BeerandBlues2 (13669) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 12, 2012
Tap at Max’s Taphouse. Pours clear black with a medium, creamy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is fruity esters, spicy and earthy hops, black pepper and barnyard yeast notes. Flavor is malt dominant with earthy hops and barnyard yeast notes with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation. crossovert (13457) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Thin and watery, not much smoke, not much spice, not much hoppiness. Not sure what they were going for. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2013
(12oz bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a spare off-white head. Aroma of raisins, anise, smoked sausage, and dates. Flavor of pepper, anise, roasted grain, coffee, grass, dark fruit, yeast, and smoke with a dry, bitter finish. j12601 (12982) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Bottle. Pours a nice deep brown to black with a medium sized head. Some light estery yeast and musk on the nose. I don’t really get much smoke, just smells like a nice floral saison. Medium bodied, esters and a bit of grassiness. Really no smoke or roast coming through here. Sweet wheat comes through, a bit of muskiness. Drinking this blind I’d never think this was dark in color, none of that comes through at all. Tasty but not what I was hoping for. hopdog (12864) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2013
12oz bottle. Poured a dark brown, almost black, color with an averaged sized tan head. Aromas of smoke, spiciness, roasty, and some chocolate. Tastes of spices, some smoke, oaky, and some caramel.
slowrunner77 (12471) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 17, 2014
"Dark, malty for a saison. Still herbal with a little barnyard and a little smoke. Obviously well made and unique, wish I could get this kind a thing regularly. "
deyholla (11914) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 17, 2012
On tap at SmallBar. Pours a dark amber brown with a tan head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma has a good amount of roasted malt with a hint of smoke and dark grain. Flavor has dark grains and a hint of smoke that grow to bitter chocolate and roasted malts. madsberg (11774) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2013
Bottled. Burgundy coloured. Dense light brown head. ARoma: sweetness, fruits, smoke, yeast, Flavour: Herbs, sweetness, smoke, yeast, fruits. Medium to full bodied. Subtle smoke together with some roast and yeast in the end. Nice. rosenbergh (11682) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 28, 2013
330 ml bottle. Rotterdam, Helsinki, Finland.
Dark reddish brown almost black colour with a small creamy off-white head.
Brown ale aroma with malt, mild caramel sweetness, soy sauce and mild hoppiness. The flavour is roasted malt, dry stout elements and dry liquorice.
There's nothing Saison in this, black it is and it's mildly smoked. So Black Smoked Saison is as far as it is as a beer style.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone hopscotch (11177) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Bottle... Pours clear and dark with a small, fizzy, off-white head. This smells like a misguided pairing of caramel and beef jerkey. Medium to full-bodied with a watery mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. This tastes a lot like beef jerkey as well... with some herbal notes. Crisp, deeply-roasted finish.