thirdeye11 (5688) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(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.
Travlr (14471) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
ha1ag (748) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
JohnGalt1 (676) - , Idaho, USA - MAY 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
maxwelldeux (4035) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
xenodius (3) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 19, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
beernovice39 (3223) - Montana, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
IndianaRed (2709) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
stevoj (2544) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
poisoneddwarf (1844) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - AUG 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.