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Review by everetends on 07/15/12  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
72 3 7 15 4 7 2012
22 oz bottle I picked up quite a while ago at Hop City in Atlanta. This beer has been lost in the back of my fridge and unearthed thanks to Saison Sunday. Served up in a tulip.

A: Pours up a seemingly black body. Held to the light, it is apparent this is a very dark brown in color with dark red hues pushing through the body. The beer remains pretty much opaque. The pour got me over three fingers of light brown head. Retention is great and falls very slowly to a finger. The head remains thick and pillowy, lace is notching the glass all the way down.

S: Picking up on some dark roasty notes first and foremost. This is followed by a heavy dose of yeast and chocolate. Actually mirrors a cake fresh out of the oven before it has been iced. There is light fruit quality, but it so light that it is indistinguishable. Sadly that is all this beer has in this department. Very strange aroma but pleasant.

T: A lot like the nose. Has that chocolate cake note up front with lots of yeast and cocoa notes. This moves into pear and apple quality that has a refreshing quality to it. Light spice moves in and this beer finishes out with some roasted quality.

M: Medium in body with a medium-high carbonation to it. Beer is lightly sweet but it dries up like a Saison should. ABV is not noticeable at all. Aftertaste is all chocolate cake and roast.

OA: Very interesting beer. Hard to wrap your head around as a Saison, but it comes across more like a Belgian Schwarzbier. Very light, refreshing but has huge flavor. It doesn't have the refreshing flavors a Saison typically has but the beer still remains refreshing with the notes of cocoa and roast. I dig the beer but this is probably a one and done kind of beer with me. Glad I tried it though.

Served In: Tulip

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