Aphrodisiaque | Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Quebec, Canada
dieuduciel.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Also known as Aphrodite.

Black ale with aromas and flavours of vanilla, dark chocolate, bourbon and roasted malt. The vanilla and cocoa marry nicely, without out-competing each other, to produce a surprisingly well balanced beer. This beer is mildly hoppy, but the cocoa introduces a touch of bitterness. Its colour may be intimidating, but it is a very smooth beer within reach of most beer drinkers. This highly appreciated dessert beer is brewed with organic fair-trade cocoa and first rate vanilla beans.

Added by Popsinc on 06-10-2003

BEER STATS
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Reviews:
634
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
8.83%
 
 
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5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Jtee
4.49/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a 341ml bottle served at 19 degrees Celsius into a snifter. Bottled on date: 27.7.2016 – just about a full year in the bottle.

Look: The beer pours an opaque very dark brown with 4cm of dense, light brown head that settles into a craggy cap after 3+ minutes. Good lacing and retention.

Smell: Moderate strength and sweet. Predominant roasted malts, dark chocolate, and vanilla. Faint coffee, caramel, and alcohol. Some dark fruit esters have developed over time. There's a definite aged quality in the nose but not in a bad way.

Taste: Strong and bittersweet; a fine balance indeed. Moderate roasted malts with coffee, dark chocolate, and some caramel. Low hop and ester character.

Feel: Medium-full body with faint carbonation. Creamy, velvety smooth with restrained alcohol warmth and a hint of astringency. Beautiful texture.

Overall: Every time I have this beer I really enjoy it. The flavour profile and texture are great for a sipping dessert brew. Excellent craftsmanship. This one aged very nicely by adding complexity and changing the drinking experience ever so slightly. A wonderful beer.

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4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamesLeung
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AnitaBrewski
4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of q33jeff
3.89/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

**
06/15/2017

Bottle to snifter. (labelled as Aphrodite, bottled 12/22/16.)

LOOK: dark black, but thin looking for a stout. Medium off white head.
AROMA: coffee, light chocolate.
TASTE: coffee, chocolate, roasted malt. Still no vanilla. Touch of tobacco.
FEEL: thinness confirmed. There is also a Dryness. There is a nice carbonation that keeps this interesting.

Good beer. Would be better with a little more body and the touted vanilla. It's no Peche Mortel.


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

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This was poured into a nonic. The appearance was a nice looking black color with a thin white to off white foamy head that dissipated within less than twenty seconds. Stringy lacing wove around the glass. The smell had a strong roasty coffee bean and chocolate to sweet vanilla with an underscore of dark fruits. The taste possessed the strong roasty coffee bean and amplified the sweet level of chocolate to lead into the aftertaste and stroll right on into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a good sessionable aspect about it. There was a nice roasty and slightly bitter quality rolling over my tongue. Overall, this was a very good American Stout that has a lot going on. I would definitely have it again.

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Photo of TheBubblegumkid
5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of animal69
4.16/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sharpski
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of josanguapo
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From Bierkraft. In Teku glass. Playing 8Bit Adventures. Lots of vanilla here,sometimes I found myself thinking it's too much but then I found myself eager for the next sip.Not much roasted profile

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Photo of bshefftz
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bbtkd
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Brasserie Dieu du Ciel! Aphrodite, 6.5% ABV. Pours medium viscosity and black, with a one finger tan head. Nose is milk, chocolate and vanilla. Taste follows, with slight bitterness, slight alcohol heat, and a bit of carbonation burn on the close. Excellent mouthfeel, overall excellent.

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Photo of andpit
3.79/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.86/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bcsbeer
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Biggtriksta
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.44/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Brasserie Dieu du Ciel! "Aphrodisiaque"
on tap at the brewery on 1 Octobre 2014
$6.50 / pint

Notes: Nitro-stout appearance... not sure if it is, but it has that densely creamy tan head over a black-brown body. Aroma: cocoa in the nose kind of like walking into a chocolate shop. Flavor: Cocoa and vanilla upfront. Stout then steps in with a solid roastiness. Moderate bitterness. It walks the line between a dessert beer and a regular stout. Creamy medium body.

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Photo of InfernoBoss
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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