beersearcher (2383) - Glendale, California, USA - MAR 2, 2014 brokensail (16645) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 3, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Black pour with a khaki head. Heavy coffee aroma, but a touch acidic. Roasted malt, a lot of dark fruit, pepper, and coriander. The spice kind of clashes with the coffee, particularly on the palate. Roasted malt and coffee flavor with a hint of chocolate. Some alcohol, pepper, coriander, and pear. Really odd combination of flavors. Doesn’t exactly work.
Loved the coffee aspect of this beer. Really had a lovely ground coffee aroma and taste to it without being bitter and burnt. On the downside the saison part was lost. Faded under the coffee. ajnepple (7065) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Sampled at GABF 2013. Black with a light tan head. Coffee, roast, dark fruit, spices, herbs, light chocolate. Interesting flavor, heavy on the coffee.