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

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RATINGS: 247   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4051) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenH (2387) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (3140) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (4494) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
coreyc1221 (260) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (1929) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11568) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MannyGoldberg (163) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2013
Bottle at home- 9 Nov 2013. Pours dark with a thin creamy head. Nose is a beguiling mix of saison yeast and coffee. Taste adds a little more fruit into the mix. Bit of an odd one but enjoyed it once I go into it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pintbypint (2648) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 7, 2013
330ml brown bottle. Pours black, not much light coming through. Large creamy beige head. Nose has a big of roast and chocolate, bit of fruitiness, some yeast spice and citrus. Taste has rich chocolate malt and roast malt with fruity notes and citrus. Mild hop notes and some yeast at the end. Enjoyable mix of saison and stout elements.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (1919) - USA - NOV 6, 2013
Deep black in with light tan head... Aroma of citrus, light roasted malts... Flavor is initially roasted malts, but not overly intense, allowing citrus and light tartness to come through... Notes of coffee bitterness and licorice on finish, amazingly complex ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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