Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Stout
Montreal, Canada


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RATINGS: 1234   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyCraft (4541) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Bottle compliments of Tommy, pours pitch black with medium khaki head, light to medium sporadic lacing. Aromas of espresso, dark cocoa, roast, coffee bean, cereal malt, licorice, nougat candybar, pumpernickel and vanilla bean. Body is medium to full with good carbonation. Finishes lightly bitter which is perfect for the style. Flavor lingers for a minute yo. Exceptional stout from French Canada.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kavu (3315) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 1, 2015
0,33l bottle @ One Pint Pub. Pours very dark brown with a high tan head. Aroma is sweet roasted malts, chocolate and vanilla. Flavor is creamy sweet malts with chocolate, coffee, vanilla and hops. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RCx240 (144) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 30, 2015
Pours pitch black, frothy brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate, vanilla, black coffee, oak. Taste is bittersweet, more notes of dark chocolate and roasted coffee. Medium body, creamy, slightly oily texture. Average carbonation. Long, slightly bitter, dark chocolate finish. Superb.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tightslice (601) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Bottle from Gourmet Haus Staudt in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is cocoa, vanilla, dark chocolate candy, cocoa cereal. Taste is smooth chocolate with an amazing balance of tang, sweet, creamy and bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Douberd (3729) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - NOV 17, 2015
(Dieu du Ciel Aphrodisiaque) Bottle 341 ml from free beer week, served into a snifter, ABV 6.5% Black colour on the body, tall and thick brown head on top, with very good retention. Aroma full of chocolate, mocha, nougat, cocoa powder. Sweet taste with chocolate, nougat, fudge, prunes, vanilla. Medium thick body, good carbonation, smooth on the palate. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Toomio (380) - Joensuu, FINLAND - NOV 14, 2015
Onpa kyllä. Pikkuisen suklainen. Myös salmiakkia. Maljassa bänditumut. Hyvä meininki.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tide (2442) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 6, 2015
Bottle at Rotterdam. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with chocolate, nuts, milk, coffee, a bit of licorice and vanilla. Bitter finish with chocolate, vanilla, coffee, oak, a bit of licorice and nuts. Exquisite stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndresTM (402) - Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2015
Roasted barley, milk chocolate, coffee, some earth, and the mildest hop fruitiness in the aroma, along with slight, woody vanilla. The mouthfeel is medium in viscosity and well-carbonated. The taste leans roasty bitter, with mild caramely and vanilla flavors overwhelmed by the earthy, chocolatey notes. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GenDV138 (4122) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2015
11.5 oz bottle poured into a Bruery tulip. Labeled as Aphrodite. Batch code 62 or 63, bought in mid-2014. Dark brownish black with a finger of tan head. Aromas of cocoa, dark chocolate, bits of vanilla. Tastes of dark chocolate, coffee, light vanilla. Medium-full body with a dry finish. Amazing flavors especially for under 7% ABV.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ARH (979) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2015
12oz bottle poured into a tulip. The aroma is milky with rich chocolate and a smokiness. The beer is dark and nearly opaque with a red black hue and a tan, dense fizz head that has onlylight retention and a mild lace. The taste is a medium high, chocolate bittersweet blend. The beer is slick with fuzzy carbonation and a full body with a smokey blend of chocolate and milk. The smokiness picks up for a brief cresendo at the finish which turn to a mild herb cleanliness, followed by vanilla and baker’s chocolate. The aftertaste is mild and nearly clean with light vanilla bean and chocolate cookie character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
thestossman (12) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 23, 2015
Oh my god, oh my god. Amazing cocoa vanilla nose. Nice thick body for a 6.5% stout. So complex. French Canadians nailed this. It almost makes up for Celine Dion.

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