iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bomber, no date from Olive Tree Market in OB for $7.49 (or $11.49/4pk). Black with mahogany edges and a 1 1/2 finger tan head, good retention. Aroma has some yeasty Belgiany apricot and pear notes, anise and spicy pepper behind, light roast. The roast is stronger and a little more ashy in the flavor, as well as more spicy pepper. Dry finish, surprising bitterness peaked at a 5. Light to medium body with moderate prickly carbonation. OK.
ALLOVATE (2654) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A 2012 vintage thatís seemed to have aged perfectly. At cellar temperature and into a snifter. Black as midnight with an inch of rocky, beige foam atop that holds and leaves a thick and messy lace. Strong berry sherbet and eucalyptus and tea-tree oil notes on the nose amongst a blend of mace, nutmeg, cinnamon and clove spices. On the palate it is spice driven, dry and creamy with a malt, hop, wood and spice finish. Slight smoke, camphor, eucalypt, bitter orange peel. mace, dark chocolate, clove and twiggy bark. Really mouthfilling with a solid malt and US hop base. Lengthy bitterness that melds everything. There is a touch of nettles and rosemary; this has a ridiculous amount of complexity going for it at three years old. Somewhat medicinal. Well rounded and curious. A herbal aperitif. Delicious and original. (1pint, 6fl.Oz, Bottled 31/07/12, The Intíl Beer Shop, W. Leederville)
felip989 (129) - S„o Paulo, BRAZIL - JUN 26, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown almost black with a big beige head. Aroma is cherries, prunes, grapes, yeast, caramel, chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, coffee, cocoa, some red fruits. Bitter aftertaste. Good but the fruitness donít combine with the roasted malt flavour. Strange Saison...
kayres (655) - , Georgia, USA - JUN 12, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black with a thick tan head. Sweet malty nose. Smooth spicey bits of lemon and maybe cinnamon. Fairly dry
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LinusStick (3019) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2015
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Ugh. This was a terrible beer. The only good thing about this beer was the aroma. Chai spices with not much else. The pour was a stout like dark brown with a one finger tan head. Taste was pretty bad. Too much going on and it didnít work. Strong spices, dark roasted malt made it a little bitter. Yeast and malt were drowned out by the crazy spices. Finished the beer, but it was difficult
Gamin (146) - Brockport, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Saison?! So confused. This beer pours dark with a chocolate milk head. Smells and tastes like thin mint Girl Scout cookies. So weird!
Reynolds314 (2881) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 8, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Takes a lot for me to dislike a saison but make it a straight black licorice bomb and that will happens. Dont advertise a secret blend of spices if it really just tastes like anise. Warn people.
Stuu666 (6779) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 30, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Craigís. Pours black, lots of spice on the nose, sweet roasted spice taste.
vanvenlo (1468) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Purvis Cellars bottle(26-Jan-2015)Sour sweet light choc malt aroma.Over primed black thick head&fluffy lace.Funky fruit malt spice flavour.Funky fruit finish and roast malt funky aftertaste.
XaenDovet (1222) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very dark brown, large airy off-white cap, dense lacing. Aroma is potent medicinal anise, straw, earthy. Taste is bitter, with a soft rounding sweetness. Sticky. Long dry finish.
zvikar (4070) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 27, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Tom Cís place. Thanks Tom C. Pours brown with a beige head, aroma of lemon, spices, dark bread, caramel, nuts, flavor of dark bread, coffee, caramel, sage and micromeria, medium bodied.