sic1314 (3048) - Leiden, - NOV 18, 2012
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap in Beer Temple. Poured a medium brown with minimal head. Aroma of very subdued fruit and malt. Medium body, flavour of some coffee. A bit bland and uninspiring.
mjs (4438) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle, 0.33 l - BB 07/08/2014, at William K Annankatu, 20140708) The beer poured black. Its head was medium sized and lightly brown. Aroma had sweetness, liquorice and Belgian style yeast. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were sweetness, fruitiness, Belgian style yeast, liquorice, saltiness and bitterness. Afteraste was sweet, burnt and bitter. I found nothing resembling a Saison while drinking this beer. The beer wasn’t bad but the name is misleading.
Cunningham (4296) - Halden, NORWAY - JUL 1, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Black color with a fine beige head.
Aroma: Coffee and some acidic yeast notes.
Palate: Medium body. Moderate sweet with a moderate bitterness. Average carbonation. Dry ending.
Taste: Strong coffee, bready and yeast .
Overall impression: Well some do not like Black IPA because it is not IPA or a stout. I love BIPA. So I thought this would be a nice mix as well. Hmmm NO this did not work for me. Not a saison and not a stout. More a porter with acidic notes.
Personal stats: Bottle from Vinspecialisten Kolding Midtby, Denmark.
Vignale (1979) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaska från Beergium. Mrökt mörkt brun med högt smutsvitt skum. En porterliknande öl med mycket kolsyra. Riktigt fin doft med rostade aromer av chokladfudge, brownies, mrökt bröd. Småbubblig munkänsla, balanserad sötma, ganska lätt kropp och ganska frisk med en lätt gräsig eftersmak. Småtrevlig.
caesar (4893) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled from speciaalbierpakket.nl, BB 07/08/2014, large sample, served in a trappist glass. Pours a dark brown beer with a big rocky lbrownish head, leaving a medium almost creamy thick lacing. Aroma has roasted malts, dark fruit, peppery yeast, coriander, anise and licorice. Slight sweet in taste, bit dry, bit bitter. Leaves a bitter and slight crisp finish. Bitterness from malts and some hop seems stronger as the beer is quite dry. Some sweetness comes from caramelly stuff. Slight metallic finish, but for the rest the balance seems to be quite ok. Quite high in carbonation, thin to medium body.
weark (278) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Au Grain D’Orge - Black color with a bubbly tan head, good lasting and lacing - Aroma of licorice, roasted malt, coffee, earthy hops, hints of sourness (vinous) - Flavor is sweet roasted malt, dark chocolate and coffee hints of Belgium yeast - Light/medium body, light bitterness, high carbonation, roasted malt dark chocolate finish - Interesting, Belgium yeast in a black beer, well done easy drinkable
MiP (13478) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 6.5%. Sweet liquorice aroma. Black colour, seems cloudy. Very big rocky light brown head. The flavour is roasted, has a nice dark bread note, mild liquorice as well. Tastes more like a mild porter to me, I do not get much saison out of it... perhaps a little fruity funk.
martin00sr (479) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Murky dark brown, creamy tan head. Faint citrus aroma. Hoppy and malty, perhaps ginger taste. Medium body, fizzy carb.
Bamsen78 (2888) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Gusher. Pours cloudy very dark brown with airy tan head. Complex, roasty and fruity aroma, with notes of malt and nuts. Roasty flavour, with fruity notes and touches of nuts. Bitter finish. Well-balanced and good.
RW80 (521) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Allmost black with a small of white head
Aroma: dried fruits, chocollate, roasted malts and some light spices.
Taste: Starts with some sweet fruit then quickly goes over in a thin roastyness,Finishing with a dry spiceyness.
thin-medium body,average carbonation, oily texture
Interresting idea, but I don’t think it fully worked out, If this had a bit more body and was a bit fuller it could be more interesting now it remains a interresting idea.
mike_77 (2963) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Roasted malt aroma. Flavour has some bittersweet malty notes and also the light freshness and lively carbonation of a Saison.