Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Stout
Montreal, Canada


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RATINGS: 1207   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcr (2365) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JAN 16, 2010
Bottle. Deep black body with some brown highlights. Rich, tan head, quickly diminishing. The aroma has lots of cocoa powder, sweet milk chocolate, roasted grain, vanilla with a hint of cherry. The flavor is moderately to heavily sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. It finishes moderately sweet and moderately bitter with some light acidity. Medium body, watery/slick texture turning powdery, fizzzy carbonation. Lingering bitterness in the finish. Overall,\ disappointing because of high expectations. Tastes like carbonated water mixed with cheap cocoa powder and sweet, vanilla-laced stout. The flavors are disjointed. The appearance and aroma are the best things about it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2010
2006 bottle, I think. Pours nearly black with an average, creamy, frothy, light tan head which is mostly diminishing but does leave lasting froth and tight, frothy lace. The nose is a very pleasant sweetness with just enough other notes; toasted caramels, dark chocolate, sweet vanilla, dry milk chocolate cocoa powder, very restrained roast, lightly nutty nougat, and some sweet, dark breads. Flavor is similar with more dry notes than expected; dark toast, light burnt caramels, lightly roasted wood, vanilla beans, bakers’ chocolate, and dry cocoa. Palate is perfect for a nearly table strength stout; nearly lively, medium full, somewhat round and velvety with a touch of dryness. The finish is average length, drying, and lightly bitter with cocoa powder, roasted wood, and bakers’ chocolate. Maybe my favorite non-imperial stout and certainly is helped by a great balance. The vanilla and cocoa created a nice sweet base but the stout-ish notes and the dryness of the cocoa created nice depth. Perfect palate for this style, incredibly likable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4407) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 14, 2010
Pours a rich dark black with mahogany edges and a two finger creamy chestnut brown head. Sweet vanilla bean and rich milk chocolate in the nose, very nice integration, mild sweetness, tinges of alcohol. Flavor shows vanilla bean in the forefront followed by bitter bakers chocolate and some grain roast, mild sweetness and notes of coffee. Palate is round with some roast bitterness. Awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - JAN 14, 2010
12 oz bottle under the new label and title "Aphrodite." Bottle from Sergio’s. Pours a pitch black with a big pillowy khaki head that eventually fades, but leaves nice lace before hand. Rich aroma of chocolate and coffee and vanilla. The flavor is the same, but a bit more bittey/astringent -- more coffee like rather than chocolate like (as is the case with the aroma). Still very well done and a solid beer. Medium body but thick and smooth with minimal carbonation. Overall: just a damn solid beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RC8 (305) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2010
Fantastic aroma of cocoa and vanilla. Taste is not as impressive with an overwhelming bitterness, but it’s still a terrific stout with Belgian overtones. Great overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Palidor19 (3076) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JAN 13, 2010
taste like a bitter chocolate milkshake, the taste has heavy malts with Belgian chocolate. good stuff

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nick76 (4315) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 13, 2010
The aroma has chocolate malted milk and vanilla. The appearance is dark brown with a thin head. The taste is somewhat like the aroma but with a bit of medicine. The palate is smooth. It does have some great qualities but still has a bad bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 12, 2010
Served from a 11.5 oz bottle from the Liquor Collection in Honolulu. I guess the other 0.5 oz was lost in the exchange rate from Canada. The appearance is a perfect deep creamy black with a smaller cream brown head. Very very inviting! The nose is rich with intense vanilla beans and chocolate. Some hints of some cigarette or cigar smoke. The aromas roll right into the flavors. The creaminess of liquid chocolate with a fairly bitter hop undertone. Wonderful full roast malt backing. The mouth is oily and creamy but has a slightly off character to it. at times. A wonderful beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
That1Guy (2061) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - JAN 12, 2010
Almost came in my pants when I saw this sitting on the shelf today. Damn, they could make this beer into a ice cream, and even though I don’t like ice cream, I’d take a hit. Beer is the only way I can get into chocolate, and fuckin a. Delicious beer. Packed with chocolate and vanilla, with some roasty goodness of an excellent stout. I can see why this is the most highly rated stout around. Thick, creamy, full-bodied. Might cry when my glass is empty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - JAN 12, 2010
Pours opaque with a tan head. Aroma is rich with vanilla, chocolate, and coffee. Rich flavor of vanilla greets the palate upon the first sip. Past that the tastes of chocolate, some coffe, and a hint of bourbon comes through.

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