Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Stout
Montreal, Canada


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RATINGS: 1304   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.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrnkMcDermott (2997) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2012
12 oz. bottle, purchased 2010 at Binny’s ($5.69). Yes, it’s nearly 3 years old. And it’s keep staring me down whenever I check my cellar. Time to finally give this one a ride. Big smell of sweet stout and chocolate fondant from the first pour, yet, no alcohol to drive it. Solid black body, manages to maintain a thin ring of foam around the edges. Yep, lots of vanilla and cocoa. I do get the bourbon, too, although this is labeled as "Aphrodite" and does not mention any barrels. Very little alcohol in the palate, but a lot of malt that plays well with the added flavors. Just a few notes of bitterness to the sides. And a bit of unfiltered yeast in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dysenteri (89) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2016
Keg at Steampunk. Pitch black, beige brown head. Chocolate, cardamom , cinnamon, coffe,, roasted malts. Milky mouthfeel, nice dark chocolate, hazelnut flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
electrotype (642) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 26, 2016
Pas noté cette bière encore? Il est temps! Un classique parmi les classiques au niveau des bières de microbrasserie du Québec. L’exemple parfait d’un chef d’oeuvre que l’on a tendance à oublier tellement elle est facile à trouver pour nous au Québec. Mais ne nous trompons pas : c’est bon en sacramouche cette bière! Je peux comprendre que certains amateurs de l’extérieur du Québec fassent des échanges de fous pour en obtenir. C’est un réel dessert : le chocolat mais surtout la vanille sont très, très, présents... tout cela sans que le résultat soit trop lourd. C’est comme un gros stout cochon mais sans le sucre superflu et l’alcool à 243% ABV : juste les saveurs agréables. Le seul défaut que je trouve, à chaque fois que j’en bois, c’est d’être légèrement trop mince. Ce n’est rien de dramatique, mais un corps plus rond lui irait bien. En résumé, un autre chef d’oeuvre d’une des meilleures brasseries du monde.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidezdonz (294) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - AUG 25, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2016 A 250ml pour on tap at Moeder Lambic Fontainas into a Moeder Lambic snifter glass. It was a pitch black colour with a just less than two finger tanned head that had great retention and lacing. Very nice aromas of dark chocolate, vanilla and coffee bean. Tastes of dark chocolate truffles with vanilla and a light bitterness. Smooth, medium to light bodied with light carbonation. Overall it looks and smells great. Body is a bit on the light side, but it was smooth and well balanced. One of the best stouts out there.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Prufrockstar (1966) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2016
Bottle. Finally grabbed this one. Best part about rating something with 1300 reviews is that I don’t feel obligated to say anything at all about the beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bierridder_S (664) - BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2016
06/08/2016 - bottle from Malt Attacks, Brussels. Dark brown colour with small dark beige head. Nose is mocha, chocolate, caramel. Taste is light roasted, nice mocha, some licorice, light vanilla. Nice scent and flavours but somehow it didn’t reallyvtouch me. Way from bad or dissapointing but had expected more.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bewyder (395) - FRANCE - AUG 9, 2016
Noire opaque, nez houblon résineux, vanille, bouche forte sur cacao, vanille, fruits rouges, sirop, malts grillés, amertume en finale. Une bière complexe mais un style et des arômes qui ne me conviennent pas trop, je ne prends pas grand plaisir. Bouteille 33cl achetée chez Bières cultes, Paris, France, bue le 02/08/2016.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GunnarStal (10) - - AUG 3, 2016
Dark pour, nice brown head. Taste is rich chocolate, coffee, and some vanilla, subtle roastiness. Good mouthfeel, nice dry finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
theyohanful (6) - - JUL 28, 2016 does not count
Chocolat noir, noisette, vanille, une peu de café. Crémeuse, et délicieuse, goût intense et texture surprenante pour bière à 6,5 % .Un incontournable qui n’est pas chère et très accessible.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Adamsville (199) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2016
Comme pour la Péché Mortel, cette bière ne devrait pas avoir besoin de grandes présentations pour vous convaincre d’y goûter et fort probablement de l’adopter. Rares sont les Stouts réguliers qui présentent une aussi grande panoplie de saveurs s’accordant aussi bien tout en ayant une belle intensité.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnsense (1325) - - JUL 23, 2016
Another revisited DDC beer. Black pour, good sized mocha head. Thicker body and good lacing. Vanilla and dark chocolate up front in both the aroma and taste, light booze (which works well here), charred malt. Slick oily mouthfeel. Drinks far bigger than the stated 6% and change.

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