jlf278 (287) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is one great smelling, fabulous tasting beer. Itís probably the most chocolatey beer Iíve ever had and it shows remarkable balance with a very subtle sweetness and just enough bitterness. The head is not impressive at all, detracting a little, but otherwise a stellar beer, and easily one of my favorites. Another win for dieu du ciel!
jdobbs (67) - - MAY 17, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
JStax (1671) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
11.5 ounce bottle thanks to lukaduke. Pours a thick black with a thin, bubbly head of khaki foam. Aromais smoky, roasty, chocolate, cinnamon, vanilla. Taste is sweet chocolate and vanilla beans. This beer is awesome! Great stout.
cards04 (827) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with thick tan head that settles into a white film for the duration of consumption. Great aromas of vanilla, hershey milk chocolate with almonds bar, booze, and wood. Nutty, chocolatey flavours. Coconut too. Dark, bitter chocolate finish. Awesome.
erickok (2290) - Tours, FRANCE - MAY 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black bodied and small tan head. Toffee, caramel malts, light forest hops, sweet brown sugar. Decent body, full enough, light alcoholic. Light fruity start yet more bitter finish. Good developed body, nice complexity. Drinks very well, never boring. Sweet yet tasty and never sticky. Good brew, highly quality. (12oz bottle from BiŤre Cultes)
BeerandBlues2 (7418) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
dfinney23 (1004) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A highly appreciated dessert beer indeed, sipped as my coworker abandoned half a slice of so-so cheesecake. Vanilla and chocolate with a bourbon kick making it taste more of alcohol than it is.
koppertone (26) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Overall a good stout. The malt is a tad overpowering but I will definitely be buying this again.
CraftBeerNick (412) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Keg at West 50 , Missisugua, Ontario, 3rd May 2013. A fitting mile stone, wow what a beer, looks fantastic, nice white, fluffy head and dark body, aroma is complex, coffee, expresso, some vanilla. Taste is smooth and luxurious, full flavour, drinks like a dream
dreadnord (997) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours thick and black with a thin tan head. The nose is vanilla, chocolate, roasted coffee, peaches and cherries. Taste is high sweet but has a nice medium bitter backbone to keep it in check. Finish is mostly sweet with a little bitter. The texture is silk smooth, body is heavy a d finish is long. Delish.
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MacMoney (735) - Alabama, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
341ml bottle. Pours black as oil though not as viscous. Head is small, more of a ring of bubbles the color of dark mocha. Aroma is exquisite. Loads of cocoa and cocoa-rich chocolate, not of the bitter kind, but sweet. Vanilla is very strong as well. Later on turns more regular chocolate, cocoa, semi-sweet with loads of vanilla. Light liquorice, roast and dark fruitiness. Unfortunately the taste doesnít compare as much. It is quite dry with loads of vanilla, quite roasty with coffee and chocolate. Could be a tad sweeter and fuller, the flavor. Now the body is a bit thin perhaps. Would love to try cooking with this though.