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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Stout
Montreal, Canada

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RATINGS: 1130   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (11344) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2007
(Stockholm Beer Festival 2007) Draught. Black, small brown head. Huge chocolate and cocoa aroma, vanilla and oaky notes. Chocolate flavor, quite roasted and a bit dry. Was there some mint notes as well?

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisv10 (11331) - DENMARK - MAY 31, 2012
Tap @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration, 2012. Black with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and a little liquorice. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, little liquorice, medium sweet, hops and medium bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11260) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2009
Black with a lasting tan head. Roasted aroma dominated by licorice, with a hint of smoke. Sweet licorice and chocolate flavour with a full body and intense dark character

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (11230) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 24, 2010
A: The pour is a dark brown color with a massive tan head and a ton of carbonation. S: The nose is rich and chocolate filled. Great sweet milk chocolate notes, vanilla, and a more subtle roasted character and a dark caramel note as well. T: Like the nose, plenty of sweet milk chocolate, cocoa, and vanilla. A more pronounced roasted flavor along with some slightly burnt notes. M: The body is medium with a fairly high carbonation that actually works alright. D: Not quite as good as Peche Mortel, but still nice. Definitely overcarbonated, but a vigorous pour and some time in the glass helps to smooth that out.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thewolf (11207) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2009
Bottle, bought @ Vinens Verden, Odense.
Pours pitch black with a large, firm, creamy, beige head. Aroma has smoke, cocoa-powder, dark chocolate, light coffee notes, roasted malts, a touch of liqourice and fine, elegant vanilla sweetness. Low carbonation, fine creamy and light mouthfeel. First impression is chili or pepper, but otherwise flavour is powdery cocoa, roasted malts, sweet vanilla, bitter, coffee and dark chocolate notes. Really stunning dry bitter aftertaste with lots of cocoa and milk chocolate. This is an amazing taste explosion at 6,5 %. More taste and far more elegance than most Imperial Stouts ever muster, far beyond most regular stouts. Stunning.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11173) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2009
12 oz bottle-plurs a light brown head and black color. Aroma is roasty/chocolate/molasses-dark malt, lactose. Taste is roasty/chocolate/molasses-dark malt, nutty, lactose, grassy, hops backbone with a bite/acidic. Thanks richlikebeer for sharing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10958) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2009
Bottle from Keg Liquor. Poured black color with medium creamy tan head that lasted with excellent lacing. Aroma is very complex with roasted malt, vanilla and bourbon. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Moderate to heavy chocolate bittersweet flavor and moderate to heavy complex dark sweet bourbon finish of long duration. Standout complex beer for dessert or with a cigar.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (10951) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 29, 2011
Trockener und malzintensiver Antrunk mit dezenten Süßnoten. Schon zu Beginn des Mittelteil kommt ein Schokoladenarome zuerst als Nuance, später deutlicher hervor, zudem spielt das nun röstigere Malz eine hohe Bedeutung. Nur wenn man es weiß kann man im Hintergrund einen dezenten Vanilletouch ausmachen, der, bei genauerer Betrachtung, durchaus angenehm ist. Von der Röstigkeit ist das Bier mittlerweile trocken geworden, daher ist der Abgang weniger intensiv als angenommen, schade. Dennoch ist das Bier ausgewogen und gelungen aromatisch. Im Nachgeschmack noch malzig und störker nach Vanille. 9/12/11/11/13/12

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (10906) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2010
pitch dark, brown smooth creamy head. aroma is toffee, chocolate, faint roasted stuff, vanilla, sweetness (cocoa). flavor is licorice, chocolate, faint toffee, spicy tinge, caramel. aftertaste is roasted stuff , tofee and chocolate. palate is quite thick. overall a very flavorfull beer, but a bit too much toffee-sweet and chocolate, too chocolate-dessert like. Well blended and lots of flavors to explore, but a bit too far to the sweet side to really hit it home. but it’s close...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009

Date: October 16, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Trade
Appearance: black, wispy beige head, streaks of lace
Aroma: rich sweet chocolate and vanilla aroma with a touch of caramel, light roasted
Flavor: sweet rich caramel and chocolate flavor, lots of balancing roastedness, nice caramelized sugar character, light bitterness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4


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