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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Stout
Montreal, Canada

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RATINGS: 1086   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaxxDaddy (403) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2008
Nitro at Spuyten Duyvil. Pours near black with plenty of beige head. Aroma of cocoa and vanilla shockingly enough. The lacing on this beast was something else, leaving a spider-web down the entire glass. Flavor is lovely, with lots of sweet chocolate and vanilla. The taste of this greatly outperforms ST Choklat; it doesn’t feel forced at all. Palate was average and finished with chocolate and coffee. So glad I was able to try this. It’s damn good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2008
On nitro at SD. Deep dark chocolate brown in color with a nice off white creamy head. Chocolatety vanilla and roasty aroma. Dark fruity notes. Roasty caramel chocolatety flavorMalty roasty vanilla notes. Finish is bittersweet chocolate. Wow. Very nice beer. Very enjoyable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gunsho (134) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 9, 2008
hot cocoa malty richness, ovaltine with alcohol. i loved this place, this beer, now these memories. one of my favorite stouts ever. it does everything for you.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAR 8, 2008
Nitro at Spuyten Duyvil: Near black pour with a dense creamy light tan head. The nose has a lot of grainy crystal malt, mild cocoa, vanilla and some herbal notes. Mildly carbonated (it was a nitro pour) The flavor has a medium roast with evident crystal malt graininess, almost wheat germ like. There’s also a very mild herbal character that I picked up, but couldn’t identify specifically. The finish is long and roasty. A well crafted Stout.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeSammy (537) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2008
Nitro tap at Spuyten Duyvil. Almost black color, creamy head. Great lacing. Chocolate. Again, not very well carbonated. Could have benefitted from sharp bite. Very creamy mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (2368) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2008
I guess I will be that guy who wasn’t completely head over heels in love with this beer even thought I never even dreamed I would get a chance to try this brew. Pours just like all other nitro stouts with a milky strong tan head. Color of the body is totally black. Took a lot of time to warm up though. Aroma is nicely milk chocolate, light vanilla, and a hint of bitter chocolate. Taste is a bit mineral and paper dryness. Some nice ash/roast flavor as well. Very easy drinking but I was not so enamored with the flavor and was very bored near the end.
Wine glass pour on nitro at Spuyten Duyvil.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adrian910ss (2329) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2008
On Nitro. Pours a very dark muddy brown bordering on black with a medium sized creamy beige head. Lots of lacing. Aroma of baking chocolate and freshly baked brownies. Taste of fresh baking chocolate with a touch of brownie to it. This was a nice treat.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sleepylopes (318) - New York, USA - MAR 2, 2008
aroma of chocolate puding not much of a head but itclings to the sides fiercely. Like cre am in your mouth . Notes of Chico and a mild sweetnes to the finish. Awesome

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (8314) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 29, 2008
Nitro tap at Spuyten Duyvil. Pitch black with a thick creamy brown head. Aroma is excellent, rich sweet and chocolatey with lots of excellent rich dark malts. Very sweet and chewy but deliciously chocolatey. A hint of cherry/berry notes underneath the rich chocolatey character. There is so much sweet chocolate and vanilla flavour in this beer. Desserty and delicious. Sweet milk chocolate palate with some lingering herbal bitterness on the back. Earthy, chocolatey and delicious. Less sweetness that the ST Choklat, but it’s in the same vein. Awesome brew.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2008
Nitro @ Spuyten Duyvil. Poured a mostly black color with a creamy beige head. Tons of milk chocolate. Like Nestle Quick chocolate milk. It give ST Choklat a run for its money. The flavor had more of a bitter-sweet chocolate. The finish dries out with a mild-moderate bitterness. Creamy mouth feel with a light nitro body. I almost gave the aroma a 10.


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