Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Stout
Montreal, Canada


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RATINGS: 1219   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   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 (2922) - 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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
PtiBisc (26) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (1259) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 7, 2015
12 oz bottle shared get Gus. The pour is a nice light black with a thin ring of lighter khaki head and no lace. The aroma is a little disappointing. There is a lot of roasted malt and a light cocoa. Not a whole else. It's rather disappointing. The flavor is a little better. There is a heavier malt presence and a good light vanilla. It's pretty basic with the cocoa and malts. The mouth feel is decently thick and carbonated. There is a bitter finish to it and it's just not what I was hoping to taste ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tranquillity (1510) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2015
Tap at barhop, part of a 3-beer blind tasting. Think small bubbled brown head. Slightly transparent but very dark. The aroma is like chocolate milk, slightly too sweet. The taste is very chocolatey. The finish is nice And burnt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DeanF (1935) - Northwest Territories, CANADA - OCT 4, 2015
Very perfect head and black body in a glass. Sweet coffee aroma with barley hints and wood. Flavour is Starbucks style frappucino with sweet notes and a chocolatey finish. Very good drinkable stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (5900) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2015
Thanks to GothGargoyle! 341 ml. bottle sampled @ Borefts 2015. Day 2. Black with solid mocha head. Nose is sweet chocolate syrup, sweet thick mocha, luxury, oily, pralines. Taste is sweet syrupy milk chocolate, vanilla, candy, sweet coffee, light roast. Thick chocolate body. Really nice & rich beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Satyroneto (234) - BRAZIL - SEP 28, 2015
Cor negra, com espuma marrom (tipo cappuccino) de alta formação e média persistência com bom lacing. Aroma licoroso de café, cacau e baunilha. Sabor amargo de café e cacau com final alcoólico e levemente amargo; retrogosto alcoólico e de chocolate amargo. Corpo leve e um pouco licoroso com baixa carbonatação.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
fkoolen (638) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2015
Bottle at home. Pitch black, creamy beige head. Big dark chocolate/cacao and vanilla tones, creamy malts; lightly bitter, quite complex. Lingering aftertaste. Immensely soft mouthfeel, low carbonation, big body (especially considering 6,5abv).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ColovianTrader (437) - - SEP 20, 2015
Lots of bitter dark chocolate, with roasted malts, toast, coffee, and vanilla as it warms. great velvety feel without being heavy.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BobyFischer (176) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
fugitive (1705) - Athens, GREECE - SEP 13, 2015
Bottle. Color brown/black with small brown head. Aroma chocolate, coffee, cocoa, roasted, light vanilla. Taste sweet, chocolate, vanilla, cocoa.

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