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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Stout
Montreal, Canada

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RATINGS: 1107   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hezron (610) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 15, 2012
Strong aromas of vanilla and chocolate covered cherries. Flat looking appearance, not much of a head. Flavors of vanilla, coffee, chocolate, tobacco and dries cherries. Dry mouth feel, fairly light in body.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Unde (366) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 29, 2014
Black beer with head going to the sides. Aroma has vanilla, lots of dark chocolate, cocoa and roasted malts. And what a taste! Straight 10/10! There is sweet vanilla, dark chocolate, cocoa beans and some roasted malts to balance the sweetness. Quite full body with low carbonation. For a sweet tooth like me, this was exceptional beer, just mind-blowing.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Flanfl (94) - USA - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle. Beautifull black color. Aroma if rosted malt, chocolate and toffee. Flavour of dark chocolate, caramel, vanilla. Long finish with coffee, when it fades caramel is showing up. Excellent beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jerd16 (198) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2014
Black as your hat. Aromas of dark chocolate, roasted malt. Slight hint of coffee. Smooth and thick. Great density for a smaller stout. Cocoa powder is the overwhelming flavor. Carries through and collects some roasted malt as it grows. All facets provide bitter notes that avoid any dessert-beer cloying. Longer it sits the more roasted malts (coffee) assert themselves. Lacks a little depth but as the few notes here are so accomplished, it compensates well.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adster (388) - HUNGARY - SEP 25, 2014
A Dieu du Ciel! Újabb gyöngyszeme már ránézésre is itatja magát, a főzde söreinek címkéiből áradó elegancia pedig egyszerűen magával ragadó. Egyértelmű, hogy kávészínű testtel nyit, melyen krémes, cappuccino-hab telepszik meg. A kakaóporos, árnyalatnyi karamellával megspékelt, kissé scotch ale-szerű illatok puha és bársonyos szobájában külön helyiségrésszel bírnak a hívogató, vaníliás aromák, mi pedig örömmel fogadjuk az invitációt: itt végre megpihenhetünk egy darabig. Az mindenesetre biztos, hogy egy végtelen harmóniát sugárzó, megnyugtatóan kellemes illathalmazzal találkozhatunk, mely az előbb felsorolt összetevőkön túl némi pörkölt, egy egészen halványan tőzeges felhanggal is bír, valamint a titokzatoskodás olyannyira távol áll tőle, hogy az aromák által rámutatott ösvényen megindulva a testének vastagságára vonatkozó elképzeléseink is kellően pontosan tükröződnek vissza később. Nem várunk tehát valami kőolaj-stout vehemenciájával bíró fenevadat, ez már csak az alkoholfok mértékéből ítélve is felesleges volna. Örömmel vesszük viszont tudomásul, hogy az illatok által sugárzott kiegyensúlyozottság és nyugalom az ízében is visszaköszön; a közepesen szénsavas testben megelevenedő pörkölt maláta okozta komor hangvételt mesterien oldja fel az étcsokoládé simogató játéka, valamint a vanília sejtelmes, sörökben annyira jól mutató, bársonyos varázsa.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Poobah (276) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Black with a medium, tan head, some lacing, and a chocolate, cherry nose. Mildly-carbonated with a creamy mouthfeel followed by a milk chocolate, vanilla extract, cherry, dark roast coffee, dry finish.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
generallee08 (712) - New York, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Its body has a very dark brown burnt wood color which only allows light to seek through at the edges. The pour produces a tall and thick chocolate milkshake like head. This tall head slowly settles to a thin tightly packed cap of foam that makes lots of lacing on the glass. The aroma is deep and full bready yeast notes, toasted grain, powdery cocoa, wet leaves and damp earth. Its medium to full body has good mix of roasted malt sweetness with hint of bitterness from both roasted malt and hops. Up first are chocolaty cocoa powder notes on top of toasted bready grain and earthy yeast with the slightest wet old woody presence. In the middle I pick up light vanilla bean notes as well as a light cream soda like flavor notes. This moves into the finish which adds dark roasted coffee and earth leafy hop bitterness. On the palate it has a smooth creamy feel with mellow carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hugi (393) - Waldkirch, GERMANY - SEP 23, 2014
Dark black, opaque, dense, medium, tanned head. Aroma of vanilla, cocoa, a bit of coffee and a bit of tobacco and spices. At first, taste of cocoa/chocolate, then roasty-bitter, vanilla, a bit hoppy. Fizzy, medium body, long lasting roasty taste. The finish is quite similar to a peaty malt whiskey.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Andrus86 (29) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - SEP 19, 2014
BOTTLE. Shared RW. Poured jet black with small tan head. Malty aroma, with vanilla heavy up front & rolled into a lovely creamy mocha finish. worth the wait to try this! Sourced Cellarbrations @ Capel

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewGoblin (316) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - SEP 15, 2014
Just a slight cut below DdC’s other big Stout, the Peche Mortel. Dark engine-oil brown-black with a thin and vanishing crema coloured cap. Coffee, vanilla, dark chocolate booze and roasted malt waft up and atom. It’s definitely a dessert beer, it’s sweet but not cloyingly so and the hint of booze is rounded out by heavy vanilla and chocolate. It’s a thick, oily tongue-coater with mild carbonation. Babe! Schwing!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Calisky (748) - ALSACE, FRANCE - SEP 13, 2014
Mondial des bičres. Couleur noire, bonne mousse beige. Fort nez chocolat cacao, parfum vanille, note de café. Gout chocolat cacao doux, note vanillée. Super légčre et cremeuse, ronde en bouche, belle balance. Sublime!


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