Travlr (24292) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Dark maroon brown color. Aroma of subtle chocolate, subtle port. Taste is red wine, port, chocolate. Very nice. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Fresh growler, thanks generous anonymous provider. Small tan head atop cola black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, vinous. Taste is moderately sweet, vinous, light spicy/rye. Medium body, light stickiness. BeerandBlues2 (13210) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Growler. Pours clear black with a medium, frothy light tan head, short retention with light. Aroma is light chocolate malt, cookie and biscuit malt with earthy hops, figs and dates with light oak notes. Flavor is light hops and bitterness, malty sweetness with dark fruity esters and a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation. hopdog (12341) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2013
From Growler. Black color with a small sized off white head. Chocolate, some roast, woody, light earth, vinous and some lighter spice. GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Growler thanks to MrChopin. Filled 15 hours before consumption, fridged one hour after filling. Pours a deep inky black with ruby highlights. Weaker, beige head. Nose has interesting roast, blueberry, dairy/cream, chocolate. Taste is very dry, bitter, roasty/ashy with cocoa powder, coffee, lemon bitters, berry juice, herbal, sage. Palate is tannic, bitter, coffee acid. Essentially sour coffee porter. Nice.
jredmond (8204) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Draft at tired hands. Pours a black body with brown lacing. Aroma is sharp, tart dark fruit, sweet malty character, sour fruits and vinegar. Mouthfeel is silky with notes of tart dark cherries, wine, brown sugar, yeast and spice. Nice interesting saison. jackl (8022) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2013
Growler pour. Cheers to Crosamich for the sample. The pour’s deep brown with a tiny head. The aroma’s of pumpernickel bread. Grainy rye. Some coffee. A bit of umami. Light berry fruits. The tastee is cranberry and strawberry compote. Mildly tinny. Soft citric bite. A bit of farmhouse yeast. Medium body, soft carbonation. Overall, interesting, but a bit all over the place. PhillyCraft (7082) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2013 Sample at the Brewpub. This one was just blended while I was there. Poured a dark purple color nearly black with not much head or lacing. Notes of rye, sour cheese, grapes, currant, acidic and spicy yeast. Mouthfeel is ultra silky on this saison. Medium bodied. I need to try this one again when it is finished and more carbonated. Cheers Re-rate, tried again in March 12, taste much better. moved up a couple notches Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Near flat pour from a growler, toasty rich vine characteristics, like a flawed cd4, Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2013
On tap at Tired Hands. Pours a moderate brown color. Nose is really nice with milk chocolate alongside a very faint roast, then backed by earthiness, faint acidity, and a nice wine touch. Flavor packs some moderate acidity alongside oak and wine notes, plus a backing earthy saison. Really interesting, and also quite drinkable.