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


on tap

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RATINGS: 360   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
L_Lovecraft (440) - - 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!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
michael_bb (85) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JFF (180) - - DEC 18, 2016
Armes de caf, robe noire fonce, mousse brune phmre. En bouche, grains torrfis, caf, forte carbonation pour le style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ben4321 (6071) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvikar (5593) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
lello4ever (852) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Tranquillity (2110) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2016
Draft at bar hop 2. The aroma is smoky, with malt and chocolate. The taste is salty and quite disgusting. It tastes like salami. Black body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
geovanicalixto (45) - Fortaleza, BRAZIL - NOV 5, 2016
Colorao escura com espuma bege escura. Aroma de malte adocicado com torrefao ao fundo. Corpo mdio com dulor inicial, seguido de torrefao intensa. Retrogosto com torrefao intensa e persistente

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
guil0000 (412) - New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 28, 2016
Pours a dark black color with a small tan head. Nose of caramel, some chocolate, grapes and cherry notes also some prune. A bit of belgian yeast in there as well. Taste is medium to strong sugar. Body is very full. It kind of feels weird to me. Nothing really blends. Not my favorite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LouisP (339) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 22, 2016
Une bire noire trs opaque, avec une petite ligne de mousse et peu deffervescence visible. Au nez, grosse senteur de malt torrfi qui prend dassaut les narines, avec une impression damertume en second plan qui rappelle les agrumes, me faisant beaucoup penser la Moralit. a sannonce explosif en bouche. Le got nest dfinitivement pas pour tout le monde. On remarque en premier la grosse amertume terreuse qui sallie bien au style de cette saison noire. Le gout torrfi est galement bien prsent, avec une petite presence fruit qui se cache un peu en finale. Au fil des gorges, une presence de plus en plus malte et alcoolise se pointe au verre. Cest complexe, mais galement dur boire. Intressante, mais pas pour plus quun 341 mL.

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