mcberko (9323) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 31, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
750mL bottle, pours a deep dark amber brown with a medium beige head. Aroma of rye malt, some dark spices, mild farmhouse notes, and herbally bready notes. Flavour is fairly acetic, with a chemical quality, rye bready, some balsamic vinegar, metallic notes, and loads of weird musty notes - very bizarre. Black saisons are usually a big miss for me, and this is one of the poorer attempts Iíve had. Not good at all - havenít been impressed by this brewery at all.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle poured into glass. Black saisons are just too weird for me. Aroma is funky but the flavor is just too all over to place. Couldnít enjoy this one at all.
jackl (5804) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Total Wine, Naples. The pourís a deep brown with a small off white head. The nose is red berry, general chemical, acetic, light balsamic vinegar. The taste is mild balsamic vinegar, roasted malts. Soupy yeast. Light body, soft carbonation. Not great.
smith4498 (3252) - Miami, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours black with tan head. Slightly funky aroma with some roasted malts and nail polish remover that seems to be in most fresh bottles I try from this brewery the past couple of years. Simillar flavors. Light to medium body with lively carbonation. Iíll get another bottle and revisit it in a year.
Floback (540) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Knightly Spirits. Pours black with a thumbnail of tan head. Aroma of rotten plum, subtle roasty coffee, and sour yeast. The flavor exudes more dark fruits and subtle toffee. Very astringent, almost like isopropyl alcohol, especially in the finish. There's also an underlying over-ripe fruit tone similar to the aroma. Soft carbonation & medium/full body. Not bad, despite the sort-of-odd bite in the taste, but definitely my least favorite from this brewery.
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jcwattsrugger (11553) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-lt tan-hazy brown. A-floral/grassy, med malt. T-grassy hops, yeasty, 2nd med malt-roasty. Interesting. Med body. Lots of effervescence.
deyholla (8114) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from the tap at the Cajun Cafe Fall Fest. Pours a deep brown that is slightly hazy and a brown head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma has notes of grass and floral with a dark grain backbone and Belgian yeast. Flavor starts with dark grains and a hint of chocolate but they mellow to let out a bit of grass and light flora. A bit odd but worked.
Ughsmash (7361) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 9, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
750 mL bottle. Poured medium-deep brown with a smoked beige head. The aroma picked up an odd blend of smoked black malts, cloves, and floral notes.. some okay notes toward the back.. didnít really do it for me. The flavor found toasty black malts and lesser rye bread at the core, with cloves, floral notes, and detergent around.. dry and spicy, but it didnít really work. Medium-bodied and scratchy on the palate.. lots of residual graininess at the end.. interesting, but I wasnít a fan.
DialSquare (3396) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle from Proof. Dark brown pour with a thin off-white head. Aroma is brett, vinegar and belgian yeast. Tastes are rubbing alcohol, vinegar, cherry, coffee. Light tartness. Strange brew. May come together better with age.
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle from Proof. Muddy deep brown pour with a light creamy tan head. Nose is roasted malts, chocolate, some yeast funk and bits of acetone. As it warms the acetone becomes more noticeable and sour notes as well. Tart, dark berries, acetone, balsamic vinegar, acidic coffee and roasted notes through the flavor. Medium dry bodied and a short finish. Interesting beer.