Aphrodisiaque | Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

AphrodisiaqueAphrodisiaque
BA SCORE
92.4%
Liked This Beer
4.2 w/ 1,667 ratings
AphrodisiaqueAphrodisiaque
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:
#1,085
Reviews:
635
Ratings:
1,667
Liked:
1,540
Avg:
4.2/5
pDev:
8.81%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
188
Gots:
239
Trade:
8
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,667 |  Reviews: 635
Photo of senglish7
4.17/5  rDev -0.7%
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 +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AlarmClock314
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
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 +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.98/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GJKerr
4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of SmithyAlan
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of patre_tim
4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dark brown, almost black, with a finger of foamy beige head. Too dark to see any carbonation.

Smells of chocolate, milk chocolate, vanilla, and cream.

Tastes of chocolate, milk chocolate, light berry notes. Deep and rich for the style.

Medium body, smooth, foamy carbonation.

Got at the brewery, Brasserie Dieu du Ciel! near Montreal, St Jerome, tonight, Sept 25th, 2016. Nice experience, crowded bar, delicious brew!

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Photo of Jotora
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tyecko
4.47/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BrutisDestructus
3.84/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PugsandBeer
4.27/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chackman151
4.59/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Easton70
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This could have used a more vigorous pour because the head disappeared pretty quickly but stuck to the edges of the glass. It looks amazing: jet black. The aroma is thick, chocolatey, coffee and sweet. The flavour is awesome. You can definitely pick up on the vanilla notes.

I've just got back home from a busy day at work and this is a real treat to start the evening. The only problem is, I have Guinness for after and I doubt it will live up to the challenge for this amazing stout.

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Photo of kitch
4.39/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A 250ml pour on tap at Moeder Lambic Fontainas into a Moeder Lambic snifter glass.

Appearance: It was a pitch black colour with a just less than two finger tanned head that had great retention and lacing.

Aroma: Dark chocolate, vanilla and coffee bean.

Taste: Dark chocolate truffles with vanilla and a light bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium to light bodied with light carbonation.

Overall: Looks and smells great. Body is a bit on the light side, but it was smooth and well balanced. One of the best stouts out there.

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Photo of ikidunot
4.32/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jtk21351
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of farrago
3.94/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Healthy two finger head of incredibly dark brown hue, sizzles into a mottled surface, the lacing is thicker and stronger than might have been expected. Onyx black liquid, fully impenetrable and opaque, looks more clean than cloudy, tiny glimpse of a few bubbles as the break the surface. Densely packed nose of milk chocolate, cocoa and toffee yet manages a semidry texture in the nostrils, grainy with a light roast which gets smoothed out by lactose notes, scents linger nicely. Full-bodied and also nimble, for all of its weight it is not difficult to swallow and look forward to the next sip. More roast and graininess here, touch of mineral water as well. While concentrated, the chocolate, coffee, toffee, glazed nut, licorice flavors are not overly sweet and mostly cleaned up by the finish where the roast leaves instead a bit of charcoal or tar. Not getting much fruit flavor, mixed blacks at very best. Likewise, the vanilla seems lost in the mix. The mouth feel is steady and drinkability good, however, there’s something missing that can’t quite be fingered. Very good but short of excellent.

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

Dark pour, nice brown head. Taste is rich chocolate, coffee, and some vanilla, subtle roastiness. Good mouthfeel, nice dry finish.

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Photo of risenz
4.32/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jcubz
4.34/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of WCKDVBZ
4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Knochenkatze
4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aphrodisiaque from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Beer rating: 92.4% out of 100 with 1,667 ratings
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