BeerandBlues2 (13304) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Bottle at Max’s Taphouse. Pours clear black with a medium, creamy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is spicy wheat and rye malt with dates and figs, Belgian yeast spices and pepper notes. Flavor is malt forward with medium hops and bitterness, dark fruity esters, spices and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation. sonnycheeba (5988) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Bottle. Pours deep, dark brown with thin, creamy beige head; decent retention and spare lacing. Aroma is vinegar, roasted malts, light eggs, caramel, plums, raisins, and light leather. Flavor is roast malts forward with supporting sour dark fruit, light ash, leather, light coffee, and faint earthy hops; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation. Travlr (24666) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Bottle courtesy of BeerandBlues2, thank you sir! Hazy dark brown color, thick brown head, solid lacing. Aroma of coffee grounds. Taste starts with riasty coffee and cocoa, then a barnyard funkiness that doesn’t quite mesh. Near miss, I would say. snoworsummer (5694) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 18, 2013
From a big bottle. Sour and bitter. Funky strange taste and light aroma. Medium carbonation. thorine (37) - Indiana, USA - FEB 14, 2013
Acetone, effervescence, and earthiness.
Two of those things are fine.
Acetone in the aroma and in the taste. An unpleasant offering from a fine brewer. Perhaps a bad batch? Who knows. Won’t be trying this again.
nick76 (4399) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2013
The aroma is sweet and funky with pine and slightly toasted. The appearance is brown and hazy. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is average. Overall an average beer. Palidor19 (3188) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2013
the main problem, is that too funky. the flavor is a bit dusty with some funky sourness. the beer is highly carbonated with a major yeast component. for the real beer drinker. rougeau13 (3008) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Very dark brown with a fluffy resilient beige head. Aroma of bubblegum, roast, cola, and dank citrus. Taste is yeasty and roasty and a touch sour. Medium-full bodied, slightly fizzy. Not bad. jaross (28) - - JAN 2, 2013
Thick and vinegary smell kind of like a sour ale. Slight roast and white wine flavor, flowery, slight vinegar, a little flat but a nice fairly unique flavor non the less.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone mcberko (17815) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 31, 2012
750mL bottle, pours a deep dark amber brown with a medium beige head. Aroma of rye malt, some dark spices, mild farmhouse notes, and herbally bready notes. Flavour is fairly acetic, with a chemical quality, rye bready, some balsamic vinegar, metallic notes, and loads of weird musty notes - very bizarre. Black saisons are usually a big miss for me, and this is one of the poorer attempts I’ve had. Not good at all - haven’t been impressed by this brewery at all.