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RATINGS: 797   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A black rye saison that combines a roasted/smoky malt character in balance with a pepper spice from the yeast. Finishes dry with a refreshing level of carbonation.

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3.4
fuzzcro (295) - Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2016
The aroma is kind of off and I’m not getting much flavor...it’s quite carbonated. My bottle is 2013 so I was ready for anything. Definitely has a dry finish...I’m starting to get the pepper taste now as the chill is subsiding. Maybe by the time I finish off the bottle I will be happier with it.

3.6
J_man (996) - Tustin, California, USA - FEB 24, 2016
Bomber from 2011 vintage. Molasses and sweet dark fruit aromas from a nearly opaque very dark brown body with a ruby tinge and a good tan head. The molasses fades away on the sip with more of the dark fruit sweetness of cherries and plums coming through. This is followed by a cola taste and consistency and medium roast coffee. Some notes of dark and bittersweet chocolate. Body is a bit thin but may be due to the age on this bottle. Finishes with a slight sour note and more chocolate sweetness. I need to try a fresh bottle to compare this one to.

3.6
baraciisch (3234) - California, USA - JAN 27, 2016
Dark black in color with thick foamy tan head... Aroma of Belgian malts, biscuits, rye malts... Hint of spice... Flavor is light chocolate malts, rye, bready malts, hints of peppercorn... Mouthfeel is fairly silky... Light spices on finish... Solid ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 15, 2015
750 ml bottle, 2013 Edition (had in late Summer 2015). Poutd a clearish ruby reddish dark brown to black with a short lived beige head. Aroma is red berries, roast, oldish, woody. Flavor is dark berry (blackberry, blueberry, black grapes), coffee and roast. Finish is dark chocolate, burnt, dusty and oldish. Lingering wood and dark fruits. Medium to full body, soft mouthfeel and weak to average carbonation.

3.9
Sirmixsomewhat (266) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2015
I did not expect such a dark beer upon pouring. I was pleasantly surprised by the taste after seeing just how dark it is, because I feared it would be drowned in a coffee taste or something more bitter more typically associated with beers this dark, but it wasn’t like that. The coffee notes were subtle, and worked nicely. Nothing really stood out beyond that, and it wasn’t quite as smooth as I like, but it is a good beer. Is it worth the hefty price tag (something like $20 for a 750ml bottle)? No, I don’t think it is.

3.7
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Was hoping for a golden ale for some reason. Charred flavor, not much Belgian yeast flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
nick76 (4399) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2015
The aroma is life a porter with roasted malt and soapy hops. The appearance is like a porter. The palate is average. Overall a nice find but not a farmhouse.

3.5
Palidor19 (3188) - Brandon, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2015
A great combo of porter and a farm house. Some nuts, toast, cocoa powder and grain. Slight funk at the end with a smooth texture ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
AWISLguy (3109) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 19, 2015
2012 bottle from BrookFalls Discount. 6/13/12 bottle date. Note on the bottle says can age up to 5 years. Shrug? Chocolate brown foamy pour with a tan head leading nice lacing. Aroma has chocolate, caramel and tangy raisins. Later down the glass some herbs, some molasses and a bit of olive show through. Taste is of tangy caramel, light cocoa, some herbs, maybe mushroom (came and went). Medium bodied and effervescent. Finishes tangy and somewhat sweet. No idea what style they were going for, but certainly a different type tasting brew. Possibly a touch infected. And certainly 3 years old. 12.7

3.4
Rune (12760) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 19, 2015
355ml bottle, trade with Skinnyviking. Lacing rings from an opaque mahogany coloured body. Tan-coloured head that stayed well. Moderate smell of earthy, brown and black malts, hints of molasses. Rather comprehensive taste of prunes, ash, molasses, and sweet liquorice offset by dark spices. Prolonged finish. Medium bodied. Pretty nice (Tromsø 17.09.2015).


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