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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Stout
Montreal, Canada

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RATINGS: 1307   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2010
Quite enjoyable overall, but it did seem to be lacking something somewhere. The vanilla and chocolatey notes were pretty spot on with a nice malty backbone holding everything together. And is was velvety smooth, but something kept this beer from being exceptional. Had my last bottle with a piece of Portillos chocolate cake. That cannot be healthy, but sure was tasty.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarinEvelyn (812) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Strong chocolate, cocoa, vanilla, malt, a little dark fruit aroma. Tastes similar. Very velvety, smooth, roasted malt and cocoa chocolate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2011
341 ml bottle. Pours jet black, with a tiny hint of ruby. Nice big, frothy tan head, leaving some lacing. Big aroma and taste - soft cocoa, roasted malt and vanilla bean mesh really well, nothing dominant over the other. Really enjoyable!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
budedou (805) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - MAR 5, 2014
le nez de cacao et de vanille est présent. Belle couleur. Peu d’effervescence. On ressent bien le gout du chocolat. Appréciable mais pas monstrueuse (ne tient pas longtemps en bouche)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thb (805) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 31, 2010
What a great beer! Pours an inky black with nice lingering head. Big flavours in this one - lots of malt, lots of chocolate. I found it hard at first to pick out the vanilla, but it must be what givesit a richness and a kind of exotic, unusual sweetness. Great thick and smooth mouthfeel with a long, pleasantly bitter finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ddemmingjr (797) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2011
On tap at Tremont Tap House: pours like motor oil.notes of vanilla, bourbon, cooking chocolate, roasted malts. Taste- pow coffee blast, chocolate engulfs your tongue. Smooth, more subdued hop notes further along. Distinctively awesome

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerGolem (796) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2012
Botle 341 ml. Pitch black with little brown head. Aroma and flavour: intense torrefied malt, pleasant vanilla, some cocoa, slight dark fruits. Taste: nice sweetness, slight bitter finish. Slight acidity also Excellent stout, refreshing, complex, well balanced and fairly drinkable!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jksipa (784) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2016
Bottle from the LCBO. Opaque black pour with a small short lived mocha head. Great noses of chocolate, vanilla, coffee, roasted nuts and a smoky woodiness.Light milky sweetness with a more prominent chocolate bitterness. Mouth is full and creamy with a lingering finish. Well balanced stout with lots of character.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bricktop86 (783) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 24, 2016
On tap black with a brown head. Aroma is vanilla, roasty and bourbon. Taste follows nose

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DoublEE (782) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2012
When I think of the perfect vanilla bean stout, Aphrodite is what invariably comes to mind. Beautifully balanced, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better beer to match with a fruit or chocolate-based dessert. That said, it’s not overly sweet and is very drinkable at 6.5% ABV, save for the high price tag.


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