Penombre | Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

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203 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Sammy on 05-30-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
203
Reviews:
63
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
9.14%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
12
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Simon212
4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rugene
3.37/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StormAles
4.56/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ladle69
3.31/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Abbott
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Très rond - moins dry/hoppy que la Eclipse.

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Photo of mrfrancis
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Almost opaque dark brown with a ruby shade, a yeasty coat, and slightly active. Thick creamy and frothy brown 3-4 finger head, lasting around 15-20 minutes, with a bit of legs, good lacing and swirl effect. Flavors of pine, coffee, dark chocolate, plums, cherries, orange peels, black liquorice, wild yeast, wet barley and dry leafy hops. Milky medium body with soft crispy carbonation. Extra strong finish, deeply herbal and coarse, dense tongue coat of thick grass and earth mixed with straw and dark malts. Chalky while sharp. Soft barrel aged feel of whiskey. Nice smooth and tender body. Lack balance and accessibility, overwhelming finish. Although for those looking for very bold IPAs will be well served. The quality is really high, but I'm a little disappointed. While the flavors are quite tasty, the finish really kills my throat.

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Photo of mademers
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of user785335
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vylo
4.9/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ChrisCage
4.15/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a black color with brown tinges around the top ring of the liquid....perhaps even a smidge of red in there too! The head is soapy film in character and isn't very thick but what does show up retains very well! It's much too hard to see any sort of carbonation and the lacing is quite impressive with many tiny patches of bubbly goodness clinging to the side of the glass, with an underlying oily film.....good overall!

S- Heavy charred malts, dark cocoa, french roast coffee, licorice, spices along with syrupy sweetness....this is quite a different smelling brew but very nice actually!

T- This is much different than I expected.....it's a short burst of various flavors and then it's gone. Roast coffee and deep high cocoa content chocolate are noted, along with toasty barley malts are the main flavors and there is a dry Earthy finish, that is complimented by some moderate hop bitterness....nothing major however for a version of IPA. Nice overall!

M/O- Light/medium bodied and smooth yet plentiful carbonation, I would say that this is an enjoyable, and highly drinkable Ale that I would most definitely purchase again....I recommend giving this a try....another good effort by Dieu du Ciel!

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Photo of schopenhauerale
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kwkdmk
3.41/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of theDuck
4.2/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Photo of Nrod
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of cbcrunch
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Electros
4.11/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
3.6/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CurtisD
3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of enelson
3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of SABERG
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beergoot
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Unique label information: two sets of 0-9 numbers with notches on the 1s (not sure how that translates into brewing or bottling dates).

Opaque, brown body; thick, chunky, creamy textured, light tan colored head. Deep, roasted grain aroma with mild hints of cocoa powder. Rich, malty flavor; milk chocolate; keen bitterness arising at the finish. Medium-heavy body; smooth and silky on the tongue.

This beer does the style justice. The appearance is top notch -- dark and alluring, with a dense, creamy head and sticky sheets of foam lingering on the glass' side. The smell is somewhat subdued yet highlights roasted, chocolate and (perhaps) brown malts used to create this beer. The flavor boasts a nice balance of mildly sweet graininess with a slightly charred undertone and a tasty hop bitterness that enhances the complexity and depth of things.

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Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Penombre from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
3.83 out of 5 based on 203 ratings.
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