josanguapo (1620) - SPAIN - APR 6, 2017
From miguel. In Goose Island glass. Watching Los Soprano 5x13-6x01. Slight sour notes like in a saison mixed with dark notes but not in a chocolate or coffelike way but more like in a belgiun dark Torrefacto (1667) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 1, 2016
Negro con reflejos caoba y espuma beis. Aromas aviados, hierro, tostados. Sabor como en aroma con final seco y terroso. jamaty (2118) - Madrid, SPAIN - NOV 20, 2016
Marrón oscura de abundante espuma tostada, cremosa. Aroma licórico, pasas. En boca tiene buen punto de gas, bastante cuerpo y complejidad. Punto ácido frutal, licórica sin duda. Punto ahumado. Maltas de calidad tostadas. Chocolate. Más seca que dulce. Sabroso postgusto alcohólico. Frescura pese a todo. JPDIPSO (6216) - Wauwatosa, USA - OCT 28, 2016
Opaque and definitely darkly. Somewhat peculiar aromas; soapy, fruity, yeasty, woody, roasty, peppery, earthy and licorice (cherry, so I’m better with it). Complex, perhaps, but they don’t always blend well. Initial impression, this is a dark ale. My impression doesn’t change much after. Roasted malt and spice. Just not a lot of depth or layers in this one. 4/11
onceblind (9418) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2016
Heavy deep brown hue, nearly black, under a foamy ivory head that leaves great lacing. Interesting nose of red grape and funky herbal saison notes, dark malts and a touch of roast and fruity sweetness to juxtapose. Flavor is he same, there’s a bit of herbal and fruity sweetness like fig and tart cherry, mixed with saison esters and medium-dark roasted malt. Cool and different, complex and estery and earthy and berry’d to compliment a earthy saison base.
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - AUG 6, 2016
Treated as a saison, this was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a thin white to off white foamy head quickly dissipating and leaving some messy lacing.
The smell started off with floral sweet notes rolling over some white bread. Delicate sweet rye, and some sweet berries.
The flavor leans to the sweet floral side with a crisp breadiness about it. Wet dark-like bready aftertaste leading into a quick sweet finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionability about it. Carbonation rides fairly low and easy on my tongue.
Overall, nice saison, I believe it to be one. And I’d have this again. johnnymusky (983) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 19, 2016
Bottle from local store...dark ass pour with huge head...reminds me of black butte porter...really solid brew Fatehunter (2561) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUN 25, 2016
Pours two finger of head on a dark brown body.
Aroma is brown sugar, cinnamon and cookies.
Taste starts with burnt malt, then brown sugar, and a little burnt wood.
Texture is crisp. Mr_Pink_152 (4879) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2016
Bottle from beers of Europe. Dark rich almost black colour with a nice compact tan head. Aroma yeasty fruit, and light toasted malt, lots of berry fruit. Taste slight saison sour, combined with a subtle roasted malty bitterness. Really nice beer a real star. MetalNHopHead (1887) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUN 2, 2016
In Philip K. Dick’s A Scanner Darkly a narc goes so far undercover he loses his own identity. Thanks to the highly addictive psychoactive drug called Substance D, Agent Fred develops an alter ego in the form of delinquent lowlife Bob Arctor. While Subtsance D has the power to divide the mind into competing personalities, Stillwater’s beer brings two competing personalities together. A Saison Darkly brings golden Saison and black Stout together. The result is complex and appropriately trippy. It’s floral, fruity, funky, spicy, and even a bit smoky. Belgian-style fruits and spices meet darkened malt richness. The feel falls somewhere between full-bodied (Stout-like) and smooth (Saison-like), almost creamy. It’s a sci-fi pairing worthy of PKD.