sulawang (599) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Visual: Pours ultra-dark brown with a superb foamy-fluffy head, great retention, sticky lacing, lots of bubbly activity.
Nose: black cardamom, burnt cedar, peppermint, caramel malts. (4/10)-aromatic strength.
Attack: creamy fizzy with an acidic backbone
Mid-palate: medium sourness, (MAIN) toffee (7/10)-sweetness, peppermint, burnt-bitter roasted malts
Finish: off-dry malts, grapefruit bitter & burnt bitter hopped finish.
Summary: Not your typical Saison. This beer is COMPLEX and quite taxing on the palate. Definitely a "different" beer.
BierFiend (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with thick tan head. Smells of malts, yeast, and hops. Tastes of hops, malts, citrus, and bitter on the back end. High carbonation.
Gription79 (2235) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on draft at the brewery. Cherries, spice, chocolate, a bit of funk, Brett, fruity coffee, roast, very tasty and complex.
gsmitty80 (1794) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Despite the low individual rankings i liked it and thought it had a good concept. Problem is it has a bit of an antiseptic taste to it. Not sure which of the spices it is but historically through beers, i really don’t enjoy it.
Lagerboy (1184) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Hueless darkest dark brown, big rocky mocha head settles and mostly lasts. Aroma is yeasty, dark fruitiness. Bitter dark roast, chocolate malty taste, dark fruits, spicy, some caramel, with a PNW hop influence. Average carbonation, medium bodied, moderately hopped. A somewhat confused crossover makes it: DNFL (Definitely Not For Lagerboys)
TBone (12447) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught@RNH. Dark brown color, small brownish head. Dark fruits and ginger in the nose. Medium-bodied. Ginger, cinnamon perhaps starfruit? in the flavor. Light caramel and tart note. Christmasy ...
arminjewell (6070) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour on tap at Rackhouse, dark reddish black pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of roast, coffee, dark cocoa, lots of dark fruits and molasses into some spice, yeast, some fruity orange and banana in there, hints of clove. Taste is a mix of roast, coffee and dark chocolate, hints of dark fruits into some fruit, dark fruit and some orange, slight earthy, spicy and yeasty notes finishing fairly bitter.
merc7186 (1981) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: Dark Black Hue, Passes No Light, Thick Brown Head, Great Lacing
S: Floral, Sweet Tarts
T: Floral, Sweet Tarts, Mild Dark Wheat
M: Great carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Spicy
Overall, its was a little weird and wouldn’t recommend.
Vighals (1004) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Svart med høyt kremete beige skum. Lukter salt lakris, masse krydder, anis, nellik. Salt smak. Bitter kort ettersmak
ken1 (866) - DENMARK - NOV 3, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A spicy fruity flavor with sour citrus notes and anis. Color is dark redish brown with a light brown.