Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Stout
Montreal, Canada


on tap

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RATINGS: 1307   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
godofsky (274) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 5, 2010
drank out of pint glass. pitch black with a thick moka head that creates a heavy lacing throughout the beer. aroma is chocolate, vanilla, and roasted malts. a milkshake at 6.5% abv! like the label says, this beer is a beautiful marriage between chocolate and vanilla, though i do think the chocolate is a bit more apparent. thick on the palate, medium carbonation, an almost silky mouthfeel. this is my favorite "everyday" beer, the kind of beer i have in my refrigerator at all times. the only stout better than this one, is aphrodisiaque fresh from the tap at Dieu du Ciel!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
smith4498 (3551) - Miami, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2010
Bottle from a trade with Boutip. Viscous black pour with light brown head. Lots of chocolate and vanilla in the aroma. Flavors of roasted malts, bittersweet chocolate and vanilla. Medium to full body with soft carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel. Excellent. Thanks Phil.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blipp (8178) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 30, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2010 Bottle. Pours near black with a thin tan head. Sweet and roasty aroma with notes of milk chocolate and vanilla. The flavor has roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, and caramel. Delightful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheJester (2532) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2009
351 mL bottle. Deep chestnut brown with a lovely tan head. The aroma is lovely and complex - roast, vanilla, milk chocolate, and licorice. Much the same for the flavour, except that the chocolate comes to the front a little more, and there is only a hint of licorice. Nice balance, though. Slightly grainy mouthfeel. Good body and carbonation. Incredibly appealing beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
philvil (176) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 29, 2009
chocolatey flavor and medium sweetness. great texture, a little thinner than the average stout. not especially complex... everything tastes good but there aren’t a whole lot of flavors at work. overall a very good stout but nothing special

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajm (1072) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 28, 2009
A big fat thanks to nbutler11 (I think) for this appearance. Nose is full, dry, almost tart coffee. There is the faintest rounding of flavor - as with vanilla or nibs - but mostly this is more tart and concentrated than even Peche. Jet black, whose flavor is stark like a brick with charcoaled coffee and not much else. I missed the faint hops, cocoa and v-beans.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2009
12oz bottle from Smoker’s Den in Bennington, VT: Pours to an opaque, black colored body with a medium dark tan colored head. The aroma is sweet dark chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt, kind of a dry cocoa husk scent, without any real detectable hops. Flavor shows roasted malt & bittersweet chocolate up front, with some dark bitter chocolate, very dark roasted malt, and hints of vanilla towards the middle, finishing with notes of unsweetened dark chocolate and vanilla bean. Full-bodied, medium carbonated. What I really like about this one is how well the flavors compliment each other without trying to be imperial, extreme, or really overwhelming. The body is lighter than I expected it to be, which makes it more refreshing, and the chocolate and vanilla flavors end up being very ephemeral, which drives me back for another sip.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (13465) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2009
Bottle from Keg Liquor. Poured black color with medium creamy tan head that lasted with excellent lacing. Aroma is very complex with roasted malt, vanilla and bourbon. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Moderate to heavy chocolate bittersweet flavor and moderate to heavy complex dark sweet bourbon finish of long duration. Standout complex beer for dessert or with a cigar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (5751) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 27, 2009
Pours dark brown with a brown head. The aroma is sweet milk chocolate and anise. A touch of acidic black coffee. The flavor is very dry and roasted with notes of spices, licorice, chocolate, and coffee. A very distinctive and complex stout. Ashy finish. This would go great with some biscotti.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (17278) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2009
Bottle at Chriso’s Kook Tasting 09. Thanks to Crosling for this one. Labelled as Aphrodite. Black, tan head. Vanilla choc coconut aroma. Slightly powdery choc. Quite a lot of vanilla,, but I thought it was drinkable enough, just too much powdery choc. Dry finish. Yes, fails a bit in the mouth.

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