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

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RATINGS: 293   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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.


RogertheKid's rating

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RogertheKid (90) - Quebec, - MAR 14, 2013
Very good looking beer, dark of dark. Strong alcohol taste, with coffee, chocolate, hoppy! Since I’m not a fan of carbonation, that is where this beer lost most of it’s points... In all, if it can be called that, a great, saison with a black North American touch! Well done.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rarbring (1784) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2015
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.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HarryPlopper (42) - - MAY 3, 2015
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOSSbrewer (2523) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 2, 2015
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fredd_an (177) - Borlänge, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2015
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ramboraffe (1001) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 21, 2015
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.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
darkandersson (18) - SWEDEN - APR 20, 2015
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.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
stantheman (732) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2015
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
batneil (438) - - APR 12, 2015
Thick black appearance. Slightest fizz. Very unusual taste, hard to place. Nice though - a bit on the strong side, but good for small doses.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Calisky (1561) - ALSACE, FRANCE - APR 2, 2015
Couleur noire, petite mousse beige. Nez de malt noir, levures, café, fermenté, notes caramel, fruits noirs et alcool. Gout malt grillé, café torrefié, levures, caramel doux, avec forte amertume grillée et levures fermentées en fin de bouche. Corps onctueux. Nickel

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Flyguytruckguy (53) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 1, 2015
Complex aroma of toasted malts, molasses, dark chocolate, and strong coffee. Hoppy flowers and perfume with a touch of earthy yeast. Massive, rocky, light brown, long lasting head with excellent lacing over a dark brown body. Slightly sweet, moderately bitter initial and heavy bitter finish of long duration. Full body, oily texture and lively carbonation. Moderate alcoholic feel to the finish. A killer beer!


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