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Aphrodisiaque | Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

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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
Ranking:
#1,108
Reviews:
635
Ratings:
1,669
pDev:
8.81%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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187
Gots:
235
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.26/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dark brown to black colour with a creamy coffee head, showing quite strong lacing. Smell has vanilla bean, cocoa, roasty malts, some licorice, a bit of a lemon cleaner note as well. Taste is bittersweet, with lots of chocolate, mixed with vanilla and lemon, licorice, fairly nice actually, the vanilla didn't steal the show, it was a bit sweet but still refreshing. Body was moderate, smooth carbonation with a dry noticeably vanilla finish. I was worried this would be too muc a dessert beer, and tho it certainly leans that way it also has the balance and complexity to be a nice solid stout, worth trying if you see it. Very interesting mix of complex flavours, another winner from this outstanding brewery, well constructed with a nice bittersweet combo.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of LampertLand
4.26/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Brassiere Dieu Du Ciel 'Aphrodisiaque' @ 6.5% , served from a lot of 341 ml bottle purchased for $3.75 each

A-pour is almost black from the bottle to glass with a small tan head which is leaving a streaky lace along the pint

S-i like , chocolate and

T-so smooth tasting almost chocolate milk with booze , this big tasting stout has a bit complex some resin , slight bitter coffee finish

MF-ok carbonation , feels full bodied , a lingering dry smokeyness

Ov-wow , great beer , hard to drink just one , damn , butt worth the good beer buzz !

prost LampertLand

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.96/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From notes.

A: Pours fairly black, with ruby tinting on the edge. Thin cap of head with minimal retention. Good lacing.

S: Big roasty characteristics. Lots of roasted malt, dark chocolate and a touch of vanilla in the nose.

T: Roasty, again. Splash coffee, big baker's cocoa notes. Comes across as astringent. Hint of vanilla in the aftertaste. Not picking up any sweetness on this. Very, very dry.

M: A bit overcarbonated on the tongue. The lack of malt and alcohol allow the bubbles to be a bit livelier than I anticipated.

O: This is a good beer. It's a bit unbalanced and abrasively bitter. The vanilla was a bit subtle and I though it could use more heft in the mouth. Still, it's amazingly dry and roasty. This gives the chocolate some room to dance. Tastes darker than 90% cacao, which is awesome.

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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.39/5  rDev +4.5%
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 -34.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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Aphrodisiaque from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 1,669 ratings
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