argo0 (11530) - 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 (9794) - 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 (8411) - 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.
arminjewell (6175) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, dark brown pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of slight berry, grape, hints of oak, slight smoke, touch of grain, biscuit, roast and slight coffee, toffee. Taste is a mix of toffee, grain, biscuit, slight roast, hints of earth, grass, slight oaky notes, finishing berry, grape forward. Odd.
3fourths (8020) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Licorice and peppercorn-spiced black malt. Burnt grains, crackers and breads; nicely toasty; notes of cocoa, licorice, ink, char. Highly carbonated, seemingly sweet, tasting of saccharin and burnt cola / caramel with an astringent, lean sweet-and-sour cookie finish. Twangy and a bit thin in the body. After some great batches from Two Roads for Stillwater and Evil Twin, Iím sad to say this is the first let down Iíve had out of the Stratford, CT brewery.
emacgee (4024) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clean and dark charred wood black with one finger of mocha tan head. Nose is nice, shows a round subtle sweetness and bready malt notes with a touch of burnt toast and earthy/bubblegumy yeast notes. Dry and peppery on the flavor. Not sure that I feel that the íblackí aspect of the Saison really improves the recipe. Some burnt toast notes come through. Very dry. Light bodied.
tmrmwel (959) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Proletariat, New York. Pours black with a creamy finger thick mocha head. Aroma is roasted malts and caramel. Normal body with soft carbonation. Flavour is sweet with leather, as well as some sour burned notes.
Jow (2150) - New York, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours jet black with thin head. Light nose of chocolate. Tastes lightly grassy, of chocolate, resin, dark fruits, smoke, and some yeast. Touch thin but pretty tasty.
conway (1426) - - SEP 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with a light tan head. Aroma and taste are traditional Saison. Spelt, clove and yeast. Creamy palate. Solid but not much going on out of the ordinary besides the color.
joshmcg000 (317) - Iowa, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with a little red around the edges and a tan head. Aroma is spicy yeast. Spicy pepper up front, little bit of metallic taste also, just enough to be unpleasant. Little bit of dark chocolate on themalt profile, I donít really like how it blends with the yeast and the spice. Not really my cup of tea.