leaparsons (8837) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very dark brown with a beige head. Aromas are coffee with nutty dark chocolate and blackberry. Yeasty with light cheesy funk. Hints of marzipan with woody wine barrel. Some pink grapefruit. Flavours are blackberry with hints of cherry. Roasted, dry coffee with vinous aspects. Woody with lemony yeast and a fruity bitterness and an arid, pithy dry finish. Perhaps a little thin bodied and fizzy but still good.
Desverger (3880) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - pours near black with a medium tan head. Roasty malty aroma and taste, some caramel, fruity, yeasty, slight hoppy, pretty sweet, with a medium bitter finish.
rosenbergh (8555) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle. Bottled on 07/10/2013. BB 07/01/2014. From alesbymail.co.uk.
Black colour with a small greyish brown head.
Mild roasted malt, liquorice, yeast, berries and dry grain in the aroma.
The flavour is dry liquorice, yeast, mild hoppy bitterness, roasted malt and dry graininess.
This Black Saison is very strange style as there’s not much Saison in this beer. I’m missing the delicacy of the Saison.
Brandman (2417) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 21, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Black body, light brown head. Aroma has dark berries in chocolate, some sourness, bit ashy. Flavour starts with roasted and turna bit rusty. Nothing saison like in this. Ashy and acidic. Bit thinnish.
joergen (23509) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Desverger.
Dark brown coloured with a small beige head.
Sweet and roasted aroma of caramel and dark chocolate.
Light roasted flavour of caramel, hops and grass.
Ungstrup (30392) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. A pitch black with a tan head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, ans straw. The flavor is sweet with notes of straw, malt, and chocolate, leading to a bitter finissh.
yespr (35031) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is toasted malty and caramelish. Mild spiced and light peppery. Smooth fruity. Mild fruity, bitter and roasted dark malty. Bitter and roasted finish.
ekstedt (5978) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (33 cl), courtesy of ingo. Dark brwon, medium beige head. Deep roasted chocolate aroma, some notes of ash tray. Meidum bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with medium bitterness.
Zer0 (1166) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from ABC Beers. Pours dark brown with a lacy beige head. Aroma is grassy hops, coffee, chocolate, nuts, spicy and some toast. Taste is quite bitter, not sweet at all. Long bitter yeasty finish. Medium bodied. Pretty decent, kind of an obscure style. Tasty nonetheless.
Beersiveknown (3925) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home from cotteridge wines courtesy of richthevillain, cheers!
rich chocolate and lactose notes with overripe plums. Very dark chestnut with latte lacing. Dry berries, herbal hops. Chocolate, medium body and carbonation. A bit sweet for a saison with an unusual dry fruit finish.