Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Stout
Montreal, Canada


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RATINGS: 1150   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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - DEC 7, 2009
11.5oz bottle, labeled Aphrodite. body is black with no color at edges. head is tall and fluffy, dark tan/sienna. aroma is vanilla, chocolate malt, almost like a black & white malt shake. yes, milk chocolate syrup, and marshmallows too. flavor is roasted chocolate malt, some baking chocolate and then vanilla & milk chocolate too. dryish and a little bitter in the finish, with a roasty dry aftertaste. nice profile for a beer that’s only 6.5% ABV. lots of thin lacing all up & down the glass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lello4ever (3) - ITALY - JAN 19, 2015 does not count
Stout eccezionale. Praticamente nera, con una schiuma beige pannosa e persistente. Aroma non al top. All’assaggio risaltano i sentori di cioccolato, vaniglia, note leggere di malto tostato che si equilibrano perfettamente nel finale appena amaro. Corpo giusto, non troppo acquoso, cremosa e con un alcol perfetto.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aveladenn (2) - Strasbourg, FRANCE - JAN 12, 2015 does not count
Cette bière porte très bien son nom! Je la recommande vivement accompagnée d’un dessert, j’ai commis l’erreur de la boire sans rien la première fois, et au final je ne l’ai pas autant appréciée.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
barbillon (35) - Pesaro, ITALY - JAN 11, 2015
Stout di grande prestigio...colore meraviglioso nero con schiuma di un beige che incanta! In bocca appare subito cremosa con sapori intensi di cacao e vaniglia e infine caffè con un bel amaro finale. Sorseggiata è una delizia! Incredibile l’intensità che offre questa birra a soli 6,5 gradi di alcol!!! BAM

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thibair (7) - Metz Tessy, FRANCE - JAN 5, 2015 does not count
Une bière noire savoureuse au goût de café prononcé. Un arôme fumé et cuivré. Une stout de qualité.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
UXO (469) - CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
Pours opaque brown/black with one finger of tan head diminishing gradually to a thin skim, moderate lacing. (4/5) Nose is dark chocolate, coffee with milk, roasty dark malts, vanilla. (9/10) Taste is moderate sweet, mild bitter. (9/10) Full slightly creamy body, low sustained carbonation, sticky mildly bitter finish. (4/5) Excellent. Nice complexity of bitter flavours from the roasted malts, with the usual suspects of coffee and dark chocolate making appearances, but tempered by a lactose sweetness that adds a milky flavour, assisted by the creamy texture. The hop bitterness is not first apparent, but is gradually revealed during the long complex finish. Another stellar beer from DDC. (17/20)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shorlin (702) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - DEC 30, 2014
What else do you want in a pour: solid black, rocky tan head and lacing. Aroma is roasty coffee, cocoa, dark chocolate. Taste is sweet, vanilla with a slight roasty bitterness at finish. Finish is long lasting and complex. Really delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oliodnb (405) - ITALY - DEC 27, 2014
341ml bottle. Pours black with a thick foamy light brown head. Aroma has a lot of milky sweetness with notes of coffee, chocolate and vanilla with light roasted notes. Taste is similar with a more robust roastiness (ground coffee} helping to balance the sweet side. Light final bitterness, medium body, light carbonation. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
k0mpsa (1395) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - DEC 22, 2014
Bottle from saveur bier. Black color, brown head. Aroma is nicely cocoa, roasty, smooth. Taste is nicely full bodied, cocoa, vanilla, smooth palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ragnampiza (545) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - DEC 20, 2014
341 ml bottle from Birra+. Looks almost pitch black in the glass, impossibile to see through, with a nice, creamy and relatively persistent dark brown head. Mesmerizing smell, so rich and clean. Sweet milk chocolate, espresso coffee, mou/toffee candy, slightly toasted dark malts and vanilla beans. Surprisingly way more bitter than sweet, which is odd considering the aroma. Big coffee bitterness, very roasty and almost smokey feel as well, quite smooth with no alchool presence at all. Vanilla and licorice forward aftertaste. Average carbonation, medium body, slightly oily texture. Very, very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kingstoni (1594) - FINLAND - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle. Deep brown color with a medium sized foamy brown head. Aroma of vanilla, coffee and cocoa. Bitter, roasty taste.

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