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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Stout
Montreal, Canada

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RATINGS: 1120   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.


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
CapFlu (4548) - 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...

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DYCSoccer17 (3327) - 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.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BrockLanders (772) - 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!

4.8
   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.....

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - SEP 21, 2009
12 OZ BOTTLE VIA mYS sWAP (thanks daknole!). Chilled 1 hour in fridge, served at . Pours almost black with a large tan head. Nose is chocolate, roast, sherry. Taste is chocolate, vanilla, honey, sumatra coffee. Body is light/medium, carbonation medium. This is a very very tasty brew, oozing with cacao. Stupendous beer!!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheDoctor (67) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 20, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2009 Almost perfect. Looks gorgeous and pours a medium head, complex palate dominated by cocoa and vanilla, the many flavors combine gorgeously and make for a smooth and delicious stout.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Nisse666 (4252) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2009
Portfestival, Göteborg, 2009-11-14, Bottle WOW - this was the best at this festival tried 25 of the approx 70 (many of the rest I have tasted before the event) AP: ebenholtz black with wee brownish head AR: vanilla bourborn and lovely chocolate F: vanilla bourborn and lovely chocolate, smooth, you can really seense the extremly high quality of the ingredients

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bejaaamin (115) - London, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2009
Poured darker than a quantum singularity. This lovely little thing sucked in all the light in the room and gave none back. A little frothy head lingered past closing time. The very scent of it sent me right back to a pastry shop. Lots of roasty toasty malts, an elbow deep armfull of chocolate and a slight hint of real vanilla beans. It went down smooth and velvety, boasting large chocolate flavours and dark dark roasted malts with just enough vanilla so as to not dominate the main flavours. Truly a fantastic beer. I love you God of the Sky!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
expertmax (21) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2010
Wow, as always, Dieu Du Ciel offers quality ! This beer is awesome, given a slightly lower ABV than the Pêché Mortel, this beer offers a better taste where higher ABV wipes the taste. I can taste butter, chocolate, coffee, clove, caramel (lots of it). Brew on tap at the microbrewery. The glassware is amazing and I think this beer deserves and award ! Sell you house and buy tons of this beer !!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2010
Draft at Ginger Man with James and PJ. Pours obsidian black with a thin, constant, creamy tan head. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, espresso, roast, bitter hops, and milk. Medium bodied with a smooth, easy, cocoa buttery palate. Finished with classy warmth and spice. Outrageous stout. One of the best I have ever tasted.


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