hopdog (10807) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Poured a dark brown, almost black, color with an averaged sized tan head. Aromas of smoke, spiciness, roasty, and some chocolate. Tastes of spices, some smoke, oaky, and some caramel.
daknole (10790) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown pour at Papago. I really enjoy the play of the hops, smoke and saison yeasty goodness! The hops hit first, then a nutty, yeasty flavor followed by some really well integrated smoke. Good stuff.
crossovert (10682) - Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thin and watery, not much smoke, not much spice, not much hoppiness. Not sure what they were going for.
Ferris (10586) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Slight soy, dar malts and some grass. Jet brown with a thin beige head. Smoke, peat, hop bitterness, and dark malt. I think this works.
DSG (10564) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks kerenmk. Dark brown to black with a beige head. Aroma of roastiness, yeast, a smoked hint, some overripe fruits and a bit of coffee. Slightly sweetish flavor, roasty, with some coffee, a bit of yeast, light fruitiness, a faint acidic notes and a drier, somewhat bitter finish. Medium-bodied.
hopscotch (10524) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle... Pours clear and dark with a small, fizzy, off-white head. This smells like a misguided pairing of caramel and beef jerkey. Medium to full-bodied with a watery mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. This tastes a lot like beef jerkey as well... with some herbal notes. Crisp, deeply-roasted finish.
adnielsen (10367) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ Exira Beer Summit III. Pours a deep brown appearance with a small, cream colored head. Minty spicy, a bit woody smoky, lightly peppery aroma. Burnt chocolate malty, sprucey, slight smoky/tar, light black peppery flavor. Kind of interesting but not my favorite.
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botella. Clear like deep dark brown-reddish colour. Off-white medium head. Sweet fruity dark fruity tart like dark malty smokey like aroma. Good mouthfeel. Sweet fruity tart dark fruity malty flavour with some smoke to it too.
rosenbergh (9685) - Tampere, 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.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. As a fan of smoked beers, and generally all things blackened, this is the most excited I’ve been for a Stone collab since the Mint Chocolate imperial stout. Estery spicy nose, light smoke. Black color, thin tan head, good lace. Yes, I’m really liking the smoked malts here... Work well with the estery saisony notes. Not too smokey, though. It’s light. Maybe I’d prefer even more smoke. Some earthy hops. Medium to bigger body. Softer, smooth carbonation. More dry texture overall. Bitter taste, light spice, bit of savory. Alright... So this is tasty and interesting for sure, but I was kind of hoping to be blown away by a collaboration between these heavyweights. The last black saison I had was the Friendship Brew, and I’d say that this is marginally better than that was