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Aphrodisiaque - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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Ratings: 1,162
Reviews: 544
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 137
Gots: 125 | 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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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
Photo of cosmicevan
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
Photo of vfgccp
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.

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
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4.12/5  rDev -2.1%

DLSheidy, Sep 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5%

J-M, Sep 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

MLaVioletteJr, Sep 07, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +0.7%

GregDuB65, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of fscottkey
4.26/5  rDev +1.2%

Notes: Brewed 06/2013. (consumed 9/6/14). Poured into a nonic pint

A: A pour down the middle produced a 1/4 finger of tan head. It didn't hang out for too long. The beer itself is black - even with back lighting there is no light visible. The bottle has nice art work (a plus). The bottle gives the ABV 6.5% - no IBU listing. There is a date code that says 06/2013 (I am pretty sure).

S: Coffee, cocoa, roasted malts, more coffee. The aroma is intoxicatingly good.

T: Bitter coffee and chocolate. The coffee flavor is there from front to back. The chocolate is more subtle. As it warms the chocolate is more pronounced. The chocolate is quite smooth.

M: Creamy mouthfeel with a slight "tang" of carbonation.

O: I got this beer on a trip to Vermont. Given my expectations (the heavens would part etc.) this one did not disappoint. The aroma is off the charts good. Gorgeous mix of coffee and chocolate. As the beer warms the bitter coffee subsides a bit and gives way to more of a smooth chocolate. The "tang" of carbonation seems a little high. It distracts from the sensory experience and hurts the overall rating. This tastes similar to Samuel Smith's Chocolate Stout (which is a favorite for me).

fscottkey, Sep 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

videofrog, Sep 07, 2014
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4.52/5  rDev +7.4%

Zacemy, Sep 06, 2014
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4.35/5  rDev +3.3%

MattXT, Sep 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

nickbman, Aug 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

Corson, Aug 26, 2014
Aphrodisiaque from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
94 out of 100 based on 1,162 ratings.