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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Barley Wine
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This noble brown winter beer with fiery reflections offers a complex aroma of fruit, alcohol and hops. Once tasted, it is slightly sweet with a hint of burnt caramel. Aged in American oak barrels, the bitterness has eased and it has wooden notes topped with a subtle touch of vanilla. A maderisation occurred after maturation in the barrel (aged one year), and the textures and flavors blend, becoming sweeter.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reynolds314 (2248) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Another great beer courtesy of Tommy. I always tell myself that i dont care for barleywines until i have a great one. This one is toasty rich and loaded with dark fruits and spicy oak and vanilla. Finishes dry enough to make me want more.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (3028) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Thanks to Gikinji for this bottle! Pours clear ruby hazel, beautiful with a medium tan head and nice lacing. Aroma is light, with notes of caramel, toffee, brown sugar, cotton candy, bourbon. Flavor is the same, very sugary without being overly sweet, vanilla, light astringence, just a touch of zesty bitterness. Medium body, creamy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wolffish (172) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 26, 2013
Elle sent tellement bon!! Excellent produit mais je préfère la version non vieillie en fût. Probable qu’un séjour de 4 mois en fût au lieu de 12 serait largement suffisant; le bois et le bourbon sont beaucoup trop présents à mon goût.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dresden (812) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - AUG 29, 2013
Tried along with the non barrel aged version. Very similar looking beer obviously, slightly darker. Aroma is less on fruit, more on wood, still a bit overpowering with booze. Very sweet caramel and slight spiciness. Mouthfeel is thick and syrupy, but a great warming beer on a cold night like this. Oh wait, it’s 33 degrees. uhhh delicious?

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (3611) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Fantasic barrel aging, sweet and caramelly with a slight bit of chocolate, I really like it

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Bottle from kbudd19, thanks man!! Aroma has notes of dried dark fruits, vanilla, woods, caramel, toffee, port tones, just phenomenal! Murky muddy brown hue with a small off-white head that left no lace. Flavor is very sweet and bitter. Palate is full bodied and oily soft. Overall a true pleasure. A work of art. Simply a wonderful Barley Wine but the appearance is bad. Wonderful in every other way.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HenryXXX (201) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 25, 2013
Pours a dark brown with a lacy head. The nose fig cake, warm spices, and red fruit. The pallet starts with a sharp booze followed by a vanilla explosion followed by smooth bourbon taste in the middle and finishes with a lite oak. Overall very balanced and smooth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GothGargoyle (1143) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 25, 2013
Dark brown with a good sized off-white head that leaves some nice lacing. Aroma is palm sugar, dates, butterscotch, honey, raisins, hint of bourbon. Slick mouthfeel, smooth on the palate, sweet sticky finish. Taste is brown sugar, butterscotch, dates, raisins, shortbread, bourbon. Like a butter tart beer, love it!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bean (73) - Saint-Eustache, Québec, - JUL 22, 2013
Oh. That’s one serious bourbon bomb. Malty, woody, bourbony ? A testament to wood aged beers. This brew is available ? Get it. Maybe, let’s just say maybe...DDC!,’s greatest beer off all time.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
48FanInCali (706) - California, USA - JUL 14, 2013
2009 vintage. Deep caramel pour with razor thin off white head. Nose of burnt toffee, vanilla, oak, dark fruit, and caramel. Taste follows the nose. Oak is more present in taste. Not hot in the least. Almost like a sessionable oak aged English BW which is a very dangerous thing for me. Easily the best thing I have ever had from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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