Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Saison
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 362   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dslam (103) - surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
Poured on tap. Extremely dark brown or almost black color with off white head. Rich texture and beautifully balanced flavors. Leaves a very pleasant after taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pictoman (1029) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
Poured from the tap. Black with tan head. Aroma of chocolate, soya sauce, mild leather and caramel. Flavour same with subtle roast malt and hops. Alcohol comes through a bit. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CapFlu (5120) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
Lastin brown head atop an opaque black body. Nose of soya sauce and yeast. Very bitter hops, burnt brown sugar. Very delicious. Purchased at Metro Liquor for around $4.50/355ml bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Bottle, brown pour, white head, nose is caramel, taste is caramel, nutty, dark fruit

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
biirusaikou (2678) - - NOV 10, 2014
Tap at DDC brewpub. Rich body, dark chocolate, raisin, licorice, roasted nuts, floral hops, hints of spice, dry finish. Complex, elegant and delicious creation, smoother than the Japanese version, the perfect definition of an imperial dark saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MunBro (942) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 9, 2014
Very interesting beer, drinking out of the bottle. Roasted dark malts and chocolate are present along with the funky, spicy saison profile. I wasnt sure this would work but it was pretty successful!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jauneattend (76) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 22, 2014
Pours an opaque black colour with a foamy, khaki head that lingers. Aroma is saison yeast, smokey malts, chocolate and espresso. Taste is similar to aroma with minor citrus and peppery notes as well. Mouthfeel is medium with prickly carbonation and a bitter, drying finish. Odd beer, but not bad.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RickTheRick (949) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
Noire et opaque, cette bire aux multiples facettes se laisse dorloter par une mousse plutt paisse de couleur crme. En respirant fond, une impression trange mais agrable de tarte au citron et chocolat mest venue lesprit. Jai replong mon nez plusieurs fois pour tre certain et je nai pu chasser cette perception. Assurment un rsultat de la combinaison entre la levure Saison fruite et les grains lgrement torrfis. On retrouve cette signature chocolate et citronne en bouche, les houblons utiliss dgageant des flaveurs fruites qui sont sans quivoque. La texture est assez soyeuse et une amertume marque samalgame la finale un peu pice de cette bire qui se veut un exemple parfait de lalliage des styles. Une de mes bires favorites au Qubec.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HippyHop (611) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 27, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2014 Pours black with a bit of tan head thah fades pretty quick. Nose is roasted grain, chocolate, booze-soaked cherries, some floral hops and some nice spicy funk from the saison yeast. Taste is lots of alcohol, roasted grain, sweet fruit and caramel, a bit of coffee and chocolate that lingers through the finish along with the floral hops. This is a really interesting mashup. Heavy, not sessionable but really damn good. November 2nd update: the above rating was on tap at the brewery. Bottle taste is very similar, though there seem to be less floral hops, and more cherry/plum notes in the aroma/taste. Either way my rating doesnt change, and this is damn good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daje (4227) - NORWAY - SEP 9, 2014
On tap at The Bishops Arms Bellmansgatan, Stockholm, april 17th 2014. Dark brown, close to black body with a big tanned head. Sweet toffee and cocoa aroma with a zesty saison punch. Taste of coffee, plums, raisins, spicy yeast and a crisp fruity finish. Pretty thick body, medium bitterness.

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