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Aphrodisiaque - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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Ratings: 1,298
Reviews: 557
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.03%
Wants: 151
Gots: 153 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Popsinc on 06-10-2003

Also known as Aphrodite or Aphrodisiac in the USA.

(Cacao Et A La Vanille)
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Ratings: 1,298 | Reviews: 557 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of NickThePyro
4.46/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mabermud
4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The look is very nice. Solid and still after the initial pour that produced a medium, dense, mocha head. Legs are almost non-existent.
I smell some soy sauce. I hate that. Medium/Dark roasted malts and sour milk sweetness. A little sharper smell than an Expedition Stout.
The taste has some lactose, some milk sourness. Dark, chalk chocolate. The stout flavors are laid back. Did it help that I drank a CW Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout before this.
The feel is not bad. Nothing to complain about, but it lends to the excellence of the overall experience.

Overall - Not bad. I would rather drink a smoother and richer Expedition Stout. I don't know why I compared it to the Expedition, but I did. Chalky, dark chocolate is here.

Photo of jennybeer
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KeithE
3.73/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bjorn2bWild
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
3.89/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jakea
4.14/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ultrarunner100
4.32/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JuanAlberto
3.55/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ZethOfTheNorth
4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of poster83nutbag
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of curlybird
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brpendergast85
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Anaxagoris
3.99/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of mchengcit
4.62/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SHODriver
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: poured into a snifter to a deep black with a dense two finger dark tan head that fades to a small pool and leaves great lacing
S: smells of chocolate and vanilla with some roasted malts
T: taste is chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt, almost mocha like. very sweet and decadent so it's more akin to drinking a dessert. swallow is more chocolate, roasted malt and vanilla with a little coffee on the back end that fades to a near smokey charred wood
M: big, smooth and velvety on the palate with soft carbonation and a neutral finish that's a little drying
O: a great beer with fantastic flavors and complexity. no faults and some nice bold flavors. Grab it if you see it as the experience is worth it.

Photo of JNForsyth
4.39/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of King-Ding-A-Ling
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I am not going to go through my notes on this one, but it is sensational. Top notch stout

We used it for a 5-course beer pairing night at the restaurant. Though it is great on its own, we paired it to a simple Lemon Creme Brulee. The beer turned into cold espresso with a hint of chocolate and vanilla. The combination was one of the best pairing (wine included) experiences of my life.

Photo of Abaz
4.46/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of ldhughes3
4.02/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wspscott
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle in Duvel tulip
bottled on 2/14
purchased at L'Duchesse in Quebec City this past summer and in my fridge since then

A: Completely black with a one finger light tan head that eventually drops to a thin film leaving a nice bit of lace.
S: The chocolate is very obvious as it is poured, not much else in the nose
T: Chocolate with an underlying bit of something that I assume is vanilla (from the label). Almost tastes like there is some oak, but no tannins, just the vanilla and coconut flavor. Slight sweetness, hops are very restrained, no real bitterness from either hops or roasted malts.
M: Makes me think of a milk stout, slightly creamy, definitely not a dry stout, no astringency from roasted malts.
D: Damn, this is a tasty stout. I love the flavors and the fact that it is 6.5% vs 9.5% like a RIS. Don't get me wrong, this is not a RIS, but it has a lot of the same complexities. Very glad I picked up a bottle of this, wish I had got a whole 6 pack. Highly recommended.

Photo of HoistinBrews
4.6/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nichols33
4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Aphrodisiaque from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
94 out of 100 based on 1,298 ratings.