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
Ranking:
#2,136
Reviews:
640
Ratings:
1,684
pDev:
8.81%
 
 
Wants:
193
Gots:
236
Trade:
8
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Photo of jeschaefer
3/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of KevinMc
4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ovaltine
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pour is jet black, leaking to mahogany on the edges, with a rich tan head. There’s a stone fruit note on the nose at first, then dark chocolate and hops.

The taste is a flavor adventure: black cherries, dark chocolate, a hint of vanilla, and smoky char. This is exceptional, IMHO.

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Photo of stevoj
4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

11.5 oz bottle from Albertsons. Pours out thick and black, small creamy beige head. Aroma is roast malts, burnt toast, ashy, chocolate. Subtle but rich. Taste begins with the roast malt bitterness, hints of dark chocolate, toasted marshmallows. Again very subtle. A little bitterness lingers, hint of sweetness. Creamy and smooth. Not a big beer in ABV, but huge in taste and feel.

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Photo of Jibs
4.39/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Boto
4.02/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle: This one pours an inky, dark brown color. There was a small tan head that didn't linger long or leave any lacing. Good nose. Cocoa, caramel, vanilla, some roasted malts, The taste is good. A touch of bitterness. Cocoa, some caramel, faint vanilla. A good stout.

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Photo of samEBC
4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Duncian
3.98/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Negrelly
4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kylepod
4.42/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of masondixon
4.52/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of knowyourown
5/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of lmaduells
4.06/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A good beer of a style that does not fascinate me. Accustomed to Belgian beers with this I lack powerfully. But we must recognize that the brewery that makes this beer is professional.

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Photo of daOnlyBG
4.26/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lebriarjr
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Samact
4.17/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FyreStorm
4.44/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Abstractspirit
4.55/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bret717
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This one was bottled on 4/13/17, so about 8 months ago

Look- pours black with a 1 finger tan head. very little lacing

Smell- caramel, vanilla, a little bit of roast

Taste- starts with a quick sweet jolt of vanilla, caramel and little chocolate, followed by an intense wallop of burnt roast and accompanying bitterness. The vanilla than comes back and it finishes slightly sweet and bitter.

Feel- fairly light bodied with easy carbonation. Easy drinking.

Overall- I was worried that there wouldn't be much vanilla or chocolate left because of the age on this one, but both were there in varying amounts, especially the vanilla. The sweet and bitter compliment each other really nicely. I look forward to getting some more next time I see it.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nwhittin
4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of csmrx7
4.46/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Souch fun to have this after peche mortel. Peche mortel is incredibly smooth for the style but aphrodisiaque is on a whole other level.

The vanilla and cocoa are balanced, natural and not.over powering. A lot of highly rated additive stouts could learn a lot from this beer.

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Photo of BEER88
4.34/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

yumm rich roasted malts with cocoa vanilla, coffee and caramel. feel was thick and smooth. delicious.

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Photo of Simon212
4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Aphrodisiaque from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 1,684 ratings