Imperial_Scout (363) - 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.
arojewski (41) - Old Bridge, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
First foray into this style, had high hopes with a nearly black pour and apparent head. Mostly wheat with hints of citrus or fruit and very faint malt.
freeofthoughts (633) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap pours brown black with light khaki fizz. Roasted chocolate aroma with earthy hops a belgian flair. The flavor is decent, a belgian brown with saison yeast, some grainy spice and roasted flavors. Earthy drying hops with hay and herbal tones work alright with the bitter chocolate. By the end has a little cola flavor, some american brown ale feel. Malt foward with bitter hops and some dryness.
lukedarock (103) - Howell, Michigan, USA - MAR 29, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Ehhhhhh not so good but I could see why people do like this, just not my glass of beer
smith4498 (2910) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours translucent brown color with tan head. Fruity aroma with some toasted malts and yeast. Lightly roasted malt and spicy rye flavors with some light chocolate and Belgian yeast. Light to medium body with lively carbonation.
Cornfield (5362) - 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 (4547) - 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 (316) - 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 (666) - 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 (157) - 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 (3684) - 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.