Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Stout
Montreal, Canada


on tap

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RATINGS: 1353   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Black ale with aromas and flavours of vanilla, dark chocolate, bourbon and roasted malt. The vanilla and cocoa marry nicely, without out-competing each other, to produce a surprisingly well balanced beer. This beer is mildly hoppy, but the cocoa introduces a touch of bitterness. Its colour may be intimidating, but it is a very smooth beer within reach of most beer drinkers. This highly appreciated dessert beer is brewed with organic fair-trade cocoa and first rate vanilla beans.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maakun (5181) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2017
Bottle shared. Very dark brown with small beige head. Lots of vanilla, roasted malts, cocoa, light earthy, toast, soft creamy, roasted hazelnuts, brown sugar. Like chocolate milk with marshmallows in it, just less sweet. Id say under medium sweet even with dry cocoa bitterness. Just medium bodied with a bit dry mineral feel. Pretty nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumore (437) - Rimini, ITALY - MAR 15, 2017
From the tap at FOB, Rimini, Italy. Pours black worth a creamy persistent foam, brownish in color and very fine. Aroma is cocoa, roasted. Body is mildly carbonated, with some tongue-tickling. Taste is somehow bitter, though not if the hoppy type. Must indeed be the cocoa giving this bitterness. Some final sweetness as well. Final is rather long and mildly bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
klm1 (1468) - Bled/SF, - MAR 4, 2017
12 oz. Bottle from Kl&wine Merchants SF@: pours very dark brown, almost black, opaque with foamy light brown head. Aroma: roasted grain, dark malts, with notes of dark chocolate, cacao, cocoa & vanilla nibs. Flavour is very similar with notes of roasted grain, daRk malt which takes on coffee, cacao bitter dark chocolate, vanilla, cocoa. Finish is dry, body mefium, texture smooth, carbonation is moderate.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Michael27 (1782) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 20, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2017 Frisch vom Hahn im Muted Horn. Fast schwarz mit stabilem beigem Schaum. Vanille berdeckt fast alles. Genial. Im Nachtrunk ziemlich weich und leicht. So etwas in einer Imperial-Version und der Himmel wre da.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
papat444 (136) - Carignan, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 20, 2017
Appearance: Densely black body with a huge mocha colored head that refuses to let up. Very nice looking. Smell: Vanilla bean, coffee, milk chocolate and cocoa powder. Very pronounced and the aroma just keeps my attention and doesnt let go. Perfect. Taste: Very pronounced cocoa powder. Like im literally eating the powder. Good coffee presence with the vanilla more in the background. When i first taste it, i found it to be lacking a little but after swallowing, the flavors linger quite a long time. Opens up a lot more as it nears room temperature. A nice lasting moderate bitterness rounds things out. The only thing keeping me from scoring a 5 on the taste is i would have liked more vanilla flavor front and center with the cocoa. Still, it has a nice complex taste. Mouthfeel: Smooth like velvet this beer is. Non-obtrusive carbonation that keeps its place but gives little pinpricks here and there. Straddles well between coarse and creamy though it does have a more smooth edge than otherwise. Full-bodied without being heavy at all which is quite a feat.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Pinky77 (256) - - FEB 15, 2017
Bevuta in bottiglia. Nera con morbida schiuma beige. Caff e cioccolato. La migliore stout di sempre

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chucklemation (1590) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2017
Pours a dark brown with a foamy tan head. Aroma is vanilla, chocolate, and roast. Flavor is chocolate, roast, and vanilla, with some bitterness. Has some carbonation and a light body. Very good stout.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
michael_bb (103) - Barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 1, 2017
So often Im disappointed by Ratebeer rankings, after I try one supposedly amazing beer and I end up thinking "well, I dont get the hype". This is specially true when it comes to stouts and trappist beers, since Im not such a huge fan of those as everyone else seems to be. Well, in this case I have to take my hat off and nod in agreement. The aroma is a bomb of chocolate with notes of bourbon and vanilla, just as it promises. Colour is pure black with a tanned, thick and consistent head. Taste, although not that complex, is very pleasant and mostly sweet, but it leaves fantastic bitter finish. The alcohol is noticeable and if feels a bit like liquor, but its not at all overwhelming. Soft carbonation and slightly creamy body. Somehow I wonder what this would taste like with some added saltiness. Still, the best stout Ive tried so far without a doubt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JDBaker11058 (2100) - Maryland, USA - JAN 29, 2017
appearance: near black, short creamy tan head, minimal lacing. aroma: vanilla, milk chocolate, hint of saltwater (?). taste: chewy, sweet chocolate, vanilla, light caramel, hint of coffee. finish: full, silky, lingering sweet and bittersweet chocolate and vanilla. notes: Taste sweet dessert stout. Would drink again. Draft at Owens Ordinary in Rockville, Maryland.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElManana (2079) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - JAN 24, 2017
Bottle at home, bought at Geers. Very roasty, some coffee, pretty light and drinkable. Lots of vanilla too. Nice beer but too much vanilla.

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