BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 9, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Dark brown with tan head. Aroma of tangy apple, berries, piss. Taste is sweaty, pissy, berries. Little tart in the finish
allmyvinyl (9255) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 9, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours clear ruby with a thin white head. Aromas of light liquorice, bread. Taste is light sweet, spice. Finishes a bit thin.
Stuu666 (9989) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is spiced, floral, toffee, taste is dry, sweet, light roast, spices.
cgarvieuk (20766) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle at home .. dark brown... big tan head .. soft musty toffee malt nose ... soft musty toffee fruits ... dark malts ... soft pine .. dark fruit ... soft roast ..sofr chocolate roast
daniele (7810) - ITALY - FEB 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap scura buona schiuma speziato floreale secca malti tostati buona secchezza discreto amaro erbaceo
b3shine (7966) - Indiana, USA - JAN 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to taster. Looks solid; a hazy copper with very light beige head. Smells malty and mildly yeasty with some berries and mild candied sugar. Some floral notes as well. Tastes like it smells with a bit more yeast; still balanced though. Mouthfeel is medium to medium full-bodied. A solid take on the style.
cbnz (103) - Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 25, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ Monterey Bar in Berlin
Appearance: Dark brown body, very small head
Aroma: Heavy roasted malts, floral
Taste: Almost overpowering roasted malts, nutty, some floral, devoid of Saison funk
Palate: Thin watery body, lingers quite long
Thewade (340) - USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyed this 12 oz bottle. Medium body and roasty. Nice at 8% abv. Tastes a little "yeasty" or "bready" on the finish, but will buy again. Not a style I drink often so will revisit.
zinneke (205) - 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 (613) - Washington DC, USA - 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.