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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.86/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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Brewed with highly-roasted wheat malt. Hopped with Simcoe and conditioned on two pounds of Johnny Brenda’s coffee. Notes of Coffee, pine, earth, leather, pepper.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (3526) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 17, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2012 On tap at the brewery great coffee flavors saison and tart this is great. I love Laura

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JAXSON (526) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Near black pour, dark in this place but can see some chestnut edges. Nose is fresh coffee beans, bright earthy hops. In short, the mouth is a mish mash of of roasted coffee and bitter hops. Not entirely attractive mouth, though the nose is decent. Muddled and dull, I’m not a huge fan of overly roasted malt in hoppy beers, but still this is one of their weaker offerings.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (4553) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Growler pours a hazy, deep mahogany with some clumpy tan head. Great coffee nose, dank, brown sugar, coffee grounds, nutty, light molasses. Flavor is solid, brown sugar, toasted bread, coffee, cola, cake icing. Medium bodied, dry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmm635 (846) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2012
Poured near black with a creamy tan head. My nose was immediately hit with strong roasted coffee along with hops and a trace of chocolate. Roasted malts, earthy hops, spicy yeast and coffee all balance very nicely. Light body considering how flavorful it is. Dry, roasty finish. One of my favorites during a long night of tasting.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
orangesol (656) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Served on-tap at the brewery. A truly awesome name for a beer. A - Pours deep, dark brown - bordering on black - with a nice one and a half finger tall tan head leaving spotty streaks of lace down most of the glass. S - Smells of rich coffee, dark roast and piney hops dominate the nose throughout the glass. As it sits in the glass, more and more of the house saison yeast comes through. T - Starts off with a ton of coffee slowly giving way to hints of piney hop bitterness, dark roasted grains and some bready / funky saison yeast. Finish is bitter, both from the coffee and the hops, mixing with some light funk to linger on the palate long after the finish. M - Dark and roasty with a bit of bitterness at the end of each sip, moderate carbonation throughout. The saison funk is there but the other flavors do drown it out at times. O - I have had a few of these coffee saisons now and they have been hit or miss for me. This one was definitely a hit in my book. Unlike some of the others the coffee isn’t overpowering, allowing you to enjoy all aspects of the beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcartamdg (1864) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2012
Jet black with a thin white head. Aroma is roasty coffee, pepper and slight pine. Taste follows. Really coffee forward. Finishes ridiculously light and smooth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2012
Growler shared by yourefragile. Thanks! Pours a clear dark brown color with a medium sized creamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of rich coffee notes, bitter hops, floral citrus and earthy notes. The taste is coffee, bitter hops, smoke, chocolate and honey. Medium bodied. Nice beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
callmemickey (2483) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2012
Rich brown-black body, Moderate sized khaki brown head. Streaky lacing. Nose erupts with coffee, roasted malts, earth, pine, pepper and a bit of grain. Flavor is similar with a nice balance between the dark roasted malts and the bitter, earthy, piney hop flavors. Reminds me very much of a hoppy Coffee Bender Pours. Medium bodied, appropriate carbonation, light bitterness. Very interesting.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5253) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2012
Murky brown with a medium sized, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of coffee, dark fruits, roast, and faint spices. Taste of coffee up front, some roast, cocoa, and spices, with a dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftycarl21 (2205) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 12, 2012
Growler, thanks yourefragile. Deep brown pour. Rich coffee, manure, spruce hoppiness on the nose and flavor. Good bite, dry roast, and a really interesting and delicious brew. Well done!


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