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Aphrodisiaque - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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BA SCORE
94
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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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4/5  rDev -5%

fossage78, Oct 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

TubaDan, Sep 30, 2014
Photo of mochamattie
5/5  rDev +18.8%

I've had a few stouts and this is one of the best I've ever had. If you add a shot of a good port it would make for a good "Bloody Aphrodisiaque." I'm still debating whether it would make a good Aphrodisiaque float (with a scoop of vanilla ice cream), but I don't see why not since it already has vanilla in it. High five to the brewery :)

mochamattie, Sep 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

jeremiahoden, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of timotao
4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

timotao, Sep 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5%

apasternak, Sep 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

sd123, Sep 24, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev -4%

Iparedman, Sep 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

random846, Sep 23, 2014
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

The_Town_Drunk, Sep 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

goalie35, Sep 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

Bosoxfan20, Sep 19, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev -3.1%

Lomochic82, Sep 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Lehighace06, Sep 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5%

moarmare, Sep 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

JGLittle, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of TheDoctor
4.23/5  rDev +0.5%

SERVICE: Bottle
BOTTLED ON: 07/??/14

A:
Pours a thick motor oil black with three glorious fingers of active, airy tan head that looks like bread baking or beer brewing and eventually settles messily to a healthy film. Decent retention; lots of concentric lacing spots. (3.75)

S:
Sweet and woodsy. Leather, vanilla, rum, some dark fruits, molasses, coffee. (4.25)

T:
Wow. Rich and smooth with little to no detectable alcohol. Coffee, cocoa nibs, dirt, touch of vanilla, smoky oak. (4.25)

M:
Smooth, warm, and surprisingly dry. Medium-full bodied with slight carbonation and a quick finish. (4.5)

O:
Really delicious flavored Stout.
I am not much for flavored beers but ones like this are starting to bring me around. Rich and delicious, looks alright for the ABV. The beer smells and tastes exquisite with the smell showing off the vanilla a little more and the flavor being heavily bitter chocolate. What I really like is how dry it feels. I find sometimes malty beers like this get too sticky after a while, but this one manages to be big, and sweet, and dry as could be all at once.
Will definitely have again; worth seeking out. (4.25)

TheDoctor, Sep 15, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev -6.9%

Mr_Hoptimistic, Sep 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Marius, Sep 14, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev -1.2%

atrocity, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of Ozzylizard
4.31/5  rDev +2.4%

$ 5.99/bottle at Vintage Estates in Boardman, OH
Bottle at 40 degrees into imperial pint glass
Aroma of roasted malt and cocoa
Head average (4 cm), light brown, frothy, slowly diminishing to 1 cm ring and broken layer
Lacing OK – partial rings and islands with small to medium bubbles
Flavor of cocoa and vanilla; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, creamy, lively carbonation.

Appearance 4, Aroma 4.25, Flavor 4.5, Palate 4, Overall 4.1875. Final weighted score: 4.3125
A good tasting stout which leaves behind a dry feeling in the palate.

Ozzylizard, Sep 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

bottle picked up locally, not sure of age, but it is ticked 5 and 6 on the side of the label...it is also called aphrodite, not aphrodisiaque, but the label is the same...stout with vanilla and cocoa. enjoyed from a DDC/Cantillon wine glass for both zwanze and peche day.

a - brew pours none blacker...thin off mocha colored head that hung out. some spotty lace.

s - nose is a marvelous bouquet of rich milk chocolate. desserty. the vanilla is powerful, but the chocolate balances things out. very mild roast in the background.

t/m/o - as the nose advertised...lush milk chocolate with big vanilla notes. silky and round really nice and easy drinker. really worthwhile stout. excellent beer.

cosmicevan, Sep 14, 2014
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3.69/5  rDev -12.4%

A – Beautiful deep brown body with a dark tan head that pours 2 fingers high. Medium lace and great retention.

S – Dry chocolaty nose. Oreos , cocoa powder, brown sugar, toasted wheat bread, vanilla. Better as it warms.

T – There is something that doesn’t work on my palate here. A few of the people that I had this beer with had the same problem. What I got was super dry with an almost acetone-like alcohol character through the center and a really unpleasant polyurethane finish. Those that didn’t get the chemical character got cocoa, pumpernickel bread, chalk, touch of raisin, and a hint of cinnamon. (Numbers for this review are based on the majority that didn’t get the off flavors)

M – Medium-light frame that thins through the finish.

O – A difficult beer to review. There’s clearly a flavor that some of the people I reviewed this beer with picked up that really threw this beer off, but the rest of the reviewers loved it.

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3.69 Aphrodisiac
--- -Jay- -Jon- -Anth- -Vin- -Avg- Weight
A - 4.50 4.25 ------- 4.50 4.42 10%
S - 4.50 4.50 ------- 4.60 4.53 20%
T - 4.30 3.80 ------- 2.00 3.37 40%
M - 3.90 3.75 ------- 2.75 3.47 10%
O - 4.00 3.75 ------- 2.00 3.25 20%

vfgccp, Sep 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5%

Hellpop65, Sep 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Shawn_Winters, Sep 13, 2014
Aphrodisiaque from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
94 out of 100 based on 1,182 ratings.