CE619 (81) - san diego, California, USA - AUG 13, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
full, rich and alcoholic; these flavors were none the less tempered with pleasant and abundant spicing
brokensail (12010) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 11, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ Hotel. Thanks, Alex. Black pour with only mild carbonation and a khaki head that doesn’t last long. Sort of a musty, oxidized nose. A lot of soy sauce and herbs. Licorice, some cocoa powder, and chocolate syrup. The flavor is a touch ashy and is fairly roasty. A really heavy dose of soy sauce and old herbs makes this sort of weirdly savory. A lot of old milk chocolate. Some caramel and grass. Just kind of stale.
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - JAN 20, 2009
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at the Woodshop Quad. Flavors of caramel and sweet fruits. Very good and thanks to who ever donated this bottle.
AgentSteve (1640) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - JAN 19, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours golden orange with a decent off white head. Nose is sweet citrus fruit, yeast and caramel. Quite interesting.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - JAN 19, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750mL bottle at Woodshop Quad. Amber color. Lightly sweet. Easy to drink. Excellent. Surprized at how well this has kept.
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - JAN 18, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Woodshop Quad! Pours orange with a bright white ring. Nose is sweet and tart. Taste is sweet , rich and malty, great!
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 18, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Chris! Caramel, spice, citrus, soft malts, fruits, some sweets...age is apparent. Badass beer...for which I’ll probably never get to try again
Odeed (1795) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 18, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(sample from chis c.)ruby red with a light brown head.malty body with apples and spices.its held up well..
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Cleveland tasting. Pours a cloudy brown color with a decent beige colored head. Aroma is caramel, light citrus, yeast. Flavor is spicy, orange, malt, raisin, I get this spice, however not the rosemary it says was in the boil. Palate is smooth, medium bodied, medium carbonation, finsihed spicy and a tad warming, with a touch of tartness. Nice!
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted at Cleveland tasting on 8-23-08. Thanks!! Bottle pours a dark brown color with off white head. I surprised this was a saison. Considering its been aging a while this may be normal. Has a nice sweet aroma consisting of sweet malt and some slight citrus. Taste is smooth tart flavors, but it isn’t really tart. Sweetness and some spice on the finish round out this brew. I was pleasantly surprised by this brew. Overall it was a nice aged brew.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dr. Bill’s tasting. Poured a hazy light brown color with a thin off-white head. Sweet aroma with a mild tartness and light oxidation to the malt. Some notes of cola and spice. Mild alcohol. The flavor had a mildly sweet start with a long spicy finish. The flavor dried out quickly. Medium body with alcohol warmth.