Freaky_tiki (1357) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2015
Bottle gifted from the right honourable Hippyhop -- thanks, man! Pours like a muscular imperial stout into the glass, oil leak black with a rocky mocha cap. I could smell the saison yeast as it poured out of the bottle & gurgled into the glass, hinting that this was not going to be a ’normal’ drinking experience. In fact, I love the border blur of styles that is at play here: sour cocktail cherries, yeasty funk, roasted grains, boozy warmth goodness, overripe blackberries, wet pipe tobacco & soy sauce. Most interesting is the three act arc of the sip: starting with an imperial stout mouthfeel to a prickly saison middle & a conclusion that trails off into a dry, roasted finish. There’s a lot of moving parts here & it --along with the 9.5% kick -- forces you to enjoy this as a slow sipper. Great stuff. MarcoDL (5383) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2015
Bottle @ ZEBF 2015. Aroma of roasted malt and hop. Taste is surprisingly soft, with grassy hop and roasted malt and coffee. Like a strong dark saison. Nice. edgallow (4476) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 10, 2015
12 oz bottle pours black with a off white head. Aroma of coffee, caramel and toasty malts. Taste is caramel, dried fruit and coffee. OrangeWindies (4) - SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2015 does not count
Creamy port wine and coffee while you’re drinking, then more chocolatey aftertaste but still with a hint of port. rarbring (2290) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2015
Aroma: The smell is full of caramel malty aromas, burnt toast and coffee beans.
HarryPlopper (57) - - MAY 3, 2015
Appearance: The brew is very black, especially for a saison, the head is brown and leaves good lacing.
Taste: The taste is rather sweet, a bit licorice, dried fruits, figs and dates, strong wine, Madeira and Sherry.
Palate: A light carbonation, a bit syrup and alcoholic feeling, but very smooth.
Overall: Don’t know if their style assignment is correct "Imperial Dark Saison", anyway a very good after-dinner beer.
Note: On-tap at Dieu Du Ciel in Montreal. Reviewed 2010-09-14.
Dark brown color with thick, brown head that has plenty of lacing. Has scent and taste of chocolate with floral notes. Thick and rich mouth feel.
BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours dark brown with a big tan head. Aroma is Roasty yeasty and some funkiness flavor follows with a good bit of roast. Nice interesting beer.
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Redig jävla bubblig choklad krona med massa söta korviga kryddiga & torvchoklads dofter. Kroppen är lättare än den ser ut(svart), nästan läskande, retas med mig, törstsläckande & i det svarta hittar vi ändå japanska höstkryddor, svag salami, citron, Japan-humle med svart malton. Spretigt snäll jävel som kanske hade passat bättre som en blonde saison. Men lätt & inte så illa.
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On tap at Bishops arms, Göteborg. Black with thin tanned head. Smell is sweet malty, with roasted tones, coffee, chocolate and a little sour berries. Taste is heavy malty with roasted tones, coffee, chocolate, ashes and a little yeast. Semi dry with medium bitterness and low carbonation. darkandersson (43) - SWEDEN - APR 20, 2015
Pitch black, brownish head. Sweet roasted smell. loads of Coffee, dry and roasted. A bit of sour berry taste complimenting. Long dry aftertaste with much roasted malts and chocolate.