mar (5042) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Black pour, cream head. Nose is cinnamon, spice, yeast, dry, and fruits. Very smooth on the palate, spiced gum drops, light yeast, earth, and an easy finish.
Hansen (7803) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2013
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Almost black coloured, has an off-white head, lasting. Spicy aroma, peppermint, toothpaste-like, upleasent. Spicy, malty and unpleasent flavor. Creamy texture.
EithCubes (5269) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Black Saison bottled 08/07/12. Nose loaded with herbs and spices, a veil that canít be penetrated by any hops or malt. Main offender is toothpaste mint, but there are strong clove, anise-y licorice, and rose hip components. Some Brett and actual horse blanket. Deep brown-black with a jiggly, dense light brown head. Taste has a strong initial burst of extremely rubbery bitterness, the aforementioned spices/herbs are there but diminished, more black pepper instead, some mingled citrus peel and super-heavy horse blanket and pretty distinct footy/socky flavor. Paper, faint grain. Drybone scrape of the tongue (scrimshaw?) with some musky aftertones, sage and even some basil, chocolate and light roast, dash of coriander, pleasant black patent. Has a faint gruit component, maybe some myrtle/gale? Relatively smooth feel, full body. Super strange and love the complexity, a good and rather didactic pint but Iím sure itíll be a one-time thing for me.
omikr0n (812) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours very dark brown with nice thick brown head. Aroma is yeast, spices, hops and a bit roasty. Flavor is malt, licorice, spices, mint, hops, roasty. Slightly roasty dry aftertaste.
HopRedHead (397) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours a dark black with a burgundy hue. Aroma is fruity but also possesses a peppery/soapy element. Flavour was like a dark peppery barnyard yeast. Pretty dry and medium body finish. Interesting and challenging combination, but not as good as their other stuff.
Aniela (4195) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Black beer with a creamy big beige head. Floral, soapy, spicy aroma. Spicy, dark chocolate, leather a bit sourish flavour.
gringo332 (573) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours quite dark with a nice tanned head. Smells of yeast, fruity esters, brett and malts. Moderate sweet, nice touch of brett and a fruity character from the yeasts. Moderate bitter finish. A very nice saison; of this black kind i donít know much, but i know i liked this one
Maris (1199) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAR 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 355ml bottle on 24/3/2013. Pours close to balck with a medium head. Has a curious aroma which is dominated by licorice with a touch of spice. The flavour is curious as well, with bitter roasty notes, some sweet dark fruit, more licorice, and a lingering spicy finish. An unusual and quite interesting brew without quite hitting the bullseye.
Ughsmash (7407) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Poured deep brown with a dense, creamy, well-retained dark tan head. The aroma picked up a whole lot of juniper and spruce with toasted chocolate malts supporting.. bright and interesting. The flavor found slightly sour juiniper plus white pepper and cloves throughout.. black, roasty malts supported.. finished with a big spicy yeast impression and residual roast. Medium-bodied, dry, and kind of sour on the palate.. this was OK, but didnít entirely work.
jensgam (156) - , DENMARK - MAR 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with creamy big head. Aroma is fragrent with spizy, flowery and elderflower notes. Flavor is roasted malt nicely balanced with flowery notes.