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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.8/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Black Saison. Fermented with just a touch of local blueberries.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrChopin (3220) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 10, 2012
tap at brewpub. dark brown with ruby hints, huge puffy cream head, rich and dense looking like black cherry bomb. Nose is rich roast and light fruit skins, dry but thick. Flavor is very dry, roast, chocolate, and grind hints at front evolving into peppercorn dryness before unbelievably delicate fruit skins ride out the finish. Christ, as close to peak Black Cherry Bomb as I’ve had, the palate creamy despite light fruit sweetness, perhaps the only contrast present. Outstanding.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (3146) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2012
On tap with some bro’s, pours a swampy amber brown with medium beige head, and a good bit of lacing. Aromas of roasty malts, spicy hops, blueberries, and tobacco. Taste is fruity, malty, filled with all kinds of fruit skins. Finishes like a dream.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
patrickfannon (1236) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2012
On tap at Tired Hands with Vinny, James, and Allen. Sample from Vinny. Pours brownish purple with a thin, bubbly tan head. Aroma of of moist earth, tobacco, tart fresh blueberries, sweet malts, and some lovely subtle hoppiness. Taste is slightly sweet malts with some blueberries and dark grain notes in the finish. Mild body with a crisp, somewhat dry palate and finish. The blueberries are very subtle and well done. Excellent brew.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ReggieDunlap (3030) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Pours black with a medium creamy tan head....great retention. Aroma has some dark fruit and nice roastiness. Flavor has notable blueberry and nice roasty malts...dark fruit...bluberry... and a touch of spicy/yeastiness. Mouthfeel is medium and lively with a roasty/dark fruit finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5277) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2012
Nearly opaque black color with a medium sized, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, blueberries, some cocoa, dark fruits, and spices. Taste of much of the same, with almost a tart, berry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikem409 (1478) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2012
tap at pub. pours black with gorgeous brown head. aroma of funk and berries. taste is sour and semi sweet with blueberry flavor coming on at the end

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lachrymalisis (382) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2013
mild sweetness. deep black with seemingly navy hues. little bit of berry sweetness and fruit flavors hanging in the midst of the drink sips. good and tasty dark liquid juice!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (5261) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Draft at Tired Hands with PJ, Moreau and Shaff. Paired with the Blueberry Panini which was fantastic. The food was really stellar here. Pours a deep brownish body with thin tan head. Aroma is spice, sweet fruity malts, light blueberries and a bit earthy. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of fruity yeast, spice, blueberry, light toasted malts, and a clean, crisp hop finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2512) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Pours dark crushed berry unclear brown with a big creamy cocoa head. The aroma brings fruit, crust, and malt notes. The body is quite creamy and flavors of malts and fruit blend together on the tongue.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8284) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Tap at Tired Hands. Listed as 6.8%. Black pour with thick mocha foam. Awesome formation. Dense and creamy. Awesome retention. Much more of a stout pour. Nose is peanut shell and roast. Taste follows with heavy roast and a lot of peanut shell. Very little blueberry. Finishes with some earth and raw dirt. Warming up, the nose presents very subtle blueberry cobbler. The rest of our group smelled a lot more blueberry than I did. Very subtle blueberry muffin finish. Body becomes soft, rich and silky with very bitter roast and dark chocolate. Waxy, bitter mouthfeel. Again, dry finish with fresh soil and earth. More like a stout than dark saison though the saison yeast character becomes more and more evident in the nose.


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