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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4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

341ml bottle bought from Brewdogs online shop

Poured a deep dark burgundy red / almost completely black colour... Dirty tan head poured very fairly thick and foamy with a meringue like top.. this faded slowly to good one finger covering... some decent lacing clings to the glass throughout...

Aroma - Lots of good strong roasted bready malts mixed with strong biscuit notes... caramel, cocoa, good roasted nuttiness, dark brown sugar / molasses sweetness, light fruits (blackcurrents, apples, prunes), light vanilla, earthy, some sooty traces...

Taste - Pretty much as above.. hops more noticeable - some grassy and peppery notes... good bitterness coming through from the roasted malts...

Feel - Sharp and dry with a little creaminess underneath... medium bodied... at 6.5% this is a dangerously drinkable brew...

Overall - A world class stout - so well balanced and drinkable... highly recommended...

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed off of week old memories.

A: Pretty much pitch black with a slightly mocha colored head. Retention was okay as was lacing.

S: Roasted malt and a touch of cocoa.

T: I really didn't get much of the vanilla advertised. Some came out as it was warming but it really feels like I was trying to hard to get it for it really to be a vanilla beer. The cocoa was more present but this could also be the malt as it sometimes lends itself to this flavor. Sweet caramel malts also hit the palate is interesting.

M: Easy drinking and pretty smooth going down. Not overly carbonated.

O: A pretty decent beer. Nothing astounding but pretty good. I could pick up a six pack if the price was good.

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4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle from Proof. Pours the darkest of browns around the edge and black anywhere further than a millimeter from the edge. Slight medium brown head that almost immediately faded. Poor legs and lacing. Aroma is first the vanilla and deep malt, then a twinge of coffee, then some sweet oaky bourbon and some dark chocolate. Taste is the chocolate and coffee up front, vanilla in the mid-palate, and vanilla/wood in the aftertaste. Nice low carbonation, and silky mouthfeel. I'd love to do a side by side with Peche Mortel.

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

Deepest black color with a dark caramel head with low retention.
Delicious aroma of Belgian and milk chocolates with vanilla, cocoa powder and roasted notes.
And it keeps up hill. Strong predominant flavor of roasted malts with chocolate. Dry and bitter aftertaste with a long lasting roasted grains feeling.
Medium to full body with an appropriate carbonation with tiny bubbles.
A truly chocolate feast as bold and deep as it can be in flavors, without appealing to hop marines.

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Aphrodisiaque from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
4.19 out of 5 based on 1,664 ratings.
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