superspak (1478) - Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours cloudy fairly pitch black color with a nice 2 finger dense tan head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lasts. Nice foamy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of big dark chocolate, roasted malt, light char, pear, pepper, clove, apple, caramel, toffee, herbal, earth, and light yeast spices. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity. Taste of big dark chocolate, roasted malt, light char, caramel, pepper, toast, clove, tobacco, earth, apple, raisin, and yeast spiciness. Lingering notes of dark chocolate, roasted malt, light char, apple, caramel, toffee, pepper, herbal, clove, earth, tobacco, and yeast spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic flavor complexity and balance; nice roasted malt/peppery spice balance; zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy, slick, lightly chalky, and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent black saison! Great robust roasted flavors with nice yeast spice balance; very smooth and lush to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering.
Niko100 (1488) - New York, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of smoky malt, yeast, floral/fruit, molasses, & spice; Flavor of slight roasted malt, yeast, hops, caramel, some dark chocolate, fruit, and spice; Dry finish; Overall, just decent for me.
Pyrmir (1211) - Westra Aros, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @CBC13. Dark brown with tan head. Nose of tobacco, char, molasses, fruit, yeast and herb notes. Taste is fresh and yeasty, roasted notes, wood, earth and herby notes
SudsMcDuff (4676) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
had from bottle .. . murky brown .. medium foam .. . muddled yeast and soil .. . not very good, a rare miss from stillwater .. . . the bite of conscience. the bite of conscience, like the bite of a dog into a stone, is a stupidity.
Camons (3706) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ CBC. Pours very dark brown with a offwhite head. Aroma of malt, rye, coffee, coffee, light hops. Flaovr is malts, yeast, coffee, fruity hops, light spicy. Medium body, soft carbonation. 030513
Rasmus40 (7004) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
CBC. Almost black with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, roasted malt, dark fruit, yeasty and moderate hoppy - spicy. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 030513
jmgreenuk (1287) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at The Mikkeller Bar Copenhagen. Poured a deep mahogany colour with a thin off-white head. The aroma is smoky and peaty, leading to a smooth bitter, smoky flavour with some nice malty bitterness on the palate.
kermis (2491) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Mikkeller. Pours cloudy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of dark fruit, caramel, raisins and prunes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light moderate bitter. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
durhambeer (2398) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thank Nietzsche for small favors... $8.99 four-pack from Sam’s Quik Shop in Durham. Pours a lovely dark, dark brown with a foamy but think light tan head with decent lacing. Nose of tobacco, char, molasses, some banana, funky yeast, heather. Some wood and earth, and a hint of anise. Pretty dry finish. Really digging this four-pack.
deanso (3194) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at mikkellers.
Thin creamy tan head. Clear deep burgundy pour. Nice brew.
RobertDale (1900) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml. bottle. Pours reddish brown with a nice biege head. Aroma of malt, spice, and yeast. Taste is roasted malt, spice, chocolate, tart fruit, and caramel. Good stuff.