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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Stout
Montreal, Canada

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RATINGS: 1086   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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rockbeer (34) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2011
A nice balance of vanilla and cocoa. Goes down smooth with a lot of taste and just a slight bitterness that does not take away from the flavors.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shark_Pants (158) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2014
Pours jet black into a tulip glass with a nice 2 finger coffee head that slowly dissipates. Incredible aromas of vanilla and mocha coffee. The vanilla is very upfront in the taste, balanced extremely well with the coffee and chocolate flavours. Great balance of sweet and bitter/dry too. Nice full body for a supposed non-imperial stout. Magnificent beer that I find myself coming back to time and again.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kathouse (934) - Nevada, USA - JUL 21, 2014
After careful consideration, I concluded that drinking this beer with a cold is a dumb idea. I can smell the cocoa but it loses it’s complexity. Picked up the coffee dryness, full body, and warm vanilla. No fruit or bourbon. I’m going to have to try this again.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (7733) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy black with tan head Nose is roasty dark malt, cacao, vanilla, molasses, hops. Tastes very complex, with notes of roasty dark malt, cacao, dark choc, hops, and a dense finish. This is an incredible stout.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
txitxi40230 (79) - - JUN 27, 2014
Bière de grande qualité , belle bouteille , comme toujours avec les canadiens de dieu du ciel... Un petit Regal..

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (1663) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 23, 2014
Bottle at Moeder Lambic. Shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: black beer, small unstable beige head. NOSE: chocolate, coffee, lots of vanilla. TASTE: chocolate, lots of vanilla, not completely balanced, but nice for it’s ABV. Has lots and lots of taste!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Weezel (174) - Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2014
This is a great beer and the way the flavors interact and marry is something to marvel. Great aromas of coffee, vanilla, roasted malt and some chocolate. As good as the aroma is, the taste really shines. A slight hop bitterness welcomes the sip, which leads to the creamy vanilla and chocolate, each in balance. Coffee kicks in midway through the sip and the carbonation lifts it all welcoming another fantastic return.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
poech73 (151) - Nivelles, BELGIUM - JUN 11, 2014
Bouteille @ML Fontainas. Magnifique dégustation. Stout très capiteux et doux, légèrement sirupeux et peu amer offrant un nez ample dégageant des effluves fortes de bourbon, de vanille et de malt grillé, de caramel sirupeux. La bouche est bien robuste: les arômes de vanille et d’alcool arrivant à l’attaque suivis par des notes maltées au cacao épicé et amer qui apportent l’amertume finale (Je note le grain sur la langue). Et qui rendent la langue visqueuse et le palais sec à la fois! Je ne goûte presque pas le houblon, si ce n’est en toute fin. Ce qui est sympa c’est qu’il s’agit d’une bière bien costaude en malt torréfié offrant un léger sirop mais non pesant, et épicées sur toute la longueur et davantage. Très agréable

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Yeyeboy (8) - - JUN 10, 2014 does not count
Stout sucrée, bière dessert délicieuse en petite quantité, l'arôme vanille est un peu artificiel à mon goût. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
plaugher (159) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 10, 2014
12oz in a snifter on tap at Stillwell. Pours jet black with a light tan head, light brownish notes. Nose of cocoa and vanilla, roasted malts, with a creamy chocolatey-vanilla flavour. Velvety smooth in mouth. Light roasty finish. Splendid.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jauneattend (57) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2014
Stout légère avec des saveurs prononcés de chocolat, fudge, café rôti. Se termine avec un soupçon de vanille pour enlever l’amertume du cacao. Un peu trop pétillante.


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