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

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RATINGS: 238   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34282) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2012

Draught @ [ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012 ] @ Spartas Lokaler, Faelledparken in Osterbro, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Clear dark black brown colour with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, light chocolate, moderate to heavy yeasty, saison yeast, spicy. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration, fruity, citrus, dark malt - roasted. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120511]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (30747) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2012
From tap. Pours hazy dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is toasted and dark roasted malty. Mild fruity and yeasty. Smooth toasted malty and light caramelish. 

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29135) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2012
Draft. A black beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt and bread. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt and bread, leading to a dry alcoholic finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (20569) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2012
Draught at CBC 2012. Black coloured with a medium sized beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of caramel, hay and hops. Sweet and light roasted flavour of caramel, hops and grass with notes of marzipan. Sweet and hoppy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16410) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2012
Draft @ CBC 2012. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty spicy yeasty aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty flavor with toasted hints. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (14454) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2012
11th May 2012
On tap at CBC, Copenhagen. Opaque black beer. Small tan head. Softish palate but with good fine carbonation. Mellow dark malts. Traces if coffee and dark chocolate. Minerally finish. No noted Saison character - decent none the less.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (14340) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 6, 2014
Draught at Söder om Småland, Malmö
Black color with small creamy head. The aroma is at first fruity, then perfumy; there is a mix of citrus fruits and nail polish; some roasted malt in the background. The mouthfeel is smooth, but also rather dry; it has an evident roasted malt character with coffee and ashes accent; the light residual sweetness is pleasant; the dark malts bring some acidity; traces of liquorice and cardboard, and of fruity hops; correct bitterness; ends with warming alcohol.
Layered beer, with the layers interchanging rapidly.
Interesting.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (14034) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 27, 2013
Keg at brewdog... Deep black... Thin tan head... Soft chocolate nose... Sift dark bitter roadt malts ... Sweet roast... Big chocolate.. Dark malts... Heavy roast... Light bitter... Toffee chocolate roast

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (13748) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2012
Copenhagen Beer Celebration, 2012. Pours black with a creamys head and lacings. Roast, a bit of spice and warmth from alcohol. Fresh coffee. Smooth and full bodied. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (13286) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2010
Draught at Nippon Beer Festival 2010, Tokyo. Black - brown head.  Burned. Chocolate. Coffee. High malty. Citric. Spicy. Alcoholic. High Peppery. Light bitterness. Milkey. Ok.


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