mathieuc (2191) - Québec, Quebec, - JAN 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hoppy nose coming from a dark brown beer covered by a moka head. I thought it would be less hoppy than it is but it is excellent that way. Finishes quite dry even if you can still make out a little of the base wort, imperial it is indeed. A touch of roastiness is accompanied by green hops on the flavor side. Overall a really nice and original offering by DdC!
MarcoDL (2902) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ ZEBF 2015. Aroma of roasted malt and hop. Taste is surprisingly soft, with grassy hop and roasted malt and coffee. Like a strong dark saison. Nice.
edgallow (2848) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle pours black with a off white head. Aroma of coffee, caramel and toasty malts. Taste is caramel, dried fruit and coffee.
OrangeWindies (1) - SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2015 does not count
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Creamy port wine and coffee while you’re drinking, then more chocolatey aftertaste but still with a hint of port.
rarbring (1835) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: The smell is full of caramel malty aromas, burnt toast and coffee beans.
Appearance: The brew is very black, especially for a saison, the head is brown and leaves good lacing.
Taste: The taste is rather sweet, a bit licorice, dried fruits, figs and dates, strong wine, Madeira and Sherry.
Palate: A light carbonation, a bit syrup and alcoholic feeling, but very smooth.
Overall: Don’t know if their style assignment is correct "Imperial Dark Saison", anyway a very good after-dinner beer.
Note: On-tap at Dieu Du Ciel in Montreal. Reviewed 2010-09-14.
HarryPlopper (46) - - MAY 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown color with thick, brown head that has plenty of lacing. Has scent and taste of chocolate with floral notes. Thick and rich mouth feel.
BOSSbrewer (2707) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours dark brown with a big tan head. Aroma is Roasty yeasty and some funkiness flavor follows with a good bit of roast. Nice interesting beer.
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Fredd_an (201) - Borlänge, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Redig jävla bubblig choklad krona med massa söta korviga kryddiga & torvchoklads dofter. Kroppen är lättare än den ser ut(svart), nästan läskande, retas med mig, törstsläckande & i det svarta hittar vi ändå japanska höstkryddor, svag salami, citron, Japan-humle med svart malton. Spretigt snäll jävel som kanske hade passat bättre som en blonde saison. Men lätt & inte så illa.
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ramboraffe (1257) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 21, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Bishops arms, Göteborg. Black with thin tanned head. Smell is sweet malty, with roasted tones, coffee, chocolate and a little sour berries. Taste is heavy malty with roasted tones, coffee, chocolate, ashes and a little yeast. Semi dry with medium bitterness and low carbonation.
darkandersson (34) - SWEDEN - APR 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pitch black, brownish head. Sweet roasted smell. loads of Coffee, dry and roasted. A bit of sour berry taste complimenting. Long dry aftertaste with much roasted malts and chocolate.
stantheman (786) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small bottle from Bottle Jockey in Burnaby. A black beer with a generous tan head. A distinct coffee nose. Tastes of coffee, chocolate and fruit. Nice. 3.8.