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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Stout
Montreal, Canada

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RATINGS: 1100   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (10544) - 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
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2010
Dark brown with a medium deep beige head. Sweet aroma with hard roasted malt, chocolate and coffee notes. Flavour was sweet with hard roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee and vanilla. Finished dry.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
faroeviking (10289) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 31, 2010
Botella. Ptch black colour, nice big creamy rocky brown head leaving a good lacing. Aroma: Roasted malt, chocolate and some coffee. Good filling mouthfeel. flavour: Pleasant roasted maltiness with chocolate, coffee, bit of vanille, a good bitterness and light wood.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10228) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2009
Bottled. Pitch black coloured. Light brown dense head. Chocolate, sweetness, light roast, light spice and light fruits in the nose. Flavour is toffeeish, chocolaty, sweet, milky, spicy and swweeeeeeeeeeet. I¨m half drunk, but who cares. Medium to full bodied. Ends on a roasty milky floral bla bla bla end. NIce

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (10210) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2009
Bottle from Radiomgb, thanks! Almost black and opague. Roast, vanilla and chocolate in the aroma. Malty sweet flavor with vanilla, pear and chocolate. Some roastbitterness in the finish. Luscious and very drinkable. Cacao in the aftertaste. Only a bit too simple to get a 4+.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maria (10158) - Thisted, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2010
Courtesy of After4ever, thanks Tom. It’s black with a dark-brown, creamy head and the aroma has notes of roasted malt, orange-chocolate, cocoa and vanilla. The flavour is sweet with notes of roasted malt, orange-chocolate, berries, cocoa, vanilla and the finish is dry, I’m not fond of the notes of orange-chocolate in this otherwise nice beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (9999) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2005
Pitch black stout with a creamy thick moka head. Light cocoa in aroma, with light vanilla notes, and some coffeee beans. Smooooth bitter chocolate with vanilla lingering in mouth. Rich and complex, and pleasing. One word here: Silky! A very classy stout! Enjoyed with M_Heine and GonzoBeer, on Dec. 17th, 2005 (YeHaa).

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (9820) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2009
Bottle poured a clear dark brown nearly black with a lasting brown head. Aromas of milk chocolate, vanilla, light roastiness and light coffee. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of milk chocolate, vanilla, roastiness and a hint of esspresso with a smooth dry lingering milk chocolate finish. Very tasty dessert beer would go great with a great chocolate cream pie.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerandBlues2 (9700) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Calgary Beer Fest. Pours opaque black with a medium, creamy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, and roast malt, dates, figs, and prunes with oat notes. Flavor is dark malt, lactose, light hops and bitterness, oats, coffee, prunes, figs, and a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bov (9500) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 13, 2009
courtesy of Pascal Sauser - dark black colour with an elusive beige foam; fairly roasted nose with solid notes of vanilla, banana and black chocolate; medium-bodied, some sweet malt backbone soon overwhelmed by a pronounced bitterness; dry and bitter chocolatey and vanilla finish - subtle and complex, aboslutely superb


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