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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Stout
Montreal, Canada

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RATINGS: 1143   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewGoblin (463) - 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!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
msojka (457) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2011
Pour is black with a small tan head with good lacing. Nose is of coffee and some very faint chocolate notes. Taste is of sweet sweet mocha. Very refreshing on the palate and shockingly light on the tongue.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 23, 2010
12oz bottle. Love this when it first came out. Appears very dark brown with coffee color head. Aroma is vibrant cocoa and roasted coffee with a hint of vanilla. The cocoa and vanilla hit the palate first then a nice drier mid with a sweeter finish. For the alc % and style its one of the best moderately prices stouts out there. Will always recommend.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adster (449) - 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
Mjp12 (439) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2014
Another stunning beer from dieu du ciel. This has the aroma, depth of flavour and creamy mouthfeel of an imperial stout, but without the clout of heavy alcohol. Drunk at cellar temperature, the flavour is fantastic, don’t put it in the fridge !

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
0o9i (439) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 11, 2011
Bottle. Black, opaque, small tan head turns to a ring, little lace. Strong aroma of vanilla, cocoa, and an earthy aroma of molasses/wet coffee grounds. Medium body, coarse carbonation, dry. Flavor is lightly sweet, cocoa, molasses, woody hops and a strong vanilla flavor throughout. Long finish, moderately bitter.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Goldorak (439) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 1, 2005
This tap version clocked in at 6.0% ABV.
Not a single ray of light would pass through the blackness of this Beer, adorned with a dense cream that clung dearly on the sides of my pint.
Cocoa powder aroma, like the kind they sprinkle on a mochachino, vanilla wasn’t as strong as the last time I’ve had it, but that’s a good thing because too much vanilla can be quite cloying. Boozy vapors offer a faint piquant but it was barely distinguishable.
The short version of the flavor description would be to say that this brew tastes like a chocolate crčme brulée. Dark chocolate, and I’d be surprised if he didn’t use real vanilla bean, if so he used a really high quality extract. Almost no bitterness at all, it was so silken it felt like cream. The only thing wrong I could find was that it the aftertaste was a bit chalky towards the end, it sort of creeped up along with the alcohol effluvia.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 9, 2012
12 oz bottle. Pours black with a light head that fades away rather quickly. The aroma is just fantastic. Vanilla, a touch of bourbon, chocolate and a hint of coffee. Taste is not as complex as the smell, but it is still good. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffManSW (436) - Riverside, California, USA - OCT 10, 2009
Bottle shared by Hophead22.. Dark dark brown pour with a mocha head.. Aroma was sweet with some roasted malts.. Flavor was very roasty with a slight sweetness... Medium carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Saeglopur (434) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - DEC 30, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2013 Bottle from saveur-biere.com, bottled 03/13. Black body with some red reflections and a small, brown, creamy head, that dissipates completely. Sweet aroma of dark chocolate, vanilla, ripe banana, roasted malt. Taste with the same aromas, sweet, a lot of dark chocolate, vanilla, roast and toast from the background. Medium mouthfeel, with a satisfying, thick, oily texture, lively carbonation and a bitter chocolate and roasty finish. You don’t need a dessert, this is the dessert! At the same time it isn’t too sweetened, very well balanced and smooth. A skillful brew!


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