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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: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark brown to the point of blackness. Chestnut generous head is bouncy with stratospheric lacing and wispy clouds.

Smell is roasty with bitter chocolate. Vanilla extract and some coffee.

Bitter brew of cocoa, hop and vanilla bean. Alcohol noted as well. Metallic tones noted in back of palate.

Thin, almost flat, mouthfeel. Silky texture and hoppy bitterness linger. Not a sweet craft at all and finishes dry.

Missing body brings this down a notch. More of a black ale. Other than that it is an easy drinker. Straight forward roast and bitter as you may like.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This bottle, labeled “Aphrodite,” seems to have been bottled 05/2011 (over two and a half years before the date of this tasting); looks like it’s since been renamed Aphrodisiaque. Still, despite the age, I’m glad I found this on the shelf. Cheers.

A: This is one deep black beer, pouring thick and menacing. A bubbly head, mocha-colored, appears and disappears in an instant, leaving nothing but the dark, dark body.

S: Warm, creamy vanilla and milk chocolate aromas inhabit this nose beginning to end, like rich hot cocoa with marshmallow. There are some molasses and roast notes in the midst of the sweets, but only a small amount – this is primarily a dessert beer profile.

T: The palate is dominated by a velvety sweetness, tasting like chocolate pudding: not too sweet, not too heavy. Supporting notes of vanilla extract and cherry cordial create a nice complexity, with a bready pie crust tone suggestive of unfiltered, aged beer. Bitter and mineral-heavy toward the finish, sustaining a dry aftertaste.

M: The body is strikingly thin, especially when you compare it to a full, high-alcohol American stout. There is, however, a soft milkiness and a subtle fizz to it that makes it quite agreeable (and unique, as well).

O: A beer this big in a body this small is intriguing; thankfully, it turned out delicious. Hopefully I can get it fresh sometime soon.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

It's the roasty, cocoa smell that really set this one up for me. Great example of a creative stout, and the vanilla is just a hint - which is just fine with me. My only wishes are that this would have a bit more weight to the mouthfeel and a lower carbonic bite.

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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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