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RATINGS: 116   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Concealer (881) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2013
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernesto987 (4325) - Arizona, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Roasty and Saisony yeast strains, this is just an ashy saison, it’s ok but disjointed and unbalanced

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Defensemaster (30) - GERMANY - OCT 21, 2013
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! DMSR

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
adnielsen (9659) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 21, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidmartinek (3741) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11866) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 16, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (10546) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8788) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
arminjewell (7534) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
3fourths (8395) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2013
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, I’m sad to say this is the first let down I’ve had out of the Stratford, CT brewery.

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