Statman (3) - Maryland, USA - JUN 27, 2008 does not count
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is one of the very best beers I’ve had in almost 20 years of craft brew tasting! Had it at the Mondial de la Biere on 30 May 2008. I would categorize it as a vanilla tasting imperial stout with great mouth feel and lingering pleasant after taste. A very great beer - my choice for #1 at this festival, but then I probably only tried 150 of the 400 or more available!
Imaena (1635) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 25, 2008
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught @Mondial 08’. Chocolate and vanilla with roasted malt notes. I tried a lot of stouts that day and this was better than the St. Ambroise Oatmeal but not as good as the Peche. Great mouthfeel.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2008
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2009 Bottle thanks to BrianK for water bottling this for me lol. Poured a dark body with little of the nitro c02 remaining. Lots of vanilla and chocolate. A really smooth beer the whole way through. Not extreme really in anyway but dam i cant say i’ve head a better stout! Awesome coco in this beer. Even at the 10th anniversary this is just awesome. 4.3
Just had this fresh out of the bottle, this really is one of the most if not the most phenomenal session able stouts. The coco and whip cream like vanilla just come thru with such brilliance. Phenomenal. 4.6
robinvboyer (2765) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Well i was very hyped to try this beer. I have to admit, it did not live up to the hype. It was an excellent stout, lovely notes of vanilla, and chocolate, but they seemed a tad thin. Some smoke lingered, and added a nice dimension, but this is not even close to the Peche Mortel.
Nuffield (3547) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 4, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I went to the Montreal Beer festival on Thursday but didn’t get this beer, choosing to focusing on other things. I then went to the pub on Friday night, where I expected to try it, but they didn’t have it on tap and the server said she heard that they had sold out at the Mondial de la Biere. Oh no! But I went back to the festival the next morning when they opened, and they had gone to get another keg of it--from a new batch. I think this was a fine beer but not overwhelming, and certainly for my tastes nowhere as good as Peche Mortale. Beautiful cascade in the glass--it seemed to change colors even. Really lovely additives; as others note, Dieu du Ciel are a master of subtle and restrained brewing. The vanilla emphasized a nice nuttiness in particular, though it is quite roasted too. Smooth but not a Peche palate. (on tap at Mondial de la Biere, 2008, Montreal)
GoLdFiNgEr (111) - La Pocatière, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 3, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Encore une autre excellente bière noire de la Brasserie Dieu du ciel!
Dégusté au Mondial de la Bière à Montréal.
Belle équilibre entre les saveurs.
Belle note de cacao, avec une petite touche de vanille.
Texture onctueuse, très douce au goût.
En souhaitant que cette bière ce développe en bouteille! :)
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
October 2003. First visit to Dieu du Ciel. Drove the Estrogen Wagon to Montreal on the weekend. Sampled a bunch of cool new beers, and generally marveled at the uniqueness of the place. But No Aphrodisiaque.<P>
June 2004. First trip to Mondial. 2 year old Peche Mortel on tap at the brewpub, Ciel Étoilé rocks my palate with some cool anise. Doing the festival on a budget thing with Radek. No Aphrodisiaque.<P>
March 2005. TheRoot takes his bachelor party on the road. DDC is our first stop of the night before heading off to places more known for the size of their jugs than the quality of their beer. Some guy proposed at Peel Pub. Thats classy and a half. No Aphrodisiaque.<P>
July 2005. Ratebeer Summer Gathering. 2 year old Quintessence in the bottle is simply awesome. Solstice d’Ete breaks through my preconceived notions. Fantastic day! No Aphrodisiaque.<P>
September 2005. Great Migration Tour heading east to grad school. I think this was the first time I ever shared a beer with my dad! Most of a bottle of Equinoxe du Printemps to myself, delicious. No Aphrodisiaque.<P>
May 2006. Summer move back to Ontario. Met up with Quevillion in the afternoon. Corne du Diable was new and quite nice. No Aphrodisiaque.<P>
October 2006. Peche Mortel at Cask Day in Toronto, I’m in Halifax pondering the merits of flights home to no avail. No Aphrodisiaque, so at least theres that consolation.<P>
December 2006. Driving the U-Haul from Halifax to Toronto. Stopped for the night in Montreal with a fellow Dal student. Cornemuse is a pleasant surprise. No Aphrodisiaque.<P>
October 2007. Cask Days. I blend Peche Mortel with Black Oaks Bourbon Barrel stout for sacrilicious new delight. No Aphrodisiaque.<P>
?? 2007. R offers to share a bottle but we need to leave before he can re-appear with the Aphrodisiaque. Cass ended up being the lucky recipient instead I think. No Aphrodisiaque.<P>
2008-05-30. Mondial 2008. I proceed directly to the Dieu du Ciel booth and request Aphrodisiaque. Success at last!!!! The server’s eyes go bug-eyed when I comment that I have been waiting five years to try this beer.
Pitch black body with a modest but delightfully creamy tan cafe au lait like head that swirls intriguingly. (4+) Served ludicrously cold it requires a few minutes to warm up enough to taste. Sweet aroma of vanilla beans that bring with them a light note of vegetation (not vegetal), mild roast malt undertones. (7+) Flavour has pleasant vanilla notes blended with mild roast, sweetish touch to the base of malt, light lingering bitterness to the finish. (7+) Smooth creamy medium palate could be more full bodied for my liking but is rather nice as is. Very nice beer overall. The highest rated Canadian beer that I had not had yet, I was going to wait to make it #3000 but didn’t want to risk missing it again! The inevitable question is whether it was worth waiting five years for, and the answer is no, but I doubt there is a beer that could possibily live up to that kind of anticipation! I am super glad to have tried this finally.
On tap, Mondial, Montreal, 2T
Frankieboy (12) - ste-justine, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 30, 2008
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Chocolatée au début, elle explose ensuite en bouche avec un goût de vanille intense. Cette bière est très rafraîchissante et devrais être, à mon avis, embouteiller à tout les étés. Délicieuse, tout simplement.
Sammy (7735) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 30, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Enjoyed on-tap at the Mondiale 2008. A chocolate stout, with chocolate aroma. Dark with off-white foaming head,substantial lacing thereafter. A medium and creamy mouthfeel. Like a well blended chocolate shake. Some roast, very drinkable.
Pyrozoid (361) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 27, 2008
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
(deguste avec french tickler) biere noir avec un collet exeptionel. Arome tres cremeux, chocolat, cacao, vanille. Gout de cacao, vanille, chocolat, cremeux, alcohol. Une saveur tres developper.