Leighton (10868) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home in Salisbury, CT - picked up in MA. Pours brown with a large, frothy khaki head that quickly settles into a cream. Pleasant aroma, some yeast, dark bread, dried dark fruits, earth. The flavor, though, isnít awesome. Minimal sweetness, some tangy dark fruits, charred malts, dirt. Light bodied with lively carbonation. Further mild tangy, dark fruits onthe finish, bittle charred wood, grains, earth, faint baking cocoa. Meh.
hman43 (331) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JAN 31, 2014
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
The aroma has a slight astringent smell to it. There are weak hints of spices with maybe a bit of licorice. It does have a powerful head that is medium brown that is black. The combination of cherry and other ingredients is weak, with a watered down taste. The combination of flavors isnít strong, nor do they compliment each other.
Imaena (1817) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 31, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. The pour is deep black brown with a thin head. The Aroma is a of wet wood and sauteed greens. The taste is vegetal, dry, and slightly funky. I like saisons but this one tastes infected.
SrSilliGose (3248) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JAN 29, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
bottle. aroma of doughy cocoa dusted playdough. stale nutty coffee. chalkboard. taste is lightly tart doughy cherries. metallic roast. somewhat vinous red grape. a bit off. slightly better as it warms.
Danyel (705) - Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with tan head. Smells like figs, fruity. Bitter, light body, tobacco, nuts, touch of tartness. Lots of carbonation- quite lively. Good.
5000 (6265) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle:   Deep dark brown, ruby highlights, small sudsy light beige head, spotty lacing.   Has that black malt like aroma.   Not sure about the saison part.   Faint herbal notes, a touch shrubby.   Black malt like shrubbiness on the tongue, a touch earthy.   Could stand to be sweeter.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Not a real fan of this one.   A touch dry, chalky, with a herbal black malt profile.   Nothing special here as far as I am concerned.
Brouwerij (920) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Smoky. Pours deep brown with coarse tan head, settles quickly with almost no lacing. Aroma is sweet, fruity, plum, and yeasty. Flavor is fruity and sweet, apple, grape, and plum, with a mild spice and alcohol finish. Mildly bitter aftertaste. More saison than schwarzbier. Soft carbonation, medium body, and juicy texture.
SmokeyDaBear (150) - - JAN 8, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle. Pours black with tan head. Has a weird smell. Has medium body in the mouth. Alcohol taste is present. Has some oak, and sweet tastes.
ajnepple (2127) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle purchased at the Proper Pour. Brown/black with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, herbal hops, Belgian yeast and fruity esters. Similar flavor, malty with light chocolate. Medium body with a creamy feel and low carbonation. Not that good but not offensive, either.
jhp40219 (303) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark brown with a light tan head and a good amount of sticky lacing. Strong aroma of malts and hops. Getting dark chocolate, caramel, toffee, licorice, as well as some earthy hops and dark fruits like plum and raisin. Taste is much stronger than the aroma lets on with a candy/sugary sweetness up front with dark fruit coming in strong beside it. Also getting biscuits, toffee, and caramel. Slightly sour. Long bitter finish of earthy hops and toasty malts. Slick, sticky texture, high carbonation. Certainly an interesting beer. Almost more of a cross between a Belgian and a saison. Definitely a sipper. Nothing I could drink more than two in a sitting. But definitely different and interesting.