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


on tap

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RATINGS: 355   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (6860) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nisse666 (6566) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Speedy_Charly (214) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewBoxer (2614) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Draft at the one mile house NYC after battling through Chinatown. Wow. Very easy drinking deep black ale. No head. Taste is yeasty with a nice finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (5593) - Nueva York, New York, USA - FEB 13, 2015
One Mile House, NYC tap: Pours black with a greyish head. No lacing. Aroma is strange: saison yeast, some chocolate, roast, flowers, and some spice. Body is kind of light and easy, but has a little heavy bit around the end. Somewhat sweet. Low bitterness. Kind of dry. Pretty complex. Quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leini (1868) - SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2015
Sample at a tasting event. Dark brown body with a minor head. Roasted malt, dark sugars and spices.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluejacket74 (1882) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2015
11.5 ounce bottle. Served in a tulip, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both good. I like the aroma, the brew smells like roasted malt, lemon peel, apricots, coffee, bittersweet and milk chocolate, burnt/charred malt and a bit of blueberry. The brew tastes like roasted/charred/burnt malt, blueberries, coffee, bittersweet chocolate, citrus peel, peppery spice, blackberries, herbalness, apricots and a bit of grainy/bready malt. Mouthfeel/body is medium, its coating and a bit creamy, and also has a good amount of carbonation. I think this is a good and interesting brew. For some reason the flavor reminds me of Dark Horses Tres Blueberry Stout, even though there isnt any blueberry in this beer (that Im aware of anyway). The label says its a hybrid between an imperial stout and a saison, and Id agree with that even though I think it leans more towards a stout. If you come across a bottle of this, pick it up! $5.19 a bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beardbeerman (339) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 4, 2015
Pours an almost opaque black letting a faint reddish hue topped by a finger or so of moka fissy head. Retention is moderate but the head totally dissipates leaving nothing behind. The nose is weird and sweet. Dark chocolate, mint, some booze and smokey features with charcoal and hickory. The taste is bold, spicy, peppery. Sharp and smokey dark chocolate with burnt toast/charcoal. There is a herbal element but I cant put my finger on it. The brew feels dense and offers a long liquorish finish. This seems midway between a Belgian Strong Dark Ale and an Imperial Russian Stout. Probably an interesting one to let age in your cellar. Cheers!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ljthiessen (1175) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 1, 2015
Bottle. Very dark pour with a thick mocha head. Very interesting aroma - mostly chocolate malt and citrus zest, mostly sweet. Flavour is a little tart, chocolate and slightly roasty notes with some citrus and spice. Really good but a little strange.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bmathers (9) - Warwick, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 31, 2015 does not count
There is an exotic aroma of floral, herbs, earthy, coffee, alcohol, cooked vegetables. Pour black, sparkling, frothy, brown foam, heavily sour, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, fizzy, sour, long finish. Packs quite a punch, attacks the senses, a world of its own.

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