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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Photo of ThickNStout
3.57/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

11.5oz (341mL) bottle from La Duchesse D'Aiguillon (Quebec City). 11.99/ 6 pack. Damn these duel 1-10 notches, no clue when "4&6" was bottled. Served in a Cigar City snifter.

Pours very dark brown with a quarter finger pale tan head. Small points of lace.

Smells of chocolate, roast malts and faint vanilla.

Taste follows the nose. Plenty of bittetsweet cocoa, roasty malts, vanilla cream, mild coffee and leather. Nice blend of cocoa and vanilla.

Lighter side of medium body with fairly light carbonation. Long bittersweet cocoa finish with hints of the vanilla still peeking through.

Not as robust as the other couple stouts I've had from Dieu Du Ciel but this is quite nice. I'm sure glad I brought a 6 pack back from Quebec City but I won't be hunting down any more.

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Photo of Sparky44
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of eduardolinhalis
4.65/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

341ml bottle served in a tulip glass.

A: First of all, perfect beer art. Dieu du Ciel makes, IMHO, the most beautiful beer labels ever! Pours a dark brown to black color forming a small dark beige head which dissipates quickly leaving a lot of lacings around. However, a thin layer remains for a long time on the top

S: The best part. Strong notes of vanilla and dark chocolate. Roasted malts. A bit milky

T: Slightly sweet upfront. Very malty but less sweet than expected. Balanced roasted malts bitterness. Strong notes of vanilla and dark chocolate

M: Heavy and creamy body. A little bit molasses. Roasted malts and vanilla aftertaste

O: Very drinkable. Excellent beer

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Photo of LSMroz
3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Dave_Treat
4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Kelp
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of shehateme
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of Booarnes
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: opaque, head present but not overly.

S: Distinct chocolate tones

T: Clear chocolate taste with a slight vanilla finish.

M: Slight carbonation and very smooth.

Overall: Drank between fridge temperature and room temperature, this stout was very easy to drink. This was a stout with balanced flavours with none overpowering. Sessionable for a strong beer.

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

A: Dark, opaque actually. Good head with poor retention.

S: Malty, with strong chocolate tones.

T: Very smooth, easily drinkable. Strong chocolate off the start with the vanilla coming through to the finish.

M: very smooth.

Overall, an exceptional stout. Not a chocolate or vanilla monster but very well balanced. Sessionable and delicious.

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of ShawneeIrish
5/5  rDev +19.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of elNopalero
4.88/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This pours a thick black with a creamy foam topping. It has an amazing cocoa smoothness. Creamy, velvety, thick, rich, with a great aroma of powdered cocoa dust and an amazing, full flavor to match. It’s such a fantastic Belgo-stout that it’s become my new benchmark for the style. Just fantastic all around!

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of barczar
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours an opaque black with a quarter inch nitro-like deep tan head that slowly dissipates into a thin layer of froth.

Dark chocolate, coffee grounds, roast malt, vanilla, tar, and caramel sweetness form the aroma. There's a hint of nuttiness. Malted milk balls come to mind.

Chocolate dominates the flavor, with a touch of sweetness at the start, but roast malt creeps in mid palate to dry things out a bit. Cocoa, vanilla, and a hint of coffee bitterness add complexity.

Body is moderate to full, smooth and creamy, with minimal carbonation.

Great balance of roast and sweetness. Chocolate dominant, with enough coffee and vanilla to create a harmonious flavor.

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Aphrodisiaque from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
4.19 out of 5 based on 1,662 ratings.
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