zimbo (811) - SCOTLAND - OCT 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Super easy massive light tan head. Saison roasty black nose. Pretty full bodied smooth complex almost buttery texture. Slick. Assertive almost steel wool end.Good.
cgarvieuk (18566) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home.. Thanks paul... Dark brown black.. Massive massive tan foam head.... Dark chocolate roast malts nose .. Dark roast.. Dark roast malts.. Heavy malts earthy roast... Big bitter earthy linger
Stuu666 (7829) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at craigís. Pours black, nose chocolate, roasted, fruity, taste is dry, roasted, bitter, chocolate, yeasty.
ARH (979) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Port barrel aged version at tap room. The aroma is a warm, strong port wine with notes of chocolate cherries, a light wood, undertones of caramel, and a hints of nuts with plenty of alcohol wafting in and out. Itís a dark, muddy brown hue, but clear, with a big tan, foamy, soap head that retains and laces well. The beer is highly sweet and a medium bitter. Itís viscous with foamy carbonation, and a full body thatís warm on the palate with flavors of cherry, dark chocolate, alcohol, and wood that finishes crisp and warm, with notes of cherry and alcohol that turns to rich dark chocolate in the strong and lingering aftertaste. Very much like port wine.
drdisque (688) - Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle poured into a snifter. Slight stale coffee aroma. Initial taste is smooth spice but transitions to a bit more of a bitter coffee grounds finish. Hides abv well but I find the aftertaste to be unpleasant.
notalush (5514) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber - label says 9% abv - more like a Belgian stout than anything else - I really dispute this being listed as a saison - anyway - nose of light tartness, smoke, plum and other dark fruit, cherry skins, dough - quite a nice depth to the nose - texture is a little watery - flavor is kind of sweet, a little alcoholic - somewhat imperial stout-ish in character - chocolate, dark fruit - some spicy phenolics late - finish has some coffee-ish roast and is fairly spicy - itís okay, but Iíve really got to ignore the fact that it is supposed to be a "saison."
crossovert (10050) - Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Black pour. This one has very few stout characteristics despite looking like one. Huge lemongrass ans spice in the flavor, took a few drinks to acclimate but not bad.
whitehotg8 (84) - Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured into a tulip. Looks like a stout, khaki head and all. Smells funky and roasty with some herbal tea notes. Taste is complex; chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, yeasty bread, spices. Iím really kinda impressed by this beer, interesting and full bodied. If youíre any type of saison fan, gotta try it. Cheers SOB!
Mainuh_man (258) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 Oz bottle. Black with a brown head. Plastic hop, funky and anice aromas. Cloying sugars, anice, rose and coffee flavors. Full body with a thick mouthfeel and mild carbonation. Overall, lots of complexity across the board.
Headbanger (3580) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle 1/17/15 (Courtesy of friend)-Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of chocolate, malt, and spices. Taste of the same. This medium to full bodied brew is well balanced and is outright tasty.