Drake (6491) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served on draft at the brewpub. Pours a clear brown color with a large off-white head. Average head retention. Aroma of chocolate, nutty and spicy notes. The taste is herbal, minty hops, a tart note and chocolate. Medium bodied. Interesting.
Travlr (7984) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the source. Hazy chestnut color, tan head. Aroma of dusty cocoa and coffee beans. Taste is very roasty with just a bit of funk at the finish. Decent.
Ernesto987 (2366) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice dark toasty flavors. Light Saison type yeast. This yeast strain isnít very Saison like but unique in itís own way
auerbrau (2952) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Aroma mixes toasty malts with a subdued Saison yeast. Flavors ate dominated with a great range of Brown Porter-like malt range. Dry and toasty. Good, if malt focused.
Glouglouburp (5562) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 4, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In short: A roasted chocolaty dark Belgian ale. Decent beer, not much of a Siaons.
How: Tap at brewpub
The look: Brown body topped by a very small beige head
In long: The nose is mostly roasted and milk chocolate. Taste is very roasted, fudge cake, lots of milk chocolate, cacao, earthy hops. A bit sweet. I donít doubt the beer uses a Saison yeast but it does not some trough. Another dark Saison that doesnít deliver. Not a bad beer at all but not much of a Saison. I really donít want to sound like some kind of racist just because of the beer color, but Saisons should be pale color beers. And black people should not ride in our buses.
Sammy (7035) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyed on-tap at the brewpub. Sounded interesting. Third of three saisons on tap.Black body with light brown head. Unfiltered dark, 8 malts, hopped by Sybilla, Crystal. Very shwartzbier-like, roasty,some chocolate, omplex. Unfortunatelythe roast comes on strong, coffee-grindish.
fredandboboflo (1570) - East Setauket, New York, USA - MAY 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ancient backlog. Aroma roasty, nutty, chocolaty, some marshmallow, more like a porter so far. Flavor very nutty with a good deal of caramel sweetness, some earthy hops, and later some sweet coffee. Definitely came across to me as a nice porter...
argo0 (10384) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 26, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(growler) Brown-black body with creamy tan head. Aroma is medium sweet, coffee, some vanilla, chocolate, molasses, light spice. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee/roast, light spice, vanilla, faint alcohol. Medium body. The Belgian yeast characteristic is very mild, leaving this beer as more porter/stout than saison.
LilBeerDoctor (2816) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. This is not your typical saison; it is more of a porter. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of rich roasted malt, toffee, and caramel. Flavor is quite roasted with some sweet malt, alcohol, vanilla, and parmesean cheese. Itís just ok for me, nothing about it really grabbed my attention.