BeerBaboon (1652) - FINLAND - FEB 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with tan head. Aroma is roasted and fruity. Flavour is roasted, sour, chocolate, smoke and fruity.
thewolf (11298) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, bought @De Molen Beershop. Pours black with slight brown edge. Giant, staying, creamy beige head. Aroma has mild roasted malts, a bit of lemon, some funk, a touch of smoke. Lively carbonation, good dryness and quite full mouthfeel. Flavour has sweet malts, roasted malts, caramel, some astringent tartness, apples, pepper, smoke, juniper. Good warmth to the finish.
vipinvelp (2493) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opaque murky red brown, big lasting lacing light brown foam. Strong aroma, light sour, nice. Light sour taste, apples, light barley, dry. (Amsterdam 201501)
Vaiz (3617) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Black pour, huge tan head. Aroma is quite full of licorice, spicy, some alcohol, roasted malts, cough candy and some yeast. Flavor is quite bitter, spicy and with a huge amount of carbonation. Slightly out of balance, but interesting and unique.
teorn88 (3396) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Backlog rating. 33cl bottle shared at Caspar tasting at Chriso’s, London. Dark beer, roasty and grainy, has more stout quality than saison. Overall, not bad nonetheless
minutemat (1943) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl bottle shared with Mr Farnfield @ Chez Sophie, Shrewsbury. Pours a deep dark brown with tan head. Aroma is smoky, taste is rather bizarre, blending an initial smoky bacon hit with juicy lemon citrus and a big roasted malt influence. Complex, big bodied and different, although I can’t detect much in the way of Saison-like characteristics.
jackafholmes (482) - - DEC 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from hop hideout, sheffield. Dark red ale with big tan head. Aroma is smoky rich dark malts with roasted coffee and earthy liquorice. Taste is mildly sour and burnt bitterness on the finish. Very prickly with a surprisingly thin body.
skortila (4665) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - DEC 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. 65cl almost full bottle sample. The aroma has citric fruitiness, bit earthy yeast tones, some toffee, Hazy, dark brown-black coloured beer with a medium, off-white head. The taste is light-moderate bitter, has some toffee, citrus, earthiness. Medium bodied, easy drinker. Good one.
PhillyCraft (3570) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. pours plum black with huge and I mean huge fan head, full rings of lace. Smell is plums, candy sugar, saison yeast, and coriander. Flavor is most of the same. Pretty sticky and sweet, not into these kinds of saisons.
brnandersen (2238) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample from 33 cl. bottle. Black with an amber tint. Big, creamy lightly tanned head. Roasted aroma with spices, light barnyard, brown cookies, citrus and fruits. Taste is bitter. Medium body with a creamy texture and a soft carbonation. Dry, roasted finish with yeasts and fruits. My first dark Saison - so far I enjoy it.