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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Stout
Montreal, Canada

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RATINGS: 1182   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   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.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skinnyviking (7595) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2009
Bottle. High creamy and lasting brown body leaving nice long lacings. Body well black it is indeed. Lovevly intense smooth and sweet choccolate vanilla cream aroma. Flavor is a bit thin and sweet choccolate vanilla cream with some bitterness as well, mild though. Low carbonation. Long bittersweet choccolate aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (6889) - Helsinge, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2009
Bottle. Black body with a medium beige head. Roasted aroma with some chocolate and coffee. Flavour is at first coffee then comes the sweetness from the cocoa and light vanilla. Medium bodied. Lovely finish with the sweet cocoa mixed with the bitter roasted malt.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (22911) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2009
Bottle at home. Black coloured with a medium sized beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of dark chocolate, liquorice, cocoa powder and vanilla. Sweet and roasted flavour of dark chocolate and vanilla with notes of cocoa powder and liquorice. Roasted finish. Medium bodied. The vanilla is a bit too dominating.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2009
Bottle, many thanks to Gunhaver for sharing. Poured pitch black almost zero head. Nose is cocoa, dark fruit, and coffee. Medium bodied, very smooth with mild carbonation. Flavor is strong cocoa, fruity hops, coffee, and a touch of vanilla. Very well balanced and mild. Finish is roasted with lots more cocoa. Very tasty beer!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (7361) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 5, 2009
Courtesy of THE Gunhaver, thanks man, I’ve been looking forward to trying this. Pours very dark with amber edges and thin tan head. The aroma is roasty, some coffee, a touch of caramel and a thin layer of earthiness. The mouth is rich but doesn’t head all the way to velvety. It has loads of tasty malt flavors to go along with coffee, creamy caramel, blunted burnt malts, a modest level of fudge brownie and soft spice notes way in the background. Great mix of flavor here creating a soothing rich balance.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (10921) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2009
Bottle from Radiomgb, thanks! Almost black and opague. Roast, vanilla and chocolate in the aroma. Malty sweet flavor with vanilla, pear and chocolate. Some roastbitterness in the finish. Luscious and very drinkable. Cacao in the aftertaste. Only a bit too simple to get a 4+.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gkost (1709) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2009
POurs a deep brown. Nose is huge cocoa, coffee, caramel, molasses. Flavor is big roasted coffe bean, liquorice, chocolate, toffee and pungent spice.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12150) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 3, 2009
Bottle from ericandersnavy. Thanks man! Pours really dark with a slight tan head. Really rich dark toast aroma. Near full bodied with creamy carbonation. Flavor is smokey, toasty malt and chocolate. It is like candy, except it’s not all that sweet. Seems pretty well balanced. There’s a strange pervading flavor - think it’s vanilla. Not a problem. Whatever it is, it blends in well. Very nice. Finishes towards chocolate.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - SEP 2, 2009
Wow. finally getting to try this, and from a bottle no less! Smokey chocolatey, peaty, a hint of malty undertones. Nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
garthicus (2779) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 1, 2009
Appearance: Pitch black, small but thick brown head. Aroma: Super chocolate, coffee, chocolate again, vanilla and just mouthwatering. Flavour: Cold ’hot’ chocolate, mocha, bitter coffee, peat, hops with a lovely creamy mouth-feel, this is just superb.


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