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

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RATINGS: 247   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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.


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (1936) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle from Jane’s bottle store. Aromas of chocolate, liquorice, dough, some alcohol. Sweet, with bitter and sour notes.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
krumbum (522) - truckee, California, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Mostly smells of yeast funk with light roasted undertones. Dark black big frothy tan head. A roasted coffee taste than melds in to the funk of a saison and then comes out the end with a charcoal dry . Left with nice coal coat on the tongue.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Atticuzz (1) - IRELAND - DEC 8, 2013 does not count
caramel, coffee, chocolate, roasty, herbs, resin, black, cloudy, tan foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, soft carbonation, full body, creamy, long finish. Incredible beer. Wasn’t sure at first, thought the two styles clashed, but as I drank more it just kept improving.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
presario (4652) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - APR 23, 2010
Bottle. Thick brown smog sponge foam on black. Heavy black malt coffee scent with some hop notes. Saison Noire = Saison Stout. Coffee, chocolate and herbal hops. Bitter chocolate pepper finish. Dry and airy. A great beer!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2012
Draft at DDC. Black, opaque, tan cap. Aroma of bourbon barrel, vanilla, smoked blueberry, and a well brewed fruity, acidic espresso. The flavors follow. Luscious body and silky flavors. Roast is soft and subtle serving as a foundational element of the beer’s architecture. The skeleton of the beer is a ripe Ethiopian coffee cherry, with lively acidity. Dark, assertive cocoa nib. A tannic finish seals the deal. Unfolds gracefully. Godly. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BiereLuc (932) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 17, 2013
La levure saison belge complimente à merveille le grain torréfié qui – à mon avis – manque parfois de finesse dans plusieurs Imperial Stout. En alliant le plaisir coupable d’une noire puissante à la jouissance malsaine d’une saison belge, je crois qu’on réussit à tuer, effectivement, deux oiseaux d’une seule «bière» (!) Je tiens à féliciter toute l’équipe de Dieu du Ciel pour cet excellent produit qui peut enfin être décapsulé dans nos chaumières!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bulldogops (1048) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 22, 2013
Rating #838 - December 16, 2013 - Bottle courtesy of @plunkie and on several recommendations. Failed to disappoint. Little tan head bubbles out of an opaque black pour. Aroma is spicy yeasty esters, lemon peel, and chocolatey raisiny malt. Palate is a cornucopia of awesome - lots of body, medium alcohol warmth, mild carbonation, smooth mouthfeel. Notes of plum, currant, chocolate, coffee, caramel, allspice. Moderately hopped and a phenomenal bitterness and a slight sourness from the yeast. So gewd.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beerjoe777 (15) - - JAN 4, 2014
Imperial stout hybrid with a spicy Saison yeast finish. Really cool beer. Picked it up at Bières Du Monde in Aylmer

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
simardsam (141) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 8, 2014
Noire, avec une mousse de couleur crème. Nez très herbeux (foin), d’agrume et de mûres. Goût torréfié et fumé. Belle amertume douce, finale sèche.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
packers188 (9) - - JUN 30, 2014 does not count
une biere noire avec une mousse brune consistante/ un nez moka et epices/ gout torrifie avec une bouche complexe avec une amertume en finale legerement houblonne


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