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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Stout
Montreal, Canada

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RATINGS: 1310   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
bvc (1241) - Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2010
11.5oz twist off cap. A somewhat vigorous pour yields a decent size beige head with black body. Big sweet dark cocoa, a touch of coffee, vanilla, licorice and a touch of hazelnut. Body is somewhat light for style and the carbonation is prickly. Ashy chocolate and coffee, a chalky burnt maltines and a little on the sweet side...but the carbonation is just killing it for me; rough.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (4148) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAR 27, 2010
Out of the bottle. Dark beer with a quickly dissappating brown head that left just a mist on the beer’s surface. The aroma is dominated by the smell of expensive, dark chocolate. Flavors of vanilla, chocolate frosting and bitter coffee. Very complex chocolate flavors that balance the bitter with the sweet. Very nice dessert beer.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2010
Traveled all the way to Orlando for this one, but man was it worth it. The aroma has chocolate,coffee, and vanilla notes to it. The balance is incredible, no one flavor overpowers the next. Sits very well on the tongue.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (14406) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 27, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2013 330mL bottle, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma brings out loads of vanilla upfront, followed by sweetened cocoa. Flavour is very much the same, with a wonderful balance between the vanilla and cocoa. Very soft and delicate on the palate - certainly not a robust stout, but more like soft, velvety one with more delicate flavours. Wonderfully crafted.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Snot19kilo (103) - Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2010
Thanks to Jester for this one. Pours black with a tan thin head. Aroma is strong chocolate and coffee. Roasted malt. Flavor is strong roasted malt, to the point it state like smoked malt and bark. a pretty good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gustav1996 (333) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAR 26, 2010
Pours brown/black with a thin brown/beige head. Aroma and taste: bitter dark chocolate, coca beans, roasted malts, mild sweetness, notes of vanilla. Medium body, decent depth. Aftertaste of roasted malts and coca beans... a fairly short finish. Overall a very good dessert brew.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - MAR 24, 2010
bottle of aphrodite from city beer. pours a thick brwon with medium brwon head. the aroma has tons of vanila and cocoa, almost ST levels on the nose. taste is too match, very well balanced, bitter and sweet, chocolate and vanilla, roast and spice, great! palate is great, super smooth, goes down fast, excellent finish and aftertaste. def a top notch stout. i will be getting more of this.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAR 23, 2010
12oz Bottle, purchased at Zeno’s Pub - State College, PA. Served at nearing warm temperature. Aroma is more or less a classic roast profile with a little added complexity and depth in the spice, earth, and chocolate field. Pours a deep black, with a lot of frothy caramel-colored head. Flavor jumps with character from the get-go, with noticeable bourbon vanilla, cacao nibs, and salted toffee coming through. Dense and with clean brown sugars and a long lay of roast on the palate afterwards. This is a very nice stout, with added richness from the vanilla and cacao additions, but in the bottle, it’s not world-class. However, I have not doubt that on a blend of nitrogen and carbon dixoide at the brewpub, this blows minds.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pookie9121 (122) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2010
11.5 fl. oz. Bottle. Great beer. Very smooth. A beautiful dark brown/black color. Aroma of chocolate/vanilla and some coffee. Highly recommended.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gyllenbock (7712) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2010
Bottle. Pours black with a beautiful medium light brown head. Inviting aroma of coffee, cocoa, vanilla, raisins and cookies. Taste of roasted sweet malt, coffee, vanilla, raisins and cookies. Very nice mouthfeel, smooth and milky. Soft carbonation, well-balanced and very drinkable. The finish was dry and rather bitter.


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