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RATINGS: 269   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hackobock (1306) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate, light spicy yeast notes, grain and wood. Taste is light spicy and medium sweet with a light bitter chocolate character. Medium bodied, was expecting a more spicy "Saison-character" from this one, felt a bit bland.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (4904) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear dark brown body with a small fizzy beige head that faded to a thin ring. The nose is slightly fruity with a bit of dark wheat and light roastiness. Some nice yeast influence. The flavor is dark wheat and light roast with a earthy and fruity middle. Finishes on the drier side with a prominent yeastiness and a lingering roasty finish. Medium bodied with a fair amount of fizzy carbonation. Interesting Saison, but I’m not all that big of a fan of dark Saisons.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bbbeer (586) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Dark mostly clear brown with small tand head and bubbles. Sweet malty aroma. Medium body, some carbonation, minimal alcohol. Flavor is fairly sweet with caramel, slightly sour background, some cola flavors. Good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Imaena (1817) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Bottle. Faintly sweet and malty. The pour is a deep dark black brown. The taste is dry with a sweet and floral finish. Good brew all around.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbudd19 (576) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 19, 2014
Bottle. Black pour, little bit of white tan head. Aroma - very interesting, very berry like with some roast. Taste - very roast like, some spices, a bit sweet. Don’t get a lot of saison, but nice stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopswagger (197) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2014
P: Vivacious dirty dark brown cola appearance with a ridiculously massive crown of rocky foam about 4 fingers high. The head was so large it took about 5 minutes to finish the pour. Retention is great but minimal lacing. S: Rotten wood, dried grain, barley, rye, basement funk, saltine crackers, blueberries, cherries, apples, allspice, clove, herb/medicinal aroma and Belgian yeast. A subtle undertone of fresh ground coffee beans, cracked pepper, and bubble gum. Aroma is similar to an Oud Bruin. T/M: Coffee and a strong fruity medicinal flavor engulfs the palate. Dark fruits, musty funk, vanilla, oak, bitter fun dip powder and b-vitamins. Molasses and brown sugar sweetness combine with the smoldered grains. Zesty carbonation exploding across the tongue in a sloshy medium body. Super dry powdery finish that lingers ground up nuts. O: Not sure about this one. This is a beer that must be enjoyed warm. I was shocked at how much changed once it warmed. When it was cold it was just a mess. I’m still on the fence with this one. Not one that I would seek out.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Prokroustis (685) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - NOV 25, 2013
Pitch dark brown body, small light brown head. Very nice malty and yeasty aroma with bread, chocolate, plum, licorice, caramel, spices. Really interesting malty flavour with coffee, licorice, cereal, berries, brown sugar, caramel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcoDL (2144) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
Good beer, this black saison. It’s grassy, hoppy and even a little fruity, but with a body of roasted malt and some coffee. Spicey as well.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOSSbrewer (1594) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 21, 2013
On tap at Of Love and Regret in Baltimore. Pours a dark brown. No head. Slightly roasty. Nutty. Very sweet. Decent beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rederic (2911) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 21, 2013
375ml bottle, deep black color, with a big frothy beige head, with a light yeasty chocolate chip cookie dough, chocolate cake, dark bitter chocolate baking bar nose, with a faint molasses, licorice, spicy, pale, roasted, chocolate, toasted malt note, with a brown chocolate powder, faint fruitcake, chocolate pie, acidic fruity accent in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a warmth, yeasty, dark dried burnt fruit, chocolate chip cookie dough, light coffee, chocolate cake, faint zesty lemon peel character, with some light earthy burnt grainy cereal, brownie, chocolate ice cream, licorice, molasses, chocolate bran muffin, chocolate pie, chocolate, toasted, roasted, wheat malty flavours, leading towards a warming, yeasty, doughy, dark bitter chocolate, faint acidic fruitiness, cocoa powder, lingering toasted, roasted, chocolate maltiness finish.


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