Chemin De Croix | Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by wordemupg on 12-25-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,540
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
84
pDev:
6%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
14
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Photo of Rick778
3.38/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aztraz
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kmat10
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tom10101
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.61/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of braican
3.64/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wordemupg
3.65/5  rDev -8.8%
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

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Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Phished880
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of evil_liver
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of zhivago373
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of tykechandler
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spycow
3.77/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Haydn-Juby
3.77/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

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Photo of EdgarGerik
3.77/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lodisgrisen
3.8/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ultrarunner100
3.81/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of blissfulNemo
3.82/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Corson
3.83/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nunya
3.83/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of byronic
3.87/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lebnic
3.87/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

look: Good head retention with dark chocolate/cherry colors.

smell: Very nice coffee aroma. Could be more intense + would benefit if smelled a bit like cherry/vanilla.

taste: Satisfying, not too bitter, yet quite tasty. A nice beer to enjoy slowly, not to sweet. This beer is perfectly balanced.

feet: A bit too effervescent.

Overall: Excellent example of the style, taste intensity is on point. Once again, DDC did not disappoint.

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Photo of schopenhauerale
3.88/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Chemin De Croix from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 84 ratings
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