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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Stout
Montreal, Canada

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RATINGS: 1286   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - AUG 14, 2010
12 oz bottle labeled as aphrodite, purchased from Oísheas in CA - Pours an opaque black color with light tan head that dissipates fairly quickly. Aroma has a fair amount of chocolate, toasted marshmellow, touch of roastyness, vanilla bean. Flavor is fairly roasty, bit of vanilla and oaky tannins. Finish is fairly balanced. Palate is somewhat thin. This is not bad, but fairly dissapointing considering that I have been crazy to try this for ages.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerGolem (769) - 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!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bunget (769) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2014
341ml bottle. Pours an oily dark brown, almost black body, small chocolate creamy head with excellent retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of dark chocolate, vanilla, light coffee, hazelnuts. Taste of vanilla chocolate, caramel, burned toast, hints of coffee, licorice. Smooth and intense.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
generallee08 (767) - New York, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Its body has a very dark brown burnt wood color which only allows light to seek through at the edges. The pour produces a tall and thick chocolate milkshake like head. This tall head slowly settles to a thin tightly packed cap of foam that makes lots of lacing on the glass. The aroma is deep and full bready yeast notes, toasted grain, powdery cocoa, wet leaves and damp earth. Its medium to full body has good mix of roasted malt sweetness with hint of bitterness from both roasted malt and hops. Up first are chocolaty cocoa powder notes on top of toasted bready grain and earthy yeast with the slightest wet old woody presence. In the middle I pick up light vanilla bean notes as well as a light cream soda like flavor notes. This moves into the finish which adds dark roasted coffee and earth leafy hop bitterness. On the palate it has a smooth creamy feel with mellow carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MayumiH (760) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2015
Bottle at home. Last beer of 2014. Strong roasted malt, dark chocolate, bitter coffee, rich vanilla. Full, dark and rich with flavour. I enjoyed every sip. Utterly good :P

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - OCT 12, 2010
The phrases, oh my god, oh god yes,oh dear baby jesust, and dear lord, all come to mind. This stuff is the bomb, itís awesome, seriously fantastic stuff. The aroma is roasty, but with HUGE vanilla notes, and light undertones of chocolate cake in the oven, tapering off with notes of licorice. The flavour is oh dear god, delicious, smooth, light, drinkable, but super full of complex flavours, roasty malts, chocolate, coffee, lots of vanilla, some more chocolate, finishes with notes of licorice. God bless you dieu du ciel!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
LadySusan (756) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 2, 2006
Dark brown color, with beige long lasting head and a lot of long lasting lace. The taste is of a rich mocha chocolat coffee. You can also taste some bitterness that just makes it even more inviting. The near perfect stout.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ragnampiza (751) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - DEC 20, 2014
341 ml bottle from Birra+. Looks almost pitch black in the glass, impossibile to see through, with a nice, creamy and relatively persistent dark brown head. Mesmerizing smell, so rich and clean. Sweet milk chocolate, espresso coffee, mou/toffee candy, slightly toasted dark malts and vanilla beans. Surprisingly way more bitter than sweet, which is odd considering the aroma. Big coffee bitterness, very roasty and almost smokey feel as well, quite smooth with no alchool presence at all. Vanilla and licorice forward aftertaste. Average carbonation, medium body, slightly oily texture. Very, very nice.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dreamflower (749) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 27, 2012
This has everything I love in it. Vanilla, chocolate, coffee, a sweet stout. "Complex, yet well balanced." I couldnít imagine a better stout.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - APR 1, 2010
341ml bottle, batch #9, whatever that means. Pours quite thick black with a large three-finger plus brown head, foamy and rocky, leaves a clumpy ring of lacing and retains a good cap. Aroma is rich dark chocolate, cocoa, and coffee, roasted malts, some vanilla. Powerful and wonderful smelling beer. First sip is an OMG moment if you are a chocolate lover, wow. Massive amounts of premium dark chocolate, cocoa, some coffee, and to a lesser degree vanilla and roasted malts. Cocoa definitely overpowers the nose and flavor, but thatís not a bad thing at all, not at all. Delicious. Mouthfeel is rich, smooth, velvety, low carbonation, just about perfect. This drinks so incredibly smoothly, tastes and smells so incredibly good, I want it to last forever but itís going down so veyr, very fast. Itís a damned shame itís $5.50 a bottle as Iíd buy this by the six on a regular basis. Perhaps the best non-Imperial Stout Iíve ever had. Another phenomenal, world-class beer from Dieu du Ciel. Cheers.


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