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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
Ratings:
1,653
Reviews:
631
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
8.83%
 
 
Wants:
187
Gots:
237
For Trade:
8
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Photo of Jesterr44
4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Called Aphrodite when I bought a 4 pack at an LCBO near Toronto. Pours a deep brown/black with a nice tan/brown head with significant lacing. Lots of taste with chocolate, coffee, etc & a nice smooth & full mouthfeel. This becomes one of my top 2 favourite Canadian Stouts alongside St Ambroise Oatmeal Stout (admittedly I'm not a fan of the Imperial stout style but have heard there are some great Canadian offerings in that style).

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Photo of Stinkypuss
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark and oily with a brownish tinted head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee, big roasted malt notes. In the taste, cocoa, vanilla, mocha coffee, and a hint of smoke. Really a solid flavorful stout brewed with cocoa and vanilla. It's easy to drink for a full bodied beer, and is almost like a very well made dessert in a glass.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.68/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottling date of 09/12/16

Appearance - Pours black with cola brown edging where light can penetrate. Cocoa-powder colored head that peaks at a half finger's width and fades rather quickly, leaving a mostly barren surface and a razor thin ring of suds around the edge of the edge of the glass. Minuscule spots, most of which slide back into the drink, make up the lacing.

Smell - Prominent vanilla with lesser milk chocolate. Very faint roast peaks through after it warms.

Taste - Follows the nose. Tons of vanilla upfront and throughout, with lesser cocoa/chocolate character that comes in soon after. There's a touch of bitterness in the finish after the brew warms, but too little, too late.

Mouthfeel - Near full-bodied with moderate carbonation. Silky, nigh creamy texture with a slightly drying finish.

Overall - After the brilliance of it's sister, Peche Mortel, I can't help but be let down by this one. Too much prominent vanilla cuts out much of the darker character, leaving this tasting a bit too one-dimensional, even after warming up and flashing a bit of bittering balance. A one-and-done buy for me.

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Photo of madelf66
4.42/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tlema1
3.98/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: jet black, with a nice tan lacing head
S: not much on the nose
T: soft, toasty malts, faint coffee, vanilla and chocolate
F: lots of upfront mouthfeel, creamy
O: delicious

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Photo of MonkeyBread
4.34/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of steverx8
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigox420
3.99/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of HopSavant
3.26/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Virby44
4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lingenbrau
4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours opaque and pitch black with a lazy but persistent dark tan head. A few suspended particles floating around in there, but that never hurt anyone.

A: A perfect blend of equal parts chocolate and vanilla, followed by roasted hazelnuts, then molasses lingers in the background.

F: Chocolate and vanilla again leading the way with a bit of burnt toast and nuttines, and the slightest sense of dark cherries. Almost like a perfect and classic ice cream sundae: one scoop vanilla, one scoop chocolate, and a cherry on top! (Hold the whipped cream please.)

F: Wonderful feel. Creamy almost velvety, coats the roof of your mouth and tongue, finishes dry and surprisingly balanced despite what its flavor and aroma would suggest.

O: An amazing stout overall. I would love to have this every night for dessert! I couldn't think of changing a thing.

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Photo of unclekeith
4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle (12/21/15) into a snifter

L: Black with a billowing khaki head, settling to a collar leaving nice lacing
S: Coffee, Vanilla, Roasted malt
T: Follows the nose, big vanilla in the back, no hops, not much in the way of bitterness
M: A tad thin, nice carb
O: Great easy drinking, complex stout - very nice!

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Photo of liquorpig
4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of M_chav
3.07/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of senglish7
4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice hint of vanilla on the nose. Taste was sweet, somewhat crisp with a clean finish. Not super boozy at all. Overall a good stout that I enjoyed drinking.

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Photo of SebLego_MTL
4.72/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of alarmclock314
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

11.5oz bottle, US date of 4/28/16, labeled "Aphrodite." Pours black with a larger sized light khaki head; lots of small carbonation bubbles. Smells of cocoa, vanilla, earthy hops, licorice, roasted malt, and caramel. The taste follows with roasted malt, cocoa, licorice, earthy hops, vanilla, and caramel. Medium bitterness, medium dryness, and light sweetness. Average carbonation and body for the style. Overall, nothing really stands out in this one, but it's tasty with some unique notes of licorice and caramel.

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Photo of Electros
4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.98/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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

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

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

Aphrodisiaque from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
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