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


on tap

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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (29683) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2012
From tap. Pours hazy dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is toasted and dark roasted malty. Mild fruity and yeasty. Smooth toasted malty and light caramelish. 

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (13390) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2012
Copenhagen Beer Celebration, 2012. Pours black with a creamys head and lacings. Roast, a bit of spice and warmth from alcohol. Fresh coffee. Smooth and full bodied. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aniela (2301) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2012
CBC 2012, Copenhagen. Black beer with a big beige head. Yeast, fruity and some spicy aroma. Dark chocolate, fruity and coffee flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (5022) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 17, 2012
[5/11/12] Draught sample at Copenhagen Beer Celebration. Black. Aroma of roast, fruitiness, earthy notes and hops. Bitter flavor with some roastiness, hops, earth notes and a somewhat spicy bitter finish with a light citric hint. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 16, 2012
Draft courtesy of the crew, thanks! This one is very roasty, smooth and silky, with some fruity and floral notes and a subtle spiced finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tkrjukoff (3896) - SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2012
CBC 2012. Pours black brown with a great brown head leaving lace. Aroma is bready roasted yeasty toasted slightly fruity spicy. Flavor is roasted dry soy chocolate apples fruits coffee and bitter. Finishes dry bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (10065) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2012
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderte bittter flavor. Much more roast than fruit. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (19644) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2012
Draught at CBC 2012. Black coloured with a medium sized beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of caramel, hay and hops. Sweet and light roasted flavour of caramel, hops and grass with notes of marzipan. Sweet and hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (7870) - Carlsbad, California, USA - MAY 16, 2012
Tap at CBC. Easily my favorite DdC beer from the fest. Higher carbonation on near black srm. Sheets of lacing. Fruity ester nose with mild funk, Biere de Garde heavy malt and maple waffle richness. Hints of celery (?). Taste is big dark chocolate, roast, coffee, grapefruit peel, strawberry juice, creamy latte. Lots of fun playoffs. Spicy finish. Aerated palate. Certainly dark saison comes to mind and this is a knock out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GothGargoyle (933) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 15, 2012
Sampled at the Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Dark black with a small beige head, small amount of lacing. Aroma is quite fruity - grape, raisin, plum. Medium bodied, some hoppy bitterness on the finish. Taste is grape skins, sherry, fig. Interesting but not compelling.

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