wlajwl (4687) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is dark fruit, malts, mild spices and a mild hint of sourness. The flavor is dark fruit/berries, malts and a long and sour/very tangy finish.
brokensail (13616) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ The Trappist. Black pour with a tall tan/khaki head. Aromas of roasted malt, pepper, chocolate, and a slight yeasty funk. Fair amount of coffee and citrus peel, too. Very dry on the tongue. Some slight acidity and a mild bitterness. Fair amount of sweetness, maybe molasses. Roasted malt, coffee, pepper, and citrus peel. Notes of chocolate and grass. Not bad.
crossovert (9527) - Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The saison element thankfully sticks in the background. Huge imperial stout notes, coffee, cacao, dark fruits. Only a hint of spice form the yeast.
HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
341ml bottle. Kind of a Belgian stout. Very dark colour. Good balance of funk, fruitiness and coffee stout. Something a little different.
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Ernesto987 (4709) - Arizona, USA - DEC 28, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Old bottle, metallic and some Belgian flavors, very roasty, itís pretty bad, metal and soap oddly sour
bb (7644) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black beer with a tan head. Rich malt and light roast aroma with yeast. Chocolate and toffee flavor with yeast. Medium bodied. Toffee and chocolate linger with yeast and light spice.
Palme (3603) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0.341l (why) bottle brought home from BrewDog Camden. Looks really nice in the glass this. It has a huge almost 3D looking super lacing deep chocolate brown colored head on top of a deep dark brown body. On the nose this is really different. Didnít really know what I was expecting a imperial dark saison to smell, but I really like what Iím nosing here. Itís ally hoppy, thatís a easy one, but all the other things going on is hard to our words on. It has a saison yeasty zesty zing with lots of wet leafs, sold amounts if silo grass and some lime peel. It smells really different and really good. Itís quite high on the bubbles but they are so small that itís almost giving a creamy feeling in the mouth. The taste is just as weird as the nose. Itís first of all really salty this and I get lots of lingon and cow berries in the taste. Soft cocoa also here and it has tones of acidic wood as well before it ends with a rush of Belgian yeast in the finish. Lots and lots of things going on in this strange but flavorful creation. 26.12.2013
bmerz (740) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Mugs BK. Pours like stout with great lace. Aroma is of a soft sweet stout with a very interesting and hard to down notes. Iíll say they earth, cinnamon, spice, farmhouse funk, vague citrus. Flavor has these but is considerably more roasty with a strong bitterness. The feel is remarkably full and soft with a deep roasty and warming finish. This is just awesome even two weeks after tapping.
bulldogops (1143) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 22, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rating #838 - December 16, 2013 - Bottle courtesy of @plunkie and on several recommendations. Failed to disappoint. Little tan head bubbles out of an opaque black pour. Aroma is spicy yeasty esters, lemon peel, and chocolatey raisiny malt. Palate is a cornucopia of awesome - lots of body, medium alcohol warmth, mild carbonation, smooth mouthfeel. Notes of plum, currant, chocolate, coffee, caramel, allspice. Moderately hopped and a phenomenal bitterness and a slight sourness from the yeast. So gewd.
DuffMan (8041) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Very dark brown with a light brown head that laces beautifully. Aroma is packed with pungent green hops initially, then the dark malts start to climb out, then the spicy estery yeast shows up. This is a chameleon of a beer! Crazy complexity, with hops and yeast battling it out for domination on a bed of roasty dark malts. Really really interesting-- captures the idea of a black saison beautifully! Wow.