Crit (3075) - New Westminster, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep brown,lasting tan head.Light roasty nose,metallic notes. Light roasted profile throughout with tart notes.Nice, but not a saison
5000 (4974) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle:   Now that is black... I was totally not expecting that.   Large frothy light beige head, fairly nice lacing.   Noir Saison I guess.   Roasty nose, a little barnish and pasture like.   Has a faint underlying floral, or earthy shrubby floral presense.   Despite the pasture, its not bad.   A bit brighter on the tongue, muted floralness and spices, remains a bit barnish and musty.   Wasnt expecting this at all, but turns out its fairly decent.   Probably one of the better Black Saisons I have had.   The pasture on the nose doesnít translate, thankfully.   Comes across as airy and sweet, with a bit of roasty floralness.   This is one of those moments where I expect something completey different, yet get shocked in a good way.
reebtogi (3267) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint on tap at Portland Craft on Main Street in Vancouver during VCBW 2012. Pours black in color with a finger of tan head that leaves very little lacing. Aroma is dark fruits and light hops. Taste is quite sweet with fruits and malts with a light amount of hops and a slightly sour finish. Medium bodied with light carbonation. A nicely done twist on the style and quite tasty and recommended.
Smurf2055 (610) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Bottleworks. Pours dark red with a finger tan head. Smell roast and straw. Taste sweet malt, pepper, barnyard, roast, bitter finish with some red fruit. Cool, and fun to try.
BillKismet (3000) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cool black body with a well-suited chocolate plume top. Nose of smooth roast, muted herbal hops, and a subdued Brett character. Luscious body, smoothly roasted chocolate blends well with some farmhouse character endowing this with a delightful complexity. I wonder how well this one might bottle age. Beckons rememberances of Fantome, though on draft, this one does not reach that level of complexity, but shows promise.
OldMrCrow (1518) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Whole Foods.
Dark pour, abundant head. Mostly cocoa, not so much saison. Drinkable enough, but too sweet with too much Nestle Quick. I quite appreciate the experiment; not so much the outcome. But Iíll be continuing to follow Gigantic Brewing. The first two Iíve tried from there have been nothing if not interesting.
BrewDad (4256) - Olympia, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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Brown in color, hazy with a thin head. Nice Saison flavors and aromas. This was a very tasty brew.
boFNjackson (3580) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap... Poured an ashy, cloudy, near black with an eggy, off-white head. Nice lacing and retention. This was amazingly quaffable and easy drinking. Really nice. The higher ABV was well masked and nice fermented esters and yeast spices. A hint of toasted grains. Belgian candied sugars, dark fruits and malt sweetness too.
mcberko (4065) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Bottleworks, pours black with a small light brown head. Aroma of yeast, chocolate malt, light herbal notes and candied sugar. Flavour is quite sweet for a black saison, with bittersweet chocolate, candied sugar and loads of yeast. Very highly carbonated and becomes very sweet the more I drink. Decent.
ration (1656) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
170217. Tap at brouwers cafe, seattle. Pours dark brown/black with a high head. Aroma hint of roasted of roasted malts, belgian yeast. Slightly sweet belgian yeasty saisony taste. Weird but awesome combination. Not Bad.