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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Stout
Montreal, Canada

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RATINGS: 1190   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (12461) - 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

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12322) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 3, 2009
Bottle from ericandersnavy. Thanks man! Pours really dark with a slight tan head. Really rich dark toast aroma. Near full bodied with creamy carbonation. Flavor is smokey, toasty malt and chocolate. It is like candy, except it’s not all that sweet. Seems pretty well balanced. There’s a strange pervading flavor - think it’s vanilla. Not a problem. Whatever it is, it blends in well. Very nice. Finishes towards chocolate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (12150) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2009
( 341ml bottle, courtesy of blutt59 ) Pours a dark brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of maple, macadamia nuts, vanilla, cocoa, and roasted malt. Flavor of vanilla, nuts, chocolate, and roasted malt.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
argo0 (12041) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 30, 2003
Creamy tan head topping black body. Aroma is perfumy/flowery, chocolate and vanilla. Taste is chocolate, vanilla, milkshakish (though not nearly as sweet), light coffee. Smooth and creamy full body. This beer is amazing, demonstrating the amazing powers a creative brewer possesses.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11826) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11722) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11454) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thewolf (11440) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (11436) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2011
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and light hoppy aroma. Strong chocolate notes. vanilla just present. Moderate bitter powerfull chocolate flavior. Light swet. Average moderate bitter finsh. Chocolate just a little too present. Creamy palate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (11337) - 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...


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