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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Saison
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 347   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bubblehouse (1303) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 16, 2016
A really old bottle but still pretty tasty. Poured with a huge head but once ut settled it tasted fine.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (2281) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 5, 2016
Bottle shared. Thanks Davido! Lots of dark fruit, some saison yeast character. Raisin, dark plums and some fig. Cacao and berry notes as well. Finish was slightly thin. I was lit by this point.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fredfa (234) - belo horizonte, BRAZIL - APR 18, 2016
Imperial diferente de outras do estilo. É menos encorpada e mais cítrica. Álcool aparece um pouco, mas não encomoda. Na minha opnião, não está dentre as melhores da Dieu.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
milewide (2039) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2016
Heavy weight stout with usual deep roasted flavor, but with a slightly sour hop bill. $4.99/11.5 ounces is expensive in MI.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (5456) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - APR 2, 2016
Pours mahogany tinged black into an English pint. Mocha head with excellent retention craters and recedes leaving sheet lacing. Chocolate and espresso aromas. Medium to thin with dark chocolate covered pit fruit upfront turning to roasted nuts and expresso in the lasting finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dchmela (3008) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2016
Bottle from Steve. Reddish black pour with huge tan rocky head. Tart yeast, dark roast and hints of chocolate aroma. Medium body roasted grain, Belgian yeast notes, chocolate in the taste. Unique brew, very tasty.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Poobah (374) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - MAR 18, 2016
Black with a thick tan head and some lacing. Nose of dark chocolate, caramel, whiskey, coffee, and dark fruit. Malty intro with generous carbonation and a medium mouthfeel, then finishing with dark chocolate, alcohol warming, dark fruit, and coffee and chicory.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bawelt (514) - Lyon, FRANCE - MAR 17, 2016
Nez très équilibré et riche : chocolat, café, des notes herbacées, un fond fumé avec de jolies notes caramélisées. Bouche somme toute amère, de l’attaque jusqu’à la longueur. Attaque torréfiée, notes très herbacées et très vertes, qui prennent bien l’ensemble de la bouche et donne son caractère à la bière et toute sa longueur avec la torréfaction.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thorongil2 (2254) - , Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2016
(bottle) clear very dark brown colour with a small brown head; intense aroma of roast; sour fruit, chocolate; intense, balanced flavour with a long, light bitter finish; well hidden alcohol

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (4994) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2016
11.5 oz single bottle from the Craft Beer Cellar - Fort Collins. 0 and 3 are notched on the label so I’m not sure of its age. Almost black in appearance with a big tan head. The aroma is moderately to heavily malty (roasted grain, bitter chocolate), light to moderately yeasty (black peppercorns) and lightly hoppy (citrus zest). Similar flavor, adding hints of earthiness and light coffee. Fairly bitter with a medium body and a lingering, light dry finish. Interesting.


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