mkel07 (6385) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 29, 2010
341ml bottle. Pours like engine oil, thick and black with a slight tan veil of foam that disappears pretty much straight away. Coffee and vanilla bean aroma with a strong bitter flavour that sits well in the mouth and is quite pleasant. Silky and smooth in the mouth and very enjoyable. Crit (4057) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 27, 2010
Black, small brown head. Nose is sweet,vanilla,chocolate,dry roast.Sweet vanilla profile,smoky & fatty. Light alcohol heat, medium roast bitter end GlenLorGalore (2) - CANADA - JUN 24, 2010 does not count
Initial pour is opaque, capped with a light head which dissipates relatively quickly. Flavours of vanilla in the aroma, but the taste is dominantely black coffee. The vanilla comes through more as a smoothing agent which battles for the finish with what comes across subtlely as blue cheese.
Bottom line: This beer is a treat and one to be savoured. Dominated by black coffee, the vanilla acts as a smoothing agent while a nice dry cheese-like flavour finishes it off. patrickfannon (1242) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2010
Draft at Ginger Man with James and PJ. Pours obsidian black with a thin, constant, creamy tan head. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, espresso, roast, bitter hops, and milk. Medium bodied with a smooth, easy, cocoa buttery palate. Finished with classy warmth and spice. Outrageous stout. One of the best I have ever tasted. jarow (237) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 19, 2010
Bottle. Pours black with a nice big beige head. Nose is sweet with lots of vanilla, cream soda, caramel, cocoa, roasty malts, slight nuttiness. Beautiful. Taste is full-bodied, smooth, vanilla is there but not overpowering, lots of dark chocolaty roasty malts, some oak, very slight bitterness. Finish is dominated by a chocolaty malt flavor. Overall a very nice dessert beer.
SudsMcDuff (8494) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2010
you like chocolate, this beer is chocotastic! .. . pours a dark brown, and has a very solid mouth .. . taste is pure liquid chocolate bar, quite sweet .. . the new extreme chocolate beer! .. . I don’t want to hear any more about anyone blowing anything out of their ass. .. zizzybalubba (1886) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2010
11.5 oz. bottle from Bruisin’ Ales in Asheville. Pours black with a luxurious light brown head. Aromas of chocolate and dark roasted coffee. Light espresso hits the tongue first but vanilla bean fills the palate with some dark chocolate on the finish. The vanilla has a lingering effect and is quite welcome in this offering. However, this is no doubt a coffee stout. And an excellent one at that. Yet another fine beer from Dieu du Ciel. brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 17, 2010
Roasted malt,creamy bitter chcolate,lighter then I thought it would be,flavor is hersheys chocolate syrup saturated roasted malt, I do notice a little of that vanilla,some bitterness in the finish,smooth and flavorful, not sure if its quite a 100 rating Darkover (1543) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2010
Dark black with a big creamy brown head. Big aroma of vanilla and roasted malts. Flavor of vanilla, roasted malts, and some smoke. Lightly sweet and bitter, medium bodied, soft carbonation. Pretty good. scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUN 16, 2010
Creamy dark roast over rich and vibrant vanilla, little chocolate. strong dusty dark chocolate and gritty texture. vanilla builds in the finish, becomes a touch sticky.