yespr (45699) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2011
From tap at the brewpub. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted dark malty and slight spiced. Thick liqourice, dark roasted malty and light chocolate. Smooth, roasted and bitter dry finish. Travlr (25173) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Draft. Almost completely black color, brown head. Aroma is very roasty cocoa and coffee, subtle licorice. Taste has lots of roast as well, nice character and complexity. mcberko (18056) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 8, 2012
On tap at Dieu du Ciel, pours black with a sizable foamy light brown head. Aroma of moderate roasted malts, some chocolate and very subtle espresso beans. Flavour straddles the line between stout and imperial stout, with moderate roast, bittersweet dark chocolate and some light burnt rubber flavours. Medium-to-full bodied and well designed. Great one. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Draft. Medium brown head atop black body. Aroma is medium sweet, milk/bittersweet chocolate, some molasses, roast, light anise. Taste is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, molasses, some roast. Medium body, some stickiness. Lubiere (13941) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2011
A deep dark stout with a thick brown head, lacing. In aroma, superb muskey coffee and chocolate, light soysauce, nice. In mouth, a smooth bitter chocolate, silky, light vanilla, alcohol, rich and smooth. On tap at Mondiale 2011, June 10 2011.
j12601 (12601) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 14, 2011
On tap at Dieu du Ciel. Pours a deep viscous black with a medium to thick tan head. Big and roasty, chewy chocolate and pudding. Lots of roast, chocolate and chewy cocoa. Nice char and toffee notes. Very roasty, long roast bitterness. Very well balanced. Sammy (12339) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 15, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2013 On tap at Mondiale 2011. Spicey licorice, chocolate, roast, chicory. Malty, good smoked stout. Lacey, bitter. Every bold taste.Had again at Bar Hop 2 years later and not as good, though decent stout, thinner. Meilby (11517) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 17, 2015
Draught @ Whats Brewing - Friday Session 1, Stavangerjercraigs (10510) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2011
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel and coffee. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long roasted, chocolate, caramel, coffee and licorice finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
2011-10-30. Black body with a small frothy tan head. 3+ Fairly bitter, hoppy flavour, herbal-anise like flavour. Lingering green hop bitterness in the finish. 7+ Similar aroma, green leafy hop profile, very light herbal touche. 7+ Medium plus palate. Pretty decent. Cask Days 2011, Toronto MartinT (9932) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 25, 2011
My Bottom Line:
This engaging Foreign Stout develops plenty of chocolate and coffee aromatics before milky notes and raisins lead to a tantalizing finish of roasted malts and resinous hops.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the brown-edged blackness.
-The roasted malt personality is sustained. I love it when the finish is full of flavor which doesn’t necessarily come from the residual sugars.
-The body is round, yet the finish doesn’t feel sweet at all.
-That aroma is boastful; a very engaging dessert of a brew.
-Malts also offer caramelized sweetness.
-The resinous hops and roasted malts are levelled in the aftertaste.
-Dieu du Ciel Stouts are often stellar; this is no exception.
On tap at the brewpub.