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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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a 7.5% ale brewed with roasted and de-bittered black barley, dry-hopped with Simcoe for a piney, resinous aroma, and fermented with saison yeast for a spicy, fruity, earthy funkiness. We guarantee you’ve never tried a beer quite like this.


Awktoberfest's rating

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Awktoberfest (313) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Quite smooth. Roasty . With a tiny little hop blast. Very little saison/ farmhouse influence. Good beer just didnt follow their states description in my opinion...those s.o.b. s ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
andyhwcinc (1490) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2014
Enjoyed on tap at Kumas Corner in Chicago, IL while eating dinner with co-workers. Appearance is pitch black, light tan head, served nicely in a tulip glass. Aroma of light pine and Belgian ale yeast, relatively delicate. Taste is nice, definitely a hoppy saison, nice mixture.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nuplastikk (4667) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 7, 2014
22oz bottle. Exploding gunshot style noise when the cap opened. Not a gusher, but seems a little infected. Saison Black IPA. Interesting enough, Roasty, oily black malt tones. Funky, spicy herbal Saison twang. Sort of a mess, doesn’t come together in any real enjoyable fashion. The roasty thick black specialty malts guide it through the mild brett infected yeast tones. Drinkable, quality ingredients, but not an impressive end product.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (1531) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2014
On tap at Solemn Oath. Pour is close to black with a very small off-white head. Aroma and flavor of dark chocolate, pine resin, light fruit, smoke, peat, and belgian yeast. Finish is bitter and yeasty.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaymobrown (1686) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Decent, from what I remember. It had a bit of light around the edge but overall pretty black. Decently funky with some malt characters, but didn’t notice much spice or fruit or yeast.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1374) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Bomber from Mr. A’s. No bottle date - so shrug? Pours black as promised, with a cake-y brownish head leaving a lot of lace. Aroma has roast, pine, caramel and some citrus. Some licorice down through the glass. Taste is of tangy yeast, some roast, grapefruit, and sweet caramel, with some black malts. The roast is more pronounced in the early part of the glass, and the tangy yeast comes through stronger later. Medium bodied. Some alcohol comes through. Finishes nicely blended between bitter and sweet, but with that tangy yeast mixed in as a slight detraction. Solid tasty effort. Unfortunately the yeast was a negative. 14.1

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EyeAmBaldman (295) - Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2014
On tap at Reggie’s...pours black with a thick caramel head. Aroma is barley, hops, and roasted malt. Taste is bitter on the backend with a ton of hops and dark malts. Good black IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
charule (1208) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2014
On tap at Kumas Corner. Poured black with fine beige head. Aroma of roast resin. Light carb med bod. Odd taste of mint roast astringent hop.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (5039) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Sampled at mwbbf. Indeed black. A thin beige layer. I smell some roast and fruit. Not big or profound. Roast is tasted first followed by citrus. The IPA part seems to beclassic west coast. Bitterness is really pleasant. Some brightness followed by a bit of coffee. Nicely done.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markducommun (235) - Wilmette, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Dark brown, reddish tinge. Light tan head. Deep dark chocolate, earthy nose. Quite dry bitterness upfront, malty sweet back. Thick body, pretty chewy. Quite acidic. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ktwse (2164) - SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2014
Pours black with about a finger of off-white head. Aroma of light coffee, herbs and spices, with cilantro especially noticeable, some citrus, some chocolate. Taste is coffee and dark chocolate bitter, like 85% cocoa bitter. Very little balancing sweetness and for a farmhouse ale (well, says so on the bottle...) I miss a bit of wheat and honey to it. Body is light and crisp with lively carbonation.


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