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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Stout
Montreal, Canada

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RATINGS: 1304   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BelgiskOlklub (1045) - Viby J, DENMARK - APR 24, 2010
Huge creamy dark lasting head with good lacing. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, roasted and burnt malt. Full body creamy, thick and a bit sticky. Light bitter finish. The flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter - I guess from the roasted malt. A lovely beer with lot of taste and aromas. It reminds me of Youngs Double Chocolate Stout, just better and more well balanced.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 24, 2010
Bottle. Pours almost jet black with brownish ruby highlights and a foamy tan head that lasts a while. Aroma is quite roasty and has notes of vanilla, coffee, dark chocolate, malt and a hint of smoke. Flavour is also fairly roasty and has plenty of of vanilla and coffee, as well as some cocoa, but isnít particularly sweet. Light, creamy mouthfeel with low carbonation and a long, dry, bitter, roasty finish. A really good stout overall, not exactly a dessert beer, as I was kind of expecting, but just a well balanced, smooth, rich and compelling brew. Great stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
flatmatt (1459) - Northville, Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2010
11.5 oz bottle as Aphrodite for #300. Black with a small tan head. Strong vanilla bean aroma backed by cocoa and cream. Flavor is once again heavy on the vanilla, which is almost matched by the dark chocolate flavors. Some coffee figures in there as well. Very nice, unique flavor.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (3140) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2010
The aroma of sweet creamy cocoa is so smooth in the nose, especially on nitrogen at Caponeís. The aroma might be better than a chocolate milkshake. The perfect appearance of a rich, chocolatey stout with a silky, creamy, cocoa head. The stout falls like velvet on the tongue, which I havenít wrote on a rating in at least a year. The cocoa and vanilla blends perfectly on the palate as well with a creamy finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2010
Quite enjoyable overall, but it did seem to be lacking something somewhere. The vanilla and chocolatey notes were pretty spot on with a nice malty backbone holding everything together. And is was velvety smooth, but something kept this beer from being exceptional. Had my last bottle with a piece of Portillos chocolate cake. That cannot be healthy, but sure was tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
italianjohn (2877) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2010
Black pour with a reddish hue aroma of cocoa and vanilla with a tan head .... taste of bitter dark chocolate and vanilla, light roasted malts .... very smooth and rich light bitter hop finish ..... the aroma is amazing like opening a container of hersheys cocoa .... an amazing brew

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
cfrancis (3110) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2010
After setting up a bunch of people on trades for this and never having it myself I finally caved. Damn I should have had this a long time ago. Pours a black viscous liquid with a brown head. Aroma is intense cocoa and vanilla. Taste is splendid. Dark chocolates, vanilla, malt, milk chocolate. Each flavour takes itís turn to play on your tongue. Iím going to have this at much more frequency.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Elkas (213) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2010
341ml bottle at Chancey Smiths, London. Black pour with no head. Nice aroma of vanilla. Flavour was fruity, roasty, with a surprisingly bitter finish. Very nice beer indeed.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shadey (2076) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 10, 2010
12oz bottle purchased at BOTW. Pours a glossy black with a thin head of dark tan cream. The aroma is really impressive, with both the chocolate and vanilla well blended and strong. Sweet actually. The flavor is very mild and easy to drink. The vanilla is very well done, if a touch too sweet. The chocolate is perfect and accents the character of the beer without defining it. A very nicely done creation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
juiceisloose (1302) - Windermere, Florida, USA - APR 1, 2010
Bottle labeled as Aphrodite. Pours a near pitch black color with a small tan colored head of foam that leaves small rings of lace around the glass. The aroma is very roasty with notes of bitter sweet chocolate, dark chocolate, hints of coffee, and earthy hops. The flavor is even better and more complex than the nose with loads of sweet milk chocolate and rich, dark chocolates up front followed by some cinnamon spices and vanilla beans. There is a touch of earthy hops on the back end along with some roast, which provides good balance between the chocolate sweetness. The depth of the chocolate flavor is really nice. Full bodied, smooth, and creamy on the mouthfeel with moderate carbonation that leads to a roasty cocoa finish. This is a great beer with a huge depth of flavors.


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