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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Montreal, Canada

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RATINGS: 220   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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This "Imperial Dark Saison" is a collaboration between DDC and Shiga Kogen. It has the grain bill of an Imperial Stout, hops grown at Shiga Kogen and is fermented with Saison yeast.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
stef73 (176) - - FEB 3, 2013
d une couleur noir avec col brun au gout malt torrifier avec une ametume et avec une gout sucre comme la vanille au gout c est un malt torrifier comme un moka avec un une pointe amertume tres bonne biere de saison (rate 450

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bunget (441) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2013
341ml bottle. A very dark brown, almost black body, big fluffy mocha head with excellent retention and gorgeous lacing. Aroma of yeast, licorice, herbal hops, chocolate, coffee, raisins, spices. Taste dominated by roasted malts, wood charcoal, coffee, herbs, molasses. A long bitter aftertaste with a late heat wave. A bit sticky. Alcohol very well hidden.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dandeman (451) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 23, 2013
Aroma: Caramel with a mix of strong spices like black pepper and nutmeg. We can also find molasses, licorice, coffee, tobacco, crystallized fruits and raisins. Wow, what a powerful, complex and exceptional nose. Appearance: Extremely opaque black with a gorgeous head; extra lasting, thick, dense, creamy; bi-colored brown and beige that lasted for several minutes. Although it sticked well to glass, it left very few lacing. Taste: Attack is both malty and hoppy with caramel, molasses, pepper, chocolate and roasted notes. Finish has a tobacco bitterness with a few notes of floral hops, citrus and lemon that develops a slight acidity. Like aroma, flavors are extremely complex and very wide in range. Mouth feel is creamy, unctuous and round with a full body. Carbonation is just lively enough. Balance malt / hop is exceptional. This is one of the tastiest beer I drank yet. Encore une fois DDC se surpasse et cette collaboration avec cette brasserie Japonaise est une réussite.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (2218) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2013
Bottle (341 ml). Thanks to Minderbinder. Dark brown with a medium creamy brown head and heavy lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, grapefruit, Saison yeast and slight chocolate. Taste is of roasted malt with a lot of citrus, herbal notes and slight chocolate. Slight bitter finish. Heavy body is considered as a dark Saison. Not easily drinkable. I have some troubles finishing my 1/2 glass. Still quite interesting.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VT (1298) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2013
341 ml bottle. Pours a deep black with a nice beige head. Smell is cocoa, mocha and fruits. Taste is yeast, mocha, fruits, cocoa. Some fruity tartness, good level of bitterness in the finish. Light to medium body, oily mouthfeel. Medium to low carbonation. Very surprising, but refreshing ale. Alcohol is very well hidden. Great brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sseb69 (1407) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2013
Bouteille 341 ml. 9%. Couleur noire opaque, mousse brune. Arôme de torréfaction, malt grillé, pain brulé, herbes et levure. En bouche, notes de grillades, levures, malt torréfié, espresso at un peu de vanille. Encore une fois, excellente.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jvezp (86) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 18, 2013
Doesn’t smell like much but it taste pretty good. I think that it is not aggressive enough. A good beer, original but far from world class. Good drinkability for this kind of beer. I like it

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BiereLuc (765) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 17, 2013
La levure saison belge complimente à merveille le grain torréfié qui – à mon avis – manque parfois de finesse dans plusieurs Imperial Stout. En alliant le plaisir coupable d’une noire puissante à la jouissance malsaine d’une saison belge, je crois qu’on réussit à tuer, effectivement, deux oiseaux d’une seule «bière» (!) Je tiens à féliciter toute l’équipe de Dieu du Ciel pour cet excellent produit qui peut enfin être décapsulé dans nos chaumières!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Whatup14 (583) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 17, 2013
Bouteille 341ml. Couleur noire opaque, mousse lait au chocolat riche laissant une belle dentelle. Arôme de houblon résineux, malt torréfié, épices, pamplemousse, levure, floral. Goût de houblon, malt torréfié, résine, floral, longue amertume et agrumes en arrière-goût. Carbonation moyenne-élevée, corps moyen-dense, huileuse.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fred182 (305) - valleyfield, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 15, 2013
Bouteille de 341ml, robe noire limpide, arôme de houblon et levure de saison, goût aigre de torréfaction. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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