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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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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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewturba (920) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 28, 2014
Pours very dark brown letting little to no light coming through, a decent light brown head with little lace and decent lace. Aroma is dark dried fruits, spicy Belgian yeast, mild licorice, cocoa, earthy, caramel and a touch of alcohol. Flavour is cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, dark dried fruits, mildly spicy Belgian character, mild-med bitterness, some alcohol, and some caramel. Tasty brew no doubt.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Reynolds314 (2077) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 27, 2014
I dont know about this one. Tastes like loose change and charcoal. Ashy metallic and harsh without any real saison flavors as advertised.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (5511) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle at BD Aberdeen. It pours near black with a small tan head. The nose is roasty, earth, toast, varnish, cocoa, caramel and blackcurrant jam. The taste is rich roast, toast, earth, spice, varnish, light candy, earth, good bitterness, jammy fruits and cocoa with a dry, roasty finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Tasty gear.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maverick34 (2041) - New York, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Nice dark Brown to black pour with tan beige head. Coffee expresso aroma. Roasted malty taste that gives way to yeasty body. Very intricate and interesting.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NatKadaw (93) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 14, 2014
Pours and looks like an imperial stout of about that abv, so not oily and dense. Yeast flavor is subtle and rounds out some of the Roasty oiliness that would otherwise be present and showcased, so a very mild and delightful stout with slight yeastiness and the abv packs a punch.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sebilinz (353) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JAN 12, 2014
Bottle dark brown body with tan head. Aroma is fruity caramel. Taste is sweet with fruits and some coffee. Aftertaste is fruits with slightly bitterness. Nice one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
evergreen0199 (1810) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2014
Keg at Brewdog Shepherds Bush, London. A black coloured pour with a medium beige head on top. Malty, dark fruit aroma. Tastes similar, malty, dark fruit, some chocolate and coffee, slightly sweet. Pleasant.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Osprey87 (1161) - London via, WALES - JAN 10, 2014
Bottle from Brewdog. Don’t think I’ve had an Imperial Dark Saison before…Black with a big foamy tan head, some lacing. Smell - bubblegum, lemon, sweet cherry malts, lots of alcohol coming through. Body is medium, very foamy. Taste - toned down malts, ash, some lime maybe. Sharp, salty and some alcohol coming through, yeast. Sorachi ace?? OK.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
armando629 (2381) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 4, 2014
0,341 l bottle, Brewdog Online Store.
Poured dark brown with a small creamy beige head. Roasted grainy aroma with a freaky fresh fruity character. Sweet based, roasted flavor, fruity yeasts with some tarty wood. Burnt aftertaste with some spicy-salty mouthfeel. Interesting, fruity, exciting.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ogreface (1331) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 4, 2014
Brutal fekete szine van, habja off head. Illata fekete csokis, alkoholos, elesztos. Ize konnyu, szinte habos, csokis, kaves, porkolt malatas, kicsit sos, olajos es nagyon szaraz. Utoize is rendkivul szaraz.


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