Fred82 (2069) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 25, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at brewpub.
Appearance : Pitch black with a small creamy head. Lots of lacing.
Aroma : Lots of coffee with roasted malt and great coffee notes. Light fruits.
Taste : Lots of coffee with some hops and roasted malt. Nice coffee finish with some hops. Great soft carbonation. Nice coffee bitterness. Nice dark chocolate.
Overall : Wow very nice beer. Highly drinkable and packed with flavours. Intense coffee without being even slightly harsh. Dark chocolate probably helps in mellowing all that coffee. Nice hops presence. Amazingly tasty and rich but drinkable. A great summer stout. Awesome long finish. Impressive. I need to have this again.
godofsky (264) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2011
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
on tap at DdC. pours a beautiful pitch black with a moka head that lasts throughout the beer and leaves incredible lacing. the aroma is a little disappointing. it has the typical roasted malts and chocolate notes stouts have, but they are very faint. not so much of a problem once tasted, however. this beer explodes with flavour in your mouth. very roasted, mildly chocolately, and a little bit smokey. the mouthfeel is exactly what i want in a stout. it is thick, like used motor oil. it’s not very carbonated, it’s silky on the palate and goes down like a meal would. absolutely delicious. Dieu du Ciel does it again.
douglas88 (5115) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 18, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap the the brewpub, 6.9%. Pours a pure black color with a medium thick brown head. The aroma is rich roasted malts, chocolates, smoke. The flavor was very good; rich roasted malts, very heavy roast, but a sweet dominant chocolate and even vanilla. Very damn nice. I love this style done right.
Quevillon (2341) - Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drank on tap (20 oz) at the Montreal pub, on March 13, 2011. Nearly black, medium head. Aroma of malted barley and oats, spicy and slightly sweet. Taste of roasted malted barley, well smoky, not very alcoholic, dry aftertaste and bitter. Quebec’s third foreign stout, almost as good as the first two!