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Aphrodisiaque - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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Ratings: 1,301
Reviews: 557
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.03%
Wants: 151
Gots: 154 | 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:
Beer added by: Popsinc on 06-10-2003

Also known as Aphrodite or Aphrodisiac in the USA.

(Cacao Et A La Vanille)
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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- pitch black with a tight 1.5 fingers of mocha head leaves a nice lace that retains throughout.

S- Dark Bitter chocolate, bitter cocoa really shines through, slight vanilla sweetness

T- Creamy chocolate, lots of vanilla, lots more than the nose, bitter in the middle with a perfect caramel finish.

M- Coats the mouth perfectly, slightly agressivly carbonated for a stout, but that didn't bother me at all.

O- Not the first and certainly not the last time I will have this beer. I'm a sucker for almost anything DDC and I really love their stouts.

Cheers!

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.45/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz bottle (labeled as 'Aphrodite') from Bittercreek Alehouse, Boise ID, poured into a New Belgium Globe.

A: Dark, semi-viscous pour, opaque, two finger light brown head, nice head lacing on the glass.

S: Epic amounts of chocolate and cocoa and cacao nibs...vanilla sweetness, roast character, light coffee, dark malts, bittersweet, and a touch earthy.

T: A bit bitter, lots of dark chocolate bittersweet notes, cocoa shavings, fairly roasty...hint of hops, dry bitter coffee finish, for a 6.5% beer there is a lot of dark malt here.

Caramel sweetness emerges as it warms, both on the nose and palette.

MF: Feels medium and finishes dry...a touch slick and wet on the palette.

O: A great drinker with sweet and roasty notes, great chocolate presence with subtle but identifiable vanilla as well. Recommended.

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3.95/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance- dark chocolate black with a thin mocha head. Zero transparency.

Smell- Strong vanilla aromas, chocolate/cocoa, hint of cherry.

Taste- Vanilla and cocoa are predominate flavours. Hint of mocha/coffee taste. Not overly sweet and cocoa leaves pleasant bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth feel and a little on the thin side.

Overall- A nice easy drinking stout by Dieu Du Ciel. Has a good balance of sweet vanilla and bitter chocolate flavours. Very lovely appearance and smoothness. Definitely worth a try.

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4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wow, this is a black beer! Carbonation sticks to the glass as does the beer itself with each sip. The thin, dark chestnut head leaves little to no lace. The viscosity is so high that the beer really sticks to the glass.

Aphrodite is big and in your face with bitter chocolate syrup. There is a fair amount of sweetness and rich roasted malt. As it warms, the chocolate progresses towards rich, moist fudge brownies and roasted coffee.

The flavor profile is similar to the nose without any of the expected sweetness. The bitterness is under control and the finish lingers for a long time, well into the next sip. Vanilla is very subtle but present only as it warms.

This one has a medium body and is highly carbonated. There is a light astringency, but overall, it is palate cleansing, dry and velvety.

Definitely let this one warm up in a pint glass to get the full experience. This is a great beer for relaxing conversation. The development that comes with warmth allows one to consume it slowly in a long mellow session.

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4.07/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap at the Trappist in Oakland, on a "Taco Tuesday". Consumed alongside two carnitas tacos with light salsa, cilantro, lime.

A - Dark, black, not much head to speak of, some light lacing. Still. Pensive. Restrained.

S - Vanilla, vanilla, vanilla, far and away the leading scent. Sweet, burnt. Just the way vanilla smells in cookies, actually. Like smelling a ball of fresh, unbaked chocolate chip cookie dough.

T - The vanilla theme overwhelms what burnt coffee may be lingering in the background. Sticky s'mores, vanilla marshmallows.

M - The beer's weakest point, to my tastes. Not all stouts need to be humongous and dense, but this one palpably cries out for more body, for some chewy thickness. Thin, a bit watery. Low carbonation.

O - Worthy, tasty, credible, absolutely enjoyable, though perhaps a yard short of astounding.

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Aphrodisiaque from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
94 out of 100 based on 1,301 ratings.