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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Stout
Montreal, Canada

bottled
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on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1343   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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4.2
italianjohn (3281) - 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
cfrancis (3585) - 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 it’s turn to play on your tongue. I’m going to have this at much more frequency.

4.4
Elkas (220) - 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
shadey (2166) - 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
juiceisloose (1565) - 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
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 don’t usually rate beers with impressive grades but this one is worth the perfect score I gave.

4.4
elgiacomo (747) - 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 that’s 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 it’s going down so veyr, very fast. It’s a damned shame it’s $5.50 a bottle as I’d buy this by the six on a regular basis. Perhaps the best non-Imperial Stout I’ve ever had. Another phenomenal, world-class beer from Dieu du Ciel. Cheers.

4
AmEricanbrew (7065) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - APR 1, 2010
Aphrodite pours black with tan head. Nice vanilla mocha coffee aromas. medium body with a supersmooth mouthfeel. Awesome rich dark chocolate lactose, vanilla flavors with a deep roasted malt bitterness to balance.

3.9
tnkw01 (1833) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 29, 2010
Bottle. Beautiful black color. Small brown head. Chocolate, roasted nut aroma. Nice rich, stout flavor, bitter but pleasant.

3.2
bvc (1244) - Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2010
11.5oz twist off cap. A somewhat vigorous pour yields a decent size beige head with black body. Big sweet dark cocoa, a touch of coffee, vanilla, licorice and a touch of hazelnut. Body is somewhat light for style and the carbonation is prickly. Ashy chocolate and coffee, a chalky burnt maltines and a little on the sweet side...but the carbonation is just killing it for me; rough.


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