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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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brewed in collaboration with Brooklyn based indie band, Small Black.. ***a schwarzbier / saison hybrid*** .. www.stillwatersensory.com


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SmokeyDaBear (150) - - JAN 8, 2014
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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (2219) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2013
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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jhp40219 (305) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 28, 2013
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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (10094) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2013
A clear dark brown saison with a thin mocha head. In aroma, sweet fruity malt with dark fruits, herbaceous character, wild weed and molasses. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity chocolate malt with light grassy character, licorice, light curacao. Overall, interesting. Sampler at Battle of the Belgians at Jimmys 43.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tcane7 (1664) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Draft at Alla Spina. Pours a deep brown, near black with a thin but dense beige head. Nose of dark chocolate, wheat, roast, a faint sour note. Medium to light body, pretty easy drinking, medium carbonation. Sweet malt flavor with a dry finish. Very low astringency

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ScipioA (304) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Opaque black with just a little head. Spicy herbal notes on the aroma along with some of roasted smells I get from stouts. Much stronger roasted profile in the taste along with some fruity flavors. Sadly there is a dirty, cheesey undertone to the flavor that really distracts. Dry and light palate is fairly refreshing like a cola, but the carbonation feels harsh on the tongue. Not a very good beer, pretty disappointed.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (2165) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 15, 2013
From a bottle. Pours medium/dark brown with a creamy beige head. Tastes earthy, musky, like resin, grapes, grass, malt, woody. Dry alcohol feel. Low/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like alcohol, cloves, bubblegum, banana.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (3568) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark brown with creamy beige head. Aroma is cereal and toasted malts, floral and grassy notes, dates, spice, light herbs, and light coffee. Flavor is smooth bready malts with good supporting floral notes, plums, light espresso, and faint toast; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcnielsen (2125) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Bottle. Pours a black color with tan head. Roasty, malty, slight metallic aromas. Creamy, roasty, malty flavors. Its hard to ignore the metallic aroma and flavor in this beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Reynolds314 (2334) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Thin roasty murky saison. Nothing really works together here. The roastiness, saison type yeast fight with each other and are not compliments at all.


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