Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Stout
Montreal, Canada


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RATINGS: 1231   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - SEP 21, 2009
12 OZ BOTTLE VIA mYS sWAP (thanks daknole!). Chilled 1 hour in fridge, served at . Pours almost black with a large tan head. Nose is chocolate, roast, sherry. Taste is chocolate, vanilla, honey, sumatra coffee. Body is light/medium, carbonation medium. This is a very very tasty brew, oozing with cacao. Stupendous beer!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (9412) - Oceanside, California, USA - SEP 20, 2009
330 mL thanks to Glouglouburp. So glad they started bottling this. Pours a pitch black with a fizzy, dark tan head that has fairly good retention and leaves some good lacing. Very nice aroma of Godiva liquor, rich chocolate truffles, some dark cherries. Taste is loads of milk chocolate and vanilla extract. Medium bodied with a beautiful, creamy palate. After awhile, this beer creates a nice oily, sort of numbing mouthfeel. Very smooth, enjoyable and all-around a great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DalzAle (2012) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2009
Bottle. Pitch black pour, very little carbonation and a solid peat and vanilla aroma. Flavor is dark chocolate, vanilla, and silky smooth all the way through to the slightly smoky finish. Well done.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Defreni (2866) - Husum, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2009
Flaske: Dejlig duft af vanilie og chokolade i duften på en flot sort øl med et fint skumhoved. Smagen er behagelig kakao med en smule brændthed og lidt krydret eftersmag. Mundfylden er dog mærkelig tynd og trækker en kende ned. Ellers en lækker øl.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheHulk (486) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 19, 2009
I smell malt and Caramel! Nice and dark, poor head retention but it laces nicely throughout the beer and for the duration of the tasting. It tastes strongly and evenly of delicious dark malt, cocoa, its soo good. It is so perfectly balanced and smooth it is amazing! It seems to go down your gullet as if it was pergectly balanced for taste and to coat the your mouth with flavout as it goes down. Very, very nice. I should have this on hand all the time, except it would spoil me for stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (11018) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2009
Bottled. Pitch black coloured. Light brown dense head. Chocolate, sweetness, light roast, light spice and light fruits in the nose. Flavour is toffeeish, chocolaty, sweet, milky, spicy and swweeeeeeeeeeet. I¨m half drunk, but who cares. Medium to full bodied. Ends on a roasty milky floral bla bla bla end. NIce

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - SEP 18, 2009
11.2 oz bottle as "Aphrodite." Definitely drink this one at cellar temp as opposed to out of the fridge. Pours nearly pitch with a very creamy and dense dark khaki head. Malted milk balls initially on the nose. Toasty vanilla bean. Chocolate milk. Well roasted (but far from charred) malt. Milk chocolate and the vanilla meld fairly seamlessly. Roasty malt, vanilla, chocolate and a bit of coffee on the tongue. Milk chocolate with just the faintest earthy hop bitterness. Plenty of flavor for being only 6,5%. Creamy body. Nice texture with low carbonation. Finishes with a slightly ashy astringent bitterness. Well done beer, albeit not my favorite style of beer. I’d love to try this one on nitro at the pub.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - SEP 17, 2009
12 oz bottle courtesy of Dakine. Thanks. Pours an opaque black color with a small tan head that soon dissipates. The aroma is moderate in strength with sweet roasted malts and light cocoa. The flavor is a big blast of complex chocolates, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, cocoa, mocha and biter chocolate on the back end. The mouth feel is a bit uneven starting thinner than I’d prefer, but building to a nice malty conclusion. The finish is long and dry with lingering biter-sweet chocolates. Overall: A very tasty concoction, must get more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 16, 2009
Bottle. Pours black with a very thick and frothy tan head, dear god this is sticky stuff - possibly the best lacing I have ever seen. Nose is gorgeous chocolate, but not so overt that it smacks you in the face, you have to look for it a bit. Chocolate is joined by coffee, ash, vanilla perfume, and toasted marshmallow, though I for one am not getting graham crackers. Coffee and bitter chocolate, plus sweet vanilla bean, gives you a huge rich mouthfeel without being overwhelmingly bitter or boozy. VERY well done.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 16, 2009
Pours thick black with tan head, which dissipates quickly- nothing too special. Tons of roasted coffee in the nose, accompanied by roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, and graham cracker (sorry i have to jack that sentiment but it’s spot on). Extremely smooth and creamy, loaded with sweet vanilla and chocolate up front before settling into slightly bitter roasted coffee and toasted malt notes. Unreal combination.

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