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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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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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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice, 3/4 finger dark brown head, firm and fizzly. After about a minute, the head is completely gone, leaving a thin dark line around the rim and an oily sheen on the surface. The brew is oily black and viscous. You can still see some bubbling coming up; there's a hint of cherry red highlights peering through. Lacing is short-lived.

Milk and coffee stout aroma: sweet cream, cacao beans, smooth vanilla. Coffee comes across very evenly, with only a small hint of roasted dark beans.

Taste initially follows the nose, with cream and milk notes, but is immediately followed by black roasted coffee, much more like a breakfast stout than the nose implied. Barley, very dark cacao, and just hints of vanilla swirling in the back. Very tasty, extremely smooth, and well balanced.

Good balance, full flavor, and full body. It's a lot chewier than the initial impression, because it's also silkily smooth. Excellent bite paired with a cloying sweetness.

This is a very good to excellent breakfast stout. No real bells and whistles; smooth, sweet, coffee stout, just the way it should be.

Bottle labeled "Aphrodite." Unsure on the bottle date.

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Aphrodisiaque from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 1,668 ratings
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