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

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RATINGS: 371   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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4.7
CaptainTilven (191) - Nancy, FRANCE - JUN 16, 2017
Dégustée à température de 10,2 à 13,5°C. Corps brun extrêmement sombre, opaque; mousse café au lait, somptueuse, serrée, haute d’une dizaine de centimètres puis qui retombe progressivement en alvéoles et coussinets crépitants pour laisser une couche permanente de 2 mm. Arômes d’agrumes, de pain grillé, chocolat, herbe, réglisse, café; fraîcheur et gourmandise en alternance. Idem en bouche; rondeur et plénitude; amertume puissante qui donne une longueur record. Cette bière comporte une véritable double dimension. Très complexe et équilibrée. Alcool peu présent voire inaperçu - mais qui fait son effet ! Très bien avec un cabri arriégeois doux et crémeux à souhait.

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LearninBeer (578) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 5, 2017
The aroma is dates, figs, raisins, hints of coffee. Pours dark brown almost black with big tan head, slightly lasting and excellent lacing. The taste is bitter, has a little bite to it. The body is medium/full, the texture creamy, the carbonation lively and the finish long. Interesting flavors, interesting mouthfeel. Very good.

3.9
dorain (177) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 3, 2017
Aus der Flasche im Muted Horn Berlin 2017-05 getrunken. Also ein Imperial Dark Saison aus einer Kanadischen/ Japanischen Collaboration in dem ein Imperial Stout mit Saison Hefe gebraut wurde. Super lecker - fette Kaffeenoten und durch die Saisonhefe wirkt das alles wie ein weiches 6,0%iges Stout doch mit vollen Aroma. Klasse!

3.8
dunklermessias (176) - Lüneburg, GERMANY - MAY 31, 2017
341 ml bottle. Pours with a non-trasnparent black color and an nice tan head. I was really surprised, expecting something completly different. Looked like a stout... Interesting nose: roasted malts, dried fruits, caramel, some yeast, some floral hops, some old vinegear. Taste folloows the nose. Nice bitter-tannin finish with some fruity notes at the palate.

3.8
hawthorne00 (3903) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 30, 2017
Bottle. Black with a large light tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, red wine, earth, spices. Reminds me of Moa IS a bit. But then it is rather more saisonish upon a sip: medium bodied, creamy, quite highly carbonated. Mocha, nectarines and brioche join the flavours suggested by the aroma. Finish dries out a bit and there’s moderate bitterness. Pretty swiggable for 9.5%. Good, interesting.

3.9
nearbeer (5368) - 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 it’s not on my "must have again" list.

4.1
beerplace (1599) - 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.

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azzurro (210) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2017
Wow, tellement fonce qu’on croirait boire de la sauce soya... mais ce n’est pas de la sauce soya, c’est une des meilleures stout que j’ai goute.

3.4
ippopotamo36 (2353) - 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

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wolffish (657) - Saint-Donat, CANADA - MAR 6, 2017
Je me souviens, lors du premier brassin de cette bière que j’avais pu déguster, que je l’avais trouvée vraiment étrange et difficile d’approche. Aujourd’hui, je peux affirmer qu’elle est merveilleuse. Louche oui, mais mes papilles adorent! Le café, le chocolat et les grains se mêlent à un côté vineux et chaleureux. Que c’est bon!


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