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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Stout
Montreal, Canada

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RATINGS: 1090   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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Dutch70 (48) - USA - MAY 6, 2006
Jean-François got us a bottle at the brewpub (thanks!), bottled in December 2005. Very nice beer. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, flavor a combination of Vanilla, chocolate and coffee, reminded me a little of the Peche Mortel. Very nice beer, very smooth with a bitter coffee finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopscotch (9057) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2008 Bottle (12/2005) 6.5% ABV... Shared with Dutch70 and Jean-François at the brewpub... This beer rocks!... Black in the glass; opaque caramel color when held up to bright light. Large, creamy, khaki head. Good retention. The aroma delivers big notes of milk chocolate, medium notes of vanilla beans and coffee... subtle notes of brown sugar and toasted walnuts. Slightly sweet flavor with rich chocolate, vanilla and light caramel. Medium-bodied and velvety with mild carbonation. Finishes chocolatey, lightly burnt/bitter and dry. Thanks to Jean-François for the bottle. I see no reason why this wouldn’t be a hit when kegged, bottled and exported to the U.S. I look forward to the day when I can try it on nitro as intended. World class stout!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
vidbellegueule (30) - CANADA - FEB 6, 2006
comment décrire cette biere en un mot.....WOW!!! Forts aromes de chocolat noir et de café. Arriere gout de vanille. Belle robe persistante un vrai délice.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Quevillon (2462) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 30, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2007 Rebu sur place en fut (20 oz). Brune noircie, bon collet beige avec une grosse dentelle. Arome de malte très chocolaté, juste assé sucré et très doux et cochon. Goût de malte rôti et très chocolaté, avec une petite douceur de vanille. Divine!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 8, 2006
Pours a opaque witha nitro creamy head. Aroma is sweet milk chocolate all the way. The body is med-heavy, though this brewery’s beers are consistently big bodied no matter the style. The flavors are both sweet, choclatey, with some dried fruits, raisins, figs. The finish is only lightly bitter, just perfect to balance out the sweet malts and cocoa.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (9866) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2005
Pitch black stout with a creamy thick moka head. Light cocoa in aroma, with light vanilla notes, and some coffeee beans. Smooooth bitter chocolate with vanilla lingering in mouth. Rich and complex, and pleasing. One word here: Silky! A very classy stout! Enjoyed with M_Heine and GonzoBeer, on Dec. 17th, 2005 (YeHaa).

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mds (2205) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2005
draught. the pour is a lush pitch black with a long-lasting, thick, creamy, mocha head. well I have to say that the aroma isn’t entirely complex but it does have it’s moments - creamy roast malt with faint espresso and chocolate. but upon first sip it really opens up! wow, that is some effin’ body - it couldn’t possibly be smoother. the vanilla is so rich and flavourful...I can’t remember ever having a stout brewed with vanilla and it certainly wasn’t as smooth and balanced as this. in the background you have soft milk chocolate blending beautifully. the finish has a delicate chocolate bitterness with a faint roastiness. at this point I had been drinking for eight minutes and there was still a significantly sized head. the great thing about this, like others have mentioned, is that it’s only 5% so you could easily down a few of these. truly an awesome beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2005
Robe noire surmontée d’une mousse épaisse poussée à l’azote. Arômes très forts de vanille. Saveurs de malt, de vanille, de café et de chocolat. Houblon de soutien.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2005
tap at the brewpub, 8/9 with goldorak, smells of sweet vanilla, milk chocolate, and lots of roast. the pour was jet black with a creamy nitrous head. i was expecting more pronounced cream and cocoa flavors. dont get me wrong, they were there, but they were a bit muted behind just the plain roasted malt flavor. body was also a little thin, especially considering this was on nitro. it didnt coat the inside of my mouth the way some other stouts do, but it did leave a very sweet chocolate taste behind. i enjoyed this beer alot, enough to have another glas before i left, but imo, it doesnt come close to Peche Mortel, and i actually like the Grande Noirceur more in terms of body and mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rederic (2907) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2005
Hazy dark brown color, with a tan-colored creamy head, with cacao, chocolate, vanilla nose, roasted malt aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with rich chocolate ice cream flavor, sweet chocolate pralines, hint of vanilla, cacao powder, roasted coffee beans, leading to roasted bitter finish.


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