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Dieu du Ciel Libre Échange
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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Foreign Stout
Montreal, Canada

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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6042) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2012
October 30, 2011 - Volo Cask Days 2011 - gravity cask. Nearly black pour with a small but lasting frothy beige lasting head. Simple aroma - strong roast, not sweet, plenty of campfire and light peat, some alcohol presence. Taste is sweeter, the peat is more in the background, and there is a good amount of balancing fresh green herbal bitterness, like tossing a spruce bough on a campfire. Slightly thin mouthfeel, lightly astringent with not much carbonation, and it finishes dry and ashy, a little residual sweetness in the aftertaste - really smooth and well made.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (5948) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2012
Cask at Cask Days 2011. Beer #22 of festival. Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with a small lasting bubbly off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, a bit of smoke and light leafy hops. Nice flavour of roasted malt and lots of leafy hops -- the hops really stand out and I love it. Huge bitter finish. Medium+ bodied. A very good Stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (5936) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 31, 2011
In short: A full bodied and very hoppy roasted stout. Very tasty and very well balanced
How: Tap at brewpub
The look: Black body topped by a medium tan head with good retention leaving lots of lacings on the glass
In long: The strong nose is medium roasted, cacao, coffee beans and milk chocolate. Taste packs a lot of crunchy roasted chocolaty malts, milky notes, black cake, roasted coffee beans. Overall crunchy mouthfeel/sensation. Nothing in the way of fruity flavors but I didn’t feel like it needed any. So far that would be a very competent roasted stout. But let’s not forget the hops. This beer is massively hopped for the style and the resinous leafy hops work admirably well with the rest of the beer. The name “Libre Échange” means “Free Trade”, it is a complicated business concept. But the other day I read an article in a business magazine, it was “the”.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (5919) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 8, 2012
On tap at Dieu du Ciel, pours black with a sizable foamy light brown head. Aroma of moderate roasted malts, some chocolate and very subtle espresso beans. Flavour straddles the line between stout and imperial stout, with moderate roast, bittersweet dark chocolate and some light burnt rubber flavours. Medium-to-full bodied and well designed. Great one.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (5787) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 18, 2011
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (5628) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 26, 2013
En fût. Verre de 6 oz dégusté directement à la brasserie au coût de 3.00$. Arôme: Odeur de chocolat avec une pointe de céréale grillée. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un moyen col beige mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de chocolat avec une pointe de café et de noix. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de chocolat en arrière goût. (Rating #5353)

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
swoopjones (5602) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2011
Cask Days 2011, dark black pour, tan beige head, lots of bubbles. Lots of roast & lots of bitterness. Extremely balanced, smooth, Great stout

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2011
[4068-20111030] Cask. Orange roast malt aroma. Black body with a quick foamy brown head. Chocolate-coated burnt wood flavour. Full body. Good, nice stout. (7/3/7/3/16) 3.6
(Cask Days 2011 @ Hart House; Toronto, ON)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (5196) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2011
Draft at Blind Tiger with Andrew, Streets, Mark, Ben and Kyle. Pours a deep black body with barley any lacing. Aroma is smoked malts, and burnt chocolate. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of burnt coffee roast, bitter chocolate, and light vanilla flavors.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (4637) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 24, 2011
Draft: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a nice medium off-white foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of roasted malt with light sugar notes with some black chocolate and some light aromatic coffee. Taste is an easy drinking mix between some black chocolate with notes of coffee and lactose. Body is about average with a somewhat creamy texture and some good carbonation. Well brewed with dryness offset by nice amount of lactose notes.


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