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

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RATINGS: 243   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5410) - Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2014
12 oz. bottle at home. Pours dark brown to black in color with a large, fine khaki colored head. The aroma has roasted malts, chocolate, some mild herbal notes, more like a lightly hoppy imperial stout. The flavor has some of the roasted malts and chocolate from the nose, but adds more herbal, fruity, and yeast notes. The body is not as big and thick as an imperial stout. Interesting combination of things going on here. Some bitterness to the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5426) - Indiana, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Bottle to snifter (thanks DuffMan). Looks good; an opaque dull black with foamy tan head. Smells of dark malt and mild roast with notes of saison yeast and spices. Tastes like it smells with a pleasantly lively mouthfeel. Some unaversive bitterness from the roast as well. Good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GreenJeremy (71) - Spruce Grove, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 11, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2014 pours black with a huge tan head. good lacing and retention. Aroma is brown sugar, chocolate, oranges and a bit piney with some coffee too. All over the place but in a good way. Tastes of roasted malt, orange peel and some herbal liquorice. Bitter with a nice rounded mouthfeel. A bit warming but tart and dry. Pretty dang good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (1595) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Bottle..Pour is dark head with a thin tan head..Nose is dark spice, coffee, musty, some sweetness, l..Taste is sweet, yeast, grains, musty, coffee, grains..

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
simardsam (134) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 8, 2014
Noire, avec une mousse de couleur crème. Nez très herbeux (foin), d’agrume et de mûres. Goût torréfié et fumé. Belle amertume douce, finale sèche.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hammy78 (739) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle. Pours an opaque, fluffy brownish head, loads of lace. Nose is sweet, fruity. Tastes boozy, Belgian, Bitter and other B words. Malt that is really roasty.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westchesterco (945) - mclean, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2014
Poured from a bottle and shared in Avon.NC; it is a dark brown color with the aroma of coffee and licorice. It had a strong coffee taste that lingers bitter on the palate

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (3252) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2014
From a 33 cl bottle shared in Avon NC. Pours a dark cola brown with a tan head. Aroma of root beer. Flavors of licorice. Medium bodied. High carbonation. Bitter roast finish.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle from Jane’s bottle store. Aromas of chocolate, liquorice, dough, some alcohol. Sweet, with bitter and sour notes.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JesseMartineau (87) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 21, 2014
Pours black with thick tan head. Aromas of dark fruits, licorice And some orangey citrus. Initial taste is quite floral, and into plum, molasses, chocolate and coffee. Nice lingering bitter finish. I really like this!


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