merc7186 (1503) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Chocolate Malts, Grainy, Mild Coffee
Appearance: Dark Brown Hue, Passes Mild Light, Brown Head, Great Lacing
Taste: Chocolate Malts, Mild Coffee, Mild Wheat
Palate: Great Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying
If they had called this beer a Black Ale, I would have rated it higher but I got zero qualities of Saison out of this beer.
LilBeerDoctor (3231) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours a cloudy dark brown with a thick tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, charred malt, coffee grounds, sweet malt. Flavor of sweet malt with sweet roast/char in the background. Some spices in the finish. Sweet and spicy. The palate is a little sharp but otherwise ok. This is a blend of spices from the saison with roasted malt notes.
msante79 (2187) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Carson St Deli. Pours like a stout with near black body and khaki colors head. Aromas of mostly roasted malts, some chocolate, saison yeast, and some light yeast. Flavors of light fruit, saison yeast, roasted malts, light chocolate, bit of breadyness, but lacking tartness or lacking any really saison qualities. Basically an interesting and tasty stout.