Déesse Nocturne - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 15
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
American Stout |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: francisweizen on 05-01-2003)
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4.36/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The most perfect Stout I've ever drank.

Gorgeous, head like the cream on a good espresso.

Tastes like a velvety chocolate caress with a black glove in the mouth. Coffee and chocolate in perfect balance. No acrid or over roasted flavors

Mouthfeel is perfect, no wateriness. Not thirst quenching at all.

Served just below room temperature and almost flat: perfect

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4.68/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Reviewed from notes from my most recent trip to DDC's Montréal brewpub.

A: Dark, chocolately, and coffee-esque.

S: Coffee, chocolate, and vanilla with none being overwhelming or dominant.

T: Smooth, rich, and thick. Some say Guinness is a "meal in a glass" but, frankly, compared to Déese Nocturne, Guinness is barely an appetizer.

M: Thick and rich once again, not at all watery.

O: While DDC's other stouts, Aphrodisiaque and Péché Mortel are both better known--likely due to the fact that they are both bottled and exported to the US--Déese Nocturne, in my humble opinion, is DDC's best executed stout. Higher-alcohol imperial stouts are fantastic, for sure, but to come through on a low-alcohol, American stout like this as well as DDC has is all the more impressive. A must try on any visit to either of DDC's brewpups, especially during Montréal's colder season. My favorite Canadian brew and one of my favorites across the board.

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4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours pitch black with a thick thumb of creamy head with solid retention and some nice sheeting lacing.

S - Dark cocoa, hints of licorice and toffee, a touch of leafy greens and hints of burnt toast on the finish.

T - The sweetness comes through nicely with creamy milk chocolate with dark cocoa undertones, hints of molasses and espresso with the metallic cocoa coming through on the finish.

M - Silky smooth, creamy and a touch of dryness on the finish.

O - An incredibly sessionable and easy drinking stout that offers up a ton of flavour and doesn't miss a beat on the mouthfeel. Another quality brew on tap at DDC, these guys know their stuff!

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4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured on-tap and served in a true pint, the beer is almost black, with a creamy, dense, solid, light-brown head that goes nowhere while you drink. There is a cling to the head that maps where you drink from. Aromas are creamy, roasted, with a toffee and chocolate sweet backbone. Light, dry bodied carrying flavors that are roasted coffee, sweet cream, and a subtle nut sweetness. The aftertaste is roasty and sweet, both subtle and balanced at the same time. Very smooth throughout, with a creamy finish. Way too easy to drink!

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3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Beer is black with a nice tan head. Excellent retention.

Smell consists of roasted malt. Mild but nice.

Nice roasted malt flavour, almost burnt. Quite creamy and slightly bitter. Not very complex, but quite tasty.

Mouthfeel is great. Full, rich and smooth. Low carbonation.

Overall, a nice stout. Not the powerhouse I was expecting from the reviews, but good.

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3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Notes from last night at DDC, nitro-tap and a few sloppy reviews from phone notes. What an awesome brew-pub.

A- Black pour into an oversized pint glass, 20oz. Creamy nitrogen mocha head with great retention and those really fine little Nitro bubbles. The one-finger head leaves a lot of lace.

S- Cocoa forward but not huge strength, some dark fruit in there as well. Just wasn't picking a ton up. (seems to be a pattern with Nitro)

T- Nice overall cocoa powder stout flavor with the usual roasted malts. Dark cherry fruit is next and some semi sweet caramel.

MF - Nitrogen slick silky feel. Cocoa bitters hit the palate with low bubbles (or little bubbles? N).

I feel like the Nitrogenation might actually take away just a bit here flavor and feel-wise. Still like the play between the cocoa and fruit stout notes.

Photo of spinrsx
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nitro Tap

Appearance - The beer pours a dark black/brown colour with a large frothy and fizzy light brown coloured head. I can't see much carbonation due the darkness of the beer and there is some amazing lacing all the way down the sides of the glass. The head lasted for 10+ minutes before it was gone.

Smell - light chocolate and coffee, malts, smoke

Taste & Mouth - The beer has a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, chocolate, and coffee. The chocolate and coffee notes are kind of subdued compared to what I was expecting. There is also a roasted/toasted/smokey flavour going on. The beer finishes with a malty and roasted aftertaste that turns out to be fairly bitter.

Overall – I think I expected more with this beer, but the fact that it is a little subdued in the taste department leaves it quite sessionable. I guess if you wanted something more potent you would go for a Peche Mortel anyways.

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4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Homage to mortal, but this was great as well. Poured to what looked black, associates said there was light on the fringe but i was no witness to it. I'm saying black. Thick two finger head. Smells of cocoa, vanilla, burned cookies. Tasted sweet, bittersweet, vanilla notes, dark chocolate. This was not luscious, it was a b it drier, more like an Irish stout. One of my favorites that day.

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4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap @ Ebenezers.

A: Small 1/2 finger darker colored head with a super dark pitch black colored beer.

N: Dark malts galore, very rich, creamy oatmeal, chocolate malts, cocoa nibs, caramel, and a little vanilla. No real bitter aromas for the creamy, sweet, and malty aromas.

T: Very dark taste, there's the bitterness too. Lots of black patent malt, some roasty flavors, spicy, lots of bitterness and earthy charred malts as well as some earthy hops. It's dry and not syrupy at all. No alcohol, very drinkable. Hints of vanilla too.

M: Medium to thicker body, smooth, with decent carbonation.

F: Very dry, lots of roasted burnt malts with some bitterness, as well as an earthy spicy hop presence. A little spicy as well from the malts. A touch of lingering roast as well, with more dark malts too.

Not the best stout from Dieu du Ciel, but tasty and very drinkable nonetheless.

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4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On nitro at the brewpub. Served in a pint glass.

A - Perpetual dark tan nitro-style foam, that leaves behind glass coating lace as the beer is consumed. Black body with transparent ruby highlights. Like a darker Guinness.

S - Roasted grains, earthy hops, light cocoa, caramel, and coffee. Solid, typical, stout flavor profile. Maybe a touch understated - so let it warm up a little.

T - Taste is a little sweeter, with more caramel and milky cocoa. Light residual bitterness, but not much in the way of hop flavor or aroma. This is not far from an Irish Dry - maybe a bit sweeter.

M - Light silky body, low carbonation, light sticky finish. Typical nitro texture.

D - This is a very enjoyable session stout, and something of which I could drink a lot. The nitro keeps things from getting bloaty, and the taste is good, but not fatiguing.

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Déesse Nocturne from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
90 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.