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Selkirk Abbey Saint Thomas Black Saison

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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Saint Thomas is proof that a book should be opened before being judged. Subtle coffee and chocolate notes share the table with a light refreshing crispness. Saint Thomas is a solid winter beer that is equally at home during the height of summer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (5688) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2014
(22oz bomber) clear deep brown, fine tan head. Nose of chocolate malt, corn, stonefruit, mildly tart. Taste of chocolate malt, lightly tart, fruity, medium body, fine carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (14471) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle. Pretty close to black, nice dark brown head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of coffee grounds with chocolate syrup dribbled over it. Huge roast flavor, chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, licorice. Lots of flavor for a very drinkable abv. Not sure it’s very saisony, but it’s tasty anyway.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ha1ag (748) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2014
From Chris, tnx! Black but transparent colo with a tan head. Alcohol in the nose. Aroma is light and fslightly roasted. Flavour is mild malty. Too watery for its kind.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnGalt1 (676) - , Idaho, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Made the trip out to the ’Burbs just to get a chub fill of this beer and pretty happy I did. Picked up at Brewforia for about $9 for the quart. Poured into my slim tulip.. 2 finger brownish head lingers forever producing beautiful lacing ... the brew is pretty much black with a little bit of ruby at the stem end of my glass. Nose is dark malt prevalent... but some light fruity esters are there with warmth... a little bit of earthy hops may be there too, but I might be talking myself into it. Flavor mirrors the nose with a little bit more of a Belgian quality.... some light spicy phenols, clove I guess and some minor raisin and possibly a little dried cherry.. dark malts are still the big player... more phenolic qualities show as the brew warms up. Body is a light/medium... carbonation is good yet still retains a sorta creaminess on the palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
maxwelldeux (4035) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours a near-black color with almost no head on it whatsoever. Nose is very light - almost to the point of not being there. There is a slight floral element to it, but not much else. Taste is slightly sour, but definitely floral. I don’t get any of the elements that are supposed to make it dark. Only OK.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
xenodius (3) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 19, 2013 does not count
I know it may seem like I’m overrating this beer, but I really think it’s this good. The palate and flavor are an exquisitely balanced pair, velvety yet full, substantial but crisp and roasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernovice39 (3223) - Montana, USA - NOV 11, 2013
On tap. Dark brown/black pour with a tan top. Nose is roasty and bready. Taste is yeast/spice with some chocolate and nuts. Nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (2709) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 20, 2013
On tap at Prefunk Boise, ID Black, of course modest but persistant tan head. Very faint light toasty aroma. Flavor is mild soft dark maltiness. Slight metallic aftertaste. Not much of the classic Saison flavor but the roasted malts may have masked or over powered that

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevoj (2544) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Dark and smoky like a dunked, having a hard time finding the Saigon in here. Pours black with a thin beige head. Light aroma of roast grains,taste is strong and bitter, roast grains, coffee and chocolate. Good, but not what I was expecting from a Saison.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
poisoneddwarf (1844) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - AUG 25, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Black pour with a thick beige head with good retention, leaving lace. Aroma is chocolaty, toasted malts. Taste is mostly sweet with some bitterness in the finish. Roasty with Belgian yeast notes. Creamy mouthfeel, medium body. Really good.

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