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

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RATINGS: 296   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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.


davidnyc29's rating

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidnyc29 (6) - - APR 25, 2013
Very innovative hybrid and a success. Definitely more saison characteristics than imp stout. Medium body and very complex.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (2826) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2015
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edgallow (2686) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 10, 2015
12 oz bottle pours black with a off white head. Aroma of coffee, caramel and toasty malts. Taste is caramel, dried fruit and coffee.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
OrangeWindies (1) - SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2015 does not count
Creamy port wine and coffee while you’re drinking, then more chocolatey aftertaste but still with a hint of port.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rarbring (1800) - 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 (44) - - 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 (2685) - 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 (195) - 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 (1115) - 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 (19) - 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 (767) - 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.


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