czar (3235) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle at mondial de la bière, mtl. pours dark brown with a low beige cap, some retention. chocolate, shy saison yeast or impossible to express itself underneath these chocolate and spicy layers, some minerals, lactose, lager-ish esters. prickly and inoffensive carbonation, light to medium body. not really on style but still enjoyable.
Sammy (7709) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Imperial black saison, enjoyed at Mondiale 2013. Something weird. Getting chocolate, sage,carrot, dill, yeast. Very unique and weird. A little funky, very weird.
Quevillon (2339) - Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drank from a bottle at the 20th Mondial de la Bière, May 30, 2013. Black, no head. Aroma of smoked malt, spicy herbs and small ripe fruit. Taste of dark malt, a little smoky, notes of grapes, sweet finish. This beer is as funky as the label!
Lubiere (9029) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark brown saison with a thin brown head. In aroma, a sweet fruity chocolate with dark fruits, prunes, molasses and licorice. In mouth, a sweet peaty chocolate with caramel, dark fruits, orange peels and alcohol.
AirForceHops (2350) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Paid$ 9.04 for a 22 oz. bottle from Winooski Beverage Warehouse. Snifter displays a pitch black color with a thin ring of egg shell white colored head. Nose is chocolate, light barnyard notes and an Earthy spice. Taste is mostly the same with light traces of funk and yeast. The roasted malt seems to take over most of the palate. Medium body, light or nearly flat carbonation. It makes me think more of a Belgian stout rather than a Saison. Interesting brew and better than other “Black Saison’s” I’ve sampled.
neepsntatties (1020) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Colour...basically black with a thick tan head. Nose...a generalized roastiness with clove chocolate essence. Palate...sweet up front with sharp tang and a bit of burnt sugar and sweet spice. There’s a smidgen of dark
chocolate here and a somewhat milky chocolate flavour that’s reminiscent of a light ganache. A tangy/bitter flavour that’s almost peppery lands of the finish.
drowland (5683) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
4/28/13. 22oz bomber from LOL brothery boi bitbucket (he hangs with Bangs). Deep dark brown pour, almost black, under a small tan head. Banana and esters on the aroma with caramel and a touch of roast. Sweet banana, chocolate, and caramel with a touch of roast. I’m not sure what this is, but I never would have guessed imperial black saison. Not bad.
jgb9348 (4274) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep dark brown coloured body with a thick, two centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, alcohol, yeast, light spices and a hint of caramelised sugars. Medium-bodied; Assertive roasted malt flavour with chocolate, coffee, meat, soy sauce and a lot of nuts/earth in the mix. Aftertaste is quite pungent with the malt and earthiness really coming out, some metal, a hint of sugar and a deep roasted nuttiness. Overall, a strong beer more like a brown or perhaps a light porter and not anything like a saison at all - no herbs, no grassiness, just a hint of yeast. Not my favourite and not true to any of the styles, but it was drinkable of course. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Bottleworks in Seattle, Washington on 11-January-2013 for US$8.99 sampled at home in [the real] Washington on 08-April-2013 a few days before heading back to the PNW.
SudsMcDuff (5321) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
creeped out label .. . deep yellow .. medium head, lacing .. . talk about knocking off the cobwebs .. . clean cut grain and yeast .. . pretty good but nothing to complex, decent .. . . saw a kidnapping today. decided not to wake him up though...
SuIIy (1984) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark color with a vanilla head. Nose is roasty with chocolate notes and light vanilla. Palate is slick and oily with a nice dry sticky finish. Flavors of chocolate, with light resiny hops, light vanilla.
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