douglas88 (8399) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 6, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice looking bottle thanks to Mick. Pours a dark red brown color with a very large beige head. A bit over carbonated. A nice malty toffee and berry nose. Very spicy, berries, some dusty earthy caramel malt. The dominant flavor is spices, something like ginger or clove. Quite good.
rosenbergh (10382) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 6, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750 ml bottle. 15/11. Thanks to Timo A!
Black color with a small tan head.
Mild hops, mild yeast, chocolate and mild sourness in the aroma.
The flavor is chocolate, salt, mild fishy notes and malt. Weird. Why they brewed this?
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olio (9281) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 6, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
75 cl bottle @ Timo A. Bottled? on 11/2015.
Pours dark red color with a small, rapidly dissipating beige head. Dark berries and mild cardboard on the nose, some dark burnt malts. Very strong carbonation, some herbal notes, grain, burnt malts and yeast on the flavor. Too much carbonation here. Weird.
jc1762 (793) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured into a teku showing pitch black and about three fingers of tanned latte foam despite a light pour.
The nose shows a lot of neutral brettiness (think Orval).
The palate is lightly carbonated and medium bodied. Moderate flavors of clean neutral brett show through out with a strange soy sauce like finish. Nothing special but nothing to brag about.
willisread (2455) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 7, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Tanakaya. Poured into a Duvel glass. Aromas of roasted malt, funky saison yeast, rice, grass, prune, raison and some apricot. Full-bodied and a little too heavy, but good carbonation and mouthfeel. Taste is more of the same with the roasted dark fruit and roasted malt really standing out. Some earthiness and wet hay comes out as it warms. An earthy and funky saison that is roasted as well. Nice dry and lightly bitter finish.
biirusaikou (2566) - - MAY 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared. Roasted malt, dried fruits, cocoa, floral hops, clean finish. Great stuff, highly drinkable and enjoyable, kampai!
markoijelena (2351) - Belgrade, SERBIA - APR 11, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 0.75l at Cika Boban Tasting in Vranovo Serbia.01.04.2015.Taste with cika Boban himself and my bro ippopotamo36!Thank you Alberto for this bottle.Pour it dark cola color with small white head.On the nose coffee.Taste and aroma of roasted feel,dark fruits,clove,smoke little bit.Perfect carbonation.Very good balanced.
ippopotamo36 (1635) - Rome, ITALY - APR 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At a great tasting in Vranovo-Serbia, with markoijelena and cika Boban. Bottle. Courtesy of Phil from Japan, thank you. Pours dark brown coffee bean-like, medium ivory foamy head. Nose: it has such a charming nose, mild grounded coffee, dry fruit. Mouth: saison background in a coffee environment. How good!
GenkiGonzo (1060) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 11, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2015 Bottle from the brewery. Super dark brown, big off-white head that lasts. Aroma is mostly fruit and yeast. Flavour has some nice roasted malts. Very understated red wine finish. Could do with some maturation.
GenDV138 (5978) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small glass on draft at Craftheads, leftover from the Shiga Kogen anniversary event. Black with beige head. Aromas of earthy notes, light roast, caramel. Tastes of earthy notes, dark chocolate, light roast, sweet dark fruit. Medium body with a dry finish.