unclemattie (4406) - Georgia, USA - NOV 16, 2012
12oz Green Flash bottle, blue label. Pour like a cola. Dark brown, brown foam. Nose of a premium Gin. Anise, heavy spruce/juniper, heavy tangerine zest. Backbone aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, and licorice. Tastes like a brew dry-spiced with Gin-like spices. Spicy cinnamon & nutmeg, dried orange zest, chocolate malt, burnt grains, pine, and a medical character in the end. Thin, watery textured. Huge lacing, huge aroma. Weak in the body, full of lingering flavors. Lots of different spices leave an oily mouthfeel. Probably excellent from the tap. (3522). badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Bottle. Dark brown with a fluffy tan head. Cola, chocolate, licorice, and citrus aroma. Tastes of chocolate, orange, licorice, vanilla, and grain. Smooth creamy palate. unclemike (3177) - Junction City Kansas, Kansas, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Bottle pours a jet black color with a massive tan head. Scent is spices and yeast. Taste is piney with black coffee. Not what I expect from a Saison at all. Black ipa maybe. I do like it. bpr77 (264) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Pours black with a frothy khaki head. Aroma is roasty and mild coffee notes. Taste is ginger and corriander, dark sugar and some lemon with a roasty cascadian ale twinge finishes bitter. Interesting beer glad i bougght it...not sure i will get it again not my thing...despite that i love saisons joebudzjoe (677) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Draft @ Coalhouse Pizza. Interesting experimental saison. Provides an earthy and spicy flavor from the yeast complimented with the roasted coffee and chocolate flavor from the malts as well as a hop bite. These flavors don’t necessarily marriage with one another, but the clash provides a complex, yet light and dry beer.
boxofrane (2559) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Pours pitch black with almost no head to speak of. The aroma Is mostly licorice. I like this aroma although less complex than expected. The taste is licorice and a bit of funky bitterness in the finish. Elwood (3347) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Serving: Draft at Fire Works Leesburg. It pours black with a light tan head. The nose is overwhelming anise, mace, and yeast notes. The flavor is medicinal with a ton of anise, spice, clove and mace. There is something else I can’t quite place. Very one sided and medicinal with a lingering bitterness on the tongue. Very dry finish. This one is a miss. drdisque (886) - Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2012
On tap at Jerry’s Chicago. Pours deep almost violet black. Lots of lacing. Aroma is sweet fruit. Flavor is spicy, fruity, and somewhat roasted. A bit too dark in its character, but I know that’s what they were going for, I just think they overdid it a bit. Still very good. pras (602) - Maryland, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Not one of my favorites from this brewery. Very dark appearance with a nose full of spices. Flavor is more of the same. I thought I tasted some brett in there. Just didn’t do anything for me. ChainGangGuy (4932) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 11, 2012
11 ounce pour - $6.50 at Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Brought to my dark, dank corner of the bar a very dark brown body with infinitesimally small bubbles arising from the sides of the glass. Smallish, khaki-colored head depositing a fair amount of lace on the way down.
Smell: Florals that crank the scent dial towards heavily herbal atop astringent burnt, blackened malts and licorice root. Smells like Ricola cough drops.
Taste: Roasted maltiness leaning towards touches of burnt black malt. Near nil sweetness. Then, that rather curious St. Feuillien spice mix that again just screams Ricola (though I guess honking Ricola through one of those long-ass alphorns is more appropriate). Charred prune skins. It’s warming, heavily spiced, with coarse burnt malts.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-plus carbonation.
Overall: It’s all well and good to have a collaboration but one best ens--hey, hold up a sec, my cough... it’s gone! Thanks, Green Flash/St. Feuillien!