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Aphrodisiaque - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,179 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,179
Reviews: 546
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 139
Gots: 128 | 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: 1,179 | Reviews: 546 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.24/5  rDev +0.7%

GregDuB65, Sep 07, 2014
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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%

atlbravsrno1, Sep 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

VirusQc, Sep 04, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

MenardMa, Sep 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Jtrigonis, Sep 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

edugasmtl, Sep 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

nickbman, Aug 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5%

MNBeerGeek, Aug 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

MikeCactusGordon, Aug 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

jcb7472, Aug 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Dogleg, Aug 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5%

SlightlyGrey, Aug 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5%

Corson, Aug 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

MRVermont, Aug 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5%

22Blue, Aug 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

browniewithnuts, Aug 22, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev -1.2%

gutbuster, Aug 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Benesi88, Aug 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Shandycan, Aug 18, 2014
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4.21/5  rDev 0%

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Cigar City snifter.

A: Very dark brown, almost opaque, with a thin tan head and fairly low levels of visible carbonation. 4/5

S: Cacao, rich chocolatey, vanilla, dark roasted malts, a bit boozy, and a bit of dark fruit. 17/20

T: Chocolate, roasted malts, cacao, vanilla, some hop bitterness near the swallow, and a touch of hazelnut. Bitterness from the roasted malt, hop bitterness and something akin to baker's chocolate bitterness in the hang - all without giving an overly bitter impression. 37/45

M: Body seems a touch thin for the style, although I find it difficult to remember that it isn't an imperial stout. Average carbonation sensation, low alcohol presence. 7.5/10

O: Quite enjoyable. Big, well-integrated flavors in a convenient bottling size. Recommended. 17.5/20

Estimated final score: 4.21
Calculated final score: 83/100
Old BA score: 4.15

macrosmatic, Aug 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

teraflx, Aug 17, 2014
Aphrodisiaque from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
94 out of 100 based on 1,179 ratings.