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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Quebec, Canada
dieuduciel.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Black ale with aromas and flavours of vanilla, dark chocolate, bourbon and roasted malt. The vanilla and cocoa marry nicely, without out-competing each other, to produce a surprisingly well balanced beer. This beer is mildly hoppy, but the cocoa introduces a touch of bitterness. Its colour may be intimidating, but it is a very smooth beer within reach of most beer drinkers. This highly appreciated dessert beer is brewed with organic fair-trade cocoa and first rate vanilla beans.

Added by Popsinc on 06-10-2003

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Avg:
4.19
pDev:
8.83%
 
 
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Photo of Sammy
3.98/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed on-tap at the Mondiale 2008. A chocolate stout, with chocolate aroma. Dark with off-white foaming head,substantial lacing thereafter. A medium and creamy mouthfeel. Like a well blended chocolate shake. Some roast and vanilla in taste, milky, very drinkable.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.53/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brewed with cocoa and vanilla beans. Pours black with a dark tan/brown head.

Nose of Hershey's chocolate syrup and fresh chocolate with assertive vanilla. Smells like fresh baked cookies.

Mouthfeel is medium, crisp and with medium cream.

Flavors are very assertive and easily identifiable-chocolate candy/syrup, vanilla bean and undertones of espresso. Nice but simple flavors with little complexities or layers. Pleasant chocolate character but after "an inch or two" it takes on a "chocolate soda" character.

Some bitter hops in the flavor undertones and some nice bitter hops in the finish. Interesting, but perhaps no so drinkable. There are a lot more "chocolate" "coffee" brews that are more integrated and balanced and which would go better with food and/or to sip. Too much chocolate syrup character.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.07/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a pitch black color with a small 1 inch khaki colored head that fades to a tiny cap. Decent rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smells of dark roasted malt, dark cocoa powder, and vanilla beans. Taste is of rich chocolate syrup, roasted malts, and vanilla beans. The tastes are very balanced and overall this beer is not sweet at all. There is a dark chocolate bitterness on the palate after each sip. Mouthfeel is a bit flat making for a thin and light presence in the mouth. Overall, this is a good stout with nice cocoa and vanilla flavors that shows that a beer doesn't have to be sweet to have these flavors on display.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.39/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

beautiful brew here from du ciel. expert use of vanilla and cocoa nibs in this stout, rich yet drinkable, never cloying, and as authentic as it comes as far as the additives are concerned. the nose on it is amazing, fresh vanilla beans, seeds scraped clean from the pod, and bitter roasted barley and dark chocolate malt. the flavor is the same, but the layers impress me most. coffee is subtle, not even in the beer, but i taste it. the cocoa is earthy and bittersweet, but it comes first, than the vanilla as it moves toward the finish, but at the end, it tastes like stout. rich, well made, creamy delicious stout. the additives are not dominant but complimentary, a fine balance. the feel is great too, velvety smooth and luscious on the palate, coating but not sugary or heavy. not a ton of carbonation, but it doesnt need more than what it has. an excellent beer worthy of the highest praise. another thing i love about this, and all of their beer really, is how affordable it is. five or six bucks a bottle for beer of this quality is incredibly fair. so many other breweries would brutally overcharge for beer this good. well done all around.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.88/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured out as a deep brown color, nearly black. The head was about a half inch thick and laced pretty well. The smell of the beer has a strong roasted aroma with a little bit of sweetness on the nose. The taste of the beer is on the sweeter side, it's got good flavors of chocolate and vanilla. The aftertaste is semi-sweet and had a toasted bitter flavor. The mouthfeel was about medium bodied and felt pretty slick. Overall it was a good stout, worth trying.

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Photo of metter98
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: It poured jet black with a dark mocha-colored head that quickly faded away into a thin layer of bubbles. The beer is too dark to see any evidence of rising bubbles from the carbonation.
S: Aromas of dark chocolate and vanilla beans are present in the nose, but really only start to intensify as the beer warms up.
T: The taste is very nicely balanced between flavors of dark roasted malts, chocolate, and vanilla. There are notes of sweetness and bitterness in the taste, similar to semisweet chocolate.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and smooth with a slight bit of dryness on the finish.
D: The beer is very drinkable and packs in a lot of flavor with a relatively low level of alcohol content. I definitely want to dry this beer again and would try pairing it with a sweet chocolate dessert. If you like chocolate and vanilla, this beer is a must-have.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A serious aroma of vanilla and cocoa swirl about the nose even before decanting the beer. Mouthwatering and seductive upfront and I'll later learn that the beer doesn't let up.

Pitch black in color and with a dense lace of foam that proudly sits atop the beer through most of the session while continually lacing all the way. A great look to this beer.

Large maltiness sets the stage for bold coffee, nuts, barley sweetness, and that cocoa and vanilla blend that dominates the beer throughout. Sweetness, however has a simplified confection (powdered sugar) flavor that my hinge a bit on aspirtame taste. The seetness seems right for a Sweet Stout or Milk Stout. This sweetness seems to amplify the cocoa and vanilla notes but hinder the roasted barley and coffee characteristics.

Quite weighted and velvety to texture because of fleeting carbonation and rising sweetness that prevents drying. A long linger of cocoa and vanilla keeps the memory of the beer all over the mouth making this beer very drinkable and palatable. This glass emptied way too fast.

Thanks jlindros!

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Photo of largadeer
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle shared by nickd717. Been wanting to try this one for a while.

Pours dark but clear brown, almost opaque in the glass. The small tan head disappeared pretty quickly, settling to a thin disc.

The aroma has a massive vanilla and chocolate presence, almost to the point of having no identifiable beer character. It's nicely done, though quite rich.

The taste is sweet up front, with big vanilla and chocolate flavors complementing the roasty, rich malt backbone. There's a fair amount of bitterness to contrast the vanilla and chocolate, but this is still pretty decadent and dessert-like. The body felt a touch thin to me, medium-light, but that may be because I was drinking bigger stouts before this. Quite good.

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Photo of biboergosum
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I grabbed a 341ml single bottle of this at the depanneur around the corner from Dieu Du Ciel last summer, after an afternoon of sampling their draft offerings, as this wasn't available as one at the time. Now, as the weather turns from summer to fall in the space of 48 hours, it feels like it's time to crack this souvenir open.

This beer pours a mostly opaque black, with slight mahogany highlights at the edges, and two flabby fingers or so of puffy, broadly bubbly, and creamy beige head, which leaves a smattering of thin porous cloud lace around the glass as it lazily recedes.

It smells of strong black coffee and the necessary cream, powdery milk chocolate, marshmallows, mildly roasted caramel malt, and an unloved earthy hoppiness. The taste is dry-roasted chocolate malt, bittersweet coffee, somewhat sugary vanilla pods, a strangely astringent twinge of mildly boozy wood, and some indistinct earthy hops.

The carbonation is rather fair and wan, the body conversely big, full in weight, and silky smooth. It finishes quite pointedly off-dry, the slightly smoky coffee essence lingering like an abandoned detritus-strewn table in a Montreal cafe.

This is a stellar, solid stout, nicely flavoured with cocoa and vanilla, and never too sweet. There's not really much more to say, other than, très magnifique!

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Photo of brentk56
4.85/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Pours a pitch black color with a frothy mocha head that dribbles spotty lacing around the glass

Smell: Smells like a mocha milk shake - milk chocolate, coffee and vanilla

Taste: Milk chocolate, up front, with a developing vanilla and subtle fruit aspect; by mid-palate, the mocha flavor commands the profile and, after the swallow, it is pure milk shake with just a little bit of fruity ale flavors underneath (as the beer matures, however, the fruity elements build and become a bigger factor in the flavor profile)

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body, with a silky character; low to moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Amazing that so much flavor was packed into a beer with a relatively low ABV; much better than many RISs that are shooting for the same flavor profile

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a pitch-black stout with large brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of vanilla is dominating with some notes of black chocolate. Taste is also dominated by rich vanilla notes with some black chocolate and also some lightly bitter roasted malt notes at the end. Body is full with great carbonation. Very well done with some bourbon resemblance which might come from the vanilla. I guess I am slightly disappointed with all the hype that had been surrounding this one but still very good nonetheless.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.71/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Acquired at a local SoCal bottle shop for $6.00; the high pricetag is easily explained: Imported by the Shelton Bastards. 6.5% ABV confirmed. 11.5 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap and appealing label art served into a New Belgium stem-goblet in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are extremely high; I love stouts and Dieu Du Ciel has impressed me in the past. Has label notches at 4 and 2, whatever that indicates.

Served straight from the fridge but allowed to warm considerably over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

Not paired with food.

A: Pours a rather attractive one finger thick rich dark tan colour head of great cream, good thickness, and disappointingly average retention (~2 minutes). Decent lacing as the head recedes. Body colour is a solid nontransparent black; not quite a jet black but certainly opaque. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Spot on for a stout.

Sm: Inviting chocolate/cocoa, vanilla bean, dark malts, light caramel, cream, and more of that luxurious rich milky chocolate. Some buried roast - either from coffee or roasted barley. It's subtly done and I'm glad it's there; it's a requisite note for a great stout. A very inviting strong aroma. Little hop notes are detectable; hop character is floral if anything. No yeast character. No alcohol is detectable.

T: Delightful cocoa bitterness is well balanced with an understated vanilla bean sweetness. Dark malts and light caramel fill out the foundation, with minimal floral hopping acting as a preservative. A bit of cream. Some chocolatey bitterness pokes out, but unlike hop bitterness it's quite welcome. Well balanced, but disappointingly simple. It plays it safe, and the result is a solid stout, but there's nothing unique or special going on here. I do think the cocoa is quite well executed. Maybe some coffee is needed here? It just needs something to really set it apart from the pack. Lacks subtlety. That said, the balance is impressive. I quite like it; I just expected a bit more from it.

Mf: Smooth and wet, with some creamy character. Good thickness and carbonation. Good palate presence. Maybe a touch too smooth and slick; I'd like it a bit coarser so I could enjoy the flavours more.

Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable. Another solid beer from Dieu Du Ciel, but it isn't the amazing stout I expected it to be. Bell's Kalamazoo Stout this is not. But it's a great example of the style. I'm just not sure I'd want it again at this price point. Hides its ABV well. Definitely worth trying at least once, but the price is such a huge turn off. I'd definitely want to try it on nitro or draught.

High B

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.28/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Pours a deep black with a fairly-nice brown head.

S: A little bit of chocolate, but mostly overcome by a faint smell of fake vanilla.

T: Roasted malt and chocolate, but even more so than the nose, this one was just dominated by a vanilla extract type flavor. Didn't taste at all like other beers with vanilla-bean aging.

M: Good and creamy. Low carbonation.

D: Too fake to be that great. I was really excited to try this and it was quite the letdown.

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Photo of nickfl
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - poured with a small head of dark tan foam that lingers indefinitely on to of the beer. The body is black and opaque.

S - dark chocolate and vanilla dominate with some coffee and nutty caramel in the background.

T - smooth coffee up front with nutty toffee and caramel coming out in the middle. Bittersweet chocolate and lots of vanilla wash over the palate in the finish and the sweetness lingers on the palate like a dessert.

M - medium thick body, moderately low carbonation, and a sweet finish.

D - the underlying beer is obviously fairly complex, but the chocolate and vanilla completely dominate. This is a perfect desert beer and despite its sweetness it doesn't become cloying like so many other chocolate stouts do.

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Photo of oberon
4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Glad I found this today,I havent had a real earth shattering brew in awhile,this fit the bill.Poured a near jet black with only a slight hint of ruby showing thru when held up to the glass,a frothy mocha colored head atop.Deep cocoa in the nose,the vanilla takes a backseat but is there,a decent amount of roast shows up as well.Perfect mouthfeel,it almost feels like its nitrogen dispensed,just as creamy and smooth as all get out.Flavors are big on the coholate/vanilla but not to sweet due to a nice earthy dryness that hits late.A damn fine stout,easy to drink with its creamy feel and rich flavors,one of the better beers I have had in some time.

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Photo of jlindros
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into oversized DFH snifter

A: Pitch black color with dark brown almost black head of about 1 finger that fades semi quickly

N: Lots of oatmeal and dark roasted malts and tons of chocolate, a touch of oak and vanilla and some coffee

T: Wow! Starts with lots roasted malts and coffee, some chocolate, touch of oak and vanilla, creamy and rich, some rich dark fruits hit towards the end with a bitterness, theres so much going on, very slight alcohol, its very smooth

M: Thick and creamy with perfect carbonation, coats the whole mouth

F: It finishes slightly sweet that dries very quickly and leaves a slight chocolate and coffee bitterness on the tongue, makes me think of a chocolate milk with some coffee in it

Final thoughts: This is a very rich and complex beer with lots of roasted malts and coffee, chocolate, oak and vanilla, as well as some deep rich fruit that surprises you, very light alcohol taste and makes my mouth water quite a bit. I think this will age very well also. All the flavors are blended pretty well and I think aging it will just round it off even more. I'll have to cellar a few of them.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
4.16/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours black with a half-inch tan head which fades leaving spot lace.

N: Roast, cocoa powder, vanilla and trace coffee and char.

T: Dark cocoa and roast. Simple and balanced.

M: Full body and medium carbonation. Creamy and smooth finish with roasty notes.

O: Nice, with vanilla increasing on warming.

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Photo of superspak
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.5 oz bottle into snifter, no bottle dating. Pours fairly pitch black color with a 1 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, vanilla, cream, and roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and vanilla/cocoa spicing; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, vanilla, dark bread, cream, light smoke/char, and roasted earthiness. Fair amount of roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, vanilla, cream, light smoke/char, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity, balance, and robustness of dark/roasted malt and cocoa/vanilla spice flavors; with a great roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome spiced stout style. All around great robustness, balance, and complexity of dark/roasted malt and cocoa/vanilla spice flavors; and very smooth to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Kegatron
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Pours a dense black, with a finger of creamy milk chocolate colored head. This retains with a very nice looking flare-up, which leaves some heavy lacing down the sides of the glass. The aroma is an even mix of light and dark, with the sweetness of the vanilla playing off against those deep roasted chocolate accents. I'm getting just a touch of citric hops being present, as well as a bit of a "husk" smell from the cocoa nibs that this sat on. Underlying warmth gives this some thickness in the nostrils.

The taste is rich with bitter chocolate and roasted malts, with a moderate amount of lightly spicy hop activity giving this some extra zip on the tongue. Just enough vanilla flavor blooms out across the back of the palate to help balance out some of darker flavors here but it isn't overdone by any means. This finishes with a strong dry and roasty feel, as well as just a smidge of leftover spice from the hops. The mouthfeel sits with a heavier medium bodied feel in the mouth but retains a relatively mellow easiness to the carbonation. There is some warmth in the back of the throat after each sip but I do think that this could stand to use just a bit more beef to the body.

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Photo of chinchill
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Served in a small snifter.
Every aspect of this stout is exceptional. It has a smooth, creamy near full feel with more-or-less perfect, soft carbonation. Very satisfying stout.
Taste: hint of sour; more bitter than sweet. Rich and complex. Dark fruits and coffee.
O: a very special beer

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours out an inky black body with an inch of dense tan-colored foam.

Smell: Oh my! What we have here is a rather vivid chocolate-scented aroma akin to cramming your nose up to a bowl of chocolate cupcake mix. Also, there's some good notes of roasted grains and split vanilla bean pods.

Taste: Flowing roasty, coffee-toned maltiness along with tastes of vanilla bean, unsweetened chocolate, and even dark chocolate. Moderate sweetness. Light touch of dried dark fruit. It's got a nice spicy component akin to putting a bit of nutmeg on one's tongue. Drying finish with a dusting of spice and final hints of cocoa and vanilla.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Fairly smooth mouthfeel.

Drinkability: A mellow, pleasant sweet treat of a stout that's in the same vein as Southern Tier's Choklat, though presented with a far more subtler touch.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.42/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

"Even if you gods, and all the goddesses too, should be looking on, yet would I be glad to sleep with golden Aphrodite."

-Homer

Darkest vanilla bean brown with the slimmest of sepia accents along the bottom edge of the glass. In spite of an increasingly vigorous pour, barely one finger of caramel nougat colored foam was created. A short collar of thick and sticky lace is visually appealing and allows the above score to be chosen.

The aroma is outstanding, largely because cacao nibs and vanilla beans complement one another rather than compete or clash. Power is definitely not an issue. More breweries should add vanilla to their stouts... as long as do it this well.

Aphrodite is delicious beer from the very first sip. Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel has used plenty of malt (the lack of which is the downfall of many a stout) and has hit the cocoa-vanilla balance right on the proverbial head. Too bad this stuff isn't more widely available and less expensive.

Specifics include melted Hershey bars, sugared vanilla beans and a roasted coffee bean presence that is probably coming from the darker malts (since I'm pretty sure coffee is not among the ingredients). Three major flavors may not result in complex beer, but it sure does result in tasty-as-hell beer. At least in this case.

The mouthfeel is at least medium for the style/ABV and is sneaky smooth and creamy to boot. After the soft escape of CO2 on cap cracking, my fear was that the carbonation would be too laid back. It isn't. Almost went with the 4.5 here.

Aphrodite is my second favorite beer from BDDC, behind only to Rigor Mortis and ahead of the widely heralded Peche Mortel (Imperial Stout Au Cafe). If you happen to run across this little beauty in your travels, don't hesitate to buy a bottle or three.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.6/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A huge thanks to Denis for sending this one my way in the birthday BIF. I had been dying to try this one from the moment I saw it. I figured it had to be right up my alley. Served chilled and poured into a pint glass, this one was consumed on 07/09/2009, my first beer in 4 days none the less.

The pour was fantastic. Huge tan head rises up above an entirely black body. Wonderful retention leaves it several inches high and deposits tons of side glass web like lace. The smooth vanilla and cocoa aroma melds wonderfully with hints of coffee and a touch of molasses. Very complex here. As i take a sip the huge full bodied feel comes in waves over the tongue and settles down with a wonderful coating feeling of sweet chocolate and vanilla. As this fades though a very nice bite of hops comes in and seals the deal. Super sessionable, it was far more complex then the ABV would suggest,

Overall this was beyond solid. Simply stated a fantastic stout I would love to drink again anyday!

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Photo of dcmchew
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A tar black pour with a really small brown head, quick to a thin margin and some modest lacing.
Rich chocolate on the nose, but more like natural, fragrant cocoa nibs, dark spices of the "woody" variety (like lots of vanilla, some cinnamon, some cardamom), nice roasted malt with a bit of smokiness, caramel, black peppercorn.
Wow, what a nice rich cocoa drink. Don't get me wrong, it's not overly sweet or "artificial", but taste like old-style cocoa drinks. Lots of decadent chocolate up front, perfectly mingling with caramel and a bit of slightly sugared coffee. Rich spices, with raw vanilla bean dominating, some dusty cinnamon, some pepper, faint ginger, even fainter anise. Roasted malts, but not too intensely, provide a nice sturdy backbone. Finishes dusty, just a bit earthy, just a bit bitter.
A really creamy body, tho medium carbonated, slowly goes down the throat and coats the whole palate. The aftertaste is long and rich, with lots of cocoa bean, caramel and vanilla, amongst the other spicy notes.
A great dark chocolatey beer, perfect for dessert, but without being too sweet, like other "Chocolate stouts". Great stuff!

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Photo of dbrauneis
4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a bottle at DBGB Kitchen & Bar in New York, NY

A: Pours an opaque jet black in color with some garnet hints when held up to the light. The beer had a quarter finger tall tan head that reduced to a thin ring at the edges. Very light lacing is observed.

S: There is lots of cocoa in the aroma, almost as if you are opening the package of baking cocoa powder and taking a whiff. There are also some lighter hints of vanilla behind the cocoa powder.

T: There are a lot of taste of dark roasted malts, very intense bittersweet chocolate/cocoa, along with lighter hints of vanilla. The beer has a very light bitterness in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin for the style.

O: The beer is very enjoyable, especially since it has the tastes of the cocoa and vanilla but is not sweet - it paired greatly with the dessert when it was served. I wish that the body was just a hint fuller but this is still a really great beer. Definitely one I would get again.

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