LilBeerDoctor (4128) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a dark brown with a thin light tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, Belgian yeast, nutty malt. Flavor is nor as roasted as the aroma and has a greater spice presence. Good black Belgian, but u was hoping for a little more roast character.
8/4/7/4/14 (3.7/5) Drake (14058) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2011
Served on cask at the brewpub. Pours a hazy dark brown color with a large creamy, off-white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of sweet and tart fruits, chocolate, bread, anise and other spicy notes. The taste is chocolate, cherries, herbal and spice notes and bread. Medium bodied. Scubatrip (610) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2012
On tap at the brewpub, pours black with a minimal head. Not much to the nose, very fruity taste with hints of chocolate. It maintains its farmhousey-ness, not dissimilar to a dunkelweizen. Very smooth, I'd order again.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Bamsen78 (5538) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2015
Draught, 7.7% @ Mad Fox Brewing Company - Glover Park Taproom, Washington, DC. Pours cloudy coffee brown with small light tan head. Clear aroma of hops, with notes of malt and touches of citrus. Sweetish, malty and fruity flavour with notes of hops and some citric touches. Malty and slightly acetic afteraste. I don’t recall ever having tasted a black Saison before but this one is pretty nice. ilovedarkbeer (2748) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2015
Pours a reddish brown color with a beady off white head. Notes of cherries, chocolate, liqueur, and berry syrup.
BeerandBlues2 (13695) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 20, 2012
Tap. Pours black with a small, fizzy light tan head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is dark fruity esters, light roast and coffee malt with earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with dark fruity esters, Belgian yeast and a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation. GT (10002) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Tap at the brewpub. Hazy deep brune pour with wispy tan lace. Nose is estery, toast, baked apple, chocolate powder. Taste is minerally, a tad papery, chocolate, toast. Drinkable. Not sweet or too astringent. Certainly drying. Some mild sweet alcohol. solidfunk (9363) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 24, 2015
Nice stuff. Florals and some raisin in here – really more like a dubbel than a black saison or whatever that category is supposed to represent. Light sweet finish. Pours dark brown with good head. Soft carbonation. Tap at brewpub. mansquito (6784) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAY 21, 2012
Mad Fox tap ($5.75): Pours a dark brown color with a beige head. Aroma is of saison yeast and fruitiness. Tastes I spotted were cherries (yes, the description was right), something akin to licorice, and yeast. Beer is a little sweet. Roasted or toasted hops don’t really appear too strongly in this. Overall, this was interesting, but I don’t really think it is something that I would want to get again. radagast83 (8299) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2012
Draft at brewery, 10oz served in snifter. Poured a dark black color, not translucent, small white head. Aroma was a touch tart fruits, tartness, malt notes. Flavor was sweet malts, touch of fruit, tart notes. Interesting.