xenodius (3) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 19, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I know it may seem like I’m overrating this beer, but I really think it’s this good. The palate and flavor are an exquisitely balanced pair, velvety yet full, substantial but crisp and roasty.
beernovice39 (3076) - Montana, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Dark brown/black pour with a tan top. Nose is roasty and bready. Taste is yeast/spice with some chocolate and nuts. Nice.
IndianaRed (2163) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Prefunk Boise, ID Black, of course modest but persistant tan head. Very faint light toasty aroma. Flavor is mild soft dark maltiness. Slight metallic aftertaste. Not much of the classic Saison flavor but the roasted malts may have masked or over powered that
stevoj (1628) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark and smoky like a dunked, having a hard time finding the Saigon in here. Pours black with a thin beige head. Light aroma of roast grains,taste is strong and bitter, roast grains, coffee and chocolate. Good, but not what I was expecting from a Saison.
poisoneddwarf (1601) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - AUG 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Black pour with a thick beige head with good retention, leaving lace. Aroma is chocolaty, toasted malts. Taste is mostly sweet with some bitterness in the finish. Roasty with Belgian yeast notes. Creamy mouthfeel, medium body. Really good.
bb (6532) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Blackish beer with a tan head. Light roasty aroma with light yeast. Yeast and light malt flavor with light yeast. Medium bodied. Light chocolate and light nuttiness lingers with yeast and light spice.
Prufrockstar (628) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler thanks to bro and sis-in-law. Thanks! Aroma is chocolate, roast, dark fruit, Belgian esters. I'd guess a Belgian stout if I didn't know the name. Pours dark brown, nearly black, with thick dense mocha head. Taste is roasty dark fruit, tangy with some light citrus. Some earthy, coffee notes too. Medium body, average carbonation, texture a little slick. Overall: not bad, but flavor combo doesn't really do it for me - when my nose is promised a stout my mouth is biased against accepting a roasty, earthy saison. Cool idea though, and seems like other people dig it.
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BeerBrah (10) - - MAY 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma - Big Chocolate and coffee notes, Belgian notes are very light
Appearance - Black, No light passes through. Head is dark tan and lingering
Taste - Very deceiving beer. Where the nose was hugely dark the taste is delicate and refined. The beer is decidedly saison with a chocolate/coffee accompaniment
Mouthfeel/Palate - Light and easy drinking. It’s a little confusing because this is both a good winter and summer beer.
Overall - A Great Beer on so many levels. Soft and easy but solid flavors and very satisfying.
sanguinius (1) - Washington, USA - APR 21, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler fill from the brewery. Poured with nice head. Coffee and slight chocolate nose. Surpisingly light for such a dark beer. Delicious, will definitely drink again.
BrewJedi (14) - - APR 4, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the brewery, poured an incredible tan/brown head that lasted most of the glass, with great lacing. The color is black, with some mahogany notes near the edge. Smells of chocolate and coffee, with the flavor to match, but light in body and very easy to drink. Can’t wait to get it in a bottle.