Aphrodisiaque / Aphrodite
Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

Aphrodisiaque / AphroditeAphrodisiaque / Aphrodite
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Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Quebec, Canada
American Stout
Ranked #6
Ranked #2,953
4.2 | pDev: 8.81%
Jul 25, 2023
Jun 10, 2003
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.
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Rated: 4.25 by zotzot from Vermont

Jul 25, 2023
Rated: 4.21 by not2quick from Missouri

Jul 23, 2023
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Reviewed by 1BrewBacca from Georgia

3.71/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
I like some head on my beers and this one only produced a thin ring of foam around the edge. Sticky looking syrup like lace on the glass.
Chocolate is dominate both on the nose and the pallet.
Bitter chocolate give it a touch of harshness.
Not a bad stout, just far from being one of my go to brews.
Apr 01, 2023
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

4.09/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
11.5oz bottle into a pint glass. Bottled 12/21/2015, so 7 years old.

Mixed look here. Jet black body, but barely any head.

Enticing aroma though. Dark fruit, molasses, think RIS light.

On tasting, vanilla wafts in and out of a slightly sweet dark fruit flavor. Some mild bitter dark chocolate.

Mouth medium, thinner than would be preferred, finish a lasting mild roast.

Overall, ages nicely. Would be interesting to compare with a fresh bottle.
Dec 18, 2022
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Reviewed by NiceTaps from New Jersey

4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
12 ounce bottle, aged, in a stout glass.

Opaque black with a shallow dark tan cap. A ring, wave, and dots of lacing.

Lots of aromas. Vanilla, sweet and dark chocolate, roasted malt, dark fruits, brown sugar.

Vanilla, dark chocolate, roasted malt, and cocoa flavors.

Medium body, low carbonation, leans sweet.

Went well after dinner with some dark chocolate and Mexican chocolate cookie.
Oct 03, 2022
Rated: 4 by akk14 from Illinois

Apr 13, 2022
Rated: 4 by doctorgary from New York

Dec 22, 2021
Rated: 4 by micada from New York

Sep 05, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota

Jun 23, 2021
Rated: 3.77 by BeerRay from Rhode Island

May 10, 2021
Rated: 3.5 by Iski100 from Massachusetts

Apr 20, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.8/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
341 ml bottle, from a Quebecois co-worker. ABV is 6.5%. Black colour, low tan head. Strong and pleasant aroma of cocoa and vanilla. The flavour is not very sweet, but has plenty of cocoa powder and vanilla, with strong coffee and bittering hops in the finish. No aphrodisiaque effect detected - maybe I am immune?
Mar 20, 2021
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Reviewed by LeBron_James from Canada (ON)

4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This is my new favourite stout among those that I can buy in my region. At $14 for 4 bottles it's so much better than I would have expected.
The look is pretty standard for a 7% ish abv stout. Dark black with brownish head that leaves a small amount of lacing.
The smell on this beer is great I didn't have a bottle opener when I tried it for the first time so I had to whack it on the counter and when some spilled there was this huge rush of vanilla, chocolate, and beautiful malt.
The taste does not quite follow the nose. The complex profile on the nose is lessened significantly when tasting. It is still very cool and the added flavours of vanilla and chocolate are done well enough. The vanilla comes up front but is subtle and the sweetness is balanced well by the roasted malt. The chocolate follows into the aftertaste and is again balanced well by the bitter coffee notes of the roasted malt.
The mouthfeel is pretty good. Medium-full bodied with medium-low carbonation. Maybe a little more carbonation would be nice, but I like it.
Overall, I used
Feb 20, 2021
Rated: 3.92 by jakecattleco from California

Dec 30, 2020
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Reviewed by zolotarov from Canada (QC)

3.92/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Appearance: Almost black brown
Smell: Malt, port, coffee
Taste: Coffee, vanilla, chocolate, dark dry fruits, malt
Mouthfeel: low carbonation
Overall: A tasty stout with pronounced flavours that complement each other well
Dec 10, 2020
Rated: 5 by MiomiWencat from Canada (QC)

Nov 06, 2020
Rated: 3.24 by aklavall from Canada (AB)

Oct 26, 2020
Rated: 4.18 by Insomniac from Canada (ON)

Aug 20, 2020
Rated: 4.32 by Teion from Canada (AB)

Jun 11, 2020
Rated: 4.46 by Bierliebhaber3 from Massachusetts

Mar 07, 2020
Aphrodisiaque / Aphrodite from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 1723 ratings