Burning Rosids was a sweet saison. It had a strong, pleasing smokey finish, with a touch of funk. For me, the combination of the gentle smoke and sweet, floral cherrywood worked, producing an elegant complex beer. Forget about any hop presence; hops weren't needed and not missed. Burning Rosids was more nuanced than most beers labeled imperial, and its subtle, tangy sourness seemed to unite all the flavors.
I've had two Burning Rosids, one on its initial release, and the second about six weeks later. I found the alcohol discrete in the first bottle, and distractingly prominent in the second. I guess the heat in the second bottle was not unexpected in a 10.5% abv beer, but I preferred the smaller alcohol profile. I found Burning Rosids improved when I drank it with food.
I have written before that saison is the most constraint free style of beer. This fits Burning Rosids, because while I enjoyed this beer I never would have guessed it a saison. Buy this beer for its sad origin and charity, enjoy it for its sweet, funky complexity.