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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Stout
Montreal, Canada

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RATINGS: 1361   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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4.4
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 (3032) - 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 (12663) - 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 (3705) - 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 (3147) - 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
gam (4155) - 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
Davros (3361) - 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
SlovakSniper (5561) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 8, 2010
UPDATED: APR 14, 2011 Le liquide est profondément noir. La tête mousse est foncée et résistante. Une dentelle se dessine au contour du verre. Le nez est très doux, délicieusement invitant: de la vanille et de la crème brulée s’affirment à travers un malt chocolaté touché par les parfums succulents d’un café glacé vietnamien. Au goût, l’attaque est directe de grains torréfiés amers qui se laissent subtilement enrober par des gousses de vanille et par un cacao pur. En bouche, le liquide est étonnamment fort pour un stout. L’effervescence, qui pique la langue, permet une parfaite diffusion des saveurs. La finale est marquée par la torréfaction, par des saveurs asséchantes de café et de chocolat fin. Est-ce déjà un classique? (Revisité le 14 avril 2011)


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