A Saison Darkly
Stillwater Artisanal Ales

A Saison DarklyA Saison Darkly
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Stillwater Artisanal Ales
Washington, United States
3.89 | pDev: 11.57%
Apr 25, 2018
Nov 13, 2010
Very Good
A Saison DarklyA Saison Darkly
Notes: Brewed at Huisbrouwerij Sint Canarus in Deinze-Gottem, Belgium with Dr. Canarus. This black saison carries qualities similar to a stout with light roast and burnt sugar flavors, spiced with rose hips, hibiscus, and Schisandra berries.
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Rated: 3.5 by bacher468 from Pennsylvania

Apr 25, 2018
Rated: 3.56 by Songminx2 from Korea (South)

Oct 08, 2017
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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.
Jun 08, 2017
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Reviewed by hoptheology from California

2.36/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2
Coffee brown color with an off-white head of 3 fingers. Leaves nice lace on the sides of the glass as it recedes.

Nose is faint but consists of some herbal qualities, molasses, some nuttiness and coffee.

Oh. This is nasty stuff. It's like a fistful of rosemary and a glug of expired cough syrup. Dry herbs and alcohol finish out the flavor.

Feel is creamy and heavily carbonated. A bit dry on the finish.

Overall, no, this is not good. Will not revisit again.
Apr 07, 2017
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Reviewed by josanguapo from Spain

4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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
Apr 07, 2017
Rated: 3.74 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Sep 23, 2016
Rated: 2.83 by Miami66 from Nebraska

Jun 24, 2016
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Reviewed by ByronDBeer from California

3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
L: Black but a little transparency
S: Yeast, hefeweizen
T: Coffee, a bit cola
F: Very crisp due to carbonation, light feel, almost like a lager. Not too much carbonation.

Quite weird, like watery coffee and cola.
May 27, 2016
Rated: 3.72 by TheHopsman from Nebraska

Apr 27, 2016
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Reviewed by Apellonious from North Carolina

3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
12 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. 316:15 code. Could mean it was bottled in Nov 15.

A - Pitch black like a stout, little to no head that moves immediately to a tiny thin lace.

S - Interesting. A combination of roast, coffee, and some underlying floral spices.

T - The taste leans back to a regular saison, with some banana, clove, slight touch of funk, berries, and a mild roasted character.

M - Carbonation medium high, mouthfeel on medium light side. Finishes dry.

O - Interesting take. Worth a go.
Apr 22, 2016
Rated: 4 by Mantooth from North Carolina

Apr 03, 2016
Rated: 3.25 by Dewsby from Kentucky

Mar 21, 2016
Rated: 4.24 by RachelinBrooklyn from New York

Feb 18, 2016
Rated: 1.85 by rrafnad

Jan 20, 2016
Rated: 4.18 by Smconnor from Iowa

Jan 19, 2016
Rated: 3.64 by WillWrkForBeer from Ohio

Jan 09, 2016
Rated: 3.68 by jazfst1

Jan 03, 2016
Rated: 3.99 by Gkruszewski from New York

Dec 30, 2015
Rated: 3.71 by Budlum from Maryland

Dec 26, 2015
Rated: 4 by WastingFreetime from Wisconsin

Dec 23, 2015
Rated: 3.8 by cts309 from Virginia

Dec 19, 2015
Rated: 3.99 by LeftHanded666 from New York

Dec 10, 2015
Rated: 4.1 by kybeerdrinker from Kentucky

Nov 27, 2015
Rated: 4.01 by Can_if_you_can from Minnesota

Nov 14, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by mmilyko from Nevada

Nov 12, 2015
Rated: 4 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama

Sep 12, 2015
Rated: 4.1 by Gotti311 from Wisconsin

Aug 21, 2015
Rated: 3.76 by ryan33iowa from Iowa

Aug 18, 2015
Rated: 3.59 by Mikeluzzjr from Massachusetts

Aug 11, 2015
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Reviewed by Cannibalgasm from Minnesota

3.82/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 12oz. bottle.

A: Pours a deep dark brown. Mahogany in color when held to light. Head is a creamy tan color that fades to a thin chessnut colored layer atop the brew. Leaves behind some lacing initially but it fades as you drink.

S: Very complex aromas of toasted malts, caramel, toffee, molasses, and black pepper. Then you are with a strong scent of dark berries. The aromas of hibiscus and rose hips come through well at the end with a nice floral hoppiness.

M: Medium in body and carbonation. Crisp, smooth and slightly creamy feel. Alcohol is well hidden but still detectable. Finishes semi-sweet and tart.

O: A very unique and complex brew. I found it to be very enjoyable. For all it has going on it is surprisingly well balanced and drinkable. I would highly recommend this beer to fans of the Belgian styles, or to anyone looking for something different and delicious.
Jul 28, 2015
Rated: 4.18 by Whyt4243

Jul 19, 2015
Rated: 4 by kvgomps from New Jersey

Jul 18, 2015
Rated: 3.9 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Jun 16, 2015
Rated: 3.67 by jakea from Wisconsin

Jun 13, 2015
Rated: 3.69 by 10Crumra from Texas

May 30, 2015
Rated: 4.47 by SweetwaterTuonker from Minnesota

May 27, 2015
Rated: 3.95 by AGoodStout from Kansas

May 24, 2015
Rated: 3.51 by ta_hagen from Minnesota

May 24, 2015
Rated: 4.01 by Czequershuus from Minnesota

May 23, 2015
Rated: 4.33 by moonboogie_n8 from Michigan

May 05, 2015
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