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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Stout
Montreal, Canada

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RATINGS: 1122   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerguy101 (5287) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cavie (3805) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2009
Draught @ Bar Volo, Toronto, ON: Pours jet black, small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, anise, vanilla, and bourbon. AMAZING flavour with all of the above, nicely roasted malts, and a more carbonation than expected. Still, it’s almost like drinking silk. Wow, great stout.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mar (4881) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2009
Bottle thanks to blutt59. Black with a khaki head. Nose is vanilla, light roasted malts and chocolate. Great on the palate with a great flavor of vanilla, roasted malts in the back and a hint of chocolate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
eaglefan538 (2900) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 10, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2011 Draft at SL, 6/2011 - Much more roasty, smoky/ash character that really bumped up my impression of this one and balanced things out. Hop presence seemed notable too, along with a more robust body / bite and mouthfeel. Bumping the numbers quite a bit from 2.2. Original rating: Bottle, Aphrodite. The pour is typical for a stout, dark brown-black, nice little head (perhaps not as big as many of its peers). The aroma was tons of vanilla and tapioca with a bit of cocoa underneath, light roast, sweet smelling. The flavor was overkill vanillla and tapioca, quite a disappointment actually, given all the hype this brew gets. Maybe this is one of those classic, "It has never been the same since they started bottling it, blah, blah, blah," but this thing was way over-hyped and I’m not that excited to have finally tried it. It wouldn’t surprise me if they added sugar and vanilla extract to this batch. Mouthfeel was a bit thin and light. Sorry, DdC, normally love ya, but....

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7867) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 9, 2009
Bottle thanks to blutt59. Pours with a fading brown head over a black body. Aroma of cocoa, vanilla and light roast. Taste is rich for such a low ABV, cocoa and tons upon tons of vanilla, vanilla bean and vanilla ice cream. Creamy mouthfeel. Would probably make an awesome beer float.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffManSW (436) - Riverside, California, USA - OCT 10, 2009
Bottle shared by Hophead22.. Dark dark brown pour with a mocha head.. Aroma was sweet with some roasted malts.. Flavor was very roasty with a slight sweetness... Medium carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (11972) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2009
( 341ml bottle, courtesy of blutt59 ) Pours a dark brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of maple, macadamia nuts, vanilla, cocoa, and roasted malt. Flavor of vanilla, nuts, chocolate, and roasted malt.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
travita (4053) - Frisco, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2009
Bottle thanks to blutt59. The look is brown to black in color with a nice beige colored head. The smell is malts, coffee, chocolate, and malts. Good. The taste is sweet, roasty, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and good.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ughsmash (7157) - 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.


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