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

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RATINGS: 366   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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4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (2079) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle from Janes bottle store. Aromas of chocolate, liquorice, dough, some alcohol. Sweet, with bitter and sour notes.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
krumbum (1109) - truckee, California, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Mostly smells of yeast funk with light roasted undertones. Dark black big frothy tan head. A roasted coffee taste than melds in to the funk of a saison and then comes out the end with a charcoal dry . Left with nice coal coat on the tongue.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Atticuzz (1) - IRELAND - DEC 8, 2013 does not count
caramel, coffee, chocolate, roasty, herbs, resin, black, cloudy, tan foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, soft carbonation, full body, creamy, long finish. Incredible beer. Wasnt sure at first, thought the two styles clashed, but as I drank more it just kept improving.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
lello4ever (944) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - APR 23, 2010
Bottle. Thick brown smog sponge foam on black. Heavy black malt coffee scent with some hop notes. Saison Noire = Saison Stout. Coffee, chocolate and herbal hops. Bitter chocolate pepper finish. Dry and airy. A great beer!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beershine (5224) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 6, 2012
Draft at DDC. Black, opaque, tan cap. Aroma of bourbon barrel, vanilla, smoked blueberry, and a well brewed fruity, acidic espresso. The flavors follow. Luscious body and silky flavors. Roast is soft and subtle serving as a foundational element of the beers architecture. The skeleton of the beer is a ripe Ethiopian coffee cherry, with lively acidity. Dark, assertive cocoa nib. A tannic finish seals the deal. Unfolds gracefully. Godly. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BiereLuc (1275) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 17, 2013
La levure saison belge complimente merveille le grain torrfi qui mon avis manque parfois de finesse dans plusieurs Imperial Stout. En alliant le plaisir coupable dune noire puissante la jouissance malsaine dune saison belge, je crois quon russit tuer, effectivement, deux oiseaux dune seule bire (!) Je tiens fliciter toute lquipe de Dieu du Ciel pour cet excellent produit qui peut enfin tre dcapsul dans nos chaumires!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bulldogops (2490) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 22, 2013
Rating #838 - December 16, 2013 - Bottle courtesy of @plunkie and on several recommendations. Failed to disappoint. Little tan head bubbles out of an opaque black pour. Aroma is spicy yeasty esters, lemon peel, and chocolatey raisiny malt. Palate is a cornucopia of awesome - lots of body, medium alcohol warmth, mild carbonation, smooth mouthfeel. Notes of plum, currant, chocolate, coffee, caramel, allspice. Moderately hopped and a phenomenal bitterness and a slight sourness from the yeast. So gewd.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beerjoe777 (15) - - JAN 4, 2014
Imperial stout hybrid with a spicy Saison yeast finish. Really cool beer. Picked it up at Bires Du Monde in Aylmer

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
simardsam (261) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 8, 2014
Noire, avec une mousse de couleur crme. Nez trs herbeux (foin), dagrume et de mres. Got torrfi et fum. Belle amertume douce, finale sche.


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