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

bottled
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RATINGS: 371   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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3.3
zvikar (6264) - 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 (1123) - 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 (2464) - 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
geovanicalixto (45) - Fortaleza, BRAZIL - NOV 5, 2016
Coloração escura com espuma bege escura. Aroma de malte adocicado com torrefação ao fundo. Corpo médio com dulçor inicial, seguido de torrefação intensa. Retrogosto com torrefação intensa e persistente

3.3
guil0000 (433) - 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
LouisP (544) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 22, 2016
Une bière noire très opaque, avec une petite ligne de mousse et peu d’effervescence visible. Au nez, grosse senteur de malt torréfié qui prend d’assaut les narines, avec une impression d’amertume en second plan qui rappelle les agrumes, me faisant beaucoup penser à la Moralité. Ça s’annonce explosif en bouche. Le goût n’est définitivement pas pour tout le monde. On remarque en premier la grosse amertume terreuse qui s’allie bien au style de cette saison noire. Le gout torréfié est également bien présent, avec une petite presence fruité qui se cache un peu en finale. Au fil des gorgées, une presence de plus en plus maltée et alcoolisée se pointe au verre. C’est complexe, mais également dur à boire. Intéressante, mais pas pour plus qu’un 341 mL.

3.7
kerenmk (4900) - 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
Bierdimpfe (640) - 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 wouldn’t 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
Adamsville (364) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2016
Apparence : Noire opaque, gros col brun, une certaine rétention, belle dentelle, carbonatation moyenne.
Nez : Malt grillé, touche de chocolat au lait.
Goût : Amertume en entrée, malt grillé, cacao, chocolat noir, finale sèche et amère. Houblons épicés et de pamplemousse.
Sensation : Corps moyen-faible, effervescence moyenne, chaleur d’alcool assez importante, picotement éthylique sur la langue. Finale assez longue, sèche et sur les arômes de pamplemousse.
Bref : Les malts sont très bien travaillés, les houblons apportent une belle touche amère et de pamplemousse et la levure sûrement des notes épicées. Malheureusement, à mon goût, elle atténue peut-être un peu trop cette bière. Ce n’est définitivement pas une Saison… plus comme une Imperial Black Ale ou quelque chose du genre. Mais bon, peu importe comment qualifier cela, c’est très bon et ça vieillit bien!

4.1
AleRider78 (1388) - 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.


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