crossovert (7866) - Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Oh lord. This one smells like a literal barnyard, not sure about the glaaxy hops, itis mostly jsut dark malts.
joeneugs (3471) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle from Star Grocery. It pours a rather dark brown color with a huge beige head that settles to a nice half inch frothy layer. The aroma is definitely dominated by musty hay brett, phenolics and a touch of leather with some pineapple, spice and dirty toasted malt. The flavor is similar. Good balance of pineapple, peachy hops and strong spicy, phenolic brett. I donít get much chocolate from the dark malts, maybe a touch of coffee and earthiness. It has a nice soft carbonation and full body. This is really darn good. I wouldnít age it much since I imagine the brett would get out of control after a while. It seems perfect to me right now.
DYCSoccer17 (3354) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 24, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
750mL bottle purchased at The Davis Beer Shoppe. The aroma is all over the place with minty hop character, followed by some barnyardy yeast esters. After this all settles a little chocolate sweetness comes into play. Pretty roasted, too. Too much going on in the nose of this. Just all over the place. Mostly hazy brown cola colored body with a medium, fizzy light tan head that leaves decent lacing behind. Starts with spritzy carbonation, before some barnyard yeast esters come through heavily in the middle. Bitter spicy and grassy hops follow. Light burnt roastiness late with some urinal cake character. If you like urinal cake, this is your beer. I fucking hate it. Astringent and bitter as hell.
50belair (2488) - Florida, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Randal. Hoppy aromas. Murky brown pour with an off white head. Florally hop notes. A little bland and uninspiring...
Tmoney99 (11059) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Dr Silverworm. Poured clear dark brown with an average frothy tan head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy complex toasted hop citrus aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Solid complex bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a smooth complex solid beer.
markwise (4543) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Chase. Cheers! Pours a deep brown with a tan head. Nose is some roast, some chocolate, some light funk, and some big tropical fruit and tea leaves. Flavor follows with some roast, some dark chocolate, and some tea leaves and tropical fruit. Medium in body and interesting overall.
DrSilverworm (6934) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle, from Party Source. Shared with the local group. Love the label. Didnít notice the little hot dog, at first. Dark brown color, not opaque. Hazier in a later pour. Good thin khaki head, good retention, good lace. Interesting nose. Grapefruit, citrus-peel, zest. Light pepper, spice. Great smooth texture, light carbonation. Nice floral notes, little herbal, very little roast. The "black" here is subtle, flavor-wise. Great stuff. This is my kind of black saison. Very easy to drink, too... Even after a second sample, I still didnít have this brew figured out. I wanted to continue to contemplate it. If I had a whole 750ml to myself, Iíd probably be occupied throughout the whole thing. Would like to revisit..
phaleslu (6790) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle shared by DrSilverworm- thanks again, Chris! Pour a muddy brown color with a beige head. The aroma is hoppy, with citrus, tropical fruits, earth, chocolate, toast, and a nice funk throughout. Same funky flavor, with tropical fruits, bitter dark chocolate, earth, and citrus peel. Medium-bodied, with a bitter, funky, fruity mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Really unusual beer. I normally donít go for dark saisons but this was good.
b3shine (5819) - Indiana, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle to snifter (thanks DrSilverworm). Looks solid; a murky brown with off-white lacing. Smells good; earthy, hoppy, yeasty, and funky. Tastes like it smells, but a bit subtler, with a nice mouthfeel. Good beer.
BMan1113VR (7868) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours with a near opaque next to black hued body with a very large and very retentive off-white to tan head that leaves good lace. Aromas are an interesting mix. Molasses, roast, tropical fruit, bread, earthy and barnyard phenolics. Manure and coffee. Passion fruit, nutshells, earth and biscotti. A black funky ipa by the aroma. Flavors are funky with rich chicory coffee, earth, manure, molasses, and bread. Deep chocolate. Slightly confusing beer for me as there are elements I like, and then a lot of elements that I feel clash. Some tropical fruit hoppiness and a bit of alcohol on the finish. Medium to low bitter, really dry. Funk gets a bit goat like (higher end of the spectrum). Interesting, but probably one of their few beers I would not buy again. Very lively carbonation. Lingering phenols and earth.
Overall it is good, but I feel a bit confused. Just give me another bottle of íMerica, and Iíd be a happy camper.