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Déesse Nocturne - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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Déesse Nocturne
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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.51%
Wants: 14
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
American Stout |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: francisweizen on 05-01-2003)
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Ratings: 48 | Reviews: 35 | Display Reviews Only:
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Luk13

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.2%

01-23-2013 00:55:48 | More by Luk13
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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New York

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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

05-22-2014 17:26:47 | More by acurtis
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Danomeister

British Columbia (Canada)

4.36/5  rDev +6.6%
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

Serving type: nitro-tap

03-06-2014 21:39:02 | More by Danomeister
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.2%

01-13-2014 20:43:24 | More by mattmarka1
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

11-11-2013 04:03:41 | More by hopsolutely
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

07-14-2013 17:43:08 | More by DaPan
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Aisha

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -38.9%

06-24-2013 19:00:35 | More by Aisha
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BTVflatlander

Vermont

4.68/5  rDev +14.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-20-2013 20:01:08 | More by BTVflatlander
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

05-19-2013 17:21:02 | More by tom10101
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Odri

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

02-03-2013 22:00:18 | More by Odri
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev -1%
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!

Serving type: nitro-tap

01-29-2013 04:00:14 | More by andrenaline
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rale

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

01-06-2013 00:28:47 | More by rale
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KalanM

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +10%

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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
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!

Serving type: on-tap

07-09-2012 03:30:55 | More by GarthDanielson
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-30-2012 23:53:33 | More by jrenihan
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maxk

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.2%

04-23-2012 01:32:56 | More by maxk
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cbutova

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
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.

Serving type: nitro-tap

02-21-2012 03:24:12 | More by cbutova
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
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.

Serving type: nitro-tap

09-06-2011 17:42:08 | More by spinrsx
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gskitt

New York

4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-16-2011 02:13:52 | More by gskitt
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-07-2010 02:41:18 | More by jlindros
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

Serving type: nitro-tap

06-21-2010 13:52:26 | More by MasterSki
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bobsy

Ontario (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewpub during a break from Mondial (if only all breaks included DDC and Schwartz`s Deli).

Cascading nitro pour with a jet black body and creamy smooth light tan head. Standrad awesome appearance because of the dreaded nitro. Laced like a silkworm. Great retention. Nose isn`t really anywhere to be found, but a bit of warmth bring coffee, chocolate and molasses. Underwhelming, but that`s the nature of the nitro beast.

This just tastes like a regular nitro stout, and I struggle to see why this is so highly regarded. As much as I love DDC (I`ve had 7 of their beers on this trip alone), I feel this one gets a leg-up from the name of the brewer attached to it. Decent coffee notes and bittersweet chocolate. Some molasses and a touch of brown sugar. Very respectable, but not worthy of Canada`s top 25. Creamy body from the nitro is good if that`s your thing.

Glad I tried it, but why the fuss?

Serving type: nitro-tap

06-06-2010 13:17:40 | More by bobsy
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Churchkey in DC.

Poured a very dark black with a pretty nice creamy tan head. Pretty decent head and some lacing as it made its way down. The smell was pretty one dimensional with some roasted character and faint hints of coffee. Taste is pretty similar, with a tad bit of smoke and coffee, but nothing too much else. After being thrilled by many of Dieu du Ciel's other beers, this one just didn't have all that much going on. Mouthfeel was medium bodied with good carbonation. Pretty drinkable, but nothing too spectacular.

Serving type: on-tap

03-12-2010 12:05:39 | More by Thorpe429
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Déesse Nocturne from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
90 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.