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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Draught. Dark brown/black with foamy white head. Spicy aroma. Malt roast in the spicy flavour. This is a dark saison, and probably should be a new type of bier. Spice finish with a bit of roast.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crit (3306) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 28, 2012
Deep brown,lasting tan head.Light roasty nose,metallic notes. Light roasted profile throughout with tart notes.Nice, but not a saison

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6184) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2012
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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (4051) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 21, 2012
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Smurf2055 (1394) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2012
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BillKismet (3321) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 2, 2012
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldMrCrow (1757) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 28, 2012
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (4784) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 24, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2012 Beer Bloggers Conference 2012
Brown in color, hazy with a thin head. Nice Saison flavors and aromas. This was a very tasty brew.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4100) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 23, 2012
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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (5942) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 22, 2012
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.


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