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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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.16/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours black with a half-inch tan head which fades leaving spot lace.

N: Roast, cocoa powder, vanilla and trace coffee and char.

T: Dark cocoa and roast. Simple and balanced.

M: Full body and medium carbonation. Creamy and smooth finish with roasty notes.

O: Nice, with vanilla increasing on warming.

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Photo of Patou
3.46/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Nice aroma of chocolate and coffee. Black color with nice white head. Taste is rather bitter with strong notes of dark chocolate, vanilla hidden behind, not really percievable. Full-bodied, creamy texture, average carbonation.
Overall, this is a nice original stout, but not my favourite though. Tastes more like a dry stout. I prefer the Mikkeller BeerGeek Breakfast by far. I precise that I tried it both for apertizer and dessert with black chocolate.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Nitro at BarVolo in Toronto.

A: Black body with ruby glints, underneath a classically cascading head of ultrafine tan nitro foam. Tons of lace.

S: Rich cocoa, vanilla, and nothing else. Sweet, intense, and deeply inviting. Wonderful.

T: Opens with huge (and hugely sweet) vanilla, followed by some gooey chocolate midway through and closed out with bitter, coffee-tinged roastiness and a metallic note. It's amazing except for the finish, and does improve as it warms. Quite tasty, but not as good as the aroma.

M: Creamy, velvety medium body. Nitro works.

O: Delicious, adjunct-forward stout. The vanilla was intense almost to a fault, but the cocoa was beautifully integrated.


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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.57/5  rDev -15%
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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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.65/5  rDev +10.7%
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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3.25/5  rDev -22.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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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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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.24/5  rDev +1%
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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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
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 -4.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Aphrodisiaque from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 1,674 ratings
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