jbeatty (908) - New York, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 10/04/2012. Pours dark cola brown, huge rocky head with copious lacing clinging to the glass. Aroma musty with yeast and brett, with mildly tart dark fruitiness backed by dusty roasted malts and chocolate, oak and red wine character. Taste has lemony tartness, earthy backdrop of roast, coffee grounds. Smoothly carbonated palate. Pretty good, aroma especially, but not my favorite black saison or HF brew.
Damico (2302) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours unclear swampy brown with a big creamy brown nutmeg head. The aroma is light tart and sweet, like a Flemish brown, which spills into the flavor as well. The flavors bring awesome light sour tartness with some almost cherry fruitness, sour dark fruit flavors. Delicious and quenching!
thirdeye11 (5378) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Draught at HIll Farmstead Fall Festival of Ales) cloudy brown with medium tan creamy bubbled head. Nose of manure, barn, raisins, field greens, chocolate, extremely unique. Taste of light lacto, cranberry, chocolate, cream, tart, complex and awesome. Fairly dry, tart and cocoa linger. A truly one of a kind beer.
pushkinwow (1805) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of Tom10101. Black with almost solid mocha foam. Interesting combination of funk and sour; some chardonnay, oak, plum, fig, cherry, lemon zest, brett, tannin. Moderate carbonation and body, tart, some alcohol, more chardonnay, incredibly dry on the finish,
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft courtesy of oteyj, thanks! Murky maroon color. Aroma of old funk and coffee grounds. Taste is sour dark toast. Definitely an interesting combination.
PhillyCraft (2762) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle w/ some heads at Evans going away party. Been waiting to try this sour black saison blend from HF. Pours a deep black with medium off white head, awesome lacing. Aromas are tart lactic cherry funk, earth, roasty malt. Taste is dusty oak, cocoa powder, cherry, peat, currants, and other misc berries. Perfect balance of sour and light roasty notes with a full body long lasting flavor. Very solid and tasty brew meh.
hopdog (8444) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle bought off of eBay for $500...lol, just kidding. Poured a deep brown color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of spices, earth, chocolate, roast, and dark fruits. Tastes of dark fruits, spices, citrus, and nice funkiness. Light sour finish.
phaleslu (5701) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle shared by bsuedekum- thanks again, Blake! Pours a dark brown, mostly opaque, with a big beige head that leaves plenty of lace in the glass. Aroma of earthy funk, oak, dark fruits, roasted and chocolate malts, soy, and a hint of lactic funk. Flavor of dark fruits (mostly plums and berries but also currants), brown sugar, roast, oak, and lactic funk. Medium-bodied, with a medium carbonation and a tart, roasty, earthy, sweet, and dry mouthfeel. Complex and tasty.
hbmason (1087) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 bottle pour. Black color with a lmedium head. Funky and refreshing. Well balanced.
mikem409 (1456) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap at farmhouse fest. pours dark brown with tan head. aroma is of sour berries and bitter chocolate. taste is very funky with some oak berries and coco