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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Stout
Montreal, Canada

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RATINGS: 1322   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
flatmatt (1496) - Northville, Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2010
11.5 oz bottle as Aphrodite for #300. Black with a small tan head. Strong vanilla bean aroma backed by cocoa and cream. Flavor is once again heavy on the vanilla, which is almost matched by the dark chocolate flavors. Some coffee figures in there as well. Very nice, unique flavor.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (3144) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2010
The aroma of sweet creamy cocoa is so smooth in the nose, especially on nitrogen at Capones. The aroma might be better than a chocolate milkshake. The perfect appearance of a rich, chocolatey stout with a silky, creamy, cocoa head. The stout falls like velvet on the tongue, which I havent wrote on a rating in at least a year. The cocoa and vanilla blends perfectly on the palate as well with a creamy finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2010
Quite enjoyable overall, but it did seem to be lacking something somewhere. The vanilla and chocolatey notes were pretty spot on with a nice malty backbone holding everything together. And is was velvety smooth, but something kept this beer from being exceptional. Had my last bottle with a piece of Portillos chocolate cake. That cannot be healthy, but sure was tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
italianjohn (2933) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2010
Black pour with a reddish hue aroma of cocoa and vanilla with a tan head .... taste of bitter dark chocolate and vanilla, light roasted malts .... very smooth and rich light bitter hop finish ..... the aroma is amazing like opening a container of hersheys cocoa .... an amazing brew

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
cfrancis (3227) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2010
After setting up a bunch of people on trades for this and never having it myself I finally caved. Damn I should have had this a long time ago. Pours a black viscous liquid with a brown head. Aroma is intense cocoa and vanilla. Taste is splendid. Dark chocolates, vanilla, malt, milk chocolate. Each flavour takes its turn to play on your tongue. Im going to have this at much more frequency.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Elkas (213) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2010
341ml bottle at Chancey Smiths, London. Black pour with no head. Nice aroma of vanilla. Flavour was fruity, roasty, with a surprisingly bitter finish. Very nice beer indeed.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shadey (2084) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 10, 2010
12oz bottle purchased at BOTW. Pours a glossy black with a thin head of dark tan cream. The aroma is really impressive, with both the chocolate and vanilla well blended and strong. Sweet actually. The flavor is very mild and easy to drink. The vanilla is very well done, if a touch too sweet. The chocolate is perfect and accents the character of the beer without defining it. A very nicely done creation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
juiceisloose (1322) - Windermere, Florida, USA - APR 1, 2010
Bottle labeled as Aphrodite. Pours a near pitch black color with a small tan colored head of foam that leaves small rings of lace around the glass. The aroma is very roasty with notes of bitter sweet chocolate, dark chocolate, hints of coffee, and earthy hops. The flavor is even better and more complex than the nose with loads of sweet milk chocolate and rich, dark chocolates up front followed by some cinnamon spices and vanilla beans. There is a touch of earthy hops on the back end along with some roast, which provides good balance between the chocolate sweetness. The depth of the chocolate flavor is really nice. Full bodied, smooth, and creamy on the mouthfeel with moderate carbonation that leads to a roasty cocoa finish. This is a great beer with a huge depth of flavors.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
sixunhuit (19) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 1, 2010
YES. YES. YES. What a wonderfull beer, what an symphonious beer, what a beer. Clicking on the words to the right seems pointless because an image is worth a thousand words but this beer is worth a vow of muting. Nothing could be improved. I dont usually rate beers with impressive grades but this one is worth the perfect score I gave.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - APR 1, 2010
341ml bottle, batch #9, whatever that means. Pours quite thick black with a large three-finger plus brown head, foamy and rocky, leaves a clumpy ring of lacing and retains a good cap. Aroma is rich dark chocolate, cocoa, and coffee, roasted malts, some vanilla. Powerful and wonderful smelling beer. First sip is an OMG moment if you are a chocolate lover, wow. Massive amounts of premium dark chocolate, cocoa, some coffee, and to a lesser degree vanilla and roasted malts. Cocoa definitely overpowers the nose and flavor, but thats not a bad thing at all, not at all. Delicious. Mouthfeel is rich, smooth, velvety, low carbonation, just about perfect. This drinks so incredibly smoothly, tastes and smells so incredibly good, I want it to last forever but its going down so veyr, very fast. Its a damned shame its $5.50 a bottle as Id buy this by the six on a regular basis. Perhaps the best non-Imperial Stout Ive ever had. Another phenomenal, world-class beer from Dieu du Ciel. Cheers.


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