Aphrodisiaque - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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Reviews by maddogruss:
3.3/5 rDev -21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Got this on tap at the Cloverleaf.
A: Pours a dark brown body that was a few shades short of being black. A nice, dark, milk chocolate brown head with very nice retention and excellent lacing along the side of the glass.
S: A slightly roasted coffee smell that is typical of the style.
T: A sweet, roasted coffee taste with a hint of chocolate notes. A dry, coffee aftertaste that seemed like eating coffee beans. The dark chocolate notes made themselves more evident - as well as a slight alcohol bite - as the beer warmed up.
M: A pretty full bodied and smooth mouthfeel that felt nice on the palette and was good for the style.
D: A nice mouthfeel and taste combination, overall, made this beer pretty drinkable. The beer only got better as it got warmer which, in turn, made it even more drinkable. A nice drinking beer overall.
Serving type: on-tap
07-02-2010 17:13:10 | More by maddogruss
More User Reviews:
3.96/5 rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A: Pours fairly black, with ruby tinting on the edge. Thin cap of head with minimal retention. Good lacing.
S: Big roasty characteristics. Lots of roasted malt, dark chocolate and a touch of vanilla in the nose.
T: Roasty, again. Splash coffee, big baker's cocoa notes. Comes across as astringent. Hint of vanilla in the aftertaste. Not picking up any sweetness on this. Very, very dry.
M: A bit overcarbonated on the tongue. The lack of malt and alcohol allow the bubbles to be a bit livelier than I anticipated.
O: This is a good beer. It's a bit unbalanced and abrasively bitter. The vanilla was a bit subtle and I though it could use more heft in the mouth. Still, it's amazingly dry and roasty. This gives the chocolate some room to dance. Tastes darker than 90% cacao, which is awesome.
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2014 02:46:43 | More by McStagger
4.4/5 rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
beautiful brew here from du ciel. expert use of vanilla and cocoa nibs in this stout, rich yet drinkable, never cloying, and as authentic as it comes as far as the additives are concerned. the nose on it is amazing, fresh vanilla beans, seeds scraped clean from the pod, and bitter roasted barley and dark chocolate malt. the flavor is the same, but the layers impress me most. coffee is subtle, not even in the beer, but i taste it. the cocoa is earthy and bittersweet, but it comes first, than the vanilla as it moves toward the finish, but at the end, it tastes like stout. rich, well made, creamy delicious stout. the additives are not dominant but complimentary, a fine balance. the feel is great too, velvety smooth and luscious on the palate, coating but not sugary or heavy. not a ton of carbonation, but it doesnt need more than what it has. an excellent beer worthy of the highest praise. another thing i love about this, and all of their beer really, is how affordable it is. five or six bucks a bottle for beer of this quality is incredibly fair. so many other breweries would brutally overcharge for beer this good. well done all around.
Serving type: bottle
02-28-2014 18:06:29 | More by StonedTrippin
British Columbia (Canada)
4.03/5 rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Bottled Dec 2013.
A: Typical black-brown, minimal head that disappears completely after a while, not even a ring. Red-brown along the edges.
S: Baker's chocolate, vanilla beans, ever-so-slight anise.
T: Powerful vanilla hit that gives way to a mixture of bitter chocolate and coffee beans. Slight... nuttiness?
M: Creamy but light.
O: Really pleasant! This followed up a bottle of Peche Mortel tonight, and while this doesn't have the horsepower of Peche and is much, much sweeter, it's also really enjoyable.
Serving type: bottle
02-20-2014 05:40:27 | More by JasonLovesBeer
Aphrodisiaque from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
94 out of 100 based on 989 ratings.