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

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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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3.9
Freaky_tiki (1357) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2015
Bottle gifted from the right honourable Hippyhop -- thanks, man! Pours like a muscular imperial stout into the glass, oil leak black with a rocky mocha cap. I could smell the saison yeast as it poured out of the bottle & gurgled into the glass, hinting that this was not going to be a ’normal’ drinking experience. In fact, I love the border blur of styles that is at play here: sour cocktail cherries, yeasty funk, roasted grains, boozy warmth goodness, overripe blackberries, wet pipe tobacco & soy sauce. Most interesting is the three act arc of the sip: starting with an imperial stout mouthfeel to a prickly saison middle & a conclusion that trails off into a dry, roasted finish. There’s a lot of moving parts here & it --along with the 9.5% kick -- forces you to enjoy this as a slow sipper. Great stuff.

3.9
MarcoDL (5383) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2015
Bottle @ ZEBF 2015. Aroma of roasted malt and hop. Taste is surprisingly soft, with grassy hop and roasted malt and coffee. Like a strong dark saison. Nice.

3.8
edgallow (4476) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 10, 2015
12 oz bottle pours black with a off white head. Aroma of coffee, caramel and toasty malts. Taste is caramel, dried fruit and coffee.

3.2
OrangeWindies (4) - SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2015 does not count
Creamy port wine and coffee while you’re drinking, then more chocolatey aftertaste but still with a hint of port.

4.3
rarbring (2290) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2015
Aroma: The smell is full of caramel malty aromas, burnt toast and coffee beans.
Appearance: The brew is very black, especially for a saison, the head is brown and leaves good lacing.
Taste: The taste is rather sweet, a bit licorice, dried fruits, figs and dates, strong wine, Madeira and Sherry.
Palate: A light carbonation, a bit syrup and alcoholic feeling, but very smooth.
Overall: Don’t know if their style assignment is correct "Imperial Dark Saison", anyway a very good after-dinner beer.
Note: On-tap at Dieu Du Ciel in Montreal. Reviewed 2010-09-14.

3.2
HarryPlopper (57) - - MAY 3, 2015
Dark brown color with thick, brown head that has plenty of lacing. Has scent and taste of chocolate with floral notes. Thick and rich mouth feel.

3.6
BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours dark brown with a big tan head. Aroma is Roasty yeasty and some funkiness flavor follows with a good bit of roast. Nice interesting beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
Fredd_an (250) - Borlänge, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2015
Redig jävla bubblig choklad krona med massa söta korviga kryddiga & torvchoklads dofter. Kroppen är lättare än den ser ut(svart), nästan läskande, retas med mig, törstsläckande & i det svarta hittar vi ändå japanska höstkryddor, svag salami, citron, Japan-humle med svart malton. Spretigt snäll jävel som kanske hade passat bättre som en blonde saison. Men lätt & inte så illa. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
ramboraffe (2257) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 21, 2015
On tap at Bishops arms, Göteborg. Black with thin tanned head. Smell is sweet malty, with roasted tones, coffee, chocolate and a little sour berries. Taste is heavy malty with roasted tones, coffee, chocolate, ashes and a little yeast. Semi dry with medium bitterness and low carbonation.

4.2
darkandersson (43) - SWEDEN - APR 20, 2015
Pitch black, brownish head. Sweet roasted smell. loads of Coffee, dry and roasted. A bit of sour berry taste complimenting. Long dry aftertaste with much roasted malts and chocolate.


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