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brewed in collaboration with Brooklyn based indie band, Small Black.. ***a schwarzbier / saison hybrid*** .. www.stillwatersensory.com

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beergeek23322 (2263) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2014
6/7/2014. 12 oz. bottle. Black with a tan head. Aromas of dark malt, yeast and dark berries. Some metallic flavors, spices, malt, yeast, chocolate, yeast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BOSSbrewer (1637) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Pours very dark brown with three fingers of tan head. Flavor is slight roast. Some yeastiness. A little tartness. Fairly dry. Nice beer but not on a par with some of their others.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4396) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Tap. The black saison is one of my favorite styles, in theory. Opaque black with a respectable beige head. The chocolate malt really balances out the saison yeast. Easy going, with an herbal, earthy undertone. A successful hybrid for sure. Great balance, unique flavor. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arayaga2 (1783) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Even-toned opaque brown black with a dense crema of light brown head. Aroma is rich and raisiny, like a dubbel, but it kinda falls apart in the tasting: thin, grapey, grape-nut sourness and astringency with mild roast in the finish. $3/12oz

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (4945) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear dark brown body under a one finger fizzy beige head that retained pretty well. The nose is a mix of Saison yeast, some light roast, licorice, and dark wheat. The flavor is a pretty odd mix of a Saison and Schwarzbier indeed. There’s some dark wheat notes, some thin roast, licorice, a little hint of funkiness towards the finish. Light bodied with fizzy active carbonation. Never that big of a fan of dark Saisons, and this one was even farther away from a traditional Saison.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
czar (4369) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2014
pours unclear medium dark brown, red tint, with a nice fluffy beige head, good retention and lacing. cocoa powder, vanilla, spicy yeast, roasted coffee and chocolate, bitter coffee grinds, light tartness - lemony, citric, sourdough bread, soap - slightly perfumey, minty freshness too, belgian spices - candied coriander, pepper, orange peel, licorice. lively to average carbonation, light body, lightly tart and bitter coffee-herbal-grassy-spicy finish. awkward blend of style - will continue to drink them seperately. interesting for sure - as an experiment. obviously disliked it. lemony. soapy. roasty. spicy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8631) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 27, 2014
Recent find, black saison. Comes across like a lighter blackbier, with some pepper. Decent enough beer to try, though nothing to grab me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jkwood04 (3946) - Connecticut, USA - APR 17, 2014
12oz bottle in a teku while listening to the cool music - much better than the Series 1 music. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of light tartness, dark malts with a little roastiness, some dark fruits, and light funk and light floral hops. Flavors don’t really blend all that well. Average texture. Sort of weird and could have been done better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (7841) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2014
Bottle 12 fl oz - 355 ml from Argonaut Liquors in Denver, on April 5, 2014.
Marked "Black Saison Ale".
Dark brown to black color, big fluffy tan head. Acidic, spicy, sweet scent. Acidic, tart taste. Tart aftertaste. Fizzy mouthfeel, low bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
dbeatdano (54) - - APR 9, 2014
Pour from bottle - black with small amount of head Aroma - earthy yeast, spices, dark malt, faint smell of orange peel. Taste - sour crab apple, yeast, burnt malt Palate - light bodied, fizzy carbonation, long sour aftertaste. Not a fan of this beer. It’s like eating those warheads candy.

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