SudsMcDuff (5321) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
enough with the flopping! .. . pours a deep yellow .. . solid white foam .. lacing is quite impressive .. . bigfoot .. . hay, straw, yeast, sand, skin, mild barn, and clean bra .. . nice mouthfeel .. . as all HFís, clean as a whistle but i thought this lacked a bit of complexity .. . .
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blankboy (5598) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle [750ml] shared with HogTownHarry and GregClow. Pours a very dark brown with a large lasting fluffy tan head. Aroma of lightly roasted malt, toasted grain, spices & herbs, lots of yeast, sour fruit and some light sugary sweetness. Flavour is much more sour then I expected, thatís not a bad thing though. Itís also quite yeasty along with some fruit and toasted malt in the back. Medium bodied. Really good stuff.
AirForceHops (2340) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle from the brewery. Served at cellar temp. Pitch black color in a snifter, small tan head. Nose is Belgian yeast, funky musty basement. Flavors of tart citrus, sour oak, sour grapes and roasted barely notes. It does have a good amount of complex flavors however, I havenít really had a ďBlack SaisonĒ that I really enjoyed. This is no different. The roasted malt and barely just throw the saison off for me. Nothing against this brew, the style I just donít tend to enjoy much.
Lukaduke (1464) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a rich burnt umber color with a finger of khaki foam... Aromas are roasted malt, tart cherry, raisin and a little rustic rusty funk. The palate follows the nose with a nice underlying cranberry acidity with touches of chocolate malt, burnt toast and a slight vinous finish... Beautiful.
HogTownHarry (5905) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml crown-capped shared with blankboy and GregClow, via JerCraigs. Almost opaque ruby-black pour, huge fluffy lasting tan head - lovely, 4+. Sharply dry aroma, dry floral bitterness, sharp dry yeast, light fruit - very bretty, lightly roasty; nice stuff! Taste - oh man thatís good - medium-hoppy (dry resin), light roast, slightly vinegar tartness, enough brett to compete - some alcohol; frickiní great stuff. Decent body, astringent, lightly carbonated but quite airy, delicately funky, longish dry floral/brett finish. So good.
oteyj (2124) - New Hampshire, USA - MAY 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A deep chestnut pour yields a fizzy white head that lasts nicely. Beautiful dark fruit funk- think raisins figs and cherries. Very subtle caramel and chocolate character but never roasty. Musty and tangy funk give way to a dry finish. Pillowy carbonation with a much more assertive body than your average saison. Different, and quite nice!
seth_lfod (243) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a jet black but when held up to the light it is dark brown around edges. Big mocha head that sticks around for a couple minutes then settles down with some decent lacing. Smell spicy, lemon, sour cherries and some musty basement. Taste is spicy and tart with great carbonation that lights up my taste buds. Pretty dry finish and really easy to drink.
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle I got from Dany that I brought to a tasting at Andyís. Pours a deep black to brown with a thin to medium sized tanned beige head. Big musky aromas with some dark malt and nutty notes. Chewy and tangy, light tartness, long chewy tangy notes. Lots of lovely yeast and muskiness. Super tangy, remarkably easy drinking. Lingering tart yeast notes. Absolutely lovely.
jbeatty (842) - New York, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2013 Bottle, 05/09/2013. Pours dark brown, light tan colored head fades to a nice haze on the surface, dense sticky lacing left around the glass. Aroma is slightly sweet, cherries and berries with light tartness, vinous notes blending to mild chocolate malts and roast, mild floral perfume. Taste comes on stronger with tart cherries, lime citrus, caramel notes with roasted malts, dry finish, bitter aftertaste. Medium light body. Alright, but not as smooth and cohesive as some other HF offerings.
jredmond (4567) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of Jay with RB ppl at Andys. Pours a deep dark brown body with thin off white/light brown lacing. Aroma is crisp brett, light earthy hop and light earthy oak. Mouthfeel is perfect - crisp, light funk, Fruity earthiness, yeast and crisp earthy hop. Awesome.