Fatehunter (2517) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - FEB 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours two and half fingers of head on a clear medium straw colored body.
The aroma is light and airy. Smoke and floral. Nice.
The taste felt like a collision of heavy smoke and dormant lemon bitterness.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
It’s a tough marriage of smoke and saison, which results in an aggressive flavor profile.
MetalNHopHead (1841) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - APR 23, 2017
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Matt’s Burning Rosid’s is odd, even for a Stone creation, and it’s something I’ve never had before: a Smoked Saison. (I guess?) Somehow it’s got a strange charm that makes the whole damn think work somehow. Hazy orange pour. Smoky, woodsy, fruity, yeasty, earthy, and spicy notes. Minus the "smoky" and "woodsy" those are all pretty typical Saison descriptors. Yet, those added elements do contribute a certain campfire quality to this brew’s inherent barnyard smells and flavors. I realize that description doesn’t really sound like something appetizing (barnyard + campfire?) but I guess you’ll have to take my word for it.
HuskerTan (2079) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - MAR 5, 2017
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A- Subtle cherry, woody, spices, mild smoke.
A- Reddish amber color, hazy liquid, off white head.
T- Spices, oak, subtle cherry, mild smoke.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, balanced finish.
O- Not sure I would call this a smoked beer. Definitely a lot of woodsy and spice notes. Fairly smooth and balanced but not overly exciting.
anders37 (25612) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2017
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy smoky aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty smoky flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty smoky finish.
madsberg (11655) - Søborg, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Amber coloured. Unclear. Dense off white head. Aroma. Smoke, yeast, fruits, Flavour. Smoke, bacon, sweetness, fruits, citrus, spice. Medium to ful bodied. Ends smoked and fruity.
SlackerMads (3285) - DENMARK - DEC 29, 2016
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at yespr. Hazy golden with a small white head. Fine carbonation, heavy booze, sugar, smoke helps, minerals, wood, twigs. Warming finish. Hefty stuff.
Desverger (10515) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
- Orange pour with white head. Fruity and malty smoked aroma and taste, some charred burnt malts, apricot, herbal and floral hoppy action, some spices, spiced fruity close.
yespr (43286) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, toasted malty and slight malty, caramelish. Sweet, herbaland toasted mqlty and caramelish. Bitter and slight herbal. Smoked. Dry and bitter finish.
caesar (6974) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Biernavigatie, large sample. Almost clear golden color, medium frothy head. Aroma is spicy, flowery hops, slight smokey wood. Bit dry in taste, smokey wood, spicy, slight alcohol. Nice.
MarcoDL (4624) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2016 Bottle at beertemple. Aroma of cherry, malt, smoke and soft yeast. Nice taste of bacon, smoke, cherry, oak, yeast, malt and orangy fruit. Tasty rich beer.
bartholos (249) - GERMANY - SEP 17, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Stone Berlin. Pours dark yellow and hazy with a small creamy white head. Fruity nose, with a nice cherry note, some citrus and a light caramel touch. Bitter sweet taste, that is well balanced with a more sweet start and nice bitter finish. Thick body with medium carbonation, smooth and creamy mouthfeel and a light warmth. Fruity flavor with cherry and citrus as well as malty, caramel and toffee notes. Leaves a light bitter aftertaste.