Libre Exchange - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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86
very good

20 Ratings
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Ratings: 20
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 4.9%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Foreign / Export Stout |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: Sammy on 06-16-2011)
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of smakawhat
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a full 10oz. into a snifter at Churchkey DC.

A real nice light cocoa head presented, mocha brown colored and creamy looking with lots of staying power and laces like crazy while drinking. The body is classic dark walnut black, but there's a nice red edged hue to this particularly around the collar.

Bouquet is very light and creamy. Dark chocolate if a little ashy smelling and powdery. Faint brown bread toasty qualities. Simple but very good.

Palate brings a very dry dark cocoa bitterness, with a great dark roasty character. Nice mild soft hop action, with a slight faint lime citrus character to match. THere's a real nice pop and snap on the finish, almost crackling with the hop action. Hints at black IPA but more mellow as the roast lingers on with a solid and coating mouthfeel.

Overall a real nice Foreign Export Stout, always happy to see this style done real well and this hit the right buttons.

Photo of papat444
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of mattmarka1
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Kmat10
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Howlader
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of wordemupg
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

5oz sample at the DDC tap takeover 24/11/12 from notes

A nearly black with a thin cola edge, just a thin film but it's a small glass after all but it still leaves some random lace

S a little sour plum with some coco powder and faint licorice

T the hops come out in the mouth with a hint of citrus, a little coffee and a faint nutty aspect works well for it

M medium bodied with a slight creamy feel, mix of roast and hops on the finish linger for a while

O straight up good stout, nice balance of dark roast and hops and the booze is well hidden

I'd never heard of this one and I rather liked it, I doubt its the brew I'll be buying buy the pint with all these DDC offerings but its very nice and I'd happily drink it again

Photo of yancot
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of NightINgale
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Sammy
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Mondiale 2011. Spicey licorice, chocolate, roast, chicory, cocoa, not too much coffee in the way. Malty, good smoked stout. Lacey,dark colour. bitterness is part of the balanced mix. Every bold taste making for a complex and most drinkable melange.

Photo of jrenihan
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On cask during Cask Days 2012.

Beer is black with some bubbles, but otherwise no head.

Dark fruit in the nose, as well as chocolate. Nice smell.

Smooth flavour. Roasted malt, a moderately bitter finish. Some coffee. Dark fruit: prune, raisin.

Medium bodied, low carbonation. Smooth.

Overall, somewhat simple in flavour, but in a nice way. A good beer. Would like to have this again.

Photo of liamt07
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On cask at Cask Days 2012, into a pint glass.

Black with a brown head, dense bubbles with light retention. Sans lacing. Nose is hoppy, light leafy/herbal qualties, dark chocolate, dark berries and some roast. Taste is hoppy, currants, milk and dark chocolate with a roasty and bitter finish. Medium full feel, low carbonation that was OK. A nice offering, but I think I need to give this another shot.

Photo of FondueVoodoo
3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On draft at the DDC pub in Montreal.

A: Pours a solid dark black in colour with 3 finders of foamy bone white head. Moderate amount of lacing and solid retention.

S: Roasted malts together with cocoa and espresso. Slight sweet notes of brown sugar.

T: Chocolate notes upfront which are more sweet than the smell along with coffee. Overall taste is towards the sweet profile versus bitter or acrid.
M: Creamy with moderate carbonation.

O: Less complex than some of their other offerings but easy drinking and would definitely like to have another.

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Draft: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a nice medium off-white foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of roasted malt with light sugar notes with some black chocolate and some light aromatic coffee. Taste is an easy drinking mix between some black chocolate with notes of coffee and lactose. Body is about average with a somewhat creamy texture and some good carbonation. Well brewed with dryness offset by nice amount of lactose notes.

Photo of nmann08
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of YamagamiTravis
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of tom10101
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of hopsolutely
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of LoveStout
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Libre Exchange from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
86 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.