St. Thomas Black Saison - Selkirk Abbey Brewing Company
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4.19/5 rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
22oz bottle (big thanks to beertunes!) into a tulip. Pours a deep brown w/ a thin khaki head.
Aroma is big chocolate and coffee, roasted malt. Smells like a porter.
Taste follows nose. Really nice bitter roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee. Just a vaguely fruity quality and a hint of spice, presumably from the yeast, gives me an indication that this is a saison. But it's delicious.
Mouthfeel is smooth and medium-bodied, carbonation is just right.
Overall a really well-crafted beer. Looking forward to seeing more offerings from this brewery.
Serving type: bottle
12-17-2013 06:30:33 | More by draheim
3.28/5 rDev -19.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Thanks to Sara and Craus for grabbing me a bunch of SA stuff on a recent trip. Poured into 10oz goblet. Poured a nearly solid black color (just a slight touch of translucence), and about 1/3 inch of light brown head that had moderate retention and almost no lacing.
The aroma led off with a solid roast note that is usually not found in Saisons, but was probably to be expected in a "Black" example of the style. The expected yeast and spice were very faint and far in the back of the scent. The taste was the same, roasty in front, subdued Saison at the back.
The body was a bit too thin for me, borderline watery, but not terribly so. Drinkability was good, we knocked of 2 750's between 3 of us in relatively short order. Overall, a solid and enjoyable brew, certainly worth your time if you should encounter it.
Serving type: bottle
10-11-2013 01:57:17 | More by beertunes
3.99/5 rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Made the trip out to the 'Burbs just to get a chub fill of this beer and pretty happy I did. Picked up at Brewforia Eagle for about $7 for the quart. Poured into my slim tulip.. 2 finger brownish head lingers forever producing beautiful lacing ... the brew is pretty much black with a little bit of ruby at the stem end of my glass.
Nose is dark malt prevalent... but some light fruity esters are there with warmth... a little bit of earthy hops may be there too, but I might be talking myself into it.
Flavor mirrors the nose with a little bit more of a Belgian quality.... some light spicy phenols, clove I guess and some minor raisin and possibly a little dried cherry.. dark malts are still the big player... more phenolic qualities show as the brew warms up.
Body is a light/medium... carbonation is good yet still retains a sorta creaminess on the palate.
Pretty solid offering for my first brew from Selkirk.... I hope to soon try many more, I guess I need to become a bigger slave to Twitter.
Serving type: growler
01-20-2013 06:13:16 | More by JohnGalt1
St. Thomas Black Saison from Selkirk Abbey Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 8 ratings.