A Saison Darkly (Import Series Vol. 2) | Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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A Saison Darkly (Import Series Vol. 2)A Saison Darkly (Import Series Vol. 2)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stillwater Artisanal Ales
Maryland, United States
stillwater-artisanal.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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, & Schisandra berries.

Added by Thorpe429 on 11-13-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
345
Reviews:
132
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
11.05%
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
39
For Trade:
0
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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
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.

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Photo of josanguapo
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

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Miami66
2.83/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ByronDBeer
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.

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Photo of TheHopsman
3.72/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Apellonious
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.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dewsby
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.24/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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1.85/5  rDev -52.4%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

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4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.64/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WastingFreetime
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cts309
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LeftHanded666
3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kybeerdrinker
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerlover
4.01/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of mmilyko
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gotti311
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

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3.76/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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