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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Stout
Montreal, Canada

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RATINGS: 1286   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
beermastersasho (22) - - DEC 4, 2015
Fantastic Stout with an extra-ordinary aroma. Its so nice when you feel it in your mouth. So balanced and soft. It is aristrocratic beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ebone1988 (1014) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - DEC 1, 2015
Aroma is roasted malt, vanilla, slight smoke, cocoa. Appearance is black, light brown head, poured thick. Taste is deep roasted malt, subtle vanilla and chocolate, slightly thin. Mouthfeel is good carbonation and medium body. Overall, this is tasty but the chocolate and vanilla are not as prevalent as I’d like.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kavu (3738) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 1, 2015
0,33l bottle @ One Pint Pub. Pours very dark brown with a high tan head. Aroma is sweet roasted malts, chocolate and vanilla. Flavor is creamy sweet malts with chocolate, coffee, vanilla and hops. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RCx240 (197) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 30, 2015
Pours pitch black, frothy brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate, vanilla, black coffee, oak. Taste is bittersweet, more notes of dark chocolate and roasted coffee. Medium body, creamy, slightly oily texture. Average carbonation. Long, slightly bitter, dark chocolate finish. Superb.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tightslice (773) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Bottle from Gourmet Haus Staudt in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is cocoa, vanilla, dark chocolate candy, cocoa cereal. Taste is smooth chocolate with an amazing balance of tang, sweet, creamy and bitter.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Douberd (4398) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - NOV 17, 2015
(Dieu du Ciel Aphrodisiaque) Bottle 341 ml from free beer week, served into a snifter, ABV 6.5% Black colour on the body, tall and thick brown head on top, with very good retention. Aroma full of chocolate, mocha, nougat, cocoa powder. Sweet taste with chocolate, nougat, fudge, prunes, vanilla. Medium thick body, good carbonation, smooth on the palate. Very good.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Toomio (453) - Joensuu, FINLAND - NOV 14, 2015
Onpa kyllä. Pikkuisen suklainen. Myös salmiakkia. Maljassa bänditumut. Hyvä meininki.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tide (2718) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 6, 2015
Bottle at Rotterdam. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with chocolate, nuts, milk, coffee, a bit of licorice and vanilla. Bitter finish with chocolate, vanilla, coffee, oak, a bit of licorice and nuts. Exquisite stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndresTM (434) - Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2015
Roasted barley, milk chocolate, coffee, some earth, and the mildest hop fruitiness in the aroma, along with slight, woody vanilla. The mouthfeel is medium in viscosity and well-carbonated. The taste leans roasty bitter, with mild caramely and vanilla flavors overwhelmed by the earthy, chocolatey notes. Very good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GenDV138 (5231) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2015
11.5 oz bottle poured into a Bruery tulip. Labeled as Aphrodite. Batch code 62 or 63, bought in mid-2014. Dark brownish black with a finger of tan head. Aromas of cocoa, dark chocolate, bits of vanilla. Tastes of dark chocolate, coffee, light vanilla. Medium-full body with a dry finish. Amazing flavors especially for under 7% ABV.


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