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

bottled
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on tap
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Broad Distribution

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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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3.2
MrChopin (4305) - 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
markas101 (2502) - 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.

3.3
Vignale (4024) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2015
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. Njae.

2.9
Heather_B (256) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 15, 2015
Strange. Pours a dark brown with some lingering off white head. Flavor is a really bizarre hoppy stout. Smells similarly - I get some old hops superimposed on a roasty stout. But the stout itself is thin.

4
Quack-Duck (9533) - Down South, GERMANY - DEC 14, 2015
bottle, kindly donated ba jaghana - merci beaucoup! Deep black with a dense and creamy beige-brown head. Full-bodied from the start, dark, dark malts with a touch of chocolate, coffee and dried figs and raisins. Smoooth and velvety palate. Delicious!

4.3
BrewGoblin (632) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - DEC 13, 2015
Vanilla, roasty coffee, smoke, chocolate, licorice, dark cherries, raisins, plum pudding and some light Christmasy spices...all to be found in this beauty. Dark and opaque, the bounteous aroma equates wonderfully to the taste of this mysterious dichotomy of a brew. Whatever it wants to be it is a fantastic brew and should be sought after by fans of Strong Belgians and Imperial Stouts alike.

3.3
djd07 (15547) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is roast and peppers. Medium mouth sweet roast, toasted grain, boozy finish, good.

4.2
cards04 (2923) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 22, 2015
A really awesome beer. Great sipper. Pours complete thick black lots of bubbly mocha head. Aromas of funk, white wine, citrus zest. Nice tangy fun followed by dark toasted grains. Such a well crafted beer.

4.2
dreamflower (792) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 19, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2016 Jan 2016 comments. The last time I reviewed this I was sick so it affected my palate. This really is a beautiful and tasty beer. I adjusted my scores. Nov 2015 comments. Bottle shared with northropfrye. He trumped this one up quite a bit but it’s not to my liking. Too bitter and I get a metallic quality. I have a hard time choking this down.

4.1
northropfrye (3693) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 19, 2015
Dark black body, brown bubbly, frothy head, some lacing. Aroma of hops, yeast, lactose, roast, funk, urine, rhubarb. Taste is rich, some roasty bitterness, herbal element, again tart dry rhubarb, hops, resin, cherries, chocolate, anise. Not too boozy. abv well masked. As I kept drinking this I had to go back and up the taste score even more. Often the aroma on a beer outweighs the taste, but on this one it’s the opposite. Really quite fantastic.


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