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Aphrodisiaque - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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Ratings: 1,114
Reviews: 538
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 135
Gots: 116 | 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:
Also known as Aphrodite or Aphrodisiac in the USA.

(Cacao Et A La Vanille)

(Beer added by: Popsinc on 06-10-2003)
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Reviews by BedetheVenerable:
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4.33/5  rDev +2.9%

Presentation: 12oz brown screw cap, no date, really attractive label, one of the cooler ones from BDDC.

Appearance: Black beer, not much in the way of light getting through; dark sandy cap with good retention and some lace rings.

Smell: Big doses of rich, homemade hot chocolate and tons of vanilla cream. Some light roastiness as well. Quite pleaseant overall.

Taste: Smoky roasted malts, coffee, vanilla cream, ultra-dark, rich Belgian chocolate. The smoky/chocolate flavors go together quite well, actually. Fairly big roasty bitterness, but not over-the-top by any means. Hint of earthy black fruit on the finish as this warms. Really a tasty chocolate stout, one of the better ones I've had.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, not bad for the abv though.

Drinkability: Pretty good, though this tastes a lot richer and more full than the abv would suggest

Conclusion: Glad I got to try this; great stout. Right up there with some of the best chocolate stouts.

04-12-2010 02:43:52 | More by BedetheVenerable
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon

North Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +5.2%

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.

01-08-2010 21:11:26 | More by oberon
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Ontario (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev -1.9%

As the brewing notes suggest, this beer incorporates both cacao and vanilla in the brewing process.

A dark brown and unbelievably humongous tan head. It took several minutes for this one to settle. The nose was very big on cacao. It was dryish and not sweet but more bold and appetizing (if that makes any sense).

The mouthfeel was rich and creamy but not overly thick or heavy. Again, flavours of cacao and chocolate were prominent and the vanilla added a noticeable kick to the senses. The finish was of a dry, powdery cacao that lingered long and pleasantly. An excellent beer!

06-10-2003 07:59:41 | More by Popsinc
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Newfoundland (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

11-01-2013 01:06:19 | More by cam477
Photo of ricke


3.95/5  rDev -6.2%

A: Dark brown with a beige small head that leaves a nice lid of lacings.

S: Very mellow and round, yet characterful. Lots of chocolate and vanilla. Pleasant malts beneath. Not very complex, but the vanilla and chocolate combination is very pleasant.

T: The taste is on the sweet side with a foundation of mild roasted maltiness and huge amounts of vanilla and chocolate/cocoa/chocolate powder. The sweet flavors of vanilla and cocoa are very prominent and dominate the taste completely. It's almost reminiscent of a tasty milkshake. Just a hint of dark fruits and perhaps a hint of smoke as well. The finish is very mildly bitter with notes of nuts and chocolate. Unfortunately, I think the finish is a bit short.

M: Medium body with a creamy texture. Slightly too active carbonation.

D: A good one. Very smooth and round. It's sweet, but not overly so and the somewhat one-sided character works really well due to the well crafted composition.

09-15-2009 20:53:52 | More by ricke
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

According to my bottle, the beer named Aprodite pours pret-ty, pret-ty black with a nice two finger head after a rollicking pour into my snifter. This head is a beige-brown color in which my girlfriend swore she saw a pinkish hue (I don't see it). The lacing is quite sticky and forms a strinking snow covered mountain look.

The smell is lovely with aromas of roasted malt, cocoa, and vanilla melding together effortlessly. When swirled vigorously in my glass, the roasted malt flavors open up a lot. I pick up other aromas of dark fruits and caramel in the background. There is just enough of a toasted aroma to make this smell a bit like a S'more.

Mmm, the flavor is just as well balanced as the smell. The roasted malt provides just enough bitter astrigency on the sides of my mouth and tip of my tongue to counteract the sweetness of the cocoa and vanilla flavors on the flat of my tongue. Really, the balance between sweet and bitter is just about perfect. The finish of each sip is nicely bittersweet and tastes like a good coffee.

The mouthfeel of Aphrodite is just on the lighter side of medium bodied. The roastiness on the bitter receptors of my palate does a good job of balancing the sweetness on my tongue. The carbonation is low; this is just about perfect for the flavor and body.

Aphrodite is very, very drinkable. I could certainly have a couple of these in a sitting, and it is a beer that I will seek out again. The price is a bit of a deterent, so it is not one that I will buy often, but the quality of the product overpowers the price tag for me.

02-27-2011 22:30:02 | More by TCHopCraver
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4.05/5  rDev -3.8%

Black pour with a thin, short lasting brown head.

Cocoa and sweet chocolate truffles on the nose with a background of dark chocolate and smoke. A well working dynamic.

On the tongue, a chocolate and subtle vanilla sweetness hit just before the cocoa powder and smoke turn a tad dry and mildly bitter.

I wouldn't mind a smidge more vanilla in the overall flavor, but still well made. The lighter bodied nature of this tells me that it would bode well as dessert with fresh strawberries or cherries.

12-03-2009 02:58:54 | More by brownbeer
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

08-31-2013 21:19:57 | More by tbryan5
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +1%

01-30-2013 13:30:30 | More by SkiBum22
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

01-21-2014 03:05:50 | More by sabitu
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

04-14-2013 22:34:33 | More by bulldogg915
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Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

09-15-2013 07:00:30 | More by FadetoBock
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South Dakota

4.25/5  rDev +1%

04-06-2014 02:26:36 | More by SD-Alefan
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4.03/5  rDev -4.3%

A - Pours black with one finger of tan head.

S - The first aroma to hit is some strong vanilla, followed by cocoa. These scents seem to cover up whatever else might be going on, but still very nice.

T - Again vanilla and cocoa, with some nice hops and roasted malts more apparent in the taste than the aroma.

M - Medium mouthfeel, not overly heavy. Nice bitterness from the cocoa and to a lesser extent from the hops. I like this a lot.

D - With the intensity of bitter chocolate and vanilla, would probably stop after one, but a very good and well made stout.

02-08-2011 01:23:43 | More by warnerry
Photo of generallee

New York

4.93/5  rDev +17.1%

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 11.2oz bottle (with cool artwork) into a tulip glass. Info on the label includes its abv (6.5%) and a nice description of the beer.

Appearance: Its body has a very dark brown burnt wood color which only allows light to seek through at the edges. The pour produces a tall and thick chocolate milkshake like head. This tall head slowly settles to a thin tightly packed cap of foam that makes lots of lacing on the glass.

Smell: The aroma is deep and full bready yeast notes, toasted grain, powdery cocoa, wet leaves and damp earth.

Taste/Palate: Its medium to full body has good mix of roasted malt sweetness with hint of bitterness from both roasted malt and hops. Up first are chocolaty cocoa powder notes on top of toasted bready grain and earthy yeast with the slightest wet old woody presence. In the middle I pick up light vanilla bean notes as well as a light cream soda like flavor notes. This moves into the finish which adds dark roasted coffee and earth leafy hop bitterness. On the palate it has a smooth creamy feel with mellow carbonation.

Notes: This beer packs a ton of complexity into a wonderfully balanced and drinkable 6.5%abv package.

03-01-2011 17:28:45 | More by generallee
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

12-08-2013 22:36:17 | More by bishopdc0
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Alberta (Canada)

4.45/5  rDev +5.7%

Served from a bottle.

Pours a viscous black-brown with fine carbonation on the sides of the glass, a half-inch cinnamon head which recedes in a couple of minutes. The nose is, as advertised, full with vanilla, chocolate and roasted malts. The mouthfeel is thick and solid, a pleasant hint of carbonation. The flavors are bold roasted coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla. The hops and malt are both "up-front" in this beer - it doesn't shrink back at all. Moderately bitter finish.

Great drinkability. Very pleasant. I look forward to trying more Dieu Du Ciel.

11-18-2009 04:55:33 | More by niangelo
Photo of mverity


4.35/5  rDev +3.3%

Bottle from Proof. Pours the darkest of browns around the edge and black anywhere further than a millimeter from the edge. Slight medium brown head that almost immediately faded. Poor legs and lacing. Aroma is first the vanilla and deep malt, then a twinge of coffee, then some sweet oaky bourbon and some dark chocolate. Taste is the chocolate and coffee up front, vanilla in the mid-palate, and vanilla/wood in the aftertaste. Nice low carbonation, and silky mouthfeel. I'd love to do a side by side with Peche Mortel.

11-29-2013 21:24:14 | More by mverity
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New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

10-01-2013 22:22:25 | More by JakerLou
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

12-04-2013 23:29:43 | More by Beerswag
Photo of Mora2000


4/5  rDev -5%

Thanks to Exiled for sharing this beer. This beer was my youngest brother's 100th beer.

The beer pours dark brown to black with a tan head. The aroma is vanilla, chocolate and smoke. The flavor is milk chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt and light smoke. The beer tastes a whole lot like cream soda. Medium-thick mouthfeel and low carbonation.

05-29-2010 04:54:51 | More by Mora2000
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Ontario (Canada)

4.43/5  rDev +5.2%

Picked up a few bottles of this little number at the uptown Waterloo LCBO. So excited to finally try it! (Again, huge love for the bottle artwork - terrific design)

Bottle dated August 2010. Poured into a Chimay chalice.

Nearly pitch black, with only the faintest line of chestnut near the brim. Produced about a half inch of mocha head, which left some scattered patches of lace and islands of foam lasting throughout the sample.

The nose on this is terrific: a lovely blend of chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, cream, caramel and toasted marshmallow. All this without smelling artificial or syrupy. Delicious.

A very tasty stout, which opens with a big hit of chocolate, caramel and vanilla, but leaves with a bitter coffee finish. Good interplay of sweet and bitter here. A pleasure to drink.

Could have been a touch thicker, but the carbonation was right on the mark. Creamy and satisfying.

Outstanding stuff yet again from DDC. Well worth the wait, and very glad to see it grace Ontario shelves. About one an evening is about all I can handle, but certainly I will be back for many more of this.

10-05-2010 23:18:18 | More by JohnnyBarman
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4/5  rDev -5%

06-23-2014 04:57:23 | More by andrewdanks
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

08-05-2013 18:19:16 | More by Mattco
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

05-24-2014 04:21:51 | More by Prospero
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Aphrodisiaque from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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