Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Stout
Montreal, Canada


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RATINGS: 1314   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
cfarr069 (7) - Rockland, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 17, 2013 does not count
On tap at Brothers in Ottawa. Wow! Amazing nose on this, the most enjoyable nose i’ve ever experienced, and the flavour doesn’t disappoint either. Definitely holds it own against St. Ambroise Oatmeal and other world class stouts.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DanielBrown (4381) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2013
Keg at Brewdog Birmingham. Might just be the best beer I’ve ever tried. Certainly the best Stout. Wowee - flavour packed from first sniff until 5 minutes after the swig. This tantalised my nose shooter and tongue lung threshold equally. Mega blinding.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
buckwheat13 (10) - Moncton, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 25, 2013
I want this to be the last beer to pass my lips before I breathe my last breath. Stunning, does exactly what the brewer was envisioning when he planned for this beer. Heavenly.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
generallee08 (772) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BobyFischer (300) - FRANCE - SEP 14, 2015
Noire d’encre, mousse beige, col persistant fin. Nez fantastique : chocolat, cannelle, vanille, caramel, des trucs suréalistes de mon enfance, de la torréfaction noire mais douce, jamais trop amère. En bouche c’est idem, douceur, très peu (ou pas) d’effervescence, des épices, de l’équilibre, chocolat/vanille mais ça va surtout bien au delà. Exceptionnel.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
PtiBisc (29) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 9, 2015
This Quebec Stout is the perfection of a stout. It as a distant smell of cocoa and burnt malt. The taste explode in a twist of vanila and roasted malt. Drink this any day at any time! Cheers!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
CapFlu (5101) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2006 (Draught) Creamy brown head and opaque body. Chocolate, vanilla and marshmallow aroma. A chocolate milkshake with expensive vanilla ice cream and thick 35% MF whipping cream. Finishes with a vanilla flavour so smooth that you slide right out of your clothes onto the naked marble floor. My ’Best of Show’ for Le 10e Mondial de la Biere in Montreal. Absolutely to die for...

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DYCSoccer17 (3637) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 26, 2005
Tap. Moan and Dove Peche Mortel unveiling. To be quite honest, this beer stole the show. This beer showed up the Peche Mortel, which is not an easy feat. Gorgeous sweet sugary vanilla aroma with hints of chocolate. This thing smells amazing. Yummy. Pitch black with a long-standing light tan head. The head is much more durable than the Peche Mortel. Sweet, chocolatey, vanilla notes. Roasts are present as well. Flavor of a roasted chocolate milk with a twist of vanilla. No alcohol detected. This is extremely satisfying and perhaps the best beer I have ever experienced. Great mouthfeel, silky, and amazingly drinkable. I have trouble finding fault with this beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2005
Many thanks to my buddy Claude Turcotte for bringing this one back from his mother land....and I only had to hint one time. Pours a very deep dark opaque black with a creamy brown head. Aroma is big chocolate, vanilla and marshmellow sweet...wow. I figured I’d like it, but wow. The taste is delicious vanilla, cocoa, and a restrained bitterness. Finishes with a vanilla flavour so smooth and bittersweet that I was sad to reach the end. Surprisingly awesome. I’ve got to maintain my Canadian connection!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 4, 2007
On tap at the brewpub - oh god, I can’t believe how amazing this beer is. Appeared the perfect shade of pure obsidian - blacker than black, none more black - with the perfect tan head. Aroma is totally awesome - big notes of roasted malt, dry cocoa powder, sweet vanilla and some plum. Flavour much the same along with some whiskey and a slightly lactic finish. Really robust and thick, something that I find lacking in a lot of "stouts". Really big body here. Perfect. Palate is wonderful with chocolate at the front of the mouth that segues into a sweet vanilla and there’s a touch of warming alcohol in the throat. Perfect. That’s a lot of "perfects" and this one nearly is.....

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