hopscotch (8861) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Pours dark brown with a small, creamy, mushroom-colored head. Decent retention. The nose presents purple grapes and lightly funky acidity. Light to medium-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and soft carbonation. The otherwise-bready flavor furnishes a stupid-good, grape-flavored SweeTarts component that Iím totally digging. Unfortunately, there is misplaced, uninviting, tannic bitterness in the finish. A shame, because I enjoyed just about everything else about this beer. Still, excellent overall. Bottle selflessly shared by ctipping!
boFNjackson (4100) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared on New Years Eve... Poured brownish with red/amber highlights and a thin grayish head. Nose had yeast with vinous wood-like characters. Tasted of dark grains, some spice, cocoa, and dark fruits with vinous wine-like wood tones adding depth. Some toasted sugars with black pepper spice too. Not widely accepted among us tasting bottles but I took more of a shining to this from our group. That could be because I favor on the concept behind the name and it could be clouding my palate. But overall, this is complex and unique. Yet nothing to run home screaming about.
fonefan (34282) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear medium to dark red brown colour with a small, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly to fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, moderate hoppy, fruity, moderate yeasty, saison yest, fruity, wine, wood, pepper, brett, brett - smoke notes ? Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, fruity, yeast, peppery, tart, rubber notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
jackl (4347) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Cheers to Adam for bringing this along! The pourís deep brown with a tiny off-white head. The nose is cherry, light vinous wine barrel, some mild chocolate and general roasted aromas. The taste is sweet cherry, farmhouse earthiness. As the beer warms, you get more vinous and slightly tangy funky notes. Roasted malt. Soft body, mild carbonation. Overall, decent. Admittedly Iím not a massive fan of this kind of saison.
TheAlum (5575) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle shared by Kan. Thanks, dude! Pours a richer blackish pour, good darker body with no real light. Perhaps a touch of brown on the edges. A cakey chocolate milk head is moderate sized, sits around firmly, laces well. Aromas are cocoa, oak, and gentle spice. Some gentle smoke, banana, some estery fruit, gentle yeast. Cocoa, sweet fruits, toast and toffee. Some cocoa, touches of oak, firm hopping is citrusy, fruity, and floral. Great rich aromas, a bit sweet and some candylike Smarties. Vanilla, oak, and darkness, fruity elements. Initial is a touch tart, dry, and fruit. Some fruit, a bit toasty and dry into the middle. Darker malts, some fruity esters, with cocoa and dryness hit the palate at odd times. Tart and fruit through the middle, firm terroir and wild yeast elements, rich oak. Good tartness and fruit from middle into backend. Dry and oaky, vanilla, light tannic feel. Finish is tart, tannic, gentle almost white wine feel. Good gentle smokiness lingers with tartness, fruit, dry tannic barrel. Pretty fun blend that seems to offer a lot of flavors. Some popcorn on the backend and finish, dry gentle cocoa, smoke, yeasty funk and dryness. Some richer oak, tartness. Complex, but overall a bit odd and overwhelming at times. Nice beer.
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Kan. Thanks! Pours a deep brown with an offwhite head. Nose is somewhat tart, fruity notes. Some apple and citrus, white pepper and earthy malt. Rye bread. On tasting, it comes off as somewhat generic overall. Dark malt comes through, moderate acidic tartness as well. Clean overall but the dark malts seem to obstruct this from really coming together. Still looking for a solid dark saison.
michcam8 (283) - Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Adam for this bottle...black in color, lively carbination, dark brown fluffy head. Lotís of lacing left on the glass. Aroma is wonderful, bananaís, oak, leather, dough, cereal. Creamy mouthful, medium body. Taste is a bit tart, sour, doughy, some malts, smokey, and tingy. Stays with the palate for a while, while the sourness really comes through. No detection of alcohol. Very interesting beer.
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with creamy tan head. Aroma spicy yeasty, dark fruit, meaty, peppery. Flavors spicy meaty, toffee, real dried out. Tingly finish.
pantanap (3351) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Much thanks to Wally for this... Pours a deeper cola hue with lesser intense edges, revealing more reddish brown undertones, and topped with a fluffy pillowy light beige head... Light pillowy fluffiness that exhibits with cocoa, Brett, light roast and a mild tartness. Cocoa and Brett predominantly with a light degree if smoke... Little smoke and roasty undertones upfront to pair up with a more dominantly tart saison stylistically. Light fluffy bodied with semi-lively carbonation. Pillowy and lighter bodied it seems. Enjoyed this moreso than originally had back in September. Light mostly tart saison with a dark malty presence.
phredrik (1010) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - DEC 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
75 cl bottle. Black pour with a small brown head. Aroma is citrusy brett notes, hops, a herbal estery note, pretty farmhousey. A slight toasted malt presence with a hint og liquorice, but over-all pretty yeast and brett forward. This tastes awesome! Funky brett and farmhouse yeast up front, the brett makes it very dry and citrusy. A hint of chocolate and liquorice with a lightly bitter and very funky finish. Awesome!