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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 Knoxrb12
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.39/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

beautiful brew here from du ciel. expert use of vanilla and cocoa nibs in this stout, rich yet drinkable, never cloying, and as authentic as it comes as far as the additives are concerned. the nose on it is amazing, fresh vanilla beans, seeds scraped clean from the pod, and bitter roasted barley and dark chocolate malt. the flavor is the same, but the layers impress me most. coffee is subtle, not even in the beer, but i taste it. the cocoa is earthy and bittersweet, but it comes first, than the vanilla as it moves toward the finish, but at the end, it tastes like stout. rich, well made, creamy delicious stout. the additives are not dominant but complimentary, a fine balance. the feel is great too, velvety smooth and luscious on the palate, coating but not sugary or heavy. not a ton of carbonation, but it doesnt need more than what it has. an excellent beer worthy of the highest praise. another thing i love about this, and all of their beer really, is how affordable it is. five or six bucks a bottle for beer of this quality is incredibly fair. so many other breweries would brutally overcharge for beer this good. well done all around.

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2.75/5  rDev -34.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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Photo of JasonLovesBeer
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottled Dec 2013.

A: Typical black-brown, minimal head that disappears completely after a while, not even a ring. Red-brown along the edges.

S: Baker's chocolate, vanilla beans, ever-so-slight anise.

T: Powerful vanilla hit that gives way to a mixture of bitter chocolate and coffee beans. Slight... nuttiness?

M: Creamy but light.

O: Really pleasant! This followed up a bottle of Peche Mortel tonight, and while this doesn't have the horsepower of Peche and is much, much sweeter, it's also really enjoyable.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Flounder57
4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

11.5 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a small mocha head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a pitch black color with no clarity or vision of bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Sweet vanilla, roasted coffee, chocolate, and a little smoke.

Taste: The vanilla and cocoa addition to this beer is awesome. Chocolate and smoke are in this with some lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium bodied, smokey bitterness, low to medium carbonation, and very delicious.

Overall: This was an extremely easy drinking stout. Tasty and delicious. Might have to take a road trip to Quebec in the near future.

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Aphrodisiaque from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
4.19 out of 5 based on 1,653 ratings.
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