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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Stout
Montreal, Canada

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RATINGS: 1340   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Butters (4049) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2010
Gonna say it now: a little overrated. But damn good. Black pour with fair layer of tan head. Nose of smoke, big roast, chocolate, which comes out more in the flavor. Big hop bitterness on the tail. Dont really pick up the vanilla so much, but still, tasty beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brainlair (236) - Maryland, USA - MAR 7, 2010
12oz bottle. Pours a dark black with a thin tan head. Smells great, like chocolate with a bit of roast. Taste is a great balance of roasty chocolate, vanilla, and a touch of bitterness in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jazz88 (2674) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 6, 2010
Bottle. Black with a laced brown head. A strong vanilla and chocolate aroma. A smooth vanilla chocolate roasted malt flavors and a delightful finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimhilt (2584) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 5, 2010
Pours a one finger light tan head that fades quickly to a thin ring, leaving no lace. Black color, no highlights. Vanilla and cocoa nose. Light carbonation and heavy bodied. Flavor is almost burnt coffee balanced by a smooth, sweet vanilla. Expensive at $7.00 for a 11.5oz bottle from Tullys Beer & Wine Wells, Me.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Guyute_Pig (103) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 2, 2010
Bottle to pint glass. Black pour with a two inch tan head. Aroma of cocoa, vanilla, and maybe smoke. Flavors of dark chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt, a touch of hops. Really like the eveness between vanilla and cocoa in this. Lives up to the rating, re-buy for sure.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
mastabass666 (277) - California, USA - MAR 1, 2010
Black thin tan head. Aroma-roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla. Taste-chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt. Tons of flavor. Authentic cocoa and vanilla flavors. Perfect sweetness. A bit thin bodied is the only drawback.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jb (3118) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2010
Dark and reddish, with a tan head and traces of it stay around. Very heavy cocoa nose, also some roasted malt. Palate is great at 1st sip, gritty, chocolaty, malty, hoppy, well-balanced. I dont get a lot in the complexity department though, keeping this from the upper echelon, but heck this is a nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nimrod979 (212) - Hagerstown, Maryland, USA - FEB 27, 2010
Pours black with a small brown head. Aroma of deep cocoa. Flavor is roasted malts, some chocolate, a little vanilla on the tail end. The beer is pretty complex despite its unexpected lighter flavor. Starts sweet and then has a little bit of a bitter finish. Very smooth and clean on the palate. This is good but I was expecting stronger flavors.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nolankowal (938) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2010
Bottle. black pour with a cocoa head. Aroma of light boozey fruits, dark chocolate, a bit of smoke and roast with some vanilla as well. Flavors of milk chocolate, vanilla, light roasted malt, a bit of ash. Medium-ish body, roasty, bitter/sour, pleasantly sweet, ashy,...lingering finish. Not bad, but not worth all the hype its gotten, nor its price tag. Peche is far and away the superior stout they brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NachlamSie (3386) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 26, 2010
Bottle from Bruisin. Pours a rich dark near-black with ruby tints and a ring of a tan head. The aroma has lots of vanilla and chocolate, it seems a little sharp. The palate is fairly creamy but has some tickling carbonation. Lots of vanilla bean and chocolate flavor are very apparent. I never really got into the use of vanilla in beers. This is fair but it doesnt exactly float my boat. Its too much like a vanilla dessert for me. That being said, it isnt bad. Ive got no problem drinking a bottle every now and then. Pretty good stout, but nowhere near the awesomeness of their Peche Mortel.


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