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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Stout
Montreal, Canada

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RATINGS: 1085   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cavie (3745) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2009
Bottle courtesy of blutt59. Dark brown pour. Lovely rich chocolate aroma. Inviting aroma. Taste is chocolaty but has nice flavors that extend beyond the initial appearances. Feelings of vanilla and quite tasty. Flavorful by far.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ughsmash (7086) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 8, 2009
Bottled. Poured deep mahogany with a creamy cap of tan head.. set up nicely. The aroma picked up sweet and a little darker cocoa paired with rich, deep, toasted vanilla beans.. it was hard to pull any hop influence from it save for a touch of earth.. just decadent! The flavor had much more of the vanilla bean than anything else, and that really wasn’t a bad thing.. tasty cocoa was laced throughout, light chocolatey bitterness around.. finished with more fresh vanilla bean and cocoa. Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation that gave a thick feel on the palate.. the vanilla was the star, and I’d drink this again without reservation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerguy101 (5276) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 8, 2009
Sampled on 9/25/2009. This stout pours an eclipse black color from a 12oz bottle. Medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is chocolate, coffee and vanilla. A medium to full bodied stout. The malts are chocolate and coffee. The hops are earthy. Very well balanced. Nice vanilla flavors, nicely sweet yet not over the top. Nicely balanced. Nice semi-sweet chocolate flavors. Very nice beer without being over the top or extreme in any way, just well made and balanced. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (5787) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 7, 2009
Bottle thanks to zathrus13, a beer I have dreamed of, I wanted this for so long and finally it is bottled! Pours a dark brown opaque color with a thick brown head. The aroma is very light, milky, chocolates. The flavor is rich and awesome; roasted malts, some bitter/sourness, light vanilla, a heavy dose of cocoa and roasted malts. Smooth and a rich mouthfeel. So easy to drink it’s deadly. A great stout. But why did the name change in the US?

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3272) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2009
11.5 oz bottle. Dark brown with subsiding tan froth. Nose is chocolate cake batter and dark roast tied together beautifully with fresh vanilla bean. Soft medium body with buzzy carb. Taste is lightly bitter chocolate sweetened with vanilla; a shot of espresso with lingering cocoa. Big flavor for such a low ABV. Wonderful.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hallinghansen (1852) - Odense S, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2009
Bottle. Black body, with a medium brown head. Aroma is sweet milk chocolate and vanilla. Flavor is milk chocolate and hops. Some bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mbsmith (72) - Missouri, USA - OCT 6, 2009
bottle from Gomer’s Lee’s Summit. aroma of sweet alcohol and cocoa. brown head, mostly small but some medium bubbles that fade quickly but reappear easily when agitated. flavor is good, with cocoa and vanilla (and maybe some cola?) but the cocoa wins out. i don’t know how balanced this is, it seems like some components could be filled out more. i wish the palate were thicker but that is personal taste. it does have some creaminess that is nice. it’s a pleasant, unique beer but not worth the 5.49, in my opinion. i’ll stick with the Peche Mortel. or Choklat if i want a sweet cocoa fix.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
punkska101 (847) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 6, 2009
341 ml bottle. Solid black with a lasting tan head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee and bit of vanilla. Flavour is a mix of sweet vanilla, caramel and coffee. Full body. This beer is really smooth there’s nothing over the top. Could easily interest you’re none beer geek friends into the world of dark beers.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - OCT 6, 2009
Bottle. Pours nearly pitch black with a nice lacing and super lasting cappuccino coloured head. Aromas of chocolate, sugared coffee, vanilla and caramel. Surprisingly dry flavour with notes of cacoa powder, roasted malt, coffee, hops and licorice. Great and very tasty brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentSteve (1614) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - OCT 5, 2009
Pours black with no head. Chocolate, roasted malt and light vanilla in the nose. Much the same in the flavor with all influences blending smoothly together. Medium mouthfeel.


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