Yorker (619) - Århus, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
65 cl bottle @ home. Pours black wit an off-white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is mint, spices, and liquorice. Flavour is spices, roasted malt, and herbs – with a bitter finish.
Holmen1 (1187) - NORWAY - MAY 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Flaske delt på Gavlen med Ovesen: en ny stilart - svart saison? Rett nok brygget man med det man hadde til rådighet på grdrn, og malten var gjerne mer røykt den gangen. Et interessant øl, men for lite gjærpreg gjør at den mangler personlighet.
BenH (1376) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks Stu. Near black with huge tan head. Aroma of cloves, peppery, phenolic spices. Taste is slightly citrusy, peppery, spicy, mint. Quite bitter. A biy weird but quite nice.
cgarvieuk (11109) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle at home ... dark roast .... thin tan head ... soft funky ... zezty lemon ... light funky nose ... soft fruits malts ... zezty lemon .. soft funk ... light roast malt ... light fruit hop ... soft funk ...light spice ...
gowdy (550) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Craig?s house. Very black with a fairly small head. Not much gas. Skunky. Not my thing.
yngwie (10798) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. A big, dense, light beige head forms over a more or less black body. Spiced nose with ginger and some cardamom. Roasted, coffee-ish malts and a pleasant fruityness. Roasted malts, ginger, bubble gum, grassy hints and some bitterness in the flavor. Lightly funky, and that goes for the aroma too. Full body, nice carbonation and quite dry. Lasting roasted finish with the spices shining through. Spearmint too. Sure a nice one, but I’d like to see the saison yeast more evident. 130516
Geokkjer (4311) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a big beige head. Aroma of ginger, spearmint, some funky notes, malt, some coffee and roasted grains.Flavor is sweet and funky with some subtle roasted notes, fruitiness, chocolate and nuts. Medium body, average carbonation.
Meilby (4524) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 355ml @ Geokkjer
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of malt, pepper, yeast, ginger and mint. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with a mint and ginger spiced finish. Body is medium, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.
thirdeye11 (5070) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(22oz bomber) dark brown, cloudy, soapy tan bubbles. Nose of Brett, cranberry, roasty, spices. Taste is funky, cranberry, sawdust, roasty, weird fruity and roasty combo, medium body, slick palate.
EricTeusink (194) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rating Backlog #2. What the heck is a Black Saison? Is it, similarly to a black IPA, a saison that is kind of like a Porter. Let’s ask Mr. Owl. 1, 2, 3, <crunch>, 3. End non-sequitur. Poured dark with dark brown head. Flavor is minty with a medium body. Trappeze Pub - Athens, GA