VDuquerroux (1821) - Airvault, Haut-Poitou, FRANCE - SEP 30, 2015 JorgeLee (2194) - Greater London, - FEB 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botte at Delirium Hoppy Loft. What a curious beer! Claims to be a cross between a saison and an oatmeal stout, but no oats in the ingredients? Anyway, jet black with not so much head. Very unusual tastes, malty but also some herbal spice - licorice, nettles, seaweed. Not the sort of thing you normally write about! I guess this may divide opinion but I thought it was really interesting and delicious.
On tap, 33cL. @bar Le Sur Mesure, Nantes. A sparkling dark brown nearly black beer with a big beige creamy head ; medium retention. Dark fruits, red berries, roast, herbs, spice, anise, licorice. Light sweet, light dry bitter. Light to medium body, average texture, average carbonation, dry spicy fruity bitter finish. Overall, a good one ! Nice fruity, bitter, light spicy. androman (2775) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2015
33cl bottle @ home, gift from Balazs, many thanks.
Body is dark brown,
Head is very big, rocky, creamy, brownish, mostly lasting, excellent lacing.
Nose is coffeeish,
Aroma is mild coffee, chocolate, light licorice,
Taste is medium sweet, medium roasty bitter.
Finish is moderated coffeeish bitter, slightly watery.
Medium body, dry texture, lively carbonation.
Easy and simple dessert beer, great one. mjik83 (1617) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2014
- Alcoholpercentage van 6,5%
- Smakelijk biertje destijds gedronken
- Complimenten aan de brouwerij- en brouwmeester
- Nog geen topper, maar wel de hoge waardering die verdiend is
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone tricksta_p (5024) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2014
Aroma of malt, spice, nutmeg, clove, chocolate, toffee, roast. Flavour is roasty, medicinal and herbal. No idea why they called this Black Saison, it’s more like a mix between a (watery) Chocolate Stout and a herbal Winter Ale. Jerre (3800) - Waregem, BELGIUM - AUG 7, 2014
Taste sept. 2013 on beerevenening (bootles from H.O.P. Bissegem).
Very dark brown color, with beige head.
Aroma: bit sweet, complex, roasty and fruity. Medium body.
Taste: sweet start, dark roasted malts, but also fruits hoppy, nuts touch, bitterness.
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2014
Beautiful brown foam, much carbonated many bubbles. I thought was the same recipe as Green Flash / St Feuillien Friendship Brew Black Saison, but no there was a big difference.
This typical Belgian but with light roasted notes. motelpogo (7704) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 20, 2014
bottled, thanks mowbeer. rich black with a brown head; stouty aroma of tar, caramel and ash; sacher dort flavours, vanilla cream, cocoa powder; as much a stout as a black ipa mjs (7590) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 8, 2014
(Bottle, 0.33 l - BB 07/08/2014, at William K Annankatu, 20140708) The beer poured black. Its head was medium sized and lightly brown. Aroma had sweetness, liquorice and Belgian style yeast. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were sweetness, fruitiness, Belgian style yeast, liquorice, saltiness and bitterness. Afteraste was sweet, burnt and bitter. I found nothing resembling a Saison while drinking this beer. The beer wasn’t bad but the name is misleading. Cunningham (8282) - Halden, NORWAY - JUL 1, 2014
Appearance: Black color with a fine beige head.Vignale (3969) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2014
Aroma: Coffee and some acidic yeast notes.
Palate: Medium body. Moderate sweet with a moderate bitterness. Average carbonation. Dry ending.
Taste: Strong coffee, bready and yeast .
Overall impression: Well some do not like Black IPA because it is not IPA or a stout. I love BIPA. So I thought this would be a nice mix as well. Hmmm NO this did not work for me. Not a saison and not a stout. More a porter with acidic notes.
Personal stats: Bottle from Vinspecialisten Kolding Midtby, Denmark.
Flaska från Beergium. Mrökt mörkt brun med högt smutsvitt skum. En porterliknande öl med mycket kolsyra. Riktigt fin doft med rostade aromer av chokladfudge, brownies, mrökt bröd. Småbubblig munkänsla, balanserad sötma, ganska lätt kropp och ganska frisk med en lätt gräsig eftersmak. Småtrevlig.