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

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RATINGS: 325   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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.


kevinsenn's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinsenn (1672) - Waterloo, Ontario, - FEB 9, 2013
Bottle from Bar Hop. Pours nearly opaque black, with lacing. Aroma is fruity and piney, with some slight roasty notes. Taste has EVERYTHING; fruit, spices, roasted barley, herbs, vanilla, bourbon, with an extremely dry finish. Very unique. Full body. A good one.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Flanfl (443) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - JAN 27, 2016
Deep brown body, three finger of lasting brown head. Aroma of toffee, dark fruits, spices, floral hops, yeasty notes. Flavour profile is completly different, lots of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, dark caramel, Saison yeast, slightly sourish, alcohol fusel. Hoppy flavour is coming at the end. Long warm roasted malt and coffee finish. Lost of bitterness. Strong bitter coffee aftertaste. Full body, medium-low carbo. Waho. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (7210) - ITALY - JAN 20, 2016
thanks alex bottle on 2015/09/10 dark good head roasty herbal hoppy nose good bitterness dry roasty light spicy finish Scura buona schiuma mefia persistenza buone note tostate discreto sentore lupoolato erbaceo buona secchezza piutosto amaro filo speziato finale

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JBPortland (1374) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 16, 2016
12oz bottle pours black brown with big 3 finger brown head. Nose is earthy, damp soil, dark fruit, herbal spice, mint, pine, plum. Taste is more on the imperial stout side with big roasty bakers chocolate, ash, with a fruity grape plum background and a forest greenery herbal note. Finishes with ashy roast, wet earth, soil, piney, mint, dark fruit. A lot going on here.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocJitsu (1484) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Pours a very dark brown with a deep tan head with a reddish hue. Grassy, doughy nose with dark malt notes as well. Smooth, thick mouthfeel with some crispiness around the surface. Grassiness dominates. Which, is remarkable given the prominence of the dark malt expression.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sledutah (6392) - Utah, USA - JAN 15, 2016
Bottle thanks to Secret Santa
Pours clear dark brown with a medium sized tan head, good lacing. Aroma of dark malts, roast chocolate, brown sugar and resin. Flavors of dark roast malts, chocolate, peppers, leather and cherries
Nice

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
drpimento (2771) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 10, 2016
Very malty, slightly vinous, rich. Nice tan, long lasting head, some lace.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lilja (2343) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2016
Flaska drucken på Nya Tröls. Tung och lite svår hybridöl. rostad, syrlig och besk. Listan på det jag saknar är längre än den p¨å vad jag hittar. Saknar lite frisk humle som kanske en gång funnits men nu bara lämnat beska efter sig. Saknar lite kropp och rundhet från den rostade malten och alkoholen, saknar saisonen karaktär. Ganska fint kryddighet med lite läkerol special karaktär. Nej, Dieu du Ciel kan bättre än så här... tack Daniel.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BobyFischer (208) - FRANCE - DEC 28, 2015
Bière de haute qualité.Très torréfiée, café, chocolat, caramel, vanille, tourbe. Houblon, amertume végétale et subtilement aromatique. Corps puissant, semblable à une brune belge, une quadruple. Un curieux et subtile mélange : puissante quadruple belge brune et puissante, saison houblonnée et aux délicats arômes de houblons et de levures, stout crémeuse, torréfiée à souhait et sèche.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrChopin (3999) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2015
[ bottle ][ 6oz ][ @tasting ][ $ ? ][ snifter ][ 10.24.15 ]
jet black, thick dense tan cream head dies quick. Strong dark roast, gummy sugar anise profile but no saison notes, the roast and sweetness is all imperial stouts. Super dry, lightly barky, gummy front palate, a little root and chocolate, faint spicing / pepperiness. Heavy roast mid palate before salty roast finish, stinging with light sugar lasting long.

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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markas101 (2171) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 24, 2015
Bottle, Winnipeg, MB, Canada via LC. Opaque brown, dark tan head. Balanced aroma, brown sugar, cocoa, some hop resin. Smooth texture, more chocolate and then long resin and alcohol finish. Very nice.


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