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


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RATINGS: 310   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VincentDamon (412) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 27, 2013
Bière d’une couleur des plus obscures. Ténèbres les plus complètes, exhaussées d’une mousse moka fort généreuse. Nez de chocolat noir, de café également, mais aussi de houblons floraux qui amènent une petite touche acidulée. En bouche, c’est une explosion de saveurs qui se mélangent . Je dénote un goût de torréfaction, un côté grillé très présent, et aussi des notes de café. Mais il y a aussi une bonne amertume qui apporte une complexité très intéressante. En finale, après le goût davantage "Imperial stout", les houblons amènent des notes franches et sèches (agrumes)avec un brin d’épices. Très intéressant. Je rachèterais n’importe quand et pourtant, ce n’est pas mon style de prédilection habituellement.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bendrixian (1368) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2013
Pour chocolate with a brown foamy head. Nice yeasty saison aroma with notes of banana meet with chocolate and light roast malty notes. Some sweet sugar and has a hint of prune or dark fruit. On the palate it is creamy textured, with yeasty profile and finishes a hot. Flavours of yeast, banana and chocolate make this a wonderful brew. Really good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (18524) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 27, 2013
Keg at brewdog... Deep black... Thin tan head... Soft chocolate nose... Sift dark bitter roadt malts ... Sweet roast... Big chocolate.. Dark malts... Heavy roast... Light bitter... Toffee chocolate roast

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (5226) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 26, 2013
12 ounce bottle from The Beer Trappe. Dark pour. Dark saison taste. Yeasty with licorice. Some roast like a stout. Hoppy aroma with the scent of flowers. Wow. Very different and very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenH (3244) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 25, 2013
Keg at Brewdog. Black with tan head. Strange but pleasant aroma, blackcurrant, spices and flowers. Taste is similar with some licorice and dark fruits. Thick and smooth, body of an imperial stout. Quite an odd brew but very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (5207) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2013
Keg at Brewdog Birmingham; dark black pour with velvety tan head, tart fruit aroma, taste is tart dark fruits, hint of chocolate that saison yeast action, with some resinous hop.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (8949) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 18, 2013
Bottle - Dark malts, yeast, herbs and hints of anise. Jet black with a rich brown head that after half an hour is still going strong. Taste is very different with a ton of booze and hops, sweet yeast and dark roast malts. Finish is hoppy and dark roast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
coreyc1221 (275) - Truckee, California, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Pear and citrus aroma. Black in color with a thick light brown head. Interesting combo of dark malts, chocolate and a bit of citrus zing in the background. A little spicy at the back of the throat. Complex and tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (4728) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2013
12oz bottle from BD Camden. It pours a deep dark brown body with a large mocha head with great retention. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, herbs, spices and a touch of alcohol. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, herbs, spices and some yeast with a bitter finish. Good one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12506) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Draft. Medium brown head atop clear dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast, cherry, some bittersweet chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, cherry, some roast, light milk chocolate. Medium body, some stickiness, light effervescence. The IS elements swamp the saison yeast.

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