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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Stout
Montreal, Canada

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RATINGS: 1138   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.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
12many (277) - Alaska, USA - NOV 18, 2010
Much thanks to Julien for the trade. Nice chocolate and toast aroma. Sweetness with chocolate and vanilla cola flavor. Tingly carbonation but goes down smooth. Light on alcohol. Very nice.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flying_pig (996) - SCOTLAND - DEC 17, 2014
341ml Bottle from the Brewdog Online Shop (£3.50): Another Dieu du Ciel beer that I thoroughly enjoyed, it was highly drinkable from the start with a good mix of dark malts, chocolate sweetness and hints of coffee and fruits all combining very well indeed. Whilst not quite a classic it was a very good beer that I wouldn’t mind picking up again if it were a little easier to find in the UK; still it’s one well worth picking up if you get the chance.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gad905 (161) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2014
Draft, BD ShepBush. Black, thin tan head fades to a not much. Nose of coffee, roast, dark chocolate, vanilla, toffee, slight prune. Tastes moderate sweet muscovado, vanilla, moderate bitter hop, coffee, roast, cocoa, slight roast acidity, dry roasty finish. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, soft carb. Smooth, refined, delicious.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
exeter (356) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
Pours an opaque black, with one finger of tan head that quickly fades to a micro-head. Light lacing. Tastes of vanilla and dark coffee. It’s sweet and syrupy but just enough bitterness to give some balance. It lays on your tongue for a fair bit after a swig. A great one

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jeremyh70 (771) - Missouri, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Poured a dark black with a bit of chestnut around the edge. A nice sized tan head that sustained well and left great lacing. Definitely get the vanilla and cocoa in the aroma along with a bit of sweet tobacco, roast and maybe even some dark bread. The vanilla and cocoa blend nicely together in the taste with a nice level of roasted flavor, chocolate, some char, and even a bit of earthy hop flavor. Finishes dry with a mild rounded bitterness that seems to be coming from both the roast and the hops. Mouthfeel is semi oily with a medium body and moderate carbonation. Really well put together beer that showcases the main two ingredients without having them overwhelm everything else. Nicely balanced and drinkable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2824) - Michigan, USA - DEC 8, 2014
11.5 oz bottle into snifter, no bottle dating. Pours fairly pitch black color with a 1 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, vanilla, cream, and roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and vanilla/cocoa spicing; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, vanilla, dark bread, cream, light smoke/char, and roasted earthiness. Fair amount of roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, vanilla, cream, light smoke/char, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity, balance, and robustness of dark/roasted malt and cocoa/vanilla spice flavors; with a great roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome spiced stout style. All around great robustness, balance, and complexity of dark/roasted malt and cocoa/vanilla spice flavors; and very smooth to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iznogud (826) - CROATIA - NOV 30, 2014
On tap at Brewdog Shoreditch, London. Pours black with small creamy brown head. Roasted malts, chocolate and coffee aroma. Sweetish dark chocolate, vanilla flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kosmokrator (516) - ITALY - NOV 30, 2014
Densa e nera con sottile velo di pannosa schiuma beige chiaro. Al naso e al palato è un delicato cocktail di cioccolato al latte, vaniglia, malto e zucchero caramellato con lievi sentori tostati. Corpo medio, struttura vellutata, effervescenza gentile; una stout equilibrata, setosa e non impegnativa.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
miquelcrush (1490) - Granollers, SPAIN - NOV 26, 2014
Cervesa molt aromàtica i gustosa, tant en aroma com en gust es noten els tocs torrats que poden recordar a cafè. Cerveza muy aromática y sabrosa, tanto en aroma como en sabor se notan los toques tostados que pueden recordar a café.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
shdougan (27) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
Dark opaque black with a slight caramel head. Aromas of dark chocolate and roasted vanilla bean, very distinct. Has a thick, full body with some nice mellow carbonation. Very smooth going down. Taste is sweet but not too sweet, tastes like it should, perfect mix of chocolate and vanilla bean with some nice coffee flavors as well. Has a slight hazelnut aftertaste. Perfect beer in my opinion.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mjp12 (424) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2014
Another stunning beer from dieu du ciel. This has the aroma, depth of flavour and creamy mouthfeel of an imperial stout, but without the clout of heavy alcohol. Drunk at cellar temperature, the flavour is fantastic, don’t put it in the fridge !


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