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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
As we kick off our Summer seasonal, Golden Cap saison, were excited to roll out a single-batch seasonal, Four Witches black saison. Its an opportunity to explore flavor within a remarkably interpretive style. Saisons are intriguing beers as they have traditional roots, yet are a delicious forum for variation and development.

The Four Witches art, illustrated by Kyle Bice, develops on Golden Caps theme, with a nod to Wizard of Oz, as L. Frank Baum wrote the book while summering in Holland, MI. White and dark roasted wheat provide deceptively delicious body, and a playful reference to Ozs contrast between good and wicked witches. Caramel rye and barley continue the story, along with a unique yeast character and mild spicing.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Very similar in all aspects from both tap and bottle. Pours a deep dark chocolate color. Expected some funky flavor given the saison category and the color made me expect a chocolate taste. But you dont get either. All you get is a black licorice taste. Cant help but think of some roasted Good and Plentys. Medium body with a tight crisp carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDIPSO (6208) - Wauwatosa, USA - APR 30, 2017
Dark brown color with a tall tan head. Orange soap scents along with pale malt and sweet bleu cheese. Interesting if anything aroma. First quaff, I am here thinking about smoke bleu cheese, Some citric zest in the middle and toasted to lightly roasted malt in the finish. Somehow the flavors work as I envision myself setting next to a witches brew kettle. 5/12

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
AirForceHops (7067) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 23, 2017
Willrunforbeers fridge clean out. 2013 vintage. 750ml bottle. Pours black with very thin tan head. Aroma is spicy, black pepper, light roast, and yeasty.

Taste has a black pepper throughout the entire sip. Maybe dark fruit and yeast. Gosh damn that yeast is spicy! Yikes! Entire to spicy of a finish. To be fair, this maybe held way to long but Im not sure it matters.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Chalumeaux (1503) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 23, 2017
Poured from bottle thanks Willrunforbeer 2013 vintage dark black with a thin off white head. Aromas of roasted malt prune alcohol spices and pepper. Taste is black pepper dark fruit robitussin. Not my cup of tea.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
WillRunForBeer (2594) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 23, 2017
Bomber from trade, vintage 2013. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, juicy fruit gum, pepper.. Flavor is also caramel, bubblegum, pepper. Maybe I should have saved this for a few more years...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (14082) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with medium beige head that lasts. The aroma is roast, caramel, raisin, rye. Thin mouth, similar flavors to nose, light spice finish, good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
jgb9348 (6107) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Mine says: ABV: 8,92 per cent for the 2013 Vintage Deep dark brown coloured body, slightly muddied near the bottom, all wiht a nice, thick, two centimetre tall light brown head. Aroma of alcohol, grain, prunes, malt, chocolate and perhaps some light herbal notes - not much though. Medium-bodied; Assertive chocolate and earthy malt notes with some cloying molasses and unrefined sugar sweetness - focused solely on that with disregard for other flavour profiles. Aftertaste is once again, cloying malt and sweetness with a lot of alcohol, funkiness and pit fruits that make this pretty bad - definitely not a saison and definitely not worth drinking ever again. Overall, just as bad as the ratings would show, and Im super excited in the RB community for not throwing reputation ratings at this one - rate a beer for how it tastes only and not a label, and this one is just pure bad. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Washington (I Street, Foggy Bottom), DC on 16-October-2014 for US$7,99 sampled at home in Washington on 24-January-2015.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (12208) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2015
12oz bottle. Poured a black color with a smaller sized off white head. Chocolate, licorice, and spices.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Chudwick (3126) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Tuning out real life for a minute at this thanksgiving dinner. Bomber from 2013 with an abv that doesnt match what this site currently says. Boozy roasted mess. My heart is racing faster from the sugar and booze. This was an impulse buy while checking out. A good value and i might finish this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jandd1983 (4210) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - SEP 20, 2014
It poured a dark brown color with a small white head. The aroma was of chocolate, caramel, roast and some banana. The taste was a little spicy, sweet and tart. Something a little different.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DarkSong (374) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - AUG 24, 2014
22 oz bottle. It pours black with a small tan instantly vanishing head. It has the aroma of dough, cherries, blackberries and chocolate. It has a strong chocolate taste, a licorice taste, a fruity taste, some vanilla, a bread taste and a bit of a barnyard taste.. I liked this beer but it may be a little too complex.

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