Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Stout
Montreal, Canada


on tap

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RATINGS: 1314   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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
alex_leit (2506) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alengrin (4594) - BELGIUM - JAN 15, 2016
The famous Dieu du Ciel stout with cocoa and vanilla - finally found a bottle. Fairly thick and creamy, lacing, well retaining, pale greyish beige head over a black beer with yellowish chestnut brown edges. Lovely aroma of first smoked horsemeat and fried mushroom, followed by a deep, fragrant, aromatic sweetness of milk chocolate, hazelnut oil, toffee, chocolate sauce, vanilla ice cream and marzipan, further adorned with suggestions of wet leather, butterscotch, pear syrup, black pepper, cold coffee grounds, dried banana, bayleaf and candied fig. Soft umami onset, smoky and meaty with somewhat seaweed- and black olive-like accents, paired with a candied date and dried banana sweetness as well as a ’deaf’, basic, underlying sourishness; soft carbo and very soft, slick, very oily mouthfeel, gliding effortlessly over the tongue with a surprisingly ’filling’ body for a beer of ’merely’ 6.5% ABV; layer upon layer of nutty, toasted, chocolatey and eventually (gently) bitter roasted maltiness, even a bit coffeeish here and there, carry subtle vanilla and cocoa flavours which beautifully, but subtly return retronasally; finish is very malty, more bitter than sweet, with that initial smoky meatiness lingering, accentuated by the roasted barley bitterness and an explicit, yet well placed peppery and drying hop bitterness. Vanilla beans linger in the nose, adding to the experience and pairing exquisitely well with the overall bitter black chocolate feel of this beer. This is a very sensual, smooth, velvety stout indeed, worth its reputation in all respects; clearly a stout of high class and finesse, with more body than many other 6-7% stouts I’ve had, displaying a remarkable suppleness. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zlotta (2253) - Hagen, GERMANY - JAN 15, 2016
0.341 l bottle from ’Firma Bier’, bottled in February 2015. Clear, very dark red to black with a medium large, foamy, almost stable, brown head. Sweetish, roasty-malty aroma of milk chocolate, cocoa, nuts and vanilla. Sweet, roasty-malty taste of milk chocolate, coffee beans, cacao, nuts and vanilla, followed by a short, roasty-bitter finish. Medium to full body, creamy mouthfeel, flat. Good stuff, very rich for that rather low abv.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrepintado (2757) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JAN 11, 2016
355ml bottle from saveur-biere.com. Dark color. Thin brown head. Medium bitterness, low to medium sweetness. Chocolate, light coffee, nutty, liquorice, light fruit aroma. I have never tasted a bad beer from these guys, and it’s not this time that I will.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrodooo5 (1508) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - JAN 11, 2016
Light chocolate but a tad thin. Decent pour & pretty sweet aroma. Not sure if this is worthy of a 100 but it is very drinkable & easy on the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ron (3608) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 7, 2016
Bottle. Black pour with large thick light brown head leaving lots of lacing behind. Aromas of cocoa, roasted barley, vanilla, chocolate and coffee. Full body, oily mouth-feel, medium bitterness on the finish. Slightly dry, moderate sweetness, medium carbonation. Huge vanilla finish, lingers for several minutes. A bit of the dry cocoa lingers also. Really well made, flavors work well together. Truly enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Klimaet (1950) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2016
Bottle @ Dangerous Bottleshares, Bursprak Edition. Pours black with reddish hues and a small brown head. Aromas of malt, ashy, smoky notes, cocoa, roast, vanilla, dark chocolate, oaty notes, malt. Taste has lots of cocoa, dark roast, chocolate, malt, coffee, vanilla, dark fruits.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
drpaul (2) - - JAN 1, 2016 does not count
Pour les amateurs de bière avec une teinte de café et de caramel. Elle est magique.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RasmusOtt (2363) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2015
Bottle @ Dangerous bottleshares. Pours black with a brown head. Aroma of dark deep malts, oatmeal, chocolate, roasted malts and some ground coffee. The taste has coffee, cocoa, roasted malts, some chocolate and roasted malts.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jamestulloch (3483) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 26, 2015
Bottle from BottleDog, Edinburgh. Black body with a thick beige head. Good lacing. Aroma of chocolate ice-cream, vanilla pods, Coco Pops and a hint of rum. Flavour of winter berries, milk chocolate and filter coffee. Medium body with a sleek, oily mouthfeel. Soft prickle of carbonation. A sumptuous beer.

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