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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Stout
Montreal, Canada

bottled
available

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1344   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   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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4.3
paco (576) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 24, 2010
Bottle. Nearly black. Lacking any real head. Aromas are as follows. Vanilla, chocolate, rockets candy,espresso and maple. Lots of flavor. Oatmeal, coffee, roasted malts, lots of chocolate, cocoa, and a nice burnt sweetness. Very long and bitter finish. I take points away based on the mouth feel being a bit too thin. Overall, this is fantastic.

5
davidm (2081) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 22, 2010
Bottle. Full marks, it’s like an imperial. Aromas of chocolate, vanilla, and liquorice. Taste is sweet with bitter notes, long lasting. Palate is silky, and full bodied. Black, with a frothy off-white head.

4
jkwalking05 (4745) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2010
Black in color with a decent tan head. Aroma is of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, hot chocolate and vanilla. Taste is of cocoa, vanilla, chocolate and coffee.

4.4
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2010
Draft at Gingerman NYC. And a pleasant surprise this one was. Pours deep black with tan head. Nose is full of cocoa, fresh vanilla and a touch of coffee. Very aromatic nose that keeps making you smile. On taste, very creamy, like chocolate milk. The chocolate and vanilla really feed into it. Not terribly complex but amazingly fun to drink. Excellent.

4.1
regspeir (199) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2010
12 0z. bottle into a standard pint glass
An aggressive pour yielded an opaque black with a huge mocha-colored head which never completely dissapated. Lacing is lasting as well. Nose is not overwhelming - chocolate and vanilla prevail with some traces of roasted malt. Taste is chocolate, vanilla a bready malt flavor and a nice semi-bitter finish with a little alcohol warming. Very creamy and not overly thick mouthfeel. Good carbonation. This is a very tasty sipper and, except for the price, one I will want again.

4
jonno (2981) - JAPAN - MAY 17, 2010
Quite striking, the sweet mix of cocoa and vanilla dance across the nose, and down the back of the throat, on the back on a medium bodied, extremely smooth offering. About as good as good as a stout with all the added bells and whistles will get.

4.7
TonyDiUlio (679) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 15, 2010
Had with the boys. The pour is dark thick body. Aroma is cocoa vanilla and a bit smoked. Amazing flavor of instant chocolate and lasting vanilla. So sweet.

3.6
deyholla (12463) - 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
Metalchopz (3598) - 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
tgncc (3143) - 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.


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