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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Stout
Montreal, Canada

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RATINGS: 1061   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JulienHuxley (2514) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2009 Very rich cocoa vanilla taste, creamy texture with well balanced flavor and alcohol that offers a beer you never get tired of drinking.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Snoro (294) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 14, 2009
Excellente! Un goût riche et velouté de café. Aucune amertume ou si peut. Une bonne mousse. Se bois très bien, une vraie dégustation.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 26, 2009
At long last! Had this on tap at the brewpub. Pours jet black with a creamy brown head that leaves gorgeous lacing. This beer puts it on Guiness so hard. Loaded with the aroma of milk cocoa and vanilla -- exactly like a dessert. Tastes of chocolate mousse, vanilla, hazelnut, cream, and faint copper. Sublime.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
presario (4533) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 17, 2009
Glass at DDC. Creamy brown nitro head on black. Perfect aroma of vanilla and cocoa mix. Literally tastes like a glass of homogenized white milk perfectly mixed with extra chocolate powder. Writing my rating makes me realize it does not measure up to this great beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bedainedebiere (500) - Terrebonne, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 6, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2009 The thickness of this beer is out of this world. Very foamy, lasting head. Aggressive vanilla in the taste, not very pleasing taste to my liking, and a slightly bitter finish, although vanilla finally strikes back in the after taste. If a "mal de coeur", a heartache, is aphrodisiac to you... If you do like that kind of taste, this beer could be the best you could get, especially because of the texture. I personnaly enjoyed the "Déesse nocturne" a lot more and rated it very high.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jredmond (5025) - Manhattan, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2009 2.27.09 Draft. Sampled at brewpub in Montreal. Pours thick black body with dark brown head. Awesome aroma, and taste. "Like drinking delicious cement." :::: 2nd TRY:::: 12.02.09 ... Insane explosion of vanilla beans in between the cocoa flavors, one of the best stouts ever. +0.2

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
grandgenie (259) - gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 15, 2009
Dégusté à la brasserie dieu du ciel à Montreal en demi-pint et dégusté dans un verre de stout direct du fût. Apparence de couleur noir des ténèbres avec une belle mousse. Arômes de vanille, chocolat, cacao et lait en poudre. Une bonne amertume, de la vanille, du chocolat et du caramel au beurre. Une bière d’un belle équilibre, limpide, soyeuse, ronde et crémeuse. On dit la simplicité a bien meilleur goût.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2009
On tap. Pours nearly black with a super thick, cascading head, beautiful looking beer. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, roast, coffee. Flavor is chocolate, vanilla, coffee, roast, burnt sugar. Palate is full bodied, medium carbonation finished sweet towards the front then bitter. A great stout for sure, one of the most beautiful looking pours, great flavor, world class.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MJGG (924) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 1, 2009
Verre de 20 oz, à la brasserie de Montréal. Arômes merveilleux de vanille et de chocolat au lait. Robe noire et opaque, belle mousse beige crémeuse, faible effervescence. Extrêmement douce et veloutée en bouche, le chocolat, la vanille et le malt torréfié sont très bien équilibrés. Finale très légèrement amère de cacao. Une stout exceptionnelle !

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
southamptonsam (114) - New York, USA - OCT 5, 2008
Draft @ DDC. What a delicious beer. If only it were available locally. Great chocolate nose with smooth balanced taste. Should have had several more but I had to try a draft Peche Mortel and a Rigor Mortis ABT. The bartender said they were working on bottling it without losing its ethereal qualities. Hope they succeed soon.


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