JohnQPublic (387) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark reddish-brown, with a healthy if quickly dissipating bone-white head.
Nose is prickly malt - dark, toasty bordering on roasty with a solid presence of cool hops that really feel like glacier to me. To be honest, I have a huge soft spot for what I tasted as glacier hops, which is why I was totally drawn in by this. Delicious.
Taste backs it up. Malt body is dark, integrated into the cool, minty, prickly hop note. A bit toasty with hints of roasty caramel sweetness, bit of cocoa, but all completely intertwined with the minty, cool, prickly hops. Like a billion microscopic, super-cooled needles covered in a toasty caramel imbedding themselves into your tongue. Interesting, and in my eyes, delicious. I could drink this a lot if fresh. Yum.
Fluffy carbonation that sits just on the border of fizzy, and really does a nice job of complementing the hops note. Nicely put together beer.
rondphoto (3564) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - APR 25, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle @ Vino Bellissimo / Lima OH --- Aroma of malt and dried dark fruit. Opaque brown/black with a frothy light brown head, bands of lace. Taste is caramel malt that adds medium carbonation before turning to dark dried fruit and alcohol in a long boozy finish. Doesn’t work as a Barleywine, more as a Dubbel or Tripel. Surprising, because it is the first Dieu de Ciel that hasn’t impressed me.
DSG (10563) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 31, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks Tom L. Very deep amber-brown. Aroma of malt, caramel, lots of dark fruits, a bit of alcohol. Sweet flavor, somewhat boozy, with caramel, dark fruits, and a bitter finish. Medium to full-bodied, rounded mouthfeel.
BobyFischer (271) - FRANCE - MAR 8, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brune rubis et délicats reflets écarlates.
Nez bien doux, biscuité, épicé, ample et bien développé.
En bouche belle attaque alcoolique, douce, biscuit, caramel puis épices et menus houblons.Finale légèrement amérisante et surtout épicée : cannelle, vanille.
Pas mon genre préféré mais dans le genre un must d’une grande réussite.
Bravo DDC, une des meilleures brasserie au monde.
wombat23 (333) - Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared 11.5 oz. bottle. Amber pour with a small beige head. Aroma is caramel, sweet malt, and alcohol. Taste is similar, with some dark fruit. Strong malt presence. Alcohol warming finish.
darbeer75 (262) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma: Fruity and malty with good complexity; Appearance: dark ruby red with thin head that dissipates quickly; Taste: also strongly fruity and malty with some hoppiness underneath; Palate: medium-heavy body with long, sweet finish; Overall: too sweet for me, but decent overall.
martjoobolut (2518) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 4, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (from saveur-biere.com). Pours dark ruby copper with beige head. The head doesn’t stay. Aroma is mild fruity, sweet, caramel, marmelade. Flavor is sweet and bitter, fruits, burnt caramel, citrus, marmelade, malt, alcohol. Finish is dry-burnt bitter with more booze. Overall: ok, disappointing by Dieu du Ciel standards.
Mr_Abner (307) - Michigan, USA - MAR 3, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a murky reddish brown color with a small off-white head. Aromas of caramel, sweet malts, a touch of alcohol. Taste is of lightly burnt caramel malt. Starts off medium sweet, but a medium to heavy bitterness takes over midpalate. Medium+ bodied and oily; average carbonation. Bitter, astringent finish.
axl (423) - Lund, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
341ml bottle. Redish tinted brown with minimal gray-brown head. Aroma of toffee, fudge, caramel, dried fruits, nuts, slight banana and milk chocolate. Taste is dried fruits, nuts, almonds, slightly burnt brown sugar, caramel, toffee, roasted malts and milk chocolate. Medium mouthfeel, medium-strong carbonation and lasting sweet and roasted aftertaste.
jesperhammer (3926) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
27-DEC-2015, bottle @home, from Systembolaget, from Erik:-)
Almost clear amber with lasting off-white head.
Malty with nuts, dreid fruit but also quite some hops. Sweet, bitter, nice.
beerplace (235) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 25, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle bought in Liberty Wine Merchants. Intensive fruit aroma AND taste are similar to Trappist beers (like Rochefort 8 & 10, Chimay Red & Blue, etc): medium sweet, dark fruits, raisins, a little bit buttery and even cheezy on the background. Very good beer and should be even better after aging.