fidelis83 (1996) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark chestnut pour with a 3-4 finger, creamy yellow-beige head. Aroma is loaded with fruity stone fruit and berry notes, dry roasted nuts and spicy hops. Flavor is nutty stone fruity up front followed by husky grain, roast, dark chocolate, burnt sugar and bready notes, pine, spicy hops and sharp fruity esters to the finish. Medium body, fairly dry throughout and lightly carbonated. Pretty good overall, lots of stuff going on here, but it doesn’t really fit together that well.
TomDecapolis (4518) - Milton, Delaware, USA - NOV 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep almost ruby amber with a smaller tab head that laced. Aroma of tart cherries, spicy rye notes and hints of dark chocolate. Flavor of toasted malt, light roast, tart cherries and rye bread.
maxwelldeux (3753) - Everett, Washington, USA - OCT 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a very large light brown head on there. Nose has some roasting to it as well as caramel, and just a bit of rye spice coming through. Taste is dry up front with a bit of coffee and toastiness, then has just a hint of caramel sweetness in the finish. Interesting and complex...
Bacterial (1665) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the Hop Grenade. Earthy hop nose, dark Amber poir with a thick tan head (killed the keg). Malty, earthy slightly spicy saison. Nice.
jkwood04 (4095) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle in a tulip. Pours hazy brown with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of some spiciness, some caramel and toffee malts, light floral hops, and some hints of fruity notes. Flavor the same. Average texture. A decent beer.
slowrunner77 (6019) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"Dry and spicy, and chewy and malty all at the same time. Interesting brew to say the least. Pepper, hops, sweet English brown malt, dark fruits... Quite the combo."
AndySnow (3947) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Where: Shared during RBESG 14.
Appearance: Hazy brown colour, some yeast particles, tan head.
Aroma: Fruit, caramel, malt.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Caramel, fruit, raisin, a bit acidic.
vadie (771) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Marron/rouge sombre avec un tête moyen beige. L’arôme du malt avec un peu d’houblon floral. Le goût est dominé par le malt non-sucré. Puis il y a un peu d’houblon du seigle et une finition sec. Pas vraiment un saison mais très bonne!
mbgrayson (548) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark brown, with ample tan head. Aroma of dark malts and rye. Taste of cherry, malt and dark fruits. The taste is slightly bitter and complex. Not particularly smooth, this one is not my cup of tea.
_angst_ (2918) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle bought @ bierkompass.de. Pours murky goldenish brown with a huge brownish beige head that slowly dissipates while leaving some thick lacing and trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is malty and phenolic with rye bread, rye flour, baked pears, dried pineapple, hay, black pepper corns, leather and lemon zest. Taste is slightly sweet, bitter, malty and slightly phenolic with rye bread, mango, dried pineapple, baked pears, hay, dry soil, black pepper corns and orange zest. Mouthfeel is soft, round, very tiny tart and medium bodied. Finish is bitter, malty and phenolic with rye bread, baked pears, dried tropical fruits, black pepper corns, hay, dry soil and orange zest. A bad idea to begin with but executed in a pretty good way.
Oakes (12777) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark red-brown, sweet, earthy and a hint of caramel and toast. Dryish, not bad. The rye shows mostly in the finish. Not my ideal type of beer.