RATINGS: 338   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed with dark malts and burnt sugars then lightly spiced with Rose Hips, Hibiscus, & Schisandra berries.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark bruin body with a tan head and quickly receding 3 finger top. Aromatically floral and earthy. Grass, herbs, rootbeer, bitter herbs, flower, and hibiscus. Flavor is a ton of diacetyl that hit me like a brick. Dark raisins, caramel, some spice and butter all the way home. Maybe i got a bad one. Ill give Brian the benefit of the doubt but this was probably worse then my score indicates.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (5141) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 27, 2011
From a trade courtesy of Strykzone. Poured on the black side with a good sized tan head and a lot of lacing rings. Nose of sourness with barnyard aromas. Medium body and smooth mouthfeel The flavor is complex, with some fruit, chocolate, peat, with some sourness in the finish. Very interesting brew and one that keep you guessing with a new flavor every sip. Very well done.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (5404) - Connecticut, USA - APR 22, 2011
11.2oz bottle in a tulip glass. Pours very dark brown with a lacy, tan head. Aroma of earthiness, resin, slight roasted malts and some caramel with floral hops. Flavor the same, and it makes a nice combo of a saison and darker beer. Average texture. A pretty good saison.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 22, 2011
A 33 cl bottle from lbutikken, Copenhagen. Pours a muddy greyish brown that leaves a fizzy brown head that settles quickly to an inch high. A preyyt anonymous aroma with some malty and spiced notes with faint fruity hints. The taste is really refreshing and mild but extremely balanced. There are some tobacco, roasted malts, pepper with some winegums with pear flavour. It has a finish that is a bit dry and a mild palate that are quite lively due to a pretty high oxygen level. Really nice and easy to drink - and refreshing on the dark side.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bobaidan (530) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - APR 21, 2011
Pours opaque black with a tiny head. Aroma is caramel, roasted malt and dark fruit. Medium in body with a small amount of carbonation. Flavor is dominated by dark roast with a bit of caramel malt, but no saison floral characteristics at all.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 19, 2011
330ml bottle. Pours dark, chocolate brown with ruby hints around the edges. The head is big fluffy and tan, sticks to the sides stubbornly on the way down. The aroma actually starts with some roasted chocolate malts and hints of darker fruits like plums. The spices, clove especially, are present but accentuate the dark character more than dominate it. The taste is excellent and unlike any saison Ive ever had. It really is dominated by the dark chocolate malts throughout. There is a bit of brown sugar underneath along with the spicy yeast. Nice dry and surprisingly roasty finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with nice, strong carbonation. Very roasty with lots of chocolate. This is a great saison and completely original. Love the chocolate backbone and the subtle use of the spices instead of the overpowering nature of the lavender in Of Love and Regret.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (5569) - Georgia, USA - APR 18, 2011
Comes out of the bottle an opaque hazelnut brown with a fairly thick pale tan head. Aroma is malty with nutty, caramel and clove undertones. Malty flavor has a firm nutty tone plus strong hints of burnt caramel and cloves. Texture is smooth with a subtle fizz that stays long after the beer has gone down the proverbial hatch.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (9574) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 16, 2011
Pours hazy reddish brown with off white head. Aroma had better blueberry seed and peel, some caramel, dark fruit. Taste is bitter but has sweet caramel and dark fruit, some interesting bitter berry, and a dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 16, 2011
Thanks to Armin for bringing this over! Poured hazy deep brown with a short-lived, but dense beigey head. The aroma picked up berry seeds and a touch of banana upfront, with some berry meat behind.. some lemony and earthy accents.. a little bit too much berry influence for my liking, but still very interesting. The flavor found a lot more berries along with lesser biscuity notes at the core.. tangy earthy notes, oak, and lemon zest around.. metallic and berry seed tartness on the finish.. a tad sticky where it should have been dry in the end. Medium-bodied and sweet for a saison on the palate.. a good use of the tart parts of the fruit, though.. OK feel and flow.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wedgie9 (2697) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 15, 2011
Tasted on 4/13/11 from a 330mL bottle at Lush West Town. Pours dark brown with a thick tan head that recedes quickly to a thick collar of lace. The nose is roasted coffee, candi sugar, a light herbal note, and some spicy yeast. The flavor is more coffee than anything else with some tropical fruits, spicy yeast, and light candi sugar. The body is medium with lively carbonation and a long roasted coffee finish.


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