yespr (31198) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap at the brewpub. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted dark malty and slight spiced. Thick liqourice, dark roasted malty and light chocolate. Smooth, roasted and bitter dry finish.
Travlr (11854) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Almost completely black color, brown head. Aroma is very roasty cocoa and coffee, subtle licorice. Taste has lots of roast as well, nice character and complexity.
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Medium brown head atop black body. Aroma is medium sweet, milk/bittersweet chocolate, some molasses, roast, light anise. Taste is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, molasses, some roast. Medium body, some stickiness.
Lubiere (9998) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A deep dark stout with a thick brown head, lacing. In aroma, superb muskey coffee and chocolate, light soysauce, nice. In mouth, a smooth bitter chocolate, silky, light vanilla, alcohol, rich and smooth. On tap at Mondiale 2011, June 10 2011.
Sammy (8636) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2013 On tap at Mondiale 2011. Spicey licorice, chocolate, roast, chicory. Malty, good smoked stout. Lacey, bitter. Every bold taste.Had again at Bar Hop 2 years later and not as good, though decent stout, thinner.
JoeMcPhee (8410) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewpub. Deep brown-black pour with a tight tan-brown head. The aroma is quite coffeeish and dry. A little bit of light dry roast. Some light cocoa and roasted malt. Lean bodied - more like a stronger dry stout than a foreign or export stout. Either way, it’s a decently dry hoppy stout. Espressoish.
jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2011-10-30. Black body with a small frothy tan head. 3+ Fairly bitter, hoppy flavour, herbal-anise like flavour. Lingering green hop bitterness in the finish. 7+ Similar aroma, green leafy hop profile, very light herbal touche. 7+ Medium plus palate. Pretty decent. Cask Days 2011, Toronto
MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 25, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
My Bottom Line:
This engaging Foreign Stout develops plenty of chocolate and coffee aromatics before milky notes and raisins lead to a tantalizing finish of roasted malts and resinous hops.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the brown-edged blackness.
-The roasted malt personality is sustained. I love it when the finish is full of flavor which doesn’t necessarily come from the residual sugars.
-The body is round, yet the finish doesn’t feel sweet at all.
-That aroma is boastful; a very engaging dessert of a brew.
-Malts also offer caramelized sweetness.
-The resinous hops and roasted malts are levelled in the aftertaste.
-Dieu du Ciel Stouts are often stellar; this is no exception.
On tap at the brewpub.
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Dieu du Ciel. Pours a deep viscous black with a medium to thick tan head. Big and roasty, chewy chocolate and pudding. Lots of roast, chocolate and chewy cocoa. Nice char and toffee notes. Very roasty, long roast bitterness. Very well balanced.
Radek Kliber (6470) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At Cask Beer Festival 2012
Aroma fruity with leafy hops and chocolate malts behind. Soft clean feel with hint of smoke.
Appearance almost black with medium rocky top.
Flavor and Palate : Smooth medium bodied. Roasty, smoky malts , deep fruit feel in the mid. Green bitter feel on sides. Darker finish. Solid.