bubbleflubber (1934) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A moving tribute to Matt, this was sampled at the Greenville beer festival. It pours light golden into the glass with a nice frothy head that leaves ring lacing. A nice smoked grainy barnyard bouquet ensues. Honey, smoke, cherrywood and hay/grains make the core of this Impy saison. Yeasty esters finish the pull quite nicely. Very full of flavor, complex and substantive, this full-bodied offering goes down well and is greatly appreciated, not only for its offering but for its story.
pintbypint (2832) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml brown bottle. Light orange with haze. Head is white and has a creamy bead. Nose has lemon, cherry, yeast. Taste has lemon, grass, grain, yeast, cherry, smoke undertones. A little alcohol warming. Interesting.
kerenmk (3089) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Danceing Camel Florentin. Thanks ariel. Hazy amber-gold with white head. Phenolic, charcoal, a little cherry in the nose, smoky, phenolic, then sweet like rose water in the mouth. Medium body, slightly smoky finish, OK.
Cirrhosis (1252) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 3, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I love all stone bottles. Clear pale gold with a massive pillow white cap floating on top. Mild apple, hints of smoke, wheat, caramel, more stuff. Daaa what the hell is this?? The after taste is so black and acitic. Am I a fan? Not sure. Why is my stomach warm.... oh this is 10.5%..... never new that when opening this. So very sweet, sugar every where in this. Rotten apple, acid, smoke is so mild. Man this is not a beer for me it just don’t agree with my pallet. Old wheat, caramel. Sorry stone this is a miss.
kbudd19 (843) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden pour with a thick finger of white head. Aroma, fruity esters, spice, and a bit of smoke. Taste is light bitterness, followed by smoke (or toasty as my girlfriend calls it), some light sweetness and more smoke on the aftertaste, mouthfeel and carbonation are medium. Overall this is really well balanced, nice hint of smoke, some sweetness, delicious. Not for everyone I guess but I really like smoked beers.
fishonmyplane (500) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Peppery saison yeast and plenty of smoked malt. With those elements and such a high ABV, they have done an outstanding job of keeping it smooth and drinkable. There are sweet flavors as well; especially orange zest and dark fruits. Full-bodied. A unique beer and a worthy tribute!
IndianaRed (2760) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Tap at the River Room, Whole Foods Boise hazy deep orange witha modest sandy head. Some smoked aromas but stil plenty of that funky saison character. Ratehr full bodies and wet for a saison. The smoked malt and saison yeast play nice and this is an interesting combo.
Stuu666 (5832) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear amber, nose is smoky, woody, estery, taste is dry, smoke, fruity, sweet, light spices.
DCLawyer (1755) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft->shaker. Orange-gold with small white head. Smoke, fruit, honey, malt. Almost bizarre interplay. Messy. Not a fan.
presario (4828) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fragrant aroma does not make you think of beer. Flavour starts with that same floral quality that also emerges in the after taste. Falvour seems more Triple than Saison. Thick malt. A bit of sourness and fruity.