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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 31   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
Black Saison aged in Pinot, Oregon Oak & Bourbon Barrels, Oregon Tart Cherry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (8206) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 22, 2013
750mL bottle, courtesy of daknole, pours with a dark mahogany colored body that supports a tan head. The aroma offers up big prune, blueberry, cherry and then cherry tart funkiness. There’s also a mild degree of spicy black strap molasses around the edges of the aroma. The taste is thick and nice with cherry funky tartness rolling into nectar like notes of prunes and blueberries. Toward the finish some malts and chocolate come to the surface and blend in nicely with the various fruity notes. This is nice stuff with a pleasing balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle:   Deep brown, deep red hues, thin beige head, spotty lacing.   Soft tart nose, vinous, slight cherry.   Smells nice! Vinous on the tongue, oakish, tart, slightly dry, some dark pitted fruit and cherries.   A little warming.   Body and mouthfeel are smooth yet moderate.   Oaky finish, vinous, and dark cherries.   Tart and somewhat dry too.   Great stuff!   Saison, really?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Very dark brown pour, tan head. Cool beer. Tart flavors, earthy tones, vanilla, bourbon, red wine, toothpick, raisins. Nest beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Bottle from Dak. Aroma is wine, cherry, and chocolate. Taste is tart with cherries. Very tasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Roonai (305) - - JUL 5, 2013
Bottle shared by Deyholla, thanks! Pours near black with foamy cream head. Nose is loads of tart red fruits balanced by strong umami and a hint of metallic acidity. Taste is more umami and metallics. Really unpleasant at first for me but after a bit, I’m starting to appreciate and enjoy it. Torn on this

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (10209) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Bottle thanks to a trade! Pours near black with a light brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has notes of sour fruit with some backing barnyard and light dark grains. Flavor has notes of dark grains and mushroom throughout with a light tartness and funk.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Dark, plums, tingy fruits, some stouty bite, licorice. Pinot barrels are quite pronounced. Pretty good, not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAY 4, 2013
750mL thanks to brainlair and ryan. Dark porter color, coffee foam. Dwindling quickly. Acid cut. Nose has dark red wine, blackberry, small seasoned tomato from the bourbon, cracked black pepper. Taste is tangy, woody, dusty, light black cherry, excellent lime juice acidity. Clean, nice cocoa addition. Essentially a dark sour. Has some Fantome Noel like mild acidity combined with a bizarre but loveable concoction of flavors. Loving the palate. Acidic, tangy, berry heavy, raspberry chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (6160) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Tangy dark roast wine barrel herbal notes. Poirs dark brown great tan gead. Flavors of roast dark malt tangy barrel buggy wine notes. Dry roast is there. Lots of tangy barrel finish big airy carvonation. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10642) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2013
Bottle... Hazy nearly-black ale with ruby highlights and a small, creamy, off-white head. The aroma is chocolaty and lightly herbal - sassafras - with a rumor of funk. Full-bodied with soft carbonation. The flavor pretty much mirrors the nose – sweet and chocolaty with a suggestion of sassafras and a whisper of acidic funk. Sweet, chocolaty finish. About as interesting as they come. Pulls up just shy of being world class. Bottle courtesy of ctipping!

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