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%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
MullMan (1099) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 7, 2009
11.5oz bottle, labeled Aphrodite. body is black with no color at edges. head is tall and fluffy, dark tan/sienna. aroma is vanilla, chocolate malt, almost like a black & white malt shake. yes, milk chocolate syrup, and marshmallows too. flavor is roasted chocolate malt, some baking chocolate and then vanilla & milk chocolate too. dryish and a little bitter in the finish, with a roasty dry aftertaste. nice profile for a beer thats only 6.5% ABV. lots of thin lacing all up & down the glass.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Michael27 (1410) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 20, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2017 Frisch vom Hahn im Muted Horn. Fast schwarz mit stabilem beigem Schaum. Vanille berdeckt fast alles. Genial. Im Nachtrunk ziemlich weich und leicht. So etwas in einer Imperial-Version und der Himmel wre da.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
papat444 (129) - Carignan, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 20, 2017
Appearance: Densely black body with a huge mocha colored head that refuses to let up. Very nice looking. Smell: Vanilla bean, coffee, milk chocolate and cocoa powder. Very pronounced and the aroma just keeps my attention and doesnt let go. Perfect. Taste: Very pronounced cocoa powder. Like im literally eating the powder. Good coffee presence with the vanilla more in the background. When i first taste it, i found it to be lacking a little but after swallowing, the flavors linger quite a long time. Opens up a lot more as it nears room temperature. A nice lasting moderate bitterness rounds things out. The only thing keeping me from scoring a 5 on the taste is i would have liked more vanilla flavor front and center with the cocoa. Still, it has a nice complex taste. Mouthfeel: Smooth like velvet this beer is. Non-obtrusive carbonation that keeps its place but gives little pinpricks here and there. Straddles well between coarse and creamy though it does have a more smooth edge than otherwise. Full-bodied without being heavy at all which is quite a feat.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Pinky77 (241) - - FEB 15, 2017
Bevuta in bottiglia. Nera con morbida schiuma beige. Caff e cioccolato. La migliore stout di sempre

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chucklemation (1521) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2017
Pours a dark brown with a foamy tan head. Aroma is vanilla, chocolate, and roast. Flavor is chocolate, roast, and vanilla, with some bitterness. Has some carbonation and a light body. Very good stout.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
michael_bb (85) - Barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 1, 2017
So often Im disappointed by Ratebeer rankings, after I try one supposedly amazing beer and I end up thinking "well, I dont get the hype". This is specially true when it comes to stouts and trappist beers, since Im not such a huge fan of those as everyone else seems to be. Well, in this case I have to take my hat off and nod in agreement. The aroma is a bomb of chocolate with notes of bourbon and vanilla, just as it promises. Colour is pure black with a tanned, thick and consistent head. Taste, although not that complex, is very pleasant and mostly sweet, but it leaves fantastic bitter finish. The alcohol is noticeable and if feels a bit like liquor, but its not at all overwhelming. Soft carbonation and slightly creamy body. Somehow I wonder what this would taste like with some added saltiness. Still, the best stout Ive tried so far without a doubt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JDBaker11058 (2024) - Maryland, USA - JAN 29, 2017
appearance: near black, short creamy tan head, minimal lacing. aroma: vanilla, milk chocolate, hint of saltwater (?). taste: chewy, sweet chocolate, vanilla, light caramel, hint of coffee. finish: full, silky, lingering sweet and bittersweet chocolate and vanilla. notes: Taste sweet dessert stout. Would drink again. Draft at Owens Ordinary in Rockville, Maryland.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElManana (2035) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - JAN 24, 2017
Bottle at home, bought at Geers. Very roasty, some coffee, pretty light and drinkable. Lots of vanilla too. Nice beer but too much vanilla.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Turboninja (659) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 22, 2017
[email protected]Haras, Tampere, Finland. Medium aroma with dark chocolate and a hint of bourbon. Pitch black color with minimal light beige head. Strong balanced taste with great combination of vanilla, coffee and slightly roasted malts. A hint of fruits. Medium taste spectrum and medium aftertaste with slightly roasted malts. Medium body with low/medium carbonation. Overall, superbly tasty for the percentage and distinctive nuance of salty licorice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Raistlin (359) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2017
Pour is deep brown, almost black with a small tan head and decent lacing. Big cocoa, vanilla beans, dark fruits, raisins, brown sugar, figs, lactose, and coffee in the aroma. Taste is dark chocolate, plums, raisins, sweet vanilla, dark fruits, brown sugar, toffee, and earthy hops. Slick mouth feel with soft carbonation. Sweet, yet balanced. Really tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Robeperse (82) - - JAN 14, 2017
On tap. Colore scuro quasi nero, schiuma beige abbondante mediamente persistente. Al naso vaniglia, cioccolato fondente, frutta candita. Al gusto la vaniglia esplode con tutta la dolcezza e la sua fragranza, seguita dal amaro del cioccolato che equilibra laroma precedente, malto tostato, note di bourbon. Nel retrogusto lungo note tostate di caff. Birra decisa di corpo e sostanza.

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