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Chemin De Croix - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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Reviews: 9
Hads: 42
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: n/a
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
American Porter |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: wordemupg on 12-25-2012

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Reviews: 9 | Hads: 42
Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a dark black color porter with nice brown foamy head with good retention and some good amount of lacing. Aroma consists of huge amount of roasted malt with quiet a bit of chocolate notes. Taste is also dominated by loads of roasted malt notes with some chocolate notes and light dry finish with some green hops notes. Body is tad thinner then I was expecting with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Loads of flavors with an overall dry taste but avoiding the astringency territory. (503 characters)

Photo of wordemupg
3.65/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

5oz sample at DDC tap takeover at National Beer Hall 24/11/12 from notes

A very dark brown and again in the small sample glasses I get just a thin film but it leaves a few random patches

S raisin, plum and prune, dried dark fruits with with some roast and bakers chocolate and Hershey's syrup

T what I smell but with a large blast of burnt espresso and char, decent but I preferred the smell

M quite gritty like a wine with heavy tannins, good level of carbonation and some burnt toffee on the finish

O OK but considering who brewed it and the other dark monsters I've had from DDC I was expecting a little more

I could drink another but with my other options from DDC I may not anytime soon (714 characters)

Photo of papat444
3.98/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tight tw finger head with great lacing. Bit of chicory and earthy hops in the flavor as well as unsweetened chocolate. Body is medium with a lasting bitterness. Glad DDC bottled this. (183 characters)

Photo of jrenihan
4.08/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On-tap during DDC event at Bar Hop

Beer is black with a good-sized tan head. Very good retention, nice lacing.

Perhaps the beer is too cold or the glass is not conducive to scent but I don't get a big aroma. Roasted malt and some coffee.

Taste is very nice. Strong roasted malt flavours, fairly smoky. Some cocoa. Balanced, but on the bitter side. Very strong flavour, bold.

Full bodied, low carbonation level. Very smooth and rich. Nice.

Overall, really nice. Was not familiar with this one and was happily surprised. Really big and nice flavour. An underdog in the DDC catalogue. (587 characters)

Photo of ZorPrime
4.12/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Black color with a nice head. Aroma is hoppy with some roastiness. Nice aroma a little in the range of black IPA but not strong enough to be IPA.

Taste is roastiness with a finish all hoppy. Grassy. Delicious and so easy to drink.

A nice beer from DDC!

Cheers. (263 characters)

Photo of TheDoctor
3.91/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Serving: Bottle
Bottled on: Jan-3-2015


A:
Pours pitch black--a little ruby coming out of the bottle--with a rusty, yellow-tan 2 fingers of head that stays at a healthy cap. Decent retention; foamy, scummy lacing. (3.75)

S:
Chocolately malt. Licorice, coffee, hard water, some herbal hops, chocolate. (4)

T:
Smooth, coating mocha. Coffee, toasted nuts, milk chocolate, green citrusy hops, baker's cocoa. (4)

M:
Rich and easy drinking with a medium body and soft but present carbonation. (3.75)

O:
Tasty porter that is a little different.
This is a good beer. I had it really fresh and the hops were a lot more present, but honestly I liked it better this time.
Rich and rodust in look, smell and taste. Pours nice enough and features very chocalatey aromas and flavors. Drinkable and enjoyable. Not the best porter I've ever had, but interesting and different without being needlessly provocative.
Would have again; worth trying. (3.75) (953 characters)

Photo of ludachris
3.9/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The body is black everywhere but its edges. Two fingers of whipped, creamy tan head boasts excellent retention. Sheets of lace coat the sides of the glass as it recedes.

Sweet dark chocolate with roasty edges. Its core is rich, made up of pumpernickel and rye. A whiff of leafy hops pull through but it's just as faint as its alcohol character. The nose has depth and packs a punch.

The taste is equally as strong but far less refined. Dry grainy roast becomes quite prominent and is paired with a rigid resinous bitterness. Dark chocolate and cake mix have morphed into its undercurrent. When you look past its green, roasty bitterness, it's sweeter side isn't hard to find.

Medium bodied with a low level of carbonation, allowing its dry roasty quality to really assert itself. The finish is quick but its bitterness lingers well past that point.

Every time I see a new offering from these guys on the shelf, I've got to pick it up. Although this isn't there best, it didn't disappoint. The nose was my favorite aspect with plenty of depth and richness. Its "India" moniker becomes apparent in the taste. I think this would make for an excellent beer to cook with. (1,173 characters)

Photo of Haydn-Juby
3.77/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Note: my bottle read 6.3%ABV not 7.5%

A: Almost black with some ruby red highlight coming through. A thick creamy looking head of dark beige towers over the beer. Lacing was present but minimal.

S: Very dark chocolate. Maybe a bit of coffee and roasted malt.

T: Once again I get that bitter dark chocolate. Hints of a coffee roast element. A bit too bitter for me honestly; it gets to be a bit acrid at times. Very 'dark' tasting. Roastier than I would expect for a porter. I get just the slightest, faintest hint of floral hops on the palate as well. It has the profile of a sipper at only 6.3%. I don't get any of the dark fruit advertised on the bottle.

F: Creamy feeling. Carbonation is a bit reduced making the beer go down easily. Imagine an intensely bitter chocolate milk.... trust me it's good though.

O: Pretty nice overall, but the bitterness was just too much for me. Still a good beer and rather impressively complex for such a low- relative to craft beer- ABV. Don't think I would buy it again but it's always fun to try something from DDC. (1,059 characters)

Photo of zhivago373
3.75/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

poured from bottle into snifter.

pours black with creamy brown head, like a latte. smells of slight roasted malt notes and clean hops. not a big smelling beer.

tastes of roasted malts, dark chocolate flavors, mocha/coffee, and Noble hop varieties. not overly hoppy or bitter on the backend but certainly the hops shine on the back of the tongue and the lingering aftertaste.

overall, a nice, unique fusion of a porter with amped-up hops. worth trying. (455 characters)

Chemin De Croix from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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