piscator34 (2344) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, - JAN 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled sample via BreWedge, shared wtih oakbluff. Near black in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of milk chocolate, earthy coffee, and caramel. Flavors are of sharp and roasty (but not astringent) coffee bean, vanilla caramel, and dark chocolate. Lighter bodied for the style, but very drinkable. More of a sessionable take on the style, but still very tasty.
Jow (3447) - New York, USA - SEP 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home it’s been years since I had a Dieu du Ciel rate. Ink black pour. Nose is caramel and molasses. Tastes of molasses, caramel, espresso, ink, And soy sauce. Rich bodied and thick, not particularly sweet which always appreciated with this style.
sulawang (1030) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 21, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Visual: Pours pitch black with virtually not head, fine ringed retention, a few micro bubbles popping sporadically at the surface.
Nose: marshmallow, vanilla, mocha - all subtle. (lvl-4)-pungency
Attack: slick-thick, soft crisp, oily
Mid-palate: long (lvl-7)-sweetness, tangy alcohol detection, milky CO2, thick caramel barley malt, vanilla
Finish: woody bitter roast, lingering bitter hops with roasted coffee
Summary: It goes down very smooth and it’s gone with each sip before you know it. The vanilla-roasted coffee flavours are the ’like’-factors in this one. Recommended for imp stout lovers. I wished for more spice/vanilla in the mids to push it to an A-rating.
Joakgust (1351) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Opaque black beer with a small brown head. Aroma is malty with notes of caramel, molasses, chocolate, coffee and licorice. Flavor is malty with notes of caramel, molasses, coffee, ashes and herbs. Well balanced.
Wim (3664) - Weelde, BELGIUM - SEP 17, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Along with Yves at home christof black colored body with a off white head and a roasted malt caramel aroma a roasted malt caramel sweet alcholic bitter taste with a alcholic bitter finish
tielord (70) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 16, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick mocha head with great lacings, aromas of expresso and dark chocolate, complex tastes of chocolate and coffee bitterness. Heavy-bodied beer.
Bottled in 2012.
Johnstledger8 (742) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 11, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours pitch black with an initially thick soft bubbly coffee brown head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, dark fruits, nuts, tar. Taste is of coffee, dark chocolate, smokey, dark fruits, slightly burnt finish. Sticky oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation.
Yves (2834) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - SEP 11, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared with wim at bbq lille. Brown colored beer with small brownish head and no carbonation visible. Coffee malty aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is hopped malty roasted.
Vestergaard (1696) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From tap at Griffon Gastropub, Niagara Falls. Pours a lovely pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma has licorice, coffee, dark dry chocolate, light vanilla, roasted malts. Taste is roasty dry, light sweetness, rather bitter finish. Slight salty/soy. Lots of coffee. Medium full body and an average carbonation.
DocJitsu (1684) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a viscous charcoal, very dark brown. Rich, reddish tan-taupe head. Smoky nose. Robust dark roast aroma. Thick mouthfeel. Smoky. Very smoky. Dry.
rondphoto (4059) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 11, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle @ Keg Liquors / Clarksville IN --- Aroma of malt, burlap, and light caramel chocolate. Opaque black with a rocky brown head that remains until the end, lace cobwebs. Taste is strong roasted malt and burlap with light fizz, moving to dark chocolate and light bittering in a long finish. Big, earthy, lots of roasted malt. And the description is incorrect - there is definite alcohol at the end.