kerenmk (3050) - 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 (1248) - 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 (829) - 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 (499) - 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 (2738) - 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 (5655) - 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 (4817) - 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.
Reimer96 (1452) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear golden orange color with a frothy white head that leaves lacing up the glass. Aroma of smoke, Belgian yeast, banana esthers, clove phenols, pepper and then more cherrywood. Taste is fruity esther with some spicy cloves, pepper, orange zest, smokiness from the cherrywood & a bit of alcohol. Body is big and malty but the finish is dry & bitter...great imperial saison!
reebtogi (4583) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle pours a golden orange color with a finger of white head that leaves some spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma is smoky with some caramel and citrus. Taste is smoky with a citrusy tartness and a light fruity and malty sweetness and a spicy, dry yeasty finish. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Although this is an interesting brew and seems to be well crafted, this one just does not suit my tastes.