Aphrodisiaque | Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

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Brewed by:
Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Quebec, Canada

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

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Photo of Goldorak
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

This tap version clocked in at 6.0% ABV.

Appearance: Not a single ray of light would pass through the blackness of this Beer, adorned with a dense cream that clung dearly on the sides of my pint.

Smell: Cocoa powder, mochachino, vanilla wasn't as strong as the last time I've had it, but that's a good thing because too much vanilla can be quite cloying. Boozy vapors offer a faint piquant but it was barely distinguishable.

Taste: The short version would be to say that this brew tastes like a chocolate crème brulée. Dark chocolate, and I'd be surprised if he didn't use real vanilla bean, if so he used a really high quality extract. Almost no bitterness at all, it was so silken it felt like cream. The only thing wrong I could find was that it the aftertaste was a bit chalky towards the end, it sort of creeped up along with the alcohol effluvia.

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Photo of Rastacouere
4.41/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark like a moonless night. A rich nose of vanilla extract interlaced with white belgian chocolate. Warming and creamy taste, the texture is so nice that you don't want to swallow. Tastingbuds detect chocolate and an eternal Bitterness. Rich and generous just like I want it.

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Photo of the42ndtourist
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Black, but not in a glossy Guinness sort of way - this is more of a dull black. Big head. I haven't seen many this big and dense that weren't nitro.

Smells of dark malts. Coffee, chocolate. It's a gritty smell, and dry. Taste first yields typical flavours for a cream stout. It wasn't until the second taste that the cocoa hit me in the middle body of the beer. (yeah, it's cocoa, less refined than chocolate). It was even longer before I picked up the vanilla, but there it was towards the end.

Dry in the mouth, with a taste that lingers kind of sweetly. I could drink this forever.

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Photo of Popsinc
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

As the brewing notes suggest, this beer incorporates both cacao and vanilla in the brewing process.

A dark brown and unbelievably humongous tan head. It took several minutes for this one to settle. The nose was very big on cacao. It was dryish and not sweet but more bold and appetizing (if that makes any sense).

The mouthfeel was rich and creamy but not overly thick or heavy. Again, flavours of cacao and chocolate were prominent and the vanilla added a noticeable kick to the senses. The finish was of a dry, powdery cacao that lingered long and pleasantly. An excellent beer!

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Aphrodisiaque from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
4.19 out of 5 based on 1,646 ratings.
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