The City Never Sleeps - Gigantic Brewing Company
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3.7/5 rDev -3.6%
Pours a dark brown colour, seems to have a reddish tinge to it, with cream-beige foamy head, sunk to a film of bubbles but nice clingy lace. Good.
Smells fairly roasty and dark, but wild with a slight sour edge. Hint of espresso, licorice and chocolate, with a dark cherry touch and maybe a hint of orange peel. Pleasant, but could use a bit more oomph to drive it home.
Taste is also dark: a little bit spicier with a touch of black pepper, star anise, all riding on a bitter chocolate wave. Fairly mild by the end with a touch of cola, nutmeg maybe, overall a little on the English, subtly bitter side. But pleasant, and pretty well-balanced, with sweet and spice in harmony.
Bit fizzy in the mouth, leaves a bit prickly and dry. Body is a bit vapid, so the bubbles are left unharnessed and they run wild.
Fairly straightforward, but nice spice notes keep me interesting.
08-04-2014 06:31:30 | More by laituegonflable
3.68/5 rDev -4.2%
Imperial black saison, enjoyed at Mondiale 2013. Something weird and interesting. Getting chocolate, sage,carrot, dill, yeast. Very unique and weird. A little funky, very weird.Black with orange peel,cloves, lemon, roast,rice, but not a blackbier. Quaffable...once.
06-03-2013 23:12:20 | More by Sammy
3.35/5 rDev -12.8%
Pours a dark brown with a thin brown head into my glass. It's supposed to be a dark saison but I can't rate the color high.
Spice, cocoa and a bit of cream are in the nose. Again, not quite what I was expecting. The label does say that it's mysterious in a sense.
Caramel, cocoa and a touch of cream represent this one. I'm not getting the saison part here. Not a bad thing. Just not to style.
Ditto on mouthfeel. It's comparable to a weak ABA with more emphasis on the malt part.
It's interesting for sure and meant to be a genre-bender. I wonder if re-categorizing it as an ABA would make more sense?
03-03-2013 14:54:20 | More by Brad007
The City Never Sleeps from Gigantic Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.