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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Stout
Montreal, Canada

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RATINGS: 1099   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4919) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2009
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a large creamy dark brown head. The aroma was sweet chocolate and vanilla. The flavor was bitter and toasty with strong vanilla and chocolate and a faint floral hop undertone. The finish was long with moderate chocolate and strong vanilla. The body was thick and smooth. Excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (4324) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2009
This poured a nice black color with a thick tan head. Aroma was of chocolate, vanilla and some roastedness. Flavor was much more of a typical stout than expected, not the overload of vanilla like I was expecting from other reviews, which is a good thing. Overall a very good and complex stout for its stature.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - AUG 7, 2009
12 ounce bottle from cfrancis. Really? This is one of the top 50 beers in the world? The pour is pitch black with plenty of with a fizzy brown head. Hmm, I smell graham crackers, some cocoa powder, and of course vanilla. I donít find the flavor to be anything special. Its roasty like any other stout, with some vanilla. Light body and a dry finish, which I didnít expect. I figured the vanilla sweetness would linger. Still, I donít find this beer to be special.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (9099) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 5, 2009
Finally! I have been dying to try this since I logged onto RB for the first time! Glouglouburb sent me this bottle and I am soooo stoked to be getting more. Pours a nice black color with a big brown head. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla and hints of coffee. Flavor...well it tastes like a dark chocolate smore with a nice bitter dark chocolate/coffee finish. Simply a beautiful beer. I can only imagine how great it must be on tap.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 30, 2009
This beer has an amazing aroma: pure dark chocolate with vanilla highlights. Smells like it might be sweet but the flavor is pleasantly dry, like a liquid gourmet 85% cocoa bar. Finish is an almost granular cocoa sensation. This is superb.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 27, 2009
Pour black with a big brown head. Big aroma of vanilla and coffee. Vanilla lead to a bitter coffee finish. The aroma of this beer is awesome. Been waiting for this beer for along time.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryan (3186) - 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
SrSilliGose (3256) - 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 (2009) - 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 (6046) - 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!


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