fidelis83 (2196) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown to black pour with a 2 finger, creamy beige head that has great retention and leaves nice lacing. Aroma is roast, cereal, chocolate, fruity esters peanuts, and light yeasty spice. Flavor is more fruity and spicy Belgian yeast notes, bitter citrus, light roast, cereal, a hint of nuttiness and light grass. Light to medium body with a light, blanketing and fairly soft carbonation. Good stuff, strange, but good, maybe a bit on the too boozy side. Might be a good pairing with some nice, tangy, spicy, BBQ pork.
rouhlas (1167) - GREECE - AUG 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap. Dark brown color with beige head. Malty and yeasty aroma, caramel, some licorice, spicy, dark fruits, raisins. Sweet and light bitter taste. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.
bennetj17 (10) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown/amber color, with a rich tan foam. Head settles slightly but never fully dissipates. Aroma has an interesting mix dark fruit and light spice. Hints of brown sugar malt are inviting.
There is a superb mix of flavors in this beer. Touches of brown sugar and plum fruit are well integrated, but never too sweet. The beer is fairly dry, with some light earthy spice abound. Strong, tingly carbonation. Medium body, finishes clean.
Overall I feel this beer exceeded my expectations. Complex and balanced, it is a nice sipper which keeps my interest throughout the glass. I think I will be more inclined to try other Stillwater offerings
danielecamo (799) - ITALY - JUN 30, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In bottiglia. aroma speziato, torrefatto, caffè, terroso ed erbaceo. Al palato corpo rotondo, alcool ben nascosto. sentori di legno, caffè, speziato, erbaceo .
edgallow (2848) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle pours brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, earthy and toffee. Taste is fruit, malts and some yeast.
northropfrye (2775) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown body, creamy off-white head, some lacing. Roasty malt and a touch of dried fruit in the aroma. Taste is sweet, roasty, malty, not much hops. Not bad.
TheJester (2175) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 mL bottle. Ruby brown - beautiful colour - with just a thin ring of head. Very Belgian (dark) aroma, with chocolate and yeast. The flavour is less distinctive, and isn’t immediately identifiable as a saison. Not dry enough, no funk. It’s good, though. Schwarzbier with Belgian yeast.
Blade86 (938) - Wrocław, POLAND - MAY 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown, clear, medium off-white foam, yeast, caramel, chocolate, dark fruits, alcohol, medium sweetness, medium- bitterness, medium body, little oily feel, average- carbonation, long chocolateish finish
Overall: Not my style but nevertheless very good beer
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geophagus (616) - Lubin, POLAND - MAY 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle 0.355l/ sample) Thanks Blade86. Dark brown colour with ruby flashes. Small to medium sized, fast to medium fast falling, beige head. Medium to full body, moderate carbonation, medium oily texture. Aroma: Caramel, dark sugar, dark bread, prunes, chocolate, a bit roasted. Taste:Medium sweet, chocolate, prunes, caramel, Soft to medium strong, good balanced warming alcohol. Medium long,dark chocolate finish. Pleasant, a bit sweet but fruity and crisp finish.
maneliquor (3469) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. I really dug this. Loads of plum and date and a nice roasty characteristic throughout where it sort of finished a little ashy and burnt which I enjoyed. Still had that familiar farmhouse and yeasty core but balanced nicely by the slightly heavier notes. Great stuff
oliodnb (533) - ITALY - MAY 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle. Pours a beautiful very dark red with a minimal off white head. Aroma is very light with some roastiness, dark fruits, some yeasty acidity, light metallic note. Taste is similar with roasted notes more evident. Dry finish, mild bitterness, nice chocolate aftertaste. Medium body, medium carbonation.