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

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RATINGS: 364   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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RogertheKid (90) - Quebec, - MAR 14, 2013
Very good looking beer, dark of dark. Strong alcohol taste, with coffee, chocolate, hoppy! Since Im not a fan of carbonation, that is where this beer lost most of its points... In all, if it can be called that, a great, saison with a black North American touch! Well done.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
azzurro (152) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2017
Wow, tellement fonce quon croirait boire de la sauce soya... mais ce nest pas de la sauce soya, cest une des meilleures stout que jai goute.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ippopotamo36 (2294) - Rome, ITALY - APR 4, 2017
Tap at Ma Che Siete Venuti a Fa, Rome-Italy. Black color, beige resistant foam. Nose is earthy, dust a bit, alcohol, cherries a bit. Mouth: a feel of a vintage beer imo, not really terrific, aged roast. Decent ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wolffish (644) - Saint-Donat, CANADA - MAR 6, 2017
Je me souviens, lors du premier brassin de cette bire que javais pu dguster, que je lavais trouve vraiment trange et difficile dapproche. Aujourdhui, je peux affirmer quelle est merveilleuse. Louche oui, mais mes papilles adorent! Le caf, le chocolat et les grains se mlent un ct vineux et chaleureux. Que cest bon!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mircoas (312) - ITALY - MAR 5, 2017
33cl @ bottle. Gran birra scura, onestamente lo stile dark saison non lo conoscevo e non ho trovato grandi differenze rispetto ad una stout/porter. By the way, molto pulita, amaro bilanciato, si beve alla grande.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
L_Lovecraft (552) - - FEB 23, 2017
One of the most strange and perfect beer that i tasted, saison, imperial saison, imperial stout a huge hug between this styles, roasted notes, floral, and saison yeast, black with a good tan head quite persistant, medium body, medium carbonation, roaste malts, spices and bitter in the final....great beer!

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
michael_bb (96) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JAN 10, 2017
As Im drinking it I wonder if this is my favourite beer to this day. The aroma is simply brutal: yeasty, roasty and slightly floral with so many notes its hard to separate them, since they merge perfectly. Looks a perfect brownish black with a persistent tan head, not too thick and not too thin. The taste is surprisingly strong and perfectly described in the label: "Imperial dark Saison with dominant bitterness, roasted malt notes and a dry, complex and spicy finish". I would add theres a lot of umami too (as if I knew what that is...). Only objection for me - and quite personal - is that its too carbonated, although in the vein of most saisons. Truly outstanding beer to enjoy without hurry.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JFF (185) - - DEC 18, 2016
Armes de caf, robe noire fonce, mousse brune phmre. En bouche, grains torrfis, caf, forte carbonation pour le style.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ben4321 (6144) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 17, 2016
Draft a RnH - West. Dark brown. Dark malt, toasted malt aroma. Some dark fruity notes. Bit of yeast. Roasted, dark malt flavor. Yeast comes through as a nice component of the end part of the palate. Smooth, a little dry. Nice beer. Much more stout-like than Saison-like to me. Tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvikar (5741) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 12, 2016
At Maxs place, Pours black with a beige head, aroma of chocolate, orange, flavor is bitter with chocolate, coffee, oxidation, orange, medium bodied

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
lello4ever (923) - 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 avvolgente di malto, tostatura, note erbacee. La bevuta 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, caff 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.


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