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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: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (8957) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 25, 2011
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (8014) - 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)

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (7958) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (7142) - New York, 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (7054) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
swoopjones (7021) - 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

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
czar (6948) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 20, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2013 on tap. pitch black with a medium dark beige head, excellent retention and lacing. tons of roasted-smokiness, dark complex malts, bitter chocolate, some vanilla, and smoke again, hint of sweetness. soft carbonation, full body. does it really get any better?

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6895) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 9, 2012
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (6881) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2013
4oz pour at Churchkey’s Bells event during DC Beer Week 2013. Pours an oily, opaque black with some lacing, white head. Nose of vanilla, chocolate, malt, brown sugar. Flavor is malty, vanilla, pencil lead, coffee, brown sugar. Chalky finish. Pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (6860) - Montréal, 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)


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