bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottle) Pours brown body with tan head. Aroma of roasted grain, raisins, earth, nuts, and chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt, dates, anise, fennel, nuts, caramel, and chocolate.
bhensonb (9835) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours very dark brown with a foamy/creamy dark tan head. Aroma of earthy chocolate. Med body more or less. Flavor is earthy chocolate. A chocolate saison? It sort of fits. Itís dry, dark, tasty. Definitely close to the edge.
Lubiere (9031) - 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.
hopscotch (8370) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Murky dark-brown ale with a small, creamy, khaki head. Decent retention. The nose is nutty and chocolaty - walnuts stand out. Full-bodied and velvety with soft carbonation. Much like the aroma, the flavor is bittersweet, chocolaty and nutty. Finishes minerally and lightly sweet. Kudos to newcigarz for popping the top on this bottle!
Sammy (7719) - 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.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2013-05-31. Black body with a tiny beige head. 3+ Aroma of dark malt, very light spice and herbal notes. 6++ Flavour is interesting, sweetish dark malt with a lightly spicey not quite herbal undertones. Relatively sweet. Average bodied palate, light carbonation. Okay. Bottle at Mondial de la Biere 2013, Montreal
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber pours a nice and dark brown with mahogany edges and tan head. The modest aroma is sort of cola notes, earthy, sweet malts and a touch of molasses. The taste seems similar with thick maltiness, spicy black licorice and earthy notes. It then slides into a bit of molasses as the finish approaches. Cool stuff.
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: A roasted Belgian dark ale with a good attenuation. Good beer.
How: Bottle 22oz, consumed a few months after receiving it from mcberko, thanks Matt.
The look: Black body topped by a medium beige head.
In long: Nose is earthy, burnt cake, phenols presence, cloves-ish spiciness, light minty notes. In mouth the first thing that stroke me was the mouthfeel, light but very lively Belgian style mouthfeel, melting like cotton candy in your mouth. Taste of fluffy chocolaty cake, roast, light prunes notes, burnt nuts, mild leafy hops presence. Currently classified as a Saison on ratebeer, not too sure about the style, although the beer probably does have a good attenuation compare to Ďnormalí Belgian dark ales. A beer that is probably not named after Bloomington, Illinois.
after4ever (5731) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22. Pours nearly black with an unwieldily huge loose and sudsy tan head. Lots of lace. Bright soft nose of floral and black licorice notes mixed with roasty malt. Lively medium body, tons of brightly effervescent carb. Roasty, floral, and sweet notes work together on the mid palate. Mild finish.
drowland (5693) - 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. Iím not sure what this is, but I never would have guessed imperial black saison. Not bad.