levcool (18) - - FEB 15, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
My fiancé Kate rated this beer. I sipped it. It's was very good. Great tasting saison. The black color doesn't seem to add to the flavor, but it makes it mysterious.
GreatDane1632 (145) - Louisiana, USA - FEB 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tasted on 24 Jan 14 -- Poured from a 500mL bottle into a newly acquired Prairie Tulip glass! Wow the first thing from this beer is the hop stank! Very pungent, my friends said it smelled like farts, but I really thought it was some very stanky hops mixed with the funk from the yeast. The flavor however, was almost a 180° flip! Very clean, simple, well-executed malt bill that worked extremely well. Overall this beer was an experience, something totally unexpected and greatly appreciated.
jhgrantjr (416) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with Gib that he brought back from OK. Label says a farmhouse beer, but this is unlike any farmhouse you've ever tried. Pours a dark, black body with a tan head. In the aroma, there is a light Belgium funk smell, but not much. Malt and hops are present, but a light fruit smell too. I kept smelling this thing and smelled something different as it warmed. The taste is a cross between hops and saison. Smooth taste. The body is medium to full, but not thick like a stout. More like a black IPA. This is unlike any beer I've tasted, and it is really good.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Leighton (9833) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared late night RBWG. Murky golden-brown pour with a creamy beige head. Poopy brett on the aroma with nips of ripe tropical fruits. Medium sweet flavor, strong brett character, tangerine, melon. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Further brett funk in the finish, light bitter hay, tangerine. Nice beer.
erickok (3161) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - FEB 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black bodied, tan head. Light funk, interesting malt profile, certainly Belgian yeast but still American clean in (absence of) sweet fruitiness. Instead a grape character including the bitterness of grape pits. Full enough body, but certainly not thick, also due to the lovely carbonation. Long aftertaste revealing more complexity and an American hop finish of resin and wood. Exciting stuff that doesn’t reveal it’s true character until more sipping and analysing. Belgian? Well at least with a true American twist, but for the better, certainly! (75cl bottle from Whip In Austin, shared with Mariù!)
mike12da (56) - Osaka, JAPAN - FEB 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A confusing beer for sure, but enjoyable. A Hoppy black saison, or basically a belgian black IPA. Hops and yeast from the start, and cocoa. Unique.
TomDecapolis (4394) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - FEB 1, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep pretty much black with a large creamy/fluffy tan head that left sticky lacing. Aroma of brett funkiness, hints of chocolate, some fruity notes, citrus and floral notes. Flavor of funky brett, barnyard kinda funk. Citrusy notes, very dry. Any signs of roast/chocolate are pretty well hidden. This is an extremely dark beer and they nailed keeping the roast restrained.
hopwine (146) - Bend, Oregon, USA - JAN 30, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours pitch black with a thin light head. Aroma is pungent tropical fruit and light roastiness. Flavor is similar, with elements of roastiness, tropical fruit, and light funk. Somehow all of these really disparate flavors work together really harmoniously. Unique and definitely awesome.
Anova167 (267) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - JAN 19, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge fluffy tan head with tons of lacing over opaque black. No light at all getting through it. Massive Brett aroma. Reminiscent of Anchorage white IPA. Same hops plus Brett in that beer. A ton in the flavor. First interesting first hit of a bit of roast and hop flavors with the leather/basement of the Brett coming through at the end. Long dry finish. GREAT beer.
jbruner (1964) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared thanks to Tim & Rachel! Pours an opaque brownish black with fluffy tan brown head that leaves good lace. Aroma is funky farmhouse yeast with an upfront citrus from the hops. Taste is funky awesome yeasty delicious. Very nice, bubbly carbonation with a hint of bitterness.