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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Stout
Montreal, Canada

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RATINGS: 1171   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
coyotehunter (681) - , Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2009
One big ass thanks to MrBunn!!! Man what a great beer. Aroma of milk chocolate and the smells of heaven. The taste is like a rainbow in liquid form. Chocolate, vanilla and pure unadulterated goodness is what comes from this bottle.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Strykzone (5325) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2009
This beer pours an angry dark and has a smallish medium tan head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, vanilla, dark fruit and a bit of smoke. It is a very pleasant aroma and I wish it was a bit more pronounced. Flavor is also chocolate and coffee dominated with vanilla. Some hops. Feel is powdery but smooth and this is a dry beer. Aftertaste is mildly bitter with cappuccino. Very nice!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FredoFreid (1) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 23, 2009 does not count
One of my best beers ever. Perfect when sitting by the fire on a cold winter day. Very delicate yet powerfull at the same time. For the rest, the label says it all.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
markwise (4601) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2009
Thanks Tampa Crew for sharing. Pours dark brown/ black with a tan head. Nose is roast, malt, chocolate, vanilla, dark fruit, cherry, and depth. Flavor is the same sweeping through with Barry White’s smoothness and an awesome palate finishing with vanilla, chocolate, and fruit. Medium to full bodied and pretty darned good.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElDuderino (183) - Hyde Park, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 22, 2009
Bottle. Silky, velvety pure black body that seems to rolls into the glass as one continuous mass that pushes and pulls at is spacial occupancy until finally settling in. Very thin, off-white head that dissipates quickly. The nose is rich and elegant with notes of vanilla beans, subtle roasted malts and rich dry cocoa powder. The flavors are spot on with the smell with silky, oily vanilla (almost caramel) and lightly toasted pecan or walnuts that give it just the slightest bitter dryness that shores up any oily feel. As this beer warms the vanilla becomes robust and the cocoa verges on a roasted espresso. Really really a great beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Juelze (1141) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 21, 2009
Aphrodite bottle. Pours a rich black color with thick light brown frothy head. Aroma is of cocoa power, milk chocolate, vanilla, light coffee and mild hops. Taste is milk chocolate, vanilla, light roasted coffee and light hop taste. Finishes creamy and silky smooth. This is one helluva stout!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sigma23 (380) - , Maine, USA - DEC 20, 2009
pours pitch black with small tan head. aroma is mild coffee, vanilla, milk chocolate, burnt malts. drinks insanely smooth with a very pleasant mild coffee and vanilla coming upfront and a long lingering milk chocolate. as it warms the chocolate reminds me of nesquick or something of that nature. very very smooth and easy drinking and utterly amazing

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (3768) - Georgia, USA - DEC 16, 2009
Pours a deep, rich, opaque sable with a thick, fine-bubbled, fairly persistent light tan head. Aroma is rich, smoky and oily with hints of fine coffee and molasses. Flavor is like high grade coffee with hints of unsweetened chocolate and vanilla and a whisper of sweetness. Texture is smooth and fizzy, leaving a bit of hoppy bitterness.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
neepsntatties (1288) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 15, 2009
A 12 oz. bottle courtesy of "hannont". Colour... dark brown with no head. Nose... semi-sweet chocolate chips! I think Guittard , chocolate chips. Palate... frothy with loads of bittersweet chocolate, anise, a slightly tangy feel around the edges of the soft palate and a long bitter finish.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vtafro (4317) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2010 Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Awesome "dessert" beer. Sweet flavor and aroma however not cloying. Flavor full of chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts, and belgian sugars. Nitro draft is a bit better.


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