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

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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Whatup14 (802) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, - SEP 17, 2012
En fût au 14e anniversaire de DDC. Couleur noire opaque, mousse moka assez dense. Arôme boisé, de fruits, de malt rôti, un peu floral. Goût boisé, de malt torréfié, de café, avec une finale un peu florale. Texture assez riche et un peu huileuse, carbonation moyenne.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (2707) - 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 (2364) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SarkyNorthener (2370) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2014
Bottle shared with richthevillan. Very dark brown beer with residual head. Aroma of roasted malts and dark fruits. Taste is dark fruits, ash, some sourness and some chocolate. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (3460) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2014
Bottle from BrewDog Birmingham; dark brown pour with a creamy light tan head, grape aroma, taste has a tangy dark fruit, wine, blackberry, chocolate, moderate bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (3063) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 18, 2014
341ml bottle, at their 16th anniversary, dark brown color, with a tan head, nice mild bourbon, roasted, black, chocolate malty nose with some dark bitter chocolate, peppery, light pinot noir red wine tannin, faint woody accents, and a black bitter coffee, subtle musty wild red berry, burnt toast note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a nice warmth sweet roasted, chocolate, black, toasted malty, faint bourbonish character, with some dark burnt dry fruit, burnt toast, subtle red wine tannin, burnt wood, faint roasted grind coffee bean, flowery leafy hop, leading towards a warming boozy, light burnt bourbon woody barrel, lingering faint black coffee, dry red wine finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8912) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2014
Beer of the day, thanks Liam. Thick pour, like an Imperial pouter. Aroma of pepper. chocolate, coffee, roast. hoppy, drinkable. Lace sheet.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (2004) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle 341ml. Pours very dark brown with medium light-brown head. Nice lacing. Aroma is of intense pinot, chocolate, roasted malt, dark fruits, alcohol, caramel, wood. Taste is of intense pinot, some acidity, wood (including dryness), roasted malt, oak, alcohol (slightly warming), caramel. Palate: Full bodied. Light carbonation. Dry feeling from wood. Overall: I really dig the pinot barrel action in beers. Not the best it can do in this precise case, but still pretty good. Pinot does take lots of place here, as it seems to do quite often.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (3074) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 25, 2014
Bottle (341 ml). Brown with a medium fully lasting beige head and good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, red wine, cherries/berries and Belgian yeast. Taste is slightly sweet with roasted malt, red wine, dark fruits, berries and light spices. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Slightly winey mouthfeel. Roasty finish. Way better than the regular version. The red wine give the beer another layer of complexity. Balance is good. Tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lesifflebiere (1350) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 16, 2014
Nez de fruits confits, de dattes, de cacao et d’épices dans une boisson noire totalement opaque, mi-épaisse et rehaussée d’une petite couronne de mousse couleur érable, En bouche, café, cacao, un peu de piquant, un peu de raisins, mais les saveurs s’entrechoquent de façon plus ou moins harmonieuse. Le tout hérite d’un côté quelque peu âcre, certes puissant et savoureux, mais pas exactement charmant. En bref, la version originale lui est bien supérieure.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marheb (2298) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 4, 2014
À la brasserie pour l’anniversaire: Un mariage réussi entre les malt rôtis, les tanins et la pointe vineuse. Derrière la scène, des accents plus complexes de fruits rouges, fudge et noisettes affluent sans relâche. Excellent liquide de dégustation.


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