Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Stout
Montreal, Canada


on tap

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RATINGS: 1283   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jksipa (688) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2016
Bottle from the LCBO. Opaque black pour with a small short lived mocha head. Great noses of chocolate, vanilla, coffee, roasted nuts and a smoky woodiness.Light milky sweetness with a more prominent chocolate bitterness. Mouth is full and creamy with a lingering finish. Well balanced stout with lots of character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
saltyseadog (31) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 14, 2016
11.5oz bottle labeled ’Aprodite’ from Prairie Trail Hy-Vee, in a Sam Smith pint glass. Wood smoke, molasses, brown sugar, dark chocolate, earth and some lactic aromas with a hint of sour milk. Dense, dark oily liquid with a thin layer of milk chocolate brown head. Opaque coloration, no bubbles touching the glass. Head is creamy and has impressive retention in spite of being so thin. Nice lacing as I work my way down the glass. Dark chocolate and roast coffee followed by dark chocolate and roast coffee followed by that funny souring milk taste and a bit of vanilla on the finish. Long finish really stays with you, roasty and lactose sweet. Still getting that slightly off sour milk aroma. Full bodied and creamy, not heavy on the palate, moderately mouthcoating and not astringent. Easy to drink as any pint of Guinness I’ve ever had, funny smell notwithstanding. Not terrible, but I expected a lot more from this. Flavor profile skews heavy towards roasty but hangs on to some semblance of balance of sweetness and creaminess. Vanilla character never really developed for me, and slight lingering sour milk smell that never entirely went away really spoils the experience, no pun intended. Will try this one again one day to find out for sure if this is a representative bottle or spoilage.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bawelt (375) - Lyon, FRANCE - FEB 14, 2016
Vraiment pas mal du tout. Le nez sent énormément la vanille ce qui donne avec le chocolat des allures très caractéristiques de chocolat blanc. Un côté torréfié très légèrement fumé se sent tout derrière. En bouche, l’attaque est très dry stout et porte sur la torréfaction amère. Puis elle s’adoucit progressivement pour offrir les notes de vanille, beaucoup plus discrètes qu’au nez. La finale est assez ronde ce qui contraste avec la longueur plutôt chocolat noir. Pas franchement forte, peu de corps mais franchement réussie.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GlennHendry (220) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2016
Dark pour with very little carbonation, Muted aroma of coffee, dark chocolate and elbow grease. The cocoa come out later along with black coffee and toasted malts. Smooth, not too bitter and delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lechristophe (68) - cowansville, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 7, 2016
ça sent et goute le chocolat certaines effluves de café torréfié très douce malgré toutes les saveurs présentes

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markoyli (6) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 6, 2016 does not count
Dark chocolate aroma. Nice rich foam. Fades away quickly. Dark chocolate is much stronger than vanilla. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CurbDog (110) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 4, 2016
Creamy tan head, fades fairly quickly to a ring around the glass. Very dark brown/black colour. Big chocolate aroma, vanilla as well but not as potent, light roast. Very nice chocolate flavour, bitter dark chocolate, once again vanilla much more subdued, light coffe note. Nice blalnce of sweetness, not cloying at all. Medium body with a drying finish. Med carbonation. Lasting bitter finish. This bottle is six months old so I imagine the vanilla has faded quite a bit from when it is fresh. Pretty nice flavoured stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bricktop86 (731) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 24, 2016
On tap black with a brown head. Aroma is vanilla, roasty and bourbon. Taste follows nose

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rondphoto (3558) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 21, 2016
on tap @ Ei8ht Ball / Bellevue KY --- Aroma of malt with vanilla. Opaque black color, brown 2" head, total wall of lace. Taste is toasted malt that is joined by vanilla and bourbon, followed by smooth bittering in an extended finish. Rich and well-balanced - exceptional!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
alex_leit (1591) - Minsk, BELARUS - JAN 18, 2016
Bottle. Amazing aroma: very delicate, a little honey, cocoa and vanilla. Taste: coffee, cocoa and vanilla ice-cream with chocolate. Excellent stout, bravo!

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