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


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RATINGS: 343   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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.

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   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ciocanelu (1053) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - JUN 29, 2016
Dark brown color with mocha head. Aroma has dark malts, chocolate, brown sugar, dark fruits and some spices. Taste starts with some liquorice, chocolate, roasted malt, quite bitter, especially on the finish and lingering very long on the aftertaste with roasted chocolate malt. Body is quite light with a good amount of carbonation. Overall it’s an interesting spicy beer with a very well hidden ABV but a bit unbalanced for my taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeardedAvenger (82) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2016
Bottle at home, 27/06/16. Ordered from Saviere Biere. The alcohol comes through in the aroma, with a dark roasted element. Dark and treacle looking. Had a superb chocolate milkshake head, which disapated far too quickly. Bitter but not too much so. Full thick body with a good alcohol burn to it. More of a winter beer. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rand (1490) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 19, 2016
Bouteille 341 ml de Hyperboissons - Doubs (F). Bière sombre à haute mousse boisée. Arômes grillés, fruits noirs, réglisse, épices et levure. Le goût est très rôti, toujours avec réglisse, sec, amer avec un soutien d’alcool, de l’acidulité, des notes aigres-douces de levure, du boisé, des herbes aromatiques, du soja et de la cendre. Bière de dégustation très complexe et remarquable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fhoublon (428) - Lachine, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2016
Verre en fût (tulipe) dégusté le 11 octobre 2015 à la brasserie à St-Jérôme. Bière noire opaque. Col mince beige foncé assez durable. Odeur style sirop d’érable , un peu aigre. Très douce, peu sucrée, assez amère et sèche en finale. Saveur de café noir brûlé un peu aigre.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jc1762 (611) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 17, 2016
Tap into a snifter showing pitch black with sparse latte foam The nose shows roasted malts and ground coffee. The palate shows moderate carbonation, a full body and smooth but only light coffee and roasted malts with a faint anko sweetness on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryecatcher (1304) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2016
Bottle (date stamp says 9/10/15). Stouty brownish-black pour, massive, rocky, beige head with wicked retention and lace. Nose is full of roast, minerals, prunes, candy, soy sauce, some faint funk from the yeast (although is mostly overcome by the mash bill). Mouth is medium-full, sharp carbonation, but still slick on the palate, dry but overly so, roast and hoppy bitterness dominating, some cocoa, strong black coffee, more soy sauce, hint of smoke, some phenolic notes near the finish. Not sure this is anything more than a slightly unusual stout... I would have liked to get some more of the character from the yeast. Still, Dieu du Ciel proves to be, as usual, a quality pour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bubblehouse (1246) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 16, 2016
A really old bottle but still pretty tasty. Poured with a huge head but once ut settled it tasted fine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (2210) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 5, 2016
Bottle shared. Thanks Davido! Lots of dark fruit, some saison yeast character. Raisin, dark plums and some fig. Cacao and berry notes as well. Finish was slightly thin. I was lit by this point.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fredfa (234) - belo horizonte, BRAZIL - APR 18, 2016
Imperial diferente de outras do estilo. É menos encorpada e mais cítrica. Álcool aparece um pouco, mas não encomoda. Na minha opnião, não está dentre as melhores da Dieu.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
milewide (2009) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2016
Heavy weight stout with usual deep roasted flavor, but with a slightly sour hop bill. $4.99/11.5 ounces is expensive in MI.

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