Cybercat (2447) - Georgia, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong aroma has a malty core and firm floral and herbal notes, including a firm coriander tone. Pours a warm coffee brown with a thick, foamy and rather persistent tan head. Flavor has roast barley, herbal, floral and woody notes. The herbal component is on the strong side, perhaps a mite too strong. I like coriander flavoring in beer, but not too much! It leaves a woody, herbal, slightly malty finish. Fairly smooth texture has decent body and fizz. Let’s drink a toast to friendship between craft breweries!
yngwie (10754) - 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 (4260) - 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 (4467) - 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 (4977) - 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 (87) - 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
FROTHINGSLOSH (3947) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with minimal orange highlights and an enormous creamy brown head that left great lacing. The aroma was dryish, malty and a bit toasty with faint floral hops, a bit of funk and brett. The flavor was tart and bitter with roasty malts, coffee, burnt toast, vague fruity hops, floral hops and a bit of brett. Medium length finish and body. Ok.
Hopswagger (21) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
P: Black slightly transparent body with mahogany tint. A massive mountain if rocky brown ice cream float head. Great retention that settles to a creamy crown. 3 rings of lacing cling to the sides.
S: Roasted malt, cocoa nibs, dark fruits, cumin, cardamom, black pepper, clove and faint licorice. Earthy farmhouse yeast and roasted grains. Aroma is similar to the spring time gain laundry detergent.
T/M: Lots of char in the taste with a bouquet of floral hops, dark cocoa, chalky yeast and a bite of cayenne pepper midway through the swish. Sweetness from burnt molasses, brown sugar and dark fruits. Medium-full body boasting zesty carbonation. Finish is semi dry with lingering spice, wild onions and leaves a dirty grainy feel behind.
O: Super complex nose with a great a roasted earthy spiced profile that delivers sugary sweetness to bring balance. The aroma is the main attraction. Im not a huge fan of dark saisons but this one is pretty decent.
Beersiveknown (1614) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 10, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at home from brewdog online
Very dark brown black with fluffy openocha head which hangs about for ages. Fantastic light citrus and complex pepper and nutmeg yeast esters on nose, touch of sweaty feet and peach juice. Medium body, light carbonation, initial touch of sourness, peppery, barnyard, building roast barley/chocolate with some astringent notes on tip of the tongue, some silage. Long roast barley and coffee. Orangey hop notes right at the end.Fab
Majin (185) - West Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAY 9, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Almost black coloured, has an off-white head, lasting. Spicy aroma, peppermint, toothpaste-like, almost like licorice. Spicy, malty and unpleasent flavor. Creamy texture.
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boozedude (967) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle into glass.. Pitch thick black pour..thick brown head..aroma is licorice... taste is malts alcohol licorice..ok beer