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RATINGS: 113   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

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
conway (1564) - - SEP 26, 2013
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
drjay44 (2703) - Salida, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Black Saison per the label. Pours a thick, well retained, beige head, with extensive lacing, over a clear, dark brown (SRM 30) body....nose is cocoa, chocolate, hints of coffee, hints of cola (vanilla, cinnamon), light herbs.....taste is slightly sour to start, then light roasted malts, chocolate tones, hints coffee, lemon peel, light spices, with hints allspice, with light hop bitterness on the finish...mouth feel, light body, no alcohol, low acid, carbonation adds tingle. This is an interesting melange of a Schwarzbier and a Saison. I am not sure the combination really works, because so many features of aroma and flavor are in competition that the beer becomes utterly sloppy. Not every clever idea works out well. BJCP 7/3/10/4/6

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6520) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 24, 2014
Where and how: bottle 355 ml
Aroma this is nice, mild fruit, black soil, coca, maple, black grape with dark malts, hinted with ash.
Appearance :
Top: tanned creamy cap.
Base: almost black.
Palate : mild, mid bodied.
Taste: frontal accented with mild tart black currant. Back hinted with mild smoke.
other notes nice brew

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maverick34 (2335) - New York, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottled. Poured dark with tan beige bubbles. Yeasty tartness then son dark malts. Interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EithCubes (5053) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 6, 2014
BTLD 07/01/13, so fingers crossed. Nose is sweet and floral, dark roast, sweet, chocolate, malty. Dark brown pour with beautiful chestnut poking out from the far edges, an airy tan head. Taste airy, lightly sweet, light yeast, minerals, roast, faint fruit, strongly tart, not really any bitterness to counter the tartness or sweetness. Fullish body. It’s hard from the tartness levels to tell if this is infected as they are within saison boundaries, but the roast/Schwarzbier character is all but gone by this point, but then again, carbonation levels are appropriate. I love the idea of mashing these two styles

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Luvystypotables (753) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Aroma of malt, wet earth, cocoa and coffee, great looking beer dark brown with a short lasting off white head. Great sour taste with traces of malt, coffee and cocoa. Watery feel with a slightly metallic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GTAEgeek (1258) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 20, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Pours black, with a small, bubbly, tan head. Light caramel and chocolate notes, with a significant tangerine aroma coming forward. Some notes of walnuts and orange peels. Some light bread and esters. Sweet, with a light citrusy tartness. Light to medium body, a little oily and thin, and acidic. Overall, this is a very interesting beer, but it’s a little weak, and the citrus and roasted notes don’t really work that well together.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Melkart (316) - Porto Alegre, BRAZIL - JUL 16, 2014
The aroma is a little bit toasted malt and a little bit saison yeast. Saison tipical taste. Balanced. Light body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mjmoen (62) - - JUL 15, 2014
Pours nearly black with brown head. Perhaps it’s not fresh, because it doesn’t taste that good to me. Yeast and metallic flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (3694) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Draft. Black pour with tan head. Light roasted aromas. Lighter dark malt tones, some saison tones.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (2418) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Pours a deep brownish black from the bottle with thin ring of bubbly khaki head the leaves light webs. Aroma is faint, roast and crisp yeast esters, but hard to get. Taste is a little more there, special roast and chocolate malt, clean finish, odd esters, lager yeast mixed with farmhouse funk. Interesting idea, but a bit of a miss. Song is better than the beer.

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