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Stillwater ’A Saison Darkly’

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RATINGS: 259   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Brewed with dark malts and burnt sugars then lightly spiced with Rose Hips, Hibiscus, & Schisandra berries.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
M82 (268) - Kansas, USA - JUL 23, 2014
A black to very deep mahogany body sits beneath a fading frothy smooth light khaki head which dissipates to a very thin ring

Glowing notes of berry and earth with citrus accents accentuated by dark malts, yeasty characteristics blend and mellow, herbal and somewhat woody with a general sense of cellar, all on a slightly sticky, medium body offering a moment of mildly prickling carbonation, a layer of candied sugar builds on the finish, herbal and alcoholic characteristics control the residual contrasting with the dark malts to create a somewhat mouthwatering exit, the label does a great job communicating the experience

medium intensity, mild complexity, generally smooth transitions, preferred this on the cooler side, which allowed the brighter notes to shine while holding back the herbal notes and sugary component

12oz bottle code BTLD 05/19/14 17:05, spent it’s time at the store on the room temp shelf, served in the upper 40’s into 15.9oz Orrefors Beer Taster


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (838) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Black pour, small off-white head. Aroma is roasty, with notes of spices, hibiscus, dark fruit... flavor is figs, dark fruits, roastiness, alcohol, hibiscus, candied sugar, with floral notes. Chewy, boozey mouthfeel.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
YogiBeera (2447) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Nice coffee nose, tart coffee, cherry alcohol berry taste. Long aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tejas (868) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Draught > Mikkeler Bar, SF. Ordered this out of the blue. Took a chance that the herbs and berries would balance out the roasted grains and they do. Wish it had more carbonation though---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marno (7) - O’Fallon, Missouri, USA - JUL 6, 2014 does not count
coffee, floral, brown, cloudy, frothy, lightly bitter, medium body, thick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
boxofrane (2056) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Draft at bistro on bridge. Pours clear brown with a small off white head that dissipates quickly. The aroma is quite floral, light roast. The taste is big on the hibiscus, a bit of sweetness, Tastes like you bit a flower.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cousin_Larry (291) - - MAY 23, 2014
Head nearly filled my pint glass - took three tries to get it in the glass. Large particles distract from the otherwise outstanding appearance. Flavor is really good for a saison - burnt caramel, fruity and spicy.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbaaron (1149) - Arizona, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Pours pretty much black. Large fluffy tan head. Aroma is malty. The burnt sugar is lovely. Caramel. Some fruitiness. Dark fruity. Berries. Yeast. Mild spice. Some chocolate. Very interesting. Flavor is similar but even more complex. Great roastiness through the finish with the mild spice, fruit, and light to moderate alcohol. Quite dry, woody, cobwebs. Floral. Lighter Medium body. Sweetness to balance. I really got a kick out of this. Creative, interesting, and very enjoyable. Impressive.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarinEvelyn (533) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Smells a little like a wine, but heavier. Dark and fruity like a wine. Strong, rich, succulent. Rich taste, a slight bit bourbon-y. Spices, malt, a sweetness, light fruit.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (3623) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 14, 2014
375ml bottle. Ruby red glowing, darkest brown colour with average, foamy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, beige head. Multifaceted aroma has a dark malty basis, a fruity interstice, and a yeasty cover which collectively deallocate vinous notes of plum, cherry, dark berries, a touch of Marmite, herbal, earthy echoes of shrubs on the outskirts of a forest. Taste is vinous, dry, spicy yeasty, hints of plums, dark berries and their parings, initially subtle dark malty and sugary sweetness gains more weight and brings about a touch of burnt caramel; some warming alcohol in the finish.


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