dukeandduke (272) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2017 novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This dark saison is incredible. A beautiful medley of yeast, smoked malt and spices that have a lovely finish and nose. A beautiful bottle design, and dark but transparent pour. An outstanding brew from Goose Island.
1/15/17 (Chicago). 16 oz draft pour into chalice at Goose Island Tap Room ($6). Dark black pour, thin off white lacing. Toasty aroma and taste, accompanied by pepper. Easy drinking, overall good offering. Niko100 (2995) - Chicago, New York, USA - MAY 14, 2017
Dark brown color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of yeast, fruit, some floral, & spice; Flavor of slight roasted sweet malt, yeast, dark fruit, some pepper, and spice; Finish is dry; Overall, wasn’t sure what to expect - good offering but not great. zacgillbanks (5511) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2017
Bottles from Rehill’s, Jesmond, Newcastle and The Bottle, Stonegate, York. 2011 Bottle drank on 2017-03-15. Hazy black-brown in colour with a thick white head. It has a rich, sweet cherry and dried fruity flavour followed by chocolate notes and spiced, slight tart fruit on the smooth, warming finish. Still excellent! vandc01 (442) - North Branch, USA - MAR 7, 2017
Usually not a Belgian or Saison beer guy, but this one was ok..Nice peppery aftertaste - wouldn’t want too many but this was pretty good. ghostbeer (248) - Nebraska, USA - MAR 6, 2017
Very dry with high effervescence and persistent head. Black and roasty with a good hop backbone.
Pintofjoe29 (62) - Dingman Ferry, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2016
Bottled on 6/11/12, an older vintage. Cola like appearance w big frothy head. Smoke, soy sauce, malt, and belgian yeast aroma. Almost no sweetness taste wise. I get smoked malt, slight dark fruit and lots of carbonation. Almost tastes like a smoked beer, in my opinion, which is not in my wheelhouse Luvystypotables (2071) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2016
A malt and hop aroma, pours a dark black color with a tan foamy head. Taste of smoked malt, dried fruit and hops. Pleasant to drink but not spectacular. nybol (2354) - DENMARK - JUL 2, 2016
Næsten ugennemsigtig, og med et flot skum der holder i flere minutter.
Det dufter lidt af belgisk øl, som det skule være. Men smagen er hlet anerledes frugtagtig, med en eftersmag af noget fersken.
Ikke typisk belgisk i smagen, men god alligevel.
oldrtybastrd (5228) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2016
Pours a dark brown/gold color. Aromas of tart fruit, bread, hint of citrus, and yeasty. Flavor is malty/citrus. Leaves a yeasty hay/citrus aftertaste Andrew196 (1998) - Katy, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2016
UPDATED: APR 25, 2016 Color of a dark cola, whispy yet resilient beige head. Aroma of tobacco, raisin, wood. Somewhat thin on the tongue but the caramel, cherries, and toffee carried it. Pretty good and a great dinner beer but I didn?t get much Belgian out of the beer as the label suggests...some notes of Belgian yeast did emerge in the finish as it warmed.