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

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RATINGS: 364   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.

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1.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Tranquillity (2205) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2016
Draft at bar hop 2. The aroma is smoky, with malt and chocolate. The taste is salty and quite disgusting. It tastes like salami. Black body.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
geovanicalixto (45) - Fortaleza, BRAZIL - NOV 5, 2016
Colorao escura com espuma bege escura. Aroma de malte adocicado com torrefao ao fundo. Corpo mdio com dulor inicial, seguido de torrefao intensa. Retrogosto com torrefao intensa e persistente

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
guil0000 (425) - New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 28, 2016
Pours a dark black color with a small tan head. Nose of caramel, some chocolate, grapes and cherry notes also some prune. A bit of belgian yeast in there as well. Taste is medium to strong sugar. Body is very full. It kind of feels weird to me. Nothing really blends. Not my favorite.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LouisP (392) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 22, 2016
Une bire noire trs opaque, avec une petite ligne de mousse et peu deffervescence visible. Au nez, grosse senteur de malt torrfi qui prend dassaut les narines, avec une impression damertume en second plan qui rappelle les agrumes, me faisant beaucoup penser la Moralit. a sannonce explosif en bouche. Le got nest dfinitivement pas pour tout le monde. On remarque en premier la grosse amertume terreuse qui sallie bien au style de cette saison noire. Le gout torrfi est galement bien prsent, avec une petite presence fruit qui se cache un peu en finale. Au fil des gorges, une presence de plus en plus malte et alcoolise se pointe au verre. Cest complexe, mais galement dur boire. Intressante, mais pas pour plus quun 341 mL.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kerenmk (4643) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 22, 2016
On tap at Torst, Brooklyn, 14.5.16.Black. Grapes, sherry, a little smoke in the nose. sweet, velvety, a little smoky and dry taste. Full body, no carbonation, soft, long, bitter-alcoholic finish with notes of oloroso and nuts.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bierdimpfe (624) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2016
Opaque black color with lots of glass clinging activity. Frothy and creamy brown 3 finger head, lasting around 15-20 minutes, with a bit of lacing. Flavors of dark grains, dark fruits like prunes, cocoa, coffee, belgian yeast, nuts, black liquorice, and herbal spices. Molassy sugars with a balanced bitter earthy and leathery feel. Creamy full body with crispy carbonation. Strong finish, a little dry and vinous that ends quite fast , lingering roasted malts, earthy spices, cappuccino, dark fruity yeast, and notes oak and walnuts. An imperial stout with saison elements, but I wouldnt call this a Saison. Low freshness from a strong alcoholic feel and slightly metallic...would serve this as an appetizer. A little too strong but still pleasant and very warming. Nice flavors, lots of them, making a complex brew. Overall very good quality craft.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Adamsville (302) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2016
Apparence : Noire opaque, gros col brun, une certaine rtention, belle dentelle, carbonatation moyenne.
Nez : Malt grill, touche de chocolat au lait.
Got : Amertume en entre, malt grill, cacao, chocolat noir, finale sche et amre. Houblons pics et de pamplemousse.
Sensation : Corps moyen-faible, effervescence moyenne, chaleur dalcool assez importante, picotement thylique sur la langue. Finale assez longue, sche et sur les armes de pamplemousse.
Bref : Les malts sont trs bien travaills, les houblons apportent une belle touche amre et de pamplemousse et la levure srement des notes pices. Malheureusement, mon got, elle attnue peut-tre un peu trop cette bire. Ce nest dfinitivement pas une Saison plus comme une Imperial Black Ale ou quelque chose du genre. Mais bon, peu importe comment qualifier cela, cest trs bon et a vieillit bien!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AleRider78 (972) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2016
Pours a thick brown bubbly head and has a dark brown almost black appearance. Good lacing. Much more hops in aroma than malts, sort of an earthy spiced hops with notes of citrus hops and grainy malts. Mild roasted malt flavours, chocolate, coffee and hints of caramel. A little sweet. Less hoppy flavour, mainly earthy hops, notes of nutty malts and toffee as well. Quite flavourful! Has a creamy mouthfeel with lively carbonation. Full bodied and some mouthcoating slickness. Has a mild bitterness in the finish, not offensive. Easy drinking, especially for a 9.5% abv beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (11374) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 13, 2016
341 ml bottle. Bottled 2015/09/10. Merci beaucoup Timo A!
Dark brown color with a tiny tan head. Mild sourness, strong sweetness, mild hoppy bitterness and dark maltiness in the aroma. Mild sourness, moderate bitterness, vinegar, soy and dark malt in the flavor. A bit too challenging. Its a mystery what this is.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VDuquerroux (1556) - Airvault, Haut-Poitou, FRANCE - AUG 7, 2016
Bottle, 341mL. Home. A very dark brown beer, nearly black ; beige-brown foamy head ; good retention and lacing. Red beries (blackberry), roast, toast, black chocolate, herbal note. Medium dry lasting bitter ; nicely refreshing, light acid, light sweet. Medium elegant body, avearge texture, average good carbonation, dry roasty lasting finish. Overall, great ! I enjoyed this fruity toasty herbal story.


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