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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Stout
Montreal, Canada

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RATINGS: 1181   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alexsdad06 (6698) - Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2010
12 oz. bottle from maltomeal. Pours an inky black color with a small tan head that quickly becomes a ring. The aroma is a wonderful blend of sweet milk chocolate, vanilla beans, roasted malts with the slightest hint of caramel dipped sugary coffee. The flavor is nicely roasted malt, coffee with vanilla cream, chocolate, with some bitterness in the finish. This turned out to be drier and not as sweet as the nose indicated. I love the use of cocoa and vanilla bean with this beer; nothing too over the top. Medium bodied and very smooth drinking. This is the more refined Felix to the bolder Oscar that is Southern Tier Choklat. Forget just desserts, I could drink this almost anytime. Rating #372 for this beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cyrenaica (1095) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2010
341 ml bottle
6.5% ABV
I tried this beer on December 18, 2009 at "Smokeless Joe’s" in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer poured a blackics colour with a thin tan head. The aroma was roasted malt, vanilla, molasses, and chocolate. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with medium carbonation, yet slightly creamy. The flavour was sweet roasted malt, coffee, some vailla, and a bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick (9156) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2010
Sample at the "From Russia With Suds" tasting on 01/02/10: This brew pours black with a light brown head that diminishes slowly. Large patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, vanilla beans and coffee. Rich body with a strong roasted malt and chocolate profile. Flavors of mocha, black cherry and vanilla as well. The finish is dry and roasty with a lingering coffee aftertaste. Hard to find much wrong with this Stout overall.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (7305) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 5, 2010
Bottle. Blackish beer with a tan head. Chocolate and vanilla aroma with sweet malt. Milk chocolate flavor with light roast, vanilla, and sweet malt. Medium-plus bodied. Milk chocolate lingers with sweet malt and vanilla.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
godofsky (274) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 5, 2010
drank out of pint glass. pitch black with a thick moka head that creates a heavy lacing throughout the beer. aroma is chocolate, vanilla, and roasted malts. a milkshake at 6.5% abv! like the label says, this beer is a beautiful marriage between chocolate and vanilla, though i do think the chocolate is a bit more apparent. thick on the palate, medium carbonation, an almost silky mouthfeel. this is my favorite "everyday" beer, the kind of beer i have in my refrigerator at all times. the only stout better than this one, is aphrodisiaque fresh from the tap at Dieu du Ciel!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
smith4498 (3222) - Miami, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2010
Bottle from a trade with Boutip. Viscous black pour with light brown head. Lots of chocolate and vanilla in the aroma. Flavors of roasted malts, bittersweet chocolate and vanilla. Medium to full body with soft carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel. Excellent. Thanks Phil.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blipp (6709) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2010 Bottle. Pours near black with a thin tan head. Sweet and roasty aroma with notes of milk chocolate and vanilla. The flavor has roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, and caramel. Delightful.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheJester (2090) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2009
351 mL bottle. Deep chestnut brown with a lovely tan head. The aroma is lovely and complex - roast, vanilla, milk chocolate, and licorice. Much the same for the flavour, except that the chocolate comes to the front a little more, and there is only a hint of licorice. Nice balance, though. Slightly grainy mouthfeel. Good body and carbonation. Incredibly appealing beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
philvil (176) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 29, 2009
chocolatey flavor and medium sweetness. great texture, a little thinner than the average stout. not especially complex... everything tastes good but there aren’t a whole lot of flavors at work. overall a very good stout but nothing special

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajm (1066) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 28, 2009
A big fat thanks to nbutler11 (I think) for this appearance. Nose is full, dry, almost tart coffee. There is the faintest rounding of flavor - as with vanilla or nibs - but mostly this is more tart and concentrated than even Peche. Jet black, whose flavor is stark like a brick with charcoaled coffee and not much else. I missed the faint hops, cocoa and v-beans.


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