Aphrodisiaque - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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Reviews by Overlord:
3.88/5 rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours black with a surprisingly dark tan head (almost RIS in appearance). Body seems surprisingly thin/watery on the pour ... hurm.
Smell is the best part of the beer by a country mile. Some light powdered cocoa, rich malt, a bit of vanilla (but not too much), it's a surprisingly light, but rich, aroma that greets the nose.
Unfortunately the flavor is a let down. And the biggest culprit is the slightly chemical, almost ... burnt metallic?? ... vanilla edge to it. It is not a natural, organic vanilla aging (think Bourbon Vanilla County Stout), at all. The chocolate also has a strained, almost bitter/slightly acrid note to it. What happened to the nuanced, layered cocoa in the aroma? Well, it's not a bad beer, just kind of let down flavor-wise.
Mouthfeel was, thankfully, thicker than I was fearing. Decently robust.
Serving type: bottle
03-27-2011 20:52:57 | More by Overlord
More User Reviews:
4.13/5 rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
A-Pours nearly black.
S-Dark chocolate and sweet vanilla. Impressive vanilla actually. Roast and java. Bitter cocoa powder.
T-Bitter and sweet chocolate. Makes me think of milk and dark chocolate. Vanilla bean. Vanilla a bit softer here. Medium coffee notes. Finishes sweetly roasty.
M-Medium bodied. Velvety feel. Softer bubbles.
O-I enjoyed this one a bunch and the sample has prompted me to grab a bottle in the near future.
Serving type: on-tap
07-24-2014 23:59:14 | More by VelvetExtract
4.36/5 rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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.
Taste: This is a tasty, complex beer - the taste is close to the nose, with roasty black coffee accented by cocoa and vanilla the dominant theme.
Mouthfeel: It's also not as thick and sludgy as I had guessed. It's very drinkable.
Overall: A beer to seek out. The complex flavor makes this a unique stout - it's full of flavor, and very distinct. A great beer to dip, savor, and enjoy.
Serving type: bottle
07-16-2014 03:03:42 | More by illpass78
Aphrodisiaque from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
94 out of 100 based on 1,089 ratings.