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

bottled
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RATINGS: 373   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   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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3.4
ippopotamo36 (2382) - Rome, ITALY - APR 4, 2017
Tap at Ma Che Siete Venuti a Fa, Rome-Italy. Black color, beige resistant foam. Nose is earthy, dust a bit, alcohol, cherries a bit. Mouth: a feel of a vintage beer imo, not really terrific, aged roast. Decent ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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wolffish (660) - Saint-Donat, CANADA - MAR 6, 2017
Je me souviens, lors du premier brassin de cette bière que j’avais pu déguster, que je l’avais trouvée vraiment étrange et difficile d’approche. Aujourd’hui, je peux affirmer qu’elle est merveilleuse. Louche oui, mais mes papilles adorent! Le café, le chocolat et les grains se mêlent à un côté vineux et chaleureux. Que c’est bon!

3.8
mircoas (314) - ITALY - MAR 5, 2017
33cl @ bottle. Gran birra scura, onestamente lo stile dark saison non lo conoscevo e non ho trovato grandi differenze rispetto ad una stout/porter. By the way, molto pulita, amaro bilanciato, si beve alla grande.

4.4
L_Lovecraft (609) - - FEB 23, 2017
One of the most strange and perfect beer that i tasted, saison, imperial saison, imperial stout a huge hug between this styles, roasted notes, floral, and saison yeast, black with a good tan head quite persistant, medium body, medium carbonation, roaste malts, spices and bitter in the final....great beer!

4.5
michael_bb (121) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JAN 10, 2017
As I’m drinking it I wonder if this is my favourite beer to this day. The aroma is simply brutal: yeasty, roasty and slightly floral with so many notes it’s hard to separate them, since they merge perfectly. Looks a perfect brownish black with a persistent tan head, not too thick and not too thin. The taste is surprisingly strong and perfectly described in the label: "Imperial dark Saison with dominant bitterness, roasted malt notes and a dry, complex and spicy finish". I would add there’s a lot of umami too (as if I knew what that is...). Only objection for me - and quite personal - is that it’s too carbonated, although in the vein of most saisons. Truly outstanding beer to enjoy without hurry.

3.7
JFF (220) - - DEC 18, 2016
Arômes de café, robe noire foncée, mousse brune éphémère. En bouche, grains torréfiés, café, forte carbonation pour le style.

3.9
ben4321 (6504) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 17, 2016
Draft a RnH - West. Dark brown. Dark malt, toasted malt aroma. Some dark fruity notes. Bit of yeast. Roasted, dark malt flavor. Yeast comes through as a nice component of the end part of the palate. Smooth, a little dry. Nice beer. Much more stout-like than Saison-like to me. Tasty.

3.3
zvikar (6172) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 12, 2016
At Max’s place, Pours black with a beige head, aroma of chocolate, orange, flavor is bitter with chocolate, coffee, oxidation, orange, medium bodied

4.6
lello4ever (989) - ITALY - DEC 5, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2016 Imperial dark saison spettacolare. Nerissima con un cappello imponente di schiuma marrone, ampia e persistente. L?aroma è avvolgente di malto, tostatura, note erbacee. La bevuta è meravigliosa, una base maltata tostata, dolce ma anche un pelo secca, che chiude non lunga. Un gran equilibrio di luppolo e una freschezza super. Cioccolato, caffè e bella vaniglia, spezie ben presenti e una discreta luppolatura. Cremosa e piacevolissima. Carbonazione media. Alcol perfettamente nascosto ma che si avverte nel sostenere tutti i sorsi. Magica Imperial con note di saison.

1.8
Tranquillity (2329) - 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.


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