onceblind (6910) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear black with a small beige head. Nose is like barn hay with sweet cereal grain tones, with a light citrusy tone and gentle roasty darkness. Flavor is gently roasty with an earthy grain and hay tone, not very hoppy or as citrusy as the nose.
notalush (5706) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours like cola - fizzy, dark brown - nose of mineral, chalk, dusty yeast, moderate sour acidity, floral bitterness, underlying chocolate sweetness - flavor is actually quite sour up front - an acidity runs through to the finish, until a strong sweetness develops - in between, there’s some black cherry, licorice, light chocolate - it’s that sourness that is really most prominent, though - really disappointing product from Stillwater.
Concealer (1135) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a red tinge, beige head that lasts. Aromas of spices, yeast, chocolate, and malt. Flavor is roasted malt, licorice, yeast, fruit, and chocolate. Light and crisp.
Ernesto987 (5429) - Arizona, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Roasty and Saisony yeast strains, this is just an ashy saison, it’s ok but disjointed and unbalanced
Defensemaster (30) - GERMANY - OCT 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
With moderate head retention and a dark brown appearance, this black saison ale wafts slightly of cloves. It tastes of dark, bitter chocolate with a dry finish.
---Cheers until next time!
adnielsen (10445) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ home, picked up at Wilbur’s Fort Collins. Pours a deep brown, a bit hazy appearance with a light brown head. Anise, roasted malty, a bit spicy, a bit earthy aroma. Kind of tangy, cherry dark fruity, plum, grape, big licorice, light chocolate flavor. Kind of an odd ball but not bad per se.
kidmartinek (4570) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Woah, really a black beer. Light bubbly tan head. Atoma is earthy, fruity, smokey and yeasty. Very complex. A yeasty, earthy, fruity saison that delivers on this hybrid style. Fizzy, wet mouthfeel but dry finish.
argo0 (13021) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Clear dark brown body with small off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast, some bittersweet chocolate, light anise. Taste is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, some roast, spicy. Medium body, low carbonation, light stickiness.
Ratman197 (12942) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of cocoa, coffee, fruittiness, yeast and spice. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of toffee, tobacco, licorice, yeast and light spice with a crisp dry lingering licorice finish.
JoeMcPhee (9268) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Beer Authority. Deep black pour with a thin white head. The nose is decent - a bit of soft cocoa and licorice along with some light fruitiness on the back. A little bit of tartness and a touch of earthiness as well. Fairly unusual finish - herbal with a touch of something like chestnuts.