Aphrodisiaque - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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4.21/5 rDev 0%
Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Cigar City snifter.
A: Very dark brown, almost opaque, with a thin tan head and fairly low levels of visible carbonation. 4/5
S: Cacao, rich chocolatey, vanilla, dark roasted malts, a bit boozy, and a bit of dark fruit. 17/20
T: Chocolate, roasted malts, cacao, vanilla, some hop bitterness near the swallow, and a touch of hazelnut. Bitterness from the roasted malt, hop bitterness and something akin to baker's chocolate bitterness in the hang - all without giving an overly bitter impression. 37/45
M: Body seems a touch thin for the style, although I find it difficult to remember that it isn't an imperial stout. Average carbonation sensation, low alcohol presence. 7.5/10
O: Quite enjoyable. Big, well-integrated flavors in a convenient bottling size. Recommended. 17.5/20
Estimated final score: 4.21
Calculated final score: 83/100
Old BA score: 4.15
08-18-2014 01:55:04 | More by macrosmatic
4.2/5 rDev -0.2%
Bottle purchased at Oliver's in Albany, NY, and shared last night.
Pours a dark black, with a mocha-colored one inch head, and a little bit of lacing.
Smells like Hershey's syrup, cocoa powder, vanilla and marshmallow.
The taste is similar. Lots of great flavor, and it's only 6% ABV. Tons of semi-sweet chocolate flavor, some vanilla and caramel, and roasted malt. Delicious.
This one has a medium body, a little bit on the lighter end, with a low level of carbonation, and a very creamy delicious mouthfeel.
I really wish I had better access to this brewery, some really delicious stuff being put out by them.
08-16-2014 19:57:30 | More by GreesyFizeek
4.28/5 rDev +1.7%
On-tap at Bateau de Nuit in Québec City, QC. Pours a near jet black with a touch of deep ruby. A good 2 finger head with a creamy brown tint. The first smell was a bit disappointing, though you can pick up bits of vanilla, coffee, and bitter earthy tones. The first sip more than made up for the smell with a burst of chocolate notes followed by red fruits, vanilla, a touch of booze, and a clean bitter finish. The mouthfeel was incredible on this beer. It felt expansive and complex without being too thick. Overall I was really impressed. This and Péché Mortel are among my favorite stouts now.
08-02-2014 01:31:45 | More by deakin
Aphrodisiaque from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
94 out of 100 based on 1,113 ratings.