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Dieu du Ciel Isseki Nicho en fût de Pinot Noir

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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Montreal, Canada

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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VDuquerroux (639) - Airvault, FRANCE - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle, 12oz. Kindly shared with @erickok, Tours. A dark brown nearly black beer with a medium beige head ; medium retention. Aroma of coffee, roast, toast, prune, light acid, alcohol, wood. Medium sweet ; round and a little warming, nice ; light to medium bitter. Voluptuous body, thin oily texture ; average carbonation ; sweet coffee finish. Overall, a very good beer : coffee aroma, nice balance. I would have loved a thicker texture.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benzai (10131) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2015
Bottle [from trade with "Youri" -sorry dude, your last name in French, just too hard for me to look up at the end of the tasting- @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus and Joes. Opaque black color, small brown head. Aroma is malts, heavy alcohol initially, a hint of wood and vanilla and a touch of ash in the distance. After a while the pinot noire really comes through. Taste malts, clearly pinot noir (or at least red wine) in there and a slight touch of alcohol with some dark fruits. Lovely. One of the best, if not the best red wine barrel aged beers I’ve ever had. Actually, this is the best red wine BA I’ve ever had. Superb!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DutchDrebus (4775) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2015
Bottle @ benzai. Pitch black colour with a small off-white head. Smells very sweet, syrup, plum, boilies.. Makes me want to go out and catch fish. Tastes sweet, stuff you catch trout with, or carp, raisins. Weird body..tastes kinda thin even though you know it has quite high abv. Soft carbo.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mathieuc (2189) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 28, 2015
Pours a really dark brown with a medium brown head that leaves nice lacing. Nose is that of a stout, really, with coffee leading the way. Some vanilla, oak, caramel and fruits follow suit. Taste is moderately sweet and offers the same "big stout" flavors you would expect from an imperial stout and not from a saison. Moderately bitter. Surprisingly shy on the pinot noir but it does get better as it warms/opens up. Coffee, chocolate, caramel, slight red fruits and alcohol. Body is full and carbonation soft. Overall an OK concoction, I somehow expected more pinot character and a more drinkable beer though.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
erickok (4304) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JUN 21, 2015
Very dark, heavy aromas. Coffee, wooden, sharp, dark sticky fruits. (Traded with Pascal from Canada, shared with VDuquerroux)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yourilevesque (394) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2015
D’abord le style - saison noire impériale vieillie en barrique de vin rouge. Bienvenue dans l’univers des bières québécoises là où les styles hybrides et débridés sont à l’honneur! Bon, inutile de mentionner que cette bière est intense et ne ressemble pas à grand chose de connu jusqu’ alors, mais maintenant que c’est dit, mentionnons que c’est étrange mais plutôt bon. Au nez, de fortes arômes de lichis et de bois (un bois jeune ici, pas un vieux bois brûlé par l’alcool). Une fois ces arômes passées, je suis inondé par un bouquet de lilas au jour de sa floraison. Chacun de ces parfums est magnifique mais l’ensemble est déroutant. Je n’arrive pas à dire si ça me plaît vraiment mais chose certaine, on est pas dans le lieu commun. Cette bière ne présente aucune caractéristique particulière à l’oeil, si ce n’est qu’elle est complètement noire et sans mousse. Par contre, le liquide bien qu’impénétrable, semble clair et sans grande densité - un cristal noir. En bouche, le liquide n’affiche aucune visquosité. Celui-ci a une texture jeune, brillante et vivifiante. Le pétillement contribue fortement à cette fraîcheur, tandis que les saveurs de levures saison, de malt grillé, de bois, de jeunes baies rouges des bois s’unissent pour démolir mes papilles telles l’ont fait l’armée d’Alexandre Le Grand lors de la prise de Milet. Bière très bien faite dans un style qui n’existe pas.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukaduke (2689) - Gray, Maine, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle shared thanks to JBPortland ! Pours a deep burnt umber with a finger of khaki foam. Lots of roasted cocoa, burnt char, chaga mushroom with underlying rotten plum, vinous acidity peaks through as well but the huge roast character and mouthcoating burnt grain flavors keep things grounded in the darkness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JBPortland (1183) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 1, 2015
12oz bottle pours dark black brown with medium foamy tan head. Nose has lots of charred roast bitter cocoa and bakers chocolate, earthy fruit and vinous berry wine notes with some oaky spice and dark fruit. Taste has a large body reminiscent of an imperial stout, creamy chocolate and bitter cocoa, fruity yeast, integrated vinous fruity wine notes. Finish is bitter roasty dark cacao with some earthy spice and fruity grape, soft oak. Nice!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (3599) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2014
12oz bottle from BD Camden during tap takeover. It pours a hazy apricot color with a medium off-white head. Aroma is fruity, funky, zesty, tangy, very nice. Taste has notes, of red wine, funk, hay, lemon, wood, orange zest, vanilla. Finishes acidic with notes of citrus and mango. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Overall, great beer, delicious

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
radiomgb (2504) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 9, 2014
On tap at the DDC 13th anniversity party. Deep brown in colour with an off white coloured head. The aroma is slight sweet, some dark fruits, light wine. The flavour has some light roast, some caramel sweetness, wood and grape skins. Finishes long, some light sweetness, woody and warm.


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