gyllenbock (4447) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Akkurat, April 2012.
Black with a medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, yeast and some light fruity notes. The taste was quite interesting with roasted notes, some smoke, yeast and a touch of funk. Descent stuff.
Reynolds314 (2248) - Connecticut, USA - APR 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thin fizzy black saison. Taste is boring a watery with light esters. I dont know about this one. I want to like it but its just dull and bland. Light spice of rye save this one.
Ernesto987 (3611) - Connecticut, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber, smokey saison here. Some rye flavors. Saison yeast subtle here. Not fucking bad.
Alex5 (7) - USA - MAR 18, 2012 does not count
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Almost black in apperance. Smell is almost soap like. This is an OK brew. Not terrible, but not great. Paid $4.99 at Total Wine.
drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
While not horrible, it’s something I would never go back to again. I hope they never make this beer into a regular lineup brew. Roasted malt, earthiness, and chocolate mixed in with what I love about Saisons. Funk, spice, and citrus. It just doesn’t work. Add a slight metallic taste here and you have something that I drank but didn’t love. I soldiered through it.
Sammy (8406) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Above average mouthfeel. A good blackbier with some spices, pepper that makes drinkability interesting.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Name: SP 14 Tomfoolery
Date: February 17, 2011
Source: Brick Store Pub
Appearance: black, fine beige head with frothy edges
Aroma: sweet spicy aroma, touch of banana sweetness, phenolic spicyness
Flavor: dry spicy flavor, touch of roasted, phenolic spicyness, bready sweetness, light bitter finish
Name: SP 14 Tomfoolery
Date: February 25, 2011
Appearance: black, creamy beige head, spidery lace
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma with a spicy edge, touch of banana and pepper
Flavor: rich malt flavor, dry and spicy, touch of roasted, long spicy bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
Atheist_Peace (928) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650ml bottle. Very dark with a pink/purple edge and very little head. Super malty nose. Lots of molasses and stewed fruit with a brandy edge. A little licorice too. There’s a touch of funk but mostly it’s the same as the nose on the palate. A little thick.
Bendrixian (1071) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Laced. black colour. Aroma: hops, molasses, cooked fruit, malted, raste fruit cake.taste: almost sour fruity, caramel, syrup, .
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a dark chocolate brown color that appears pitch black in the glass with a 1.5 finger light beige head that slowly fades into a lasting ring. Spotty lacing left behind.
Slightly smokey malt aroma with a strong anise/licorice presence along with dark roasted malts, peppery spice and earthy funk. Just a really odd combination for the style, resulting in a nose that fails for the style but is still somewhat interesting.
Medium bodied with a strong spice character up front that lingers over the sweet malty backbone and saison yeast into a slightly dry finish. Lots of peppery spices along with some anise/licorice flavor dominate the flavor but are countered mid-palate by a silky chocolate malt backbone. The malt profile is also very strong and along with the spices take away almost any trace of this beer tasting like a saison. This sounded like an interesting experiment in theory but in execution it falls flat.