overall
98
97
style
Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Saison
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Tulip

bottled
available

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
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.

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nearbeer (5291) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 11, 2017
11.5 oz bottled 2016-09-06. Ebony with a giant spongy foam receding to a thin creamy film. Nose is root beer, fig, dish soap, cake batter, soy, molasses and mild funk. Front taste of root beer is slowly overtaken in turns by bread, funky dark caramel, soy, prune, charred biscuit, licorice and finally some bitter herbal/wooden flavors at the finish. Later sips finish with mild white pepper and citrus notes. Medium-heavy body has a soft and smooth, near-medium carbonation and a nice dry slant given the hefty malt content. Nary a trace of the abv. High quality craftsmanship shows in this brew that gets both an extra taste and overall point for complexity and uniqueness, but its not on my "must have again" list.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerplace (1526) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 11, 2017
34ml bottle. Bottled on 2015-09-10. Pours an almost black with a dark beige head. Aroma is caramel, dark fruits. Taste is similar with hoppy and roasted malt bitterness. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
azzurro (179) - 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 (2319) - 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 (652) - 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 (313) - 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 (563) - - 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 (101) - 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 (196) - - 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 (6232) - 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.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5