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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Stout
Montreal, Canada

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1333   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (10709) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 13, 2010
Bottle. Pours black with a dark brown head. Aroma is nice with a strong vanilla note and underlying sweet chocolate and dark fruits. Flavor is much more bitter with roasted malts and bitter chocolate and just a bit of underlying vanilla. The vanilla is a bit stronger in the aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Metalchopz (3203) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 12, 2010
Another Dieu du Ciel in a bottle (please... keep em coming). A nice stout with cocoa and vanilla beans. Pours a real dark brown that does not show any highlights through it. Good creamy and bubbly mocha-coloured head that is long lasting and creates thick wavy lacing. Roasted malt scent with notes of oats, molasses, dark fruits and cocoa. Smooth and silky mouthfeel. Great taste of roasted malt with the coffee really present in the finish. The vanilla comes out in the aftertaste as the bitter coffee continues on. I must say, the vanilla really blends well with the bitterness to make this brew very well-balanced. Another real treat from Dieu du Ciel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (3113) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 11, 2010
On tap @ Spuyten Duyvil, NYC. The aroma is chocolate, vanilla, roasty, and a slightly wierd lactic aroma. The flavor is almost the same, sweet, chocolate, vanilla, sour milk. The finish is roasty, vanilla flavors. The beer is medium to medium thick in body. Decent stout, not as good as expected.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2010
Seems a thick type of stout all the better tan head dark coloured stout retention a plus aroma chocolate the cocoa so pronounced and good vanilla chocolate heaven flavour thick oily like it poured vanilla and cocoa taste malted chocolate light bitter flavour smooth sweet malt alround this stout is smooth aftertaste vanilla chocolate mild bitter very good indeed

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davros (2966) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2010
Pours pitch black with a large, persistent, dark tan head. Nose is not as complex as I expected, showing mostly charred wood (almost oaky) first up. Later on notes of milk chocolate and very subtle hints of vanilla are noticeable. Chocolate is much more noticeable as a flavour, very creamy. Charred oak still present along with the subtle vanilla. Good rich body, quite creamy. Carbonation is too high.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SlovakSniper (5315) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 8, 2010
UPDATED: APR 14, 2011 Le liquide est profondment noir. La tte mousse est fonce et rsistante. Une dentelle se dessine au contour du verre. Le nez est trs doux, dlicieusement invitant: de la vanille et de la crme brule saffirment travers un malt chocolat touch par les parfums succulents dun caf glac vietnamien. Au got, lattaque est directe de grains torrfis amers qui se laissent subtilement enrober par des gousses de vanille et par un cacao pur. En bouche, le liquide est tonnamment fort pour un stout. Leffervescence, qui pique la langue, permet une parfaite diffusion des saveurs. La finale est marque par la torrfaction, par des saveurs asschantes de caf et de chocolat fin. Est-ce dj un classique? (Revisit le 14 avril 2011)

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (9716) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2010
11.5 oz. bottle from Wine and Cheese Place. Pours a dark opauque brown with a tiny tan head that doesnt leave much of a trace. Aroma of vanilla, bourbon, molasses, cocoa beans, toasted brown sugar, coffee, and maple syrup. Flavor of roasted malts, coffee, cocoa beans, dirt, burnt toast, and metallic and mineral notes. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and a mineral mouthfeel. Somewhat watered down feeling on the palate. Bitter. This starts off promising enough but falls kind of flat; disappointing. Still a great aroma and not bad overall, but this has a really unusual mouthfeel that disguises the notes and is too thin.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cirrhosis (1283) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 7, 2010
SO YUMMY, SO VERY YUMMY!!!!!!!� Dark brown almost no cap really just a thick bubble skim floating on top. Mmmmmmm.the aroma is a bakery combined with a coffee shop. Sweet vanilla, dark chocolate and rich coffee fill the nose. Oh man my drool glands are working aver time on this, I cant stop smelling it, I could just sit and smell this all day long and be happy. Taste is much of the same, smooth and sweet. A noticeable sweet alcohol that has a rum butter like taste turns bitter and ash like in the back of the throat. The vanilla is awesome in this brew its so sweet and creamy with a perfect bitterness. The malts are awesome just the right amount of burnt flavor to them. More spices are showing up now with raisins. The long lasting after taste is very coffee like but not a coffee bomb like some beers. I want to stock this as my every day stout but its too pricy but so dam good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 7, 2010
On tap. Poured basically black with a thin layer of brown bubbles. The aroma was tons of chocolate and vanilla with coffee coming out as well. The flavor was mostly chocolate and vanilla and sugar. Very little bitterness from hops or coffee. Lacked balance. The mouthfeel was full and silky. Pretty good.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hawthorne00 (3672) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 7, 2010
Bottle, 12C. Aroma is dominated by vanilla and its wild overtones. Theres dark chocolate and a bit of roast too. Very smooth texture with a bit of lightness added by remaining carbonation. No particular sweetness, but layers of coffee/ cocoa/ singed malt fattened up by vanilla. Finishes with refined roasty bitterness. I was half expecting to have to pick the vanilla seeds out of my teeth with this - its just a little over the top. Really good.


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