roxtersoxter (109) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with large tan head out of bottle. Oak/chocolate aroma. Strong oak flavor with hint of chocolate. Smooth beer with a sweet finish. Good beer.
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rosenbergh (4653) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle. Rotterdam, Helsinki, Finland.
Dark reddish brown almost black colour with a small creamy off-white head.
Brown ale aroma with malt, mild caramel sweetness, soy sauce and mild hoppiness. The flavour is roasted malt, dry stout elements and dry liquorice.
There's nothing Saison in this, black it is and it's mildly smoked. So Black Smoked Saison is as far as it is as a beer style.
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stephenj007 (98) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Picked thiss up in Denver while on vacation.
Nice, dark bottle pour. Pillowy, tan head, body is clear-dark, like a Coke.
Aromas of plum, a bit of spice, yeast and cooked raisins. No hops aromas present, malts are faint. Could have used a bit more smoke I think....
This brew is has a sweet wash to it up front, with a nicely balanced amount of hops tones. Fizzy, carbonation mouthfeel, a small bit of sticky feel on the finish.
This is a nice smoked saison, but minus the smoke I think it needs to really make it stand out. Drinkable and smooth, good but not great.
jkwood04 (2283) - Connecticut, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle in a tulip. Pours black with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of spiciness, some roasted and smoked notes, light green apple, and a nice bitterness. Flavor the same, with a really interesting mix of everything. Average texture. A cool beer.
trujahwarrior (267) - Monroe, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown color with a thick tan head that leaves really good lacing. Smells of smoked malt, Belgian yeast, black pepper, roasted malt, and grass. Tastes of all the same things in the smell with a nice sweet smoked flavor that shines in the aftertaste. As it warms you can taste a slight oak flavor as well. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with great carbonation. Overall this is a great collaboration with 3 great breweries involved. Really liked the oak smoked malts added it makes it unique.
Aurelius (3443) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Subtle, sensuous aroma - first noticably Belgian with a tangy/yeasty fruitiness, then the understated smoke comes through. Inky, decent tan head, good faux-painted bottle. Acidic, tangy and creosotic. Slippery mouthfeel, medium body, pitchy finish. This is more like an awkward juggling act rather than a cohesive performance. Meh. Market Square Liquors, TImberlane.
JCB (3795) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Samís, Durham. Fairly vigorous dark brown pour, a rocky head settling down to reveal some beige dustiness to the beer, which seems to evoke its ingedients somehow. Dry straw notes and yeast in the nose, along with subdued smoke. Lively mouthfeel, not quite as full as desired in places. Flavors are earthy for the most part, but there are some prominent chocolate notes that meld fairly nicely with the smoky and grainy dimensions. Pretty good.
bpreo (1171) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 11, 2013
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The Perfect Crime is the perfect beer. Nothing wrong with this one at all. Find it now, while it lasts!
altonbrownd (4208) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from New Seasons - Division. Nice black body with puffy tan head. Nose is yeasty, malty. Taste is dark fruits, caramel, roasty malts, some notes of smoked ham in the finish. Pretty good.
AndyReynolds (718) - Wilder, Kentucky, USA - APR 8, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
That is an odd aroma. Soured bread, smoked malts, toasted caramel, and cheese (?). Taste brings the smokiness out fo sho. Lighter palate, finishing dry.