zinneke (105) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 23, 2015
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
No aroma of saison yeast, smells like a belgian brown ale. taste is bittersweet some hints of herbs - probably the rose hips, hibiscus and berries they’ve put in it. But it doesnt do it for me as a saison, or a dark saison. If this would be a Belgian brown I would rate this better, as the taste is quite ok, but if you go for a dark saison, im expecting a dark, saison..
jc1762 (155) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 12, 2015
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured from bottle into a teku glass, mostly dark translucent brown rims and cloudy black in the center.
Nose is mostly subtle in nature - roast malts and some smokiness.
The palate is light-medium bodied but quite foamy. The typical farmhouse flavor of Stillwater comes out the most prominently with a slight caramel sweetness. The finish shows an extremely slight bitterness from the roast malts. Overall, the flavors don’t work against each other but lack any intensity to become something unique.
barbillon (54) - Pesaro, ITALY - JAN 11, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Attratto dalla sua etichetta e da quel "dark saison"....una saison dark?? possibile?? beh a quanto sembra si....però non è lo stesso risultato che di bere un altra della sua categoria. Bel colore ma per i miei gusti finisce tutto li. Sapore con una nota di ibisco che ti fa pensare subito al carcadè! l’aroma è floreale...non è una birra che ricomprerei.
Beergaard (186) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark beer with a surprisingly roasty and somewhat fruity aroma. Watery mouth feel and notes of roasted malt, yeast and some fruit. I have to say that i found this beer very uninteresting
hallinghansen (2295) - Odense S, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown body with a medium offwhite head. Caramel, chocolate, malt, spices, light yeast, light hops. It’s dominated by the spices. Medium carbonation.
rlgk (12838) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Ölbutikken, Copenhagen. Clear deep amber beer with a decent beige head. Roasted floral aroma, rosehips, spicy notes. Spicy herbal flavor, rose hops, floral, quite spicy, perfume, some licorice. A bit odd, not your typical saison.
shrubber85 (8772) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Sugar, berry, and chocolate malt aroma. Dark brown with small head. Sweet-tart berry and smoky toffee malt flavor. Light body. Okay, but can’t really tell what they were going for here.
Ratman197 (10896) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Hops and Pie poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, spice and light hibiscus. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of toffee, tobacco, spice and light hibiscus with a crisp dry finish.
Patrickctenchi (4604) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear, deep-ruby/black with a frothy tan head.
Scent is cola, chocolate, berry, minimal yeast and licorice.
Taste is sweet, dark berry, chocolate....
Dusty blueberry feel....
Malty and floral.
Anova167 (304) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours murky dark brown with a thin khaki head. The aroma is yeasty with notes of vanilla, clove, and chocolate. Flavor is smooth but with a bit of a tart start that transitions to earthiness with phenols on the finish. Complex interesting beer.