mkobes (2138) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Gingerman in Norwalk. Deep dark reddish copper in color with an off white head. Nice toasty malty aroma. Flavor is dark fruity, and roasty. Full bodied. Spicy peppery. Very nice beer. Very drinkable.
DalzAle (1906) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - APR 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour, fizzy and quickly dissipating carbonation with an aroma of copper & cloves. Flavor is light leathery malt, more hints of clove and floral spice with a slightly bittersweet aftertaste. Would probably pick up again at $10/4-pack
KyotoLefty (5914) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Dig. Almost black, with the most beautiful garnet shades. Lace. Nose of chocolate, grass, orange, honey. Complex though not completely harmonious. Dry, complex and interesting flavor, much in the "black saison" mode. Good.
Chrishrt30 (83) - AUSTRALIA - APR 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thin whispy white head and a dark brown almost black pour.
Very light aromas, a little smokey, chocolate and raisin bread.
Upfront juicy fruits, raisins, plum and currant, medium feel with toasty bread malts. A little sourness and balsamic, but the fruit really balance this out.
The finish is slightly herbal and bitter, oak, juicy and smokey flavours.
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maekchu (1777) - Hirakata, JAPAN - APR 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at The Stillwater event at Dig Beer Bar. Dirty dark fruit nose, with esters and some funk. Dark brown with ruby highlights. Nice melange of dark fruits and sweetness / a bit of rude fermented dates / trickles of chocolate with some sourness. Medium body. Very pleasant and fun. The flavors are mildly defined and sneak through one by one.
KansaiBeerLvrs (1348) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Dig Bar Stillwater Event. The brewer himself foudn it hard to categorize this beer but I’d say it is a blend of a robust porter & a saison. It pours a beautiful clear ruby brown. The aroma is nutty & mild at first but over time grows to become more pronounced. Medium bodied, chocolate, nuts and wine notes are present in the taste. This is a subtle beer that like the other Stillwater beers really open up & evolve as they warm up. One of my favorites of the night.
Renobob (453) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bue à la pression. Belle couleur brun foncé. Malts, caramel et café sont prédominants. Équilibrée et assez forte. Finale persistante.
bubblehouse (234) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours really dark with lots of sediment. Very mild aroma but a nice smooth taste. Really good.
BLADT (229) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap. Very dark in glass. Nose is dark fruit, tobacco, and English muffin. Taste is similar to a brown ale. Cracker jack, raisons, and some tartness.
islay (897) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour from a 12 oz. bottle, consumed on 4-9-14. Tart aroma features scents of cherry, tobacco, mint, and roasted malt. The smell could stand to be stronger and more complex. Pours dark brown with an amber/copper/red hue. Small amount of short-lasting beige head. I wish the head were better. Looks almost like a porter. Tastes like a brown ale. Pumpernickel bagel, toast, and toffee flavors. Slightly mineral-y. Tart and slightly sour in the finish. Simple but pleasant. Roasted malt dry aftertaste. Medium body. Reasonably easy to drink. Unremarkable and unmemorable palate effects. Overall, pleasant enough but totally forgettable.
jmikolich (1404) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Republic, sold as a saison, derp. I’m getting a ton of heavy raisin flavor here, which maybe is okay given the belgian-ness of it, i don’t think its dry and definitely not bitter. earthy is a good way to describe it. and sweet. sweet dirt. yeah.