery. Very dark appearance with a nose full of spices. Flavor is more of the same. I thought I tasted some brett in there. Just didnít do anything for me.
ChainGangGuy (4658) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 11, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
11 ounce pour - $6.50 at Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Brought to my dark, dank corner of the bar a very dark brown body with infinitesimally small bubbles arising from the sides of the glass. Smallish, khaki-colored head depositing a fair amount of lace on the way down.
Smell: Florals that crank the scent dial towards heavily herbal atop astringent burnt, blackened malts and licorice root. Smells like Ricola cough drops.
Taste: Roasted maltiness leaning towards touches of burnt black malt. Near nil sweetness. Then, that rather curious St. Feuillien spice mix that again just screams Ricola (though I guess honking Ricola through one of those long-ass alphorns is more appropriate). Charred prune skins. Itís warming, heavily spiced, with coarse burnt malts.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-plus carbonation.
Overall: Itís all well and good to have a collaboration but one best ens--hey, hold up a sec, my cough... itís gone! Thanks, Green Flash/St. Feuillien!
weihenweizen (2641) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Refrigerated 12 oz. bottle from JStax poured into a shaker. Pours opaque black with small light brown head. Thin small bubble lacing, medium carbonation, and anise aroma. Taste is roasted malt, herbal hops, and anise. Too much anise for me.
jzzbassman (1530) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Saucer. Pours black with thick foam. Smells herbal, some lemongrass and coffee. Interesting, wit bubblegum, funk, and star anise. Finishes dry
Theis (14797) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Black - brown head. Bitterness, burned malts, ok hoppy, red berries, spicy, roasted ,alts, ryebread, soapy, light leather, dry bitterness, licorice, solid malty, fruity notes, nice bitterness, a bit wierd.
VRBJG (159) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours pitch black with a thick mocha head. Smells anise. Tastes very spicy...end of the taste is a bit bitter and a little dirty.