Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Stout
Montreal, Canada


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RATINGS: 1190   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2011
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 11.2oz bottle (with cool artwork) into a tulip glass. Info on the label includes its abv (6.5%) and a nice description of the beer. Appearance: 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. Smell: The aroma is deep and full bready yeast notes, toasted grain, powdery cocoa, wet leaves and damp earth. Taste/Palate: 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. Notes: This beer packs a ton of complexity into a wonderfully balanced and drinkable 6.5%abv package.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
whitecap (289) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2011
Bottle of Aphrodite and Aphrodisiaque tried side by side..pours black with a nice brown head. notes of vanilla and chocolate malt. well balanced and somewhat bitter. Amazing beer. Wouldn’t mind a bit more vanilla.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
VT (1795) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 25, 2011
From a 341 ml bottle into a pint. Pours a deep, dark brown, almost black, with a thin beige head. Rather low head retention, though it leaves a nice lacing on the glass. Very strong cocoa and coffee taste ; I’m almost anosmic, yet this ale smells, and it smells good ! Mostly tastes of strong cocoa and sweet vanilla, with an aftertaste of sweet moka. Leaves a pleasant, lingering taste of strong, dark chocolate for a few minutes after the last sip. Has an oily texture and good carbonation. The alcohol tastes a bit, but just enough so that it is in no way irritating. Best dessert stout I’ve ever had, and quite frankly, it also has to be the best Quebec ale I’ve had, on par with Les Trois Mousquetaires’ Porter Baltique. I highly recommend it to any beer lover.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
biokid23 (102) - California, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Extraordinary. Dark, rich, and actually chocolatey flavor. Hints of vanilla and an intense cocoa flavor. I would buy this by the case if it wasn’t so expensive. Dieu du Ciel earn serious credit with this beer. A great stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2014
Had this a number of times both on bottle and on tap. Tap way surpasses the bottles, and when served right this is one of the best stouts i’ve ever had.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jmar33 (199) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle. Wow this is good! super smooth body with perfectly balanced roast flavours. The additives work so well in this. Up there with the Peche Mortel.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Christopsy (137) - SCOTLAND - NOV 3, 2014
On tap at Brewood Glasgow. Absolutely brilliant. The coffee and vanilla blend so well. Pours black with a thin beige head. Smells of vanilla, caramel, and coffee!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Metalflake (35) - Les Coteaux, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2015
Not what I expected. The last "chocolate stout" I had was Flying Monkeys’ Chocolate Manifesto (which I loved), so I figured this would be along the same lines of intensely sweet, chocolatey goodness. Not so - this really did come across with more of a true stout character - roasty, bitter coffee notes along with vanilla and -yes- chocolate, but in its bittersweet form. Truly delicious, would be wonderful paired with chocolate cheesecake, or as a complement to pears soaked in brandy. Yummy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ClarkVV (4164) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 4, 2005
On draught 2/25/05 at the Moan and Dove, Péché Mortel release party. Served in a tumbler between 47-52 degrees.
Having heard some things about this batch that made me less than excited to try this, I was blown away when I took my first sip. I did one of those things where you immediately exclaim "Holy Shit this is good!" and proceed to drink the rest of your glass too fast, greedily drinking the wonderful liquid. So I took it a little more slowly on the second sample.
Aroma smells of sticky, sweet milk chocolate, chewy toffee and even some marshmallows (kind of like a S’more), must be the interplay of vanilla, malt and chocolate. Light notes of roast grace the nose as well. As good as the aroma is, the flavor is what elicited the above reaction out of me. Sticky, chewy chocolate, sweet malt, light roast for balance and lovely liquified vanilla iced-cream flavors cover the palate. FULL body, but not syrupy, fatiguing or cloying. I was in sheer disbelief when told this was only five percent alcohol. Not that I tasted any alcohol in it, but it is just hard to believe that a beer of this thickness and full flavor has such a moderate alcohol content. Brownish-black body with a creamy, light-tan head. A real show-stopper. Writing this review makes me yearn for another taste. . . . .

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Pyrozoid (361) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 27, 2008
(deguste avec french tickler) biere noir avec un collet exeptionel. Arome tres cremeux, chocolat, cacao, vanille. Gout de cacao, vanille, chocolat, cremeux, alcohol. Une saveur tres developper.

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