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

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RATINGS: 362   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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3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
bjorninn (43) - - MAR 24, 2015
Flaska saison smakki 21. mars. Svartur, ykk brn froa. Skkulai og rista malt, skemtilegur keimur af gerinu. Of kolsrur.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeremyh70 (1090) - Missouri, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Poured black with chestnut highlights and a huge mocha colored fluffy head that retained very well and left nice thick lacing. Has an aroma of charred malt, chocolate and dark berries that have just been picked and have some dusty dirt on them. Blueberries come through in the taste with that same earthiness and perceived sweetness, along with a prominent charred/burnt malt flavor that is almost acrid until your palate adjusts to it. Also get some orange rind, anise, chocolate and some mild peppery spiciness. A moderate level of bitterness from the dark malt. Finishes with lingering charred malt flavor and bitterness. Mouthfeel is semi creamy with a medium/full body and high carbonation. Very interesting and unique beer. The charred malt flavors were a bit off putting but became acceptable, although still my least favorite part of the taste. Not one Id probably buy again but was glad I got to try it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adster (785) - HUNGARY - MAR 21, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2015 Kvsznű főzetnk nem kevs dilemmt tartogat az egyszerű srfogyaszt szmra, amennyiben a tipologizlsnak kemny fjba vgja a fejszjt. Az egyik legnagyobb srrtkelő oldal irnymutatsa alapjn rdemes a főzetet a belgian strong ale kategriba sorolni, ugyanakkor maga az ital cmkje bszkn hirdeti az "imperial dark saison" jelleget. Mindemellett a felsznesebb szemllődők hajlamosak lehetnek black IPA-knt tekinteni a srre. Sz, mi sz, szegfűs, vadvirgos aromitl csak gy szikrzik a levegő, friss, parfms illatai kv, prklt magvak jegyeivel vegylve teszik egyediv a fekete hangulat komlszerkezet kompozcijt. Cspősks, vibrl kortyai ostorcsapsknt hatnak, vrbeli, stt tnus IPA vonalai keverednek egy fajslyos, hirtelen harag főzet jellemvonsaival. Vrmes, frisstő jellegű, ropogsan szraz benyomsai olvasztott tcsokold, karamell s kv hangulatt hordozzk,vgl virgos kntsbe bjtatott, hosszan elnyl kesernyvel dolgoz maltafolyam intenzv csobogsa győzedelmeskedik a belga stlus ale mondanivaljnak befogadsra felkszlt zlelőbimbk fltt. Nem mindennapi főzet, specilis ignyek kielgtsre messzemenőkig alkalmas ital.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kambei70 (1007) - - MAR 15, 2015
2015 bottle. Pours black with a big khaki head. Aroma is sweet dark fruits, roasted malt and soy with a touch of sour. Taste is complex. Roasted, almost charred, malt with some anise, soy sauce, a hint of bubble gum and some orange and lemon at the end. The combination of favors is different with each drink. Leaves a sort of chalky bitterness in the tongue. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
freretoc (1897) - Besanon, FRANCE - MAR 15, 2015
Bue en bouteille de 34.1cl, couleur brune, mousse blanche effervescence moyenne, une bire avec un nez assez fort sur lalccol et le malt toorfi. Attaque sur le caramel en bouche puis lalcool trop fort pour ce dernier. Fin de bouche sur le fruit rouge et la noix.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EtTuCthulhu (1391) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAR 13, 2015
The beer pours a very dark brown with a large tan head. The aroma blends bright Belgian yeast with roasted and chocolate malts. The taste is slightly sweet, slightly sour, and mildly umami with an aftertaste that is mostly Belgian yeast. The palate fuses a lively carbonation, medium-light body, and a slick texture.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Great BSA that has an interesting taste because of the grain bill and the use of the saison yeast. Nice and estery but big and bold. Interessant.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (7123) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle. A dark tan head that is big and cool looking. The beer is very dark with only a little amber. A roasty aroma. The flavor is roasty, chocolatey, and fruity. Sharp bitterness. Some vinous notes, too. A little burnt brown sugar

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nisse666 (6909) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle at Bishops Arms - 92 SEK, too much, cons 2015-02-28 stersund AR: roasted malt, brown syrup AP: dark brown body, high frothy dark brown head F: roasted malt, rich but soft carbonation, chocolate/coffey, heavy bitterness

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Speedy_Charly (215) - Plaisance, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 1, 2015
Bouteille de 341ml au March des Brasseurs. Noire trs opaque coiffe dun pouce de belle mousse mocha, durable qui laisse une dense dentelle sur le verre. Armes de malt torrfi avec des notes de chocolat et dagrumes sur un fond sucr. Lgre de corps, elle entre en bouche avec une amertume surprenante et un got de malt brl, de fume et de rglisse. Lamertume trane en longueur, saggripant aux gencives et la langue, mais finit par laisser poindre des effluves dalcool en toute fin de bouche. Larme sucr initial mavais laiss esprer plus de rondeur, elle est en fait un peu dsagrblement amre avec une finale trs sche.


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