pdx77 (1477) - Oregon, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Apex. Deep dark in color. The taste is espresso with chocolate notes in the aftertaste.
neepsntatties (1334) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Had this last fall (2012). Colour... quite dark but not quite black. Nose...cocoa powder and macchiato with cocoa creme. Palate...moderate CO2, a burst of espresso though its not overtly coffee-esque. The cocoa comes forth mid palate and has a chocolate truffle flavour as well. There’s a tangy tartness but it does not overwhelm. This hardly seemed like a saison but it was nice!
mcberko (9205) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Apex, pours black with a small beige head. Aroma of espresso beans and light cocoa powder – but dominated by the espresso. Flavour is exactly the same, with loads of espresso beans that dominate. Very smooth powdery palate that drinks very easily. Never would’ve guessed that the base of this is a black saison – drinks more like a coffee porter. Solid stuff.