Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Stout
Montreal, Canada


on tap

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RATINGS: 1130   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Linnet (1137) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2014
Dark cocoa, vanilla, roastiness, layered, complex, rich and rewarding, black colour, Brown head, mid-bitter, noticably sweet, roasty and complex.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (1548) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2014
September 25, 2014. Bottle at SBWF. Pours black with a small brown head. Aroma is lots of milk chocolate, light bitter dark chocolate, vanilla. Taste is medium bitter roasted, light to medium sweet caramel and milk chocolate. Finish is dark chocolate bitterness. Medium bodied, average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (274) - GREECE - OCT 18, 2014
From tap at BierCab, Barcelona. Black color with beige brown head. Aroma is roasted malty, chocolate and some coffee, light hoppy too. Taste is sweet and bitter like the aroma. Medium to light, oily body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukasmh (206) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2014
Tap. Pours black with big creamy tan head, lasts a long time. Aroma roasty coffee, dark chocolate along som me sweet vanilla. Taste is dry bitter dark chocolate and cocoa nibs. A good portion of roasted malts and medium sweetness. Bit watery body, but at the same time a oily texture. Vanilla and dry coffee finish. A lot of taste considering the abv!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bartlebier (1873) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - OCT 14, 2014
341ml bottle bb06/2015 purchased at Mondial de la Bière, Mulhouse 10/2014. Label, name and dark espresso pour with beige crema promise foreplay and seduction, but this upfront tastebomb delivers the full dose of advertised aromas right on your doorstep: massive vanillin sugar and cocoa in nose, mouth and on the palate, - as massive loads of cocoa nibs and vanilla were added to the mix. But can anything "massive" ever be an aphrodisiaque? (That’s what she asked). Velvet roasted bean aftertaste. In this sense, a mercantile New World interpretation of seduction, delivering sensation overdrive on your palate’s doorstep by way of terminal pousse-café, leaving you without any mysteries to decipher as soon as the bill and tip are paid, the creature disappeared.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eduardovl (914) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
341ml bottle served in a tulip glass. A: First of all, perfect beer art. Dieu du Ciel makes, IMHO, the most beautiful beer labels ever! Pours a dark brown to black color forming a small dark beige head which dissipates quickly leaving a lot of lacings around. However, a thin layer remains for a long time on the top S: The best part. Strong notes of vanilla and dark chocolate. Roasted malts. A bit milky T: Slightly sweet upfront. Very malty but less sweet than expected. Balanced roasted malts bitterness. Strong notes of vanilla and dark chocolate M: Heavy and creamy body. A little bit molasses. Roasted malts and vanilla aftertaste O: Very drinkable. Excellent beer [ BA Review @ 3/22/2013 ]

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
olsvammel (3434) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2014
Sample at SBWF 2014. Malty smell with chocolate, cookies and vanilla. Taste of vanilla, cookies, chocolate, coffee and roasted. Very nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BRW (1111) - Barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 11, 2014
On tap at Biercab. Black colour with dense tan head. Chocolate, vanukka aroma. Sweet, chocolate and vanilla taste, slightly roasted. Medium to full body. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
unclemike (2280) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - OCT 9, 2014
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yorker (1302) - Herning, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2014
34 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a tan head that leaves some lacing. Aroma and flavour are roasted malt, cocoa, vanilla, and chocolate - with a dry and bitter finish.

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