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

A Saison Darkly (Import Series Vol. 2)A Saison Darkly (Import Series Vol. 2)
BA SCORE
3.89/5
347 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#7,991
Reviews:
134
Ratings:
347
pDev:
11.57%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
39
Trade:
0
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Photo of Songminx2
3.56/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
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.

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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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Photo of Mantooth
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

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

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

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

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

Photo of jazfst1
3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Budlum
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

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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

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

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

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A Saison Darkly (Import Series Vol. 2) from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 347 ratings
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