SmokeyDaBear (150) - - DEC 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured on tap at Avery. Pours a dark black with tan head. Smells a little spicy. Smooth creamy body. Some lacing present. Slightly spicy taste and pretty good saison! Enjoyed.
Tide (2286) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Avery. Dark brown color, beige head. Bitter taste with hops, citrus, earthy notes, black currant, roasted malts and a bit of coffee. Bitter finish with citrus, hops and black currant. Very nice speciality saison.
arminjewell (8679) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark brownish black pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of roast, coffee, hints of dark fruit, dark cocoa, roast, hints of spice, slight red fruit notes as well with a hint of spice. Taste is a mix of slight dark fruit, anise, dark cocoa, into roast, coffee, slight spice note into a bit of yeast, finishing fairly dry, slightly sweet.
Ratman197 (11380) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Avery poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of coffee, roastiness, black pepper and light yeast. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of roastiness, black pepper and yeast with a crisp dry lingering peppery finish.
ajnepple (3602) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - APR 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Avery. Almost black appearance with an off-white head and lacing. Aroma of spices, berries, herbs, pepper, dark malts and light earthy hops. Similar flavor, mild spice, lightly sweet and lightly bitter. Medium body.
craftbeerdesign (2250) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
taster at Avery. pours dark with an off white head. on the lighter side of yeast esters and phenols in the aroma. some light pepper notes coming through. med to light body with spice notes and light peppers.
Brouwerij (957) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Avery. Pours brown with light brown head. Settles quickly with minimal lacing. Aroma is fruity, yeast, floral with some spice. Tastes fruity, apple, pear and peach, hint of bubblegum. Mild spice finish with a slightly bitter finish. Looks significantly darker than it tastes. Moderate carbonation and light body, perhaps a bit thin.
pjaco (27) - - JAN 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can you taste black? With this one you may wonder. A unique offering in black saison with fruit flavors and Tasmanian pepper berries.
Azand222 (171) - Westminster, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tapped at Avery pours a dark brown with a tan head. The aroma is a little spicy. Taste is light, yeasty with the peppers coming through in the finish.