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100
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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Stout
Montreal, Canada

bottled
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on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1332   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (22404) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 2, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2013 Keg at stockholm Beer festival ... Deep solid black ... sweet chocolate (bar) and little malt in nose ... sweet sweet chocolate ... no bitterness ... more cooking chocolate like and a touch milky. all round not bad. Keg at brewdog Edinburgh... Deep black thin tan head... Soft sweet toffee roast malt nose light creamy mslt nose... Doft roast... Dark malts.. Riast... Soft smooth roast... Little cooking chocolate.. Lught sweet makts... Soft roast 4.1 lovely

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (19824) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 29, 2007
Draught at Stockholm Beer Festival, 2007-09-22, 7-3-7-3-14=34
Black color. Phenolic aroma, sweet, roasted malt. Medium body strength, but round, with a unique flavor of dark chocolate. Monodimensional, good, not impressive.

Draught at Stockholm Beer Festival, 2007-09-21, 7-4-7-3-14=35
Black color. Strong aroma of medium chocolate. Sweet flavor, medium-light body, very strong chocolatey flavor (reminds me the chocolate Easter eggs), original. Good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (19526) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2016
Bottle at home in London. Pours deep brown with a creamy beige ad. The nose holds vanilla, baking cocoa, burnt toast, some toasted caramel, faint oxidation (this bottle is more than a year old). Medium sweet flavour with a luxurious chocolate character, light ashy roast, bittersweet cocoa. Some coffee grounds, earth, woody dryness. Medium bodied, lightly oily, with fine to average carbonation. Nicely balanced finish with more ashy roast, bittersweet baking cocoa, vanilla pods, dashes of scorched earth. Good depth, solid body. Great stuff overall.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (18834) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2007
(Stockholm Beer Festival 2007) Draught. Black, small brown head. Huge chocolate and cocoa aroma, vanilla and oaky notes. Chocolate flavor, quite roasted and a bit dry. Was there some mint notes as well?

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (18359) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2011
Black with a big dark brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, milk chocolate, cocoa and vanilla. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate roasted bitter finish. Smooth. 050711

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (18349) - Kln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 29, 2011
Trockener und malzintensiver Antrunk mit dezenten Snoten. Schon zu Beginn des Mittelteil kommt ein Schokoladenarome zuerst als Nuance, spter deutlicher hervor, zudem spielt das nun rstigere Malz eine hohe Bedeutung. Nur wenn man es wei kann man im Hintergrund einen dezenten Vanilletouch ausmachen, der, bei genauerer Betrachtung, durchaus angenehm ist. Von der Rstigkeit ist das Bier mittlerweile trocken geworden, daher ist der Abgang weniger intensiv als angenommen, schade. Dennoch ist das Bier ausgewogen und gelungen aromatisch. Im Nachgeschmack noch malzig und strker nach Vanille. 9/12/11/11/13/12

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerhunter111 (18065) - PCastle, GERMANY - MAR 5, 2014
Ins Glas ergiet sich ein schwarzes Bier mit schner brunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch angenehm rstmalzig, Schokolade, Kaffee Geschmack sehr rstmalzig, angenehm cremig, schokoladig, Kaffe, weltklasse!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (17574) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2009
Bottle at Chrisos Kook Tasting 09. Thanks to Crosling for this one. Labelled as Aphrodite. Black, tan head. Vanilla choc coconut aroma. Slightly powdery choc. Quite a lot of vanilla,, but I thought it was drinkable enough, just too much powdery choc. Dry finish. Yes, fails a bit in the mouth.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (16711) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 3, 2015
On tap at Dieu du Ciel, Montreal. A lovely looking black beer topped by a creamy, finger-thick tan head that lasts. Nice curtains. A bit weak on the nose I think, with chocolate, vanilla and some mocha. Full to medium body, rather smooth on the palate. Chocolate, mocha and a roasted touch in the flavor, lasting for a long time. Rather lovely this one, even though the aroma could use a bit more punch. 150612

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (16441) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 29, 2007
[email protected] 2007
Opaque black, very small brownish head. Cocoa powder aroma with hints of vanilla. Cocoa powder and coffee beans in the flavor. A bit too much dark chocolate in the aftertaste for my liking.


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