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Aphrodisiaque - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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1,077 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,077
Reviews: 534
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 129
Gots: 112 | FT: 7
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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DawnL

New York

3.13/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

This poured a deep black with brown rim and small head that dissipated to lace. The beer was poured too cold.

Cocoa nibs and roasted coffee on the nose with a definite malt sweetness underneath.

The first sip was a complete - WOW!! moment. Cocoa and coffee with a nice bitter finish. It wasn't sweet like a dessert beer. It has real power behind it. Definitely has gobs of bitter chocolate flavor - very cocoa-like. Reminds me of drinking melted baker's chocolate, but in a good way.

After that initial WOW - the palate never changed. I didn't get any more characters from the beer and the brew started to become boring. I was hoping for an earthiness or a spice or something to kick in as the beer warmed - nothing.

I love the unctuous mouthfeel of this beer. I love a good, toothsome brew anyday!

Drinkability suffered because my lack of interest. If this were a tasting pour of 2oz - the review would have been stellar. But, this was a bottle- and it was difficult to drink the entirety.

I would purchase this beer again. I would want to have it with food. There is a recipe Three Ingredient Prime Rib Roast that this beer would marry quite well with: 1/3 cup finely ground coffee; 2 Tablespoons kosher salt; 1 tablespoon freshly ground pepper; 1/4 vanilla bean, split, seeds scraped; 1 12-pound, bone-in prime rib roast (5 bones)

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2010 17:32:34 | More by DawnL
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11.5-ounce bottle poured into a stout glass.

Appearance: Pours a near-black with a short tan head. Lacing minimal.

Aroma: This beer has an attractive set of aromas with black coffee, dark fruit, cocoa, vanilla, coffee beans and dark chocolate all represented.

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Aphrodisiaque from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
94 out of 100 based on 1,077 ratings.