Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Stout
Montreal, Canada


on tap

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RATINGS: 1349   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2010
Bottle 34,1 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours an opaque deep dark brown with a vague tint of red and a creamy light brown head. Aroma is sweet milk chocolate. Medium body, dry burned malts and loads of cocoa powder and sweet milk chocolate. Some malt bitterness in the finish. 080210

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DandyWolfFloyd (1202) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2010
If this was affordable, itd be a staple for me. Its about as close too the edge of beer as you can get without forgetting your drinking a beer. The aroma is full of caramel, chocolate, coffee, espresso, and roasted malts. The hobs are muted. The adjuncts give everything from alcohol to banana, licorice, vanilla, and smoke. The appearance is the only issue of concern here it is dark opaque black body with mininimal brass colored thin collar The beer looks exactly like an espresso. The taste is amazing, cocoa powder, chocolate dark and light, espresso. All of which is perfectly balanced. The beer is so smooth. Its right on the edge of what you imagine beer can be. It portends to be a beer, but really is so much closer in taste and action to a great chocolate elixir. I imagine this is a close approximation to the old Aztec chocolate alcohol drink. The beers body is not as full as you would imagine, its extremely creamy, but finds a way to finish slick and clean. The carbonation is soft. The beer makes you think it will be bitter, but it dims the moment before you ever get that astringent coffee or espresso finish. Amazing beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (25509) - Malm, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2010
Bottle. Pours a dark brown almost black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted sweetish malty cocoa powder and vanilla. Sweetish roasted malty chocolate and vanilla flavor. Has a sweetish malty slightly spicy chooclate and vanilla finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mickut (276) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 5, 2010
Bottle. Pours black with brown creamy head. Palate is dry with average with a very dry finish. Taste is slightly bitter and sour. Aroma has roasted malt, caramel, little dark chocolate and a hint of vanilla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Blom (837) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2010
Black with a brown diminishing head. Coffee and cocoa aromas plus some dusty hops. It is very smooth and medium-bodied. Flavours of vanilla, caffe latte and cocoa bitterness. A grand experience.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ContemplateBeer (2075) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 5, 2010
Aroma of cocoa, coffee and vanilla. Appearance is black with dark mocha head. Flavor matches aroma, with a surprising hop character. Palate is bubbly and lively. Pretty good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LearninBeer (540) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - FEB 4, 2010
Pours almost black with a light brown head, mostly diminishing. The aroma is roasted malts, coffee. The taste is nutty, hints of chocolate, a little bitter. The body is medium light, thinner than I would like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (12030) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2010
pitch dark, brown smooth creamy head. aroma is toffee, chocolate, faint roasted stuff, vanilla, sweetness (cocoa). flavor is licorice, chocolate, faint toffee, spicy tinge, caramel. aftertaste is roasted stuff , tofee and chocolate. palate is quite thick. overall a very flavorfull beer, but a bit too much toffee-sweet and chocolate, too chocolate-dessert like. Well blended and lots of flavors to explore, but a bit too far to the sweet side to really hit it home. but its close...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (9556) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2010
Pours deep black with tan head, aroma is full of chocolate and vanilla. Taste up front is huge chocolate and vanilla working together, dark chocolate notes lead into bourbon and coffee, and finishes a bit roasty. Mouthfeel is unbelievably creamy. Excellent brew!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dogfish120love (1305) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 1, 2010
Pours a very dark brown (almost black) with a medium to thick rich brown head. The aroma is fantastic: vanilla, chocolate and a little soy sauce along with coffee. The flavor is roasted coffee along with some vanilla and chocolate. It is absolutely delicious. It is a perfect mixture of flavors, without being overly sweet. Very complex.

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