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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Imperial Porter
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Old Style India Porter. 14th Anniversary Beer.


Sammy's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (10327) - Toronto, Ontario, - JUN 27, 2013
A heck of a porter, on tap a Bar Hop 2nd day late on tap. Black, head, great roast and hops aroma and delivers on taste.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (16045) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 28, 2016
On tap at Mondial de la bière Montréal 2015. It pours a dark brown body under a creamy two-finger dark beige to light tan head leaving lacings. Roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and in a strange yet good way, barnyard and manure in the aroma. It’s very smooth on the palate, dry and full-bodied, with bitter chocolate, coffee and roasted malts in the flavor. Less of the manure-like touch than in the aroma. Lasting finish. An unusual but sure fine brew. 150611

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (17487) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 31, 2015
Draught at Steel Toad, Vancouver; 250ml
Rich in chocolate and roasted malts, moderately sweet in the front, more roasty in the final; resiny bitterness. Full bodied.
Excellent.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VT (2233) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 14, 2015
341 ml bottle. Pours a ruby reddish dark brown with a thick, resilient beige head. Aroma is hickory, smoky, salty, woody and ashy. Flavor is chocolate, coffee, meat, salt, pepper. Finish is oldish, smokey, mineral, chocolatey. Lingering roast, coffee, chocolate. Light to medium body, weak to average carbonation. Great!

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
guil0000 (330) - New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 3, 2015
Pours a very dark brown color (Close to black), with a pretty large beige head. Nose is coffee, caramel, molasses , smokiness and black licorice. Amazing nose. Not very sweet, Medium dryness. You also get some tartness a bit. Quite well balanced. Medium to full body. I like it

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6372) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2015
October 19, 2013 - gravity cask at Cask Days 2013. Inky light black pour (yeah, I don’t know what I meant either) with a smallish lasting frothy tan head. Wow, that aroma is amazing - dry, roasty, nutty, not at all sweet, roast malt for days - reminded me of a hay bale drying in the sun, quite dusty and herbal - nice. Taste follows, some barnyard funk and even more bitterness - doesn’t not show the ABV one bit - amazing. Average body, slick and a bit sticky (tons of malt here), weakly carbonated, long burnt-bitter finish; grabs the palate and holds tight - but not overpowering, just long - great stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lukin (548) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2015
cask. Dark black pour, small head. Coffee and smokiness, fairly sweet and rich taste. Boozy. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (23917) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2015
Draught@Moeder Lambic, Brussels. Black colour, mediumiszed brown head. Aroma is liquorice, some tar, roasted malts and quite nicely balanced overall. Flavour is coffee, roasted malts, mild alcohol, burnt wood, ashes and some slight chocolaty notes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (14094) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 21, 2015
Draft @ Steel Toad. Dark brown, pretty strong molasses nose, sweet, smoky, molasses...really rich.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AleRider78 (365) - - AUG 17, 2015
341ml bottle. Pours a fair amount of foamy brownish head and has a deep dark brown appearance. Ok lacing. Aromas of burnt malt, mild coffee and hops. Has a woodsy aroma as well. Flavours are quite sweet, some strong coffee notes as well as light chocolatey hints and some earthy hops. Subtle hints of vanilla in the finish. Good retention. Has a slick and oily mouthfeel. Good stuff!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
yourilevesque (906) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2015
Dégustée en compagnie de Pierre Rousseau. Bière que j’ai dégustée en bouteille après la connaître presque par coeur pour l’avoir bue en fût à la brasserie à chaque fois qu’elle y est disponible. La bière est noire et la mousse off white onctueuse et très collante. Les dentelles que je vous sur mon verre dessinent une fresque aux détails inouïs! Les riches arômes de café torréfiés et de noisette grillée viennent presque à bout de mes sens. Je ne puis résister. En bouche l’équilibre entre rondeur, saveurs maltée et houblonnées est parfait! Je passe du caco au malt rôti avec émerveillement! La bière est à mon avis plus facile à boire qu’en fût (et surtout en cask!) de part un léger vieillissement qui l’adoucit pour le mieux. Difficile à battre dans son style!


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