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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Stout
Montreal, Canada

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RATINGS: 1283   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.


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 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 (1242) - 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.

4.8
   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.

4.8
   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.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
VT (2233) - 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.

4.8
   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.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jmar33 (210) - 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.

4.8
   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!


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