AdamJackson (3079) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark burnt brown to black.
nose is roast with a hint of dark chocolate
fairly thin mouthfeel, burnt oak, rustic and bitter at the finish. Not like a saison more like a darkened amber ale but it’s pretty good
cheap (4351) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Mildly smells like old blast furnace slag. Nice black pour, attractive. Forst taste is piercing bitter astringent thing. Good sizzle but each slug is fun stuff followed by a stab in the middle back of yer tongue. Tastes like much more than the 4.5% listed here, I’d say abot 6% Yes, sharp beer thing hangs thru for a medium while on the end. Surpirizingly good sizzle almost makes this high personality saison enjoyable. Quite unique. Perhaps a saison crossed with a black IPA?
Fratto (2700) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Kroger. Dark pour with a tan head? Aroma is sweet chocolate, dark fruit, and vanilla. Taste is burned fruit and weird spices. Goofy coffee finish? Well, then.
Patrickctenchi (4398) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Purple-black with a huge, light tan head.
Dark fruit....smoke aroma.
Molasses, tobacco, herbal hop bitter flavor.
Creamy and light...
A very different breed of Saison.....
blutt59 (6068) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled, dark walnut color with no foam, sour roast, band aid aroma, flavor is sour, corn mash, roast pecan shell , tart finish
closey22 (1027) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown roasty nutty slightly hoppy Flava; finishes slightly tart and slightly roast and slightly hoppy
suprchunk (2454) - Crestview, Florida, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark, dark brown colored pour. Small tan head that falls quickly. Little bit of lacing left behind. Malty nose with bits of molasses. Taste is a sweet malty base with a dry finish. Not bad.
r464 (1956) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Malty, nutty, and somewhat earthy. Tart light fruitiness, but dirty. Grass and garbage. Something is just a bit off with this one.
mtdewa1 (416) - rome, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Darker brown pour. Mild lacing. Mild aroma of barley, caramel and chocolate. Very light but decent. Easy to drink.
mcclainc50 (214) - New York, USA - AUG 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep brown with a tan head that leaves a nice lacing. Aromas of fruit, roasted barley and a a touch of tobacco. Flavors of barley, a touch of coffee and notes of frsh fruit. Similar to a light black IPA. A very pleasant easy to drink beer.