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Aphrodisiaque - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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BA SCORE
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1,182 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,182
Reviews: 546
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 139
Gots: 129 | 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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Ratings: 1,182 | Reviews: 546 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a pitch black color with a small 1 inch khaki colored head that fades to a tiny cap. Decent rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smells of dark roasted malt, dark cocoa powder, and vanilla beans. Taste is of rich chocolate syrup, roasted malts, and vanilla beans. The tastes are very balanced and overall this beer is not sweet at all. There is a dark chocolate bitterness on the palate after each sip. Mouthfeel is a bit flat making for a thin and light presence in the mouth. Overall, this is a good stout with nice cocoa and vanilla flavors that shows that a beer doesn't have to be sweet to have these flavors on display.

UCLABrewN84, Apr 26, 2011
Photo of BEERchitect
4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A serious aroma of vanilla and cocoa swirl about the nose even before decanting the beer. Mouthwatering and seductive upfront and I'll later learn that the beer doesn't let up.

Pitch black in color and with a dense lace of foam that proudly sits atop the beer through most of the session while continually lacing all the way. A great look to this beer.

Large maltiness sets the stage for bold coffee, nuts, barley sweetness, and that cocoa and vanilla blend that dominates the beer throughout. Sweetness, however has a simplified confection (powdered sugar) flavor that my hinge a bit on aspirtame taste. The seetness seems right for a Sweet Stout or Milk Stout. This sweetness seems to amplify the cocoa and vanilla notes but hinder the roasted barley and coffee characteristics.

Quite weighted and velvety to texture because of fleeting carbonation and rising sweetness that prevents drying. A long linger of cocoa and vanilla keeps the memory of the beer all over the mouth making this beer very drinkable and palatable. This glass emptied way too fast.

Thanks jlindros!

BEERchitect, Sep 13, 2009
Photo of MasterSki
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Review #300! Big thanks to papat444 (via grub) for sending a few bottles of this my way. Served in my FOBAB taster.

A - Huge three-fingered mocha foam with excellent retention and some glass-coating lacing. Pitch black, with a hint of brown at the fringes of the glass. This is what a single stout should look like.

S - Loads of bittersweet chocolate, roasty malts, a touch of leather, vanilla bean, and caramel. Awesome stuff - hard to imagine this much flavor is packed into a 6.5% brew.

T - Taste is a little more understated, with lots of roastiness, chocolate, and maybe a bit of wood/barrel flavor at the back end. The bottle mentions bourbon as one of the smells, but it doesn't smell/taste like a barrel-aged beer other than the dry woody notes. A mix of roast bitterness and wood in the aftertaste.

M - The body is a little thinner than I like, verging on the lighter side of medium. There's tons of residual stickiness and mild carbonation, and it's super smooth. I just wish there was more body to this one.

D - Damn - my 6oz pour went like nothing. This is super drinkable stuff, and the only thing impeding session status is the strong roast bitterness in the aftertaste.

Awesome stuff - can't way to see "Aphrodite" in stores in the US.

MasterSki, Jul 01, 2009
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4.24/5  rDev +0.7%

Greasy, Tuesday at 03:33 AM
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4.44/5  rDev +5.5%

mudboneINla, Tuesday at 12:50 AM
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4.41/5  rDev +4.8%

mattboyer182, Monday at 12:30 AM
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4.36/5  rDev +3.6%

mychalg9, Saturday at 08:06 PM
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4.08/5  rDev -3.1%

CaptDavyJones, Oct 17, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev -3.8%

straightlambic, Oct 16, 2014
Photo of 2_Shaynez
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Poured from bottle into porter glass.

pitch pitch black, a bit of dark chocolate brown reflecting in the stem of the glass. 2 finger coca-cola head which dissipates moderately quick to almost nothing, but incredible lacing, huge rings in the back, but tons of consistent spots on the drinking side.

N: Cocoa and vanilla beans are showing their faces, rich espresso is also very present. Behind it are some sweet, but roast, toasted bread, malts.

T: Mild and delicious. Quite chocolatey at first, double double coffee hitting hard on the aftertaste, with a sweetened coffee bitterness, but not very bitter at all. Well balanced.

M: Not a very thick stout, a little chewy, and nice smooth carbonation. Goes down real well. Cant feel any alcohol.

O: A rather sessionable stout, id maybe go for a second if i had one! I think ill pick this up again. Its a real go-to stout like the st ambroise oatmeal stout, however this is better.

2_Shaynez, Oct 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

tykechandler, Oct 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

SammyJaxxxx, Oct 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

maltlikker, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of zhivago373
4.25/5  rDev +1%

i've had this beer both at the brewpub on tap and in bottles. i will be reviewing the on-tap version, as it is the freshest i have had this beer.

pours a jet black with creamy brown head. looks almost like a cream ale.

smells of roasted malts, vanilla, milk chocolate, and bitter chocolate. kind of reminiscent of chocolate milk. really nice balance of bitter/sweet notes.

tastes of chocolate (milk/dark), vanilla, sweet and roasty malts with caramel malts. really great interplay between sweet/bitter flavors - probably leaning on the sweeter side of things. full and creamy mouthfeel on this one.

overall, great stout from a great brewery.

zhivago373, Oct 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5%

TWStandley, Oct 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5%

zestar, Oct 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Mack, Oct 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5%

ArtZan, Oct 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

t2grogan, Oct 08, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev -0.2%

Johnct, Oct 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

joltinmatt, Oct 07, 2014
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

DamoTO700, Oct 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

freewill35, Oct 01, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +1.7%

intovert2438, Oct 01, 2014
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Aphrodisiaque from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
94 out of 100 based on 1,182 ratings.