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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Stout
Montreal, Canada

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RATINGS: 1061   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Black ale with aromas and flavours of vanilla, dark chocolate, bourbon and roasted malt. The vanilla and cocoa marry nicely, without out-competing each other, to produce a surprisingly well balanced beer. This beer is mildly hoppy, but the cocoa introduces a touch of bitterness. Its colour may be intimidating, but it is a very smooth beer within reach of most beer drinkers. This highly appreciated dessert beer is brewed with organic fair-trade cocoa and first rate vanilla beans.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rodenbach99 (2968) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2009 en fût au DDC. bière noire onctueuse avec une mousse épaisse, brune et durable, goût prononcé de café, finale trop amère à mon goût, ce qui rend le produit moins intéressant.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GRM (2827) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 17, 2007
Draught, 12 ounces, at Dieu du Ciel!, savoured on July 28 2007; eye: opaque, black, no effervescence, tiny beige head; nose: roasted malt, cocoa, vanilla, acridness; mouth: roasting, acridness, cocoa, vanilla, finale in roasted malt with a light acridness, medium body, light acridness; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Fût, 12 onces, chez Dieu du Ciel!, savourée le 28 juillet 2007; oeil : opaque, noire, pas d’effervescence, petite mousse beige fugace; nez : torréfaction, cacao, vanille, côté âcre; bouche : torréfaction, âcre, cacao, vanille, finale en malt torréfié avec une légère âcreté, corps moyen, légèrement âcre; en résumé : bien

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 29, 2007
Draught at Stockholm Beer Festival, 2007-09-22, 7-3-7-3-14=34
Black color. Phenolic aroma, sweet, roasted malt. Medium body strength, but round, with a unique flavor of dark chocolate. Monodimensional, good, not impressive.

Draught at Stockholm Beer Festival, 2007-09-21, 7-4-7-3-14=35
Black color. Strong aroma of medium chocolate. Sweet flavor, medium-light body, very strong chocolatey flavor (reminds me the chocolate Easter eggs), original. Good.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 4, 2007
On tap at the brewpub - oh god, I can’t believe how amazing this beer is. Appeared the perfect shade of pure obsidian - blacker than black, none more black - with the perfect tan head. Aroma is totally awesome - big notes of roasted malt, dry cocoa powder, sweet vanilla and some plum. Flavour much the same along with some whiskey and a slightly lactic finish. Really robust and thick, something that I find lacking in a lot of "stouts". Really big body here. Perfect. Palate is wonderful with chocolate at the front of the mouth that segues into a sweet vanilla and there’s a touch of warming alcohol in the throat. Perfect. That’s a lot of "perfects" and this one nearly is.....

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TaktikMTL (5544) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 31, 2007
En fût. Verre de 12 oz dégustée à la brasserie. Arôme: Odeur de chocolat et de café avec une pointe de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un moyen col beige crémeux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de café torréfié et de chocolat avec une pointe de vanille. Longue durée de l’Arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture crémeuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Présence de café torréfié en arrière goût. (Rating #1327)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsniclas (5348) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2007
Sampled at SBWF, 2007. Black with a beige head. Loads an loads of cocoa/choclate in the aroma. Sweet and very malty flavour; creamy chocolate and marcipan.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2007
(Stockholm Beer Festival 2007) Draught. Black. Begie head. Aroma has chocolat, oak and dark malt. Flavor has coffee, chocolat and wood.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Miksu (4830) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - OCT 14, 2007
Draught at Stockholm Beer Festival 2007. Black color with creamy tan head. Chocolade, vanilla and leather in the aroma. Cocoa leads the flavor, roasted malt comes second. Long bitter chocolade finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2007
Draught at SBWF. Black appearance with a small tan-coloured head. Deep sweet aroma of sweet chocolate, caramel, vanilla, coconut and sappy figs. Smooth and sweet (but not overly so) flavour of cocoa, vanilla, blue plums, caramel and sweet chocolate. Long finish with a subtle bitterness of chocolate but the sweet flavours of cocoa, vanilla and caramel dominates.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (12740) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2007
Draught at "Stockholm Beer & Whiskey Festival 2007". Black - offwhite head. Lots of cocoa & vanilla - Thats almost it. Light/thin body, burnes, dry (dusty), cocoa beans/powder in the aroma and taste. Medium to high complexity. It is very nice !!!


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