fiulijn (15990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - AUG 21, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen
Balck color with creamy head. The aroma is sweetish and stale (pond water), overripe fruits, candeish, it reminds me of some poor Dutch Abbey Ale. Good body structure; strange flavor, not real roasted malts, instead some liquorice and bubble-gum; very light yeast spices; sweetish; stale pond water impression; no bitterness.
Classic failed American attempt to brew a Saison, this time more vicious.
Iznogud (1265) - CROATIA - APR 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 355 ml from New Beer Distributors, New York. Shared with Miro and JFK10000. Pours dark brown with small tan head. Roasted malts, spices, bit yeasty, dried fruit. Unusual one.
Mortlach (1103) - Rome, ITALY - MAR 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @Ma che siete venuti a fà (Rome). Pours dark brown-mahogany with a rich beige foam. Aroma is roasted malt, molasses, spices, some belgian notes, chocolate and berries. Confused. Flavour is sweet at first with an acidic end, a bit rough. Medium to high body, medium carbonation. So so...
nuplastikk (4908) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle shared by Anndiesel. Deep brown body. Foamy off-white head. Smooth brown chocolate tones. Not so unruly with the saison yeast, which is really nice...gives it more of a classic Belgian dark ale feel than an overboard US saison. The schisandra and hibiscus round it out well. The hibiscus drying it a little and the rose hips fleshing it right back out. Pretty solid, unique offering.
charlotte (4518) - rødovre, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap.Dark ruby colour with medium head.Aroma of berries and brown sugar and hops even mild spicey flavor and smooth medium body with hint of caramel and yeast.
borre_m (449) - NORWAY - MAR 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black. Aroma is fruity, some roastiness. Taste is fruity with roasted malts. Its dry but not as light body as i expected.
willisread (500) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from J’s Liquor in Owensboro, KY. Poured into a stemmed tulip. Dark black with a plum hue. Thin tan head. Strong citrus and floral aroma with a hint of malt. Medium body and nice carbonation. Very tangy on the palate with a apple crispness but not too strong. Hints of brown sugar balance out the tartness. Very floral throughout.
BenH (2843) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 9, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Dark brown with tan head. Aroma of tangy apple, berries, piss. Taste is sweaty, pissy, berries. Little tart in the finish
allmyvinyl (5442) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 9, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours clear ruby with a thin white head. Aromas of light liquorice, bread. Taste is light sweet, spice. Finishes a bit thin.
Stuu666 (5611) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is spiced, floral, toffee, taste is dry, sweet, light roast, spices.
cgarvieuk (16286) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle at home .. dark brown... big tan head .. soft musty toffee malt nose ... soft musty toffee fruits ... dark malts ... soft pine .. dark fruit ... soft roast ..sofr chocolate roast