Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Stout
Montreal, Canada


on tap

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RATINGS: 1314   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
vyvvy (5893) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 10, 2010
Pours very dark brown with a large dense dark tan head. The aroma has very roasted malt, lots of smooth chocolate, slight vanilla notes and dark caramel. This is very lush, smooth and rich without being too sweet. Medium body that’s thinner than expected. It’s smooth with a little bit of graininess and has some fairly soft carbonation. The flavor starts with roasted malt along with earthy and spicy hops along with some cocoa, a bit of spritziness and light coffee notes. The finish gets a bit creamier and displays dark chocolate and a lightly burnt malt taste. It would be nice if the vanilla stood out a bit more, but this is still an absolutely fantastic stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 9, 2010
Bottle from my main man StFun – thanks Josh! Pours crude oil black with a 2 finger dense brown head. The nose is roast, vanilla, cocoa, coffee and chocolate. The taste is burnt malt, dark roast coffee, ash, vanilla and dark fruits with a slight bitter finish. Medium creamy mouthfeel. Damn good Stout. Thanks again J for sending this my way!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nimbleprop (7560) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 9, 2010
12oz bottle sampled at Sexual Chocolate Day 2010. Watery, opaque black with light, cloudy tan head. Nose is SUPER chocolatey, almost like a liquid candy bar, nuts, light coffee with cream. Flavor is very sweet but not disgustingly sweet, brown sugar, nice cake icing, light toast, light coffee with cream. Finish is super smooth, very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10423) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2010
Dark brown with a medium deep beige head. Sweet aroma with hard roasted malt, chocolate and coffee notes. Flavour was sweet with hard roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee and vanilla. Finished dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (40865) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2010
34.1 cL bottle. Pours pitch black with a small creamy and chocolate brown head. Aroma is dark chocolate and coffee, roasted malt and light herbal touch. Light vanilla note. Smooth and chocolate flavoured with a smooth vanilla note. Lingering dark chocolate and vanilla finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2010
Bottle 34,1 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours an opaque deep dark brown with a vague tint of red and a creamy light brown head. Aroma is sweet milk chocolate. Medium body, dry burned malts and loads of cocoa powder and sweet milk chocolate. Some malt bitterness in the finish. 080210

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DandyWolfFloyd (1090) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2010
If this was affordable, it’d be a staple for me. It’s about as close too the edge of beer as you can get without forgetting your drinking a beer. The aroma is full of caramel, chocolate, coffee, espresso, and roasted malts. The hobs are muted. The adjuncts give everything from alcohol to banana, licorice, vanilla, and smoke. The appearance is the only issue of concern here it is dark opaque black body with mininimal brass colored thin collar The beer looks exactly like an espresso. The taste is amazing, cocoa powder, chocolate dark and light, espresso. All of which is perfectly balanced. The beer is so smooth. It’s right on the edge of what you imagine beer can be. It portends to be a beer, but really is so much closer in taste and action to a great chocolate elixir. I imagine this is a close approximation to the old Aztec chocolate alcohol drink. The beer’s body is not as full as you would imagine, it’s extremely creamy, but finds a way to finish slick and clean. The carbonation is soft. The beer makes you think it will be bitter, but it dims the moment before you ever get that astringent coffee or espresso finish. Amazing beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (23393) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2010
Bottle. Pours a dark brown almost black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted sweetish malty cocoa powder and vanilla. Sweetish roasted malty chocolate and vanilla flavor. Has a sweetish malty slightly spicy chooclate and vanilla finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mickut (276) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 5, 2010
Bottle. Pours black with brown creamy head. Palate is dry with average with a very dry finish. Taste is slightly bitter and sour. Aroma has roasted malt, caramel, little dark chocolate and a hint of vanilla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Blom (837) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2010
Black with a brown diminishing head. Coffee and cocoa aromas plus some dusty hops. It is very smooth and medium-bodied. Flavours of vanilla, caffe latte and cocoa bitterness. A grand experience.

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