Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Stout
Montreal, Canada


on tap

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RATINGS: 1288   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hank1980 (966) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 7, 2009
Poured dark brown with a nice tan head, some minor lacing. Aroma is really nice mix of vanilla, roasted malt, chocolate. Great stuff. Taste is really nice mix of roasted malt, vanilla, coffee, chocolate, light bitter notes as well. Mouth is full and creamy, full bodied brew. Overall, an awesome beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DuffMan (9027) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 6, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2010 Bottle. Pours a viscous near-black with a low dense tan cap. Intense chocolatey and coffee aromas, faint hints of stewed fruits. Sweet, silky, very chocolatey palate, with burnt malt bitterness and coffee and dark fruity elements as well. Sweet and rich, but balanced. God am I glad I can buy this in Alberta! This will join McAuslen as a permanent member of my fridge stock.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 5, 2009
From bottle. Lovely black colour with a frothy tan head. Very appealing looking beer. Great aroma. Chocolate , coffee malt aroma. Rich flavours of chocolate. Almost like a col cappuccino. Delicious flavours. Sharp bitter finish. Rich texture. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alagnak (468) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - DEC 3, 2009
Bottle. Deep dark inky beer with a wisp of a tan head. Nose was sweet milk chocolate and a nice roasted cocoa bitterness. Flavor was a little underwhelming, sweet chocolate again ni the front, a big slug of vanilla and a lightly btter coffee at the end. Finish is a little sticky, and more of the vanilla. It was good, but the nice roasty/bitter nose didn’t play in the taste much. Had it - I think this would be a really nice one. As it is, a well done beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoshuaB (476) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - DEC 3, 2009
Had a few bottles left after a brew pup trip last winter. Still yummy. Not much more to add.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DeputyAndy (636) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2009
Pours pitch black, mocha head, nice cocoa aroma. Tastes very chocolate with a distinct vanilla aftertaste. Notes of roast and slight alcohol. Finishes sweet and very neat. If this were imperial it would ruin it. Awesome beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sdurham1662 (2) - ellisville, Missouri, USA - DEC 2, 2009 does not count
Another excellent brew from Dieu du Ciel. Poured from a 11.2oz bottle into a standard pint glass at 50 degrees. Impressive, tight collar on this one. Aromas are dark chocolate, mocha, vanilla. Great mouth feel and very smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RSRIZZO (1933) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2009
11.5oz bottle poured into an English Pint at 48°. Color is a solid black with good carbonation and a small tight brown head. Aroma of deep roasted malt and coffee with a sweet alcohol scent in the back. Starting with a mellow full body it has a creamy mouth feel that goes down with a sharp little bite. Finish comes in with mellow smoky coffee and a touch of cask wood then a sweetness of vanilla and dried fruit. After taste is clean leaving a roasted bitterness behind. This is a very good mellow stout with sweet accents.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - DEC 2, 2009
Just a stunner of a beer, and might have been my favorite of the evening. Rarely do I find a beer with such a straight-up milk chocolate/fudgey aroma. Huge notes of milk chocolate, like walking into a chocolate shop. Vanilla notes are big too and just a smidge of roasted malts. I could smell this one non-stop. The flavor doesn’t let up either. Milk chocolate dominates the flavor, vanilla, some sweet coffee notes...wow. I can honestly say that I’ve never had a beer quite so effective at bringing the flavor of milk chocolate to a beer, and it being this f’n good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerapprentice (207) - Hopatcong, New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2009
Pours a dark brown colour with reddish undertones and a large dissipating tan coloured head. I have a cold so the aroma might actually be better and/or different than I detected. Aroma of coffee beans, cocoa powder, and dark fruits. Weak flavour of coffee, cocoa, dark chocolate, and a slight vanilla extract flavour. Zero carbonation made the beer seem flat and the flavours were not very palatable. Adrian led me to believe this beer would be really good. It was....ehhhh.

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