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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Stout
Montreal, Canada

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RATINGS: 1063   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUL 26, 2009
Shared by ygtbsm94. Really nice sessionable stout. Rich and creamy mouthfeel, rich milk chocolate and robust coffee.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SrSilligoose (3135) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 24, 2009
Bottle from glouglouburp. Thanks Dany! pours a deep brown with a small tan head. aroma is initially quite vanilla-y. coffee. light bitterness. roasted malts. cocoa. sticky, grainy mouthfeel. medium body. pretty tasty. I didnít know what to expect with this one. seems like a nice dessert beer. thanks again Dany!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrManning (1982) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2009
Bottle from a 6 pack courtesy of Jadoreblanche. A deep motor oil pour with a gorgeous billowing froth of mocha head. Excellent lace. Nose is a blast of vanilla and dark chocolate, with roast malts and cocoa nibs. The flavour is great. Lots of dark chocolate with an upfront vanilla profile that really works well with the chocolate aspect. A bit of coffee with roasted malts and some cafe mocha. Creamy and very drinkable. Medium body is missing a little something mid palate, but only a minor detraction to this wonderful stout. Thankfully we have 5 more.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blankboy (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2009
Draught at íMondial de la Biere 2009í, Montrťal, QC. Finally I get to have this legendary beer! Pours a beautiful cascading brown-black with a large lasting creamy tan head and nice lacing -- looks perfect. Aromaís a bit mild but lovely: Lightly roasted malt, vanilla and milk chocolate. Delicious flavour of roasted malt, coffee, vanilla and cream. Nice bitter finish. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel. As good as I expected, an amazing Stout!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BitchesBrew (714) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 11, 2009
[bottle] At last.. [Iíve waited so damn long to try this beer-- Iíve traveled 4+ hours to the pub only to miss it by a single day] Pours a nice black color, with a creamy coffee-colored head. Aroma is sweet milk chocolate and plenty of vanilla. Flavors are on the border of milkshake territory, but in the most delicious way possible. Huge roasted malt flavors, with plenty of chocolate malt and slight caramel sweetness. Overall, this beer is on the sweet side of things, but still really shines with the blend of chocolate and vanilla flavors. Very well done, and for me, well worth the wait!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (6341) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 7, 2009
courtesy of tpd975, thanks Greg for sharing this beer. pours black, beige/mocha like head. Aroma is indeed a real aphrodisiaque, lots of vanilla goodnesss. Usually I am used to a more subtle vanilla, but this time it just adds to the complexity. Some chocolate malts, cacao comes out with hints of coffee. Taste, pure vanilla, very enjoyable, not overdone. Light hints of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, ends with a faint bitterness. As Greg mentioned, we tasted the beer with mocha chocolate I brought back from Belgium and it was divinely good. Not much else to say, itís tasty, love the vanilla and how it blends in with everything else.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
EastCoaster (122) - USA - JUL 7, 2009
Nice bountiful head. fragrant espresso aroma, Tantalizing Chocolate notes with luscious vanilla finish, Roasted malt flavor present as well. A very enjoyable brew canít wait to have another.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MeadMe (1246) - Riverview, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2009
HUGE thanks to grub for this one!!!! A: Pours a very dark black with a nice mocha colored head. Okay retention with nice spotty lace. S: Very milky chocolate, with notes of very dark malt. Light coffee notes with a nice blast of vanilla. T: Lots of creamy coffee up front. Hershey milk chocolate goodness with bold real vanilla bean. The finish is grainy real cocoa. M: Medium in body, rich, smooth and refreshing. D: Real good. What a nice tasty treat. Pairs up wonderfully with some nice mocha Belgian chocolate! Thanks grub for sending this one my way. It is a real world class gem!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - JUL 3, 2009
12oz, thank you Phil, Boutip, Iíve been dieing, literally dieing to try this beer forever, and ever, and I needed to share it with my drinking buddy John (wetherel). Pours deep black with a light brownish tan head. Nose is jam packed, with notes of chocolate coffee, rich roasted malts and perhaps a hint of vanilla. Taste is incredible, rich, coffee, lots of burnt dark chocolate and coffee, this is one hell of a stout and its awesome to finally have this beer. Even after the sourish sweet beers I just had this brew rides out on my tongue and cheeks and just sits there and says "ahhh, amazing!"

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jblauvs (1337) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 29, 2009
Motor oil pour with nice tan head and nice lacing. Aroma is chalk full of chocolate, and some coffee notes, some vanilla, smoooth. First mouthful is absurdly good. Smooth bitter chocolate and loads of vanilla. it is silky smooth in my mouth. the finish is a little dry and the vanilla lingers on the palate. Incredibly balanced. So enjoyable Iím almost at a loss for words. Sublime


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