Imperial_Scout (355) - Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2012
1.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Had a 5 oz taster on draft. Dark colored but very light in the body. Smelled good but didn’t taste that way. Fruity and anise. Couldn’t finish the 5oz. Not to happy with this one.
Cornfield (5344) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
An interesting attempt at... something. Nice look, pouring a dark mahogany, nearly black, with a foamy brown head. It had a perfumey aroma of burnt wood and black licorice. The flavor was licorice and flowers and burnt something or other. Not to be repeated.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4471) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2014
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a medium sized foamy-soapy dark brown head that left a bit of lacing. The aroma was musty, yeasty, wood, burnt toast, fig and funk. The flavor was tart, sour, bitter and tangy with notes of wood, red wine, oregano and funk. Long finish. Medium body. Pretty awful - drain poured.
chucklemation (275) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown ale. Has a nice fruity smell. The taste is fruit, mixed spices, caramel, and some dryness to add to the oddness of the beer. Smooth. Pretty decent.
jw0406 (650) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle pours a black color with a nice off white head. Aromas of citrus, Belgian yeast, dark malt. Interesting balance, unique
Petkus331 (141) - Redford, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
An aroma of banana, pineapple, and pear, with a touch of chocolate. Appearance is opaque dark brown, almost black with a caramelish pale brown foam, and some lace. Flavor is prominently pear with some cummin and chocolate followed by some minor dark malt bitterness. The palate is very nice, fizziness that feels almost creamy, while not being syrupy. Overall, this beer tastes more like a dark Belgian ale to me than a Saison, I love both styles, but I would expect a bit more carbonation in the mouth feel and a little less bitterness on the end for a Saison. A very good beer, but, a bit different from what I consider a Saison.
Butters (3661) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow. I’m really shocked at the low score. I really enjoyed this actually. Clear dark brown pour with quickfading tan ring of head. Smells of black pepper, and flowers, and just the faintest traces of fusel alcohols. Flavor is a nice roasty caramel with background of rye spiciness and yeasty pepperiness, with just the slightest traces of cocoa, tobacco, raisin, and anise. Again, a very good brew imho.
kaser (2029) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle 22oz at home. Black and tiny white head. Crazy fruity taste. Oil apricot orange spices licorice. A lot going on. Not sure I love it but I appreciate it
SPDickerman (864) - Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pitch black with a light brown head. Smells excessively malty with little else. Taste is a bit like molasses and hints of roast. Medium-bodied with a slick texture and soft mouth-carbonation, New Holland Four Witches Black Saison finishes with an almost sticky, cloying sweetness.
Dorwart (2333) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
2013 vintage that says 8.92% abv. Thin light brown head of fine bubbles. Smokey aroma with some roasted grains, charred malts and some dusty grainy notes. Color is a very dark brown. More smoke up front in the flavor then dissipates to a slightly tart and sour flavor. Sweet malts, carbon, light vinuous notes and some burnt toast. Smoke reappears late swallow again. Not really getting much of a saison in here anywhere. No real earthy flavors or yeast to speak of. Kind of an off flavored, soured porter is what I would classify it as. A strange brew and one that I would not recommend.
alliance100 (328) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle - pours straight black . Aromas of citrus and yeast . Taste is citrus up front , mild malt sweetness and finishes with a slight yeast bite . Overall a pretty unique beer.
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