Nero55 (919) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
@Magic City Brewfest. Dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma of malt and raisins. Medium body roasted malts with belgium yeastyness and spice notes. A unique spin on a saison.
djd07 (8037) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with large beige head that lasts. The aroma is earthy malt and spice. Medium mouth, roast, fruity malt, light finish, odd.
wombat23 (334) - Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2016
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Shared 25.4 oz. bottle. 2014 vintage. Pours a dark murky mahogany with a large beige head that’s initially quite fizzy. Aroma of fermented grape, sour cherry, funk, mildew and vinegar. Taste is earthy, musty, oxidized red wine, rust, funk, dark malt, and dark fruits . Loads of acidity and sourness, combined with an ashy and burnt bitter element make for a rather unsavory concoction. Skip this one.
darbeer75 (263) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2016
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma: sour, a little funky with cherry notes; some malt; Appearance: black with initially billowy head that dissipates quickly; Taste: simultaneously sour, tart and bitter -- and not in a good way; Palate: medium body with finish continuing theme of sour/bitterness; Overall: going to be tough to make it through. Wouldn’t buy again.
BillWyce (935) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2014 bottling. Pours opaque nut brown, maybe some red in it. Soapy 1-finger bone-colored head that was gone quickly. Aroma of earthy yeast mixed with nutty malt and a touch of char. Body is medium and lightly oily. Dry finish with a touch of astringency. A touch of char up front, giving way to flavors of nutty malt and some sour cherry.
DocJitsu (1532) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sour nose. Dark cola brown pour. Chemical quality to the flavor. Moderately dark malt.
UDBeernut (2477) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2013 bottle pours coca-cola hues with an active head that settles as disappears fast. Light roasted malt, light sour and tart. Light body.
alobar (3358) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cola brown with a tan head. Funky aroma with some roasted malt, Complex flavor with touch of funky tartness, chocolate, and bread. Very nice beer.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: APR 21, 2015 Bottle: 2012 cork. Black pour, slight dark brown around the edges. Quickly forming, chunky khaki foam with good retention. Creamy lacing. Aroma is very funky. Loaded with Brett. Tons of old, musty cotton, damp driftmood, mildew, cobweb, barnyard floor, wet hay. Wow. Hint of dark, roasted malt & a touch of black cherry. Taste is even more of a Brett bomb than the aroma. HUGE notes of damp & musty cotton, old moldy cellar floor, musk, & old hay. Slight hints of astringent cherry skin, maybe pineapple. Not really tart, but very moderately fruity. Dark malt is very faint, but lingers in the background. Super dry finish. Cotton-mouth dryness. Finishes like an old cotton blanket. Perhaps the brettanomyces have taken this one over a bit too much. Super lofty, effervescent mouth feel.
Beerathon (1679) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Interesting complexity for sure. More funky than a typical saison. Deep cola brown in color with thin off white head. Some roasted malts in flavor. Some lemon and must in flavor.
bhensonb (13530) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 c&c from Wine & Cheese. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is a bit winey/woody. A dry astringent grape aroma. Med + body. Flavor is winey/grapey with something suggesting a soap, some wood, definitely some earth. There’s some dark maltiness, and some tartness. To me this is something out of a red wine barrel, tho apparently it has never seen wood. Finishing dry, earthy/woody, red berry fruity, and something herbal? The back of the bottle exclaims mysterious. Got that right. I’m really liking the contrasting, mixed flavors.