Aphrodite Méchant | Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

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3.95/5
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99 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Quebec, Canada
dieuduciel.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by papat444 on 11-12-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,949
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
99
pDev:
8.1%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
26
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 99 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of teromous
3.59/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the back label: "BOTTLED ON: 2017-11-14 09:49 LOT:115"
The bottle I have is "6.5% alc/vol"

Appearance: The beer has a black body and a medium-sized light khaki head that is frothy. It has good head retention and lacing.

Aroma: The beer has an almost woody aroma to it. There is a light bit of pine in the background. At times it smells a bit like bourbon.

Taste: Up front there is this soft flavor of baker's chocolate that is very recessed as if it is melded with the faint flavor of wood. It has a bit of a cherry tartness when the beer is first consumed and then this fades quite a bit as the beer warms and sits. An interesting evolution in this beer is that it has a bit of vanilla in the aftertaste when the beer warms and sits.

Mouthfeel: It has an almost milky smoothness but it remains rather thin as it travels across the palate.

Overall: The label states that this is a "Stout brewed with cocoa and vanilla" yet it doesn't translate in the aroma at all. Although these traits do show up in the flavor of the beer, it really doesn't do a great job of representing these flavors to their full potential. If one had to characterize this beer, it would be "soft and gentle" as everything seems to have been done very light-handed. I would still recommend the beer because it is tasty. I would recommend letting it warm up quite a bit before drinking it, and drinking it before other more flavorful beers to accentuate the flavor.

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Photo of 1971bernat
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of festizio
4.4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Harrison8
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours black with two fingers of khaki foam that retains fairly well. Aroma is simple stout notes, hitting roasted and toasted malts with a dry, biscuit malt behind. It smells dark, and straightforward. Flavor profile is roasted and toasted malts with a little oat, caramel, and toffee in the mix. It has a smooth, dry flavor profile with just a hint of sweetness. Mouth feel is medium in thickness with a grainy, semi-harsh carbonation texture. Overall, a stout that focuses on being a stout. Not super loud or overdone, remaining well fleshed and modest.

Served in a Teku 3.0 from a 12oz bottle.

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Photo of dvmin98
3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.19/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheWolf
4.14/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 76Trombones
4.84/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Tastes of smooth cocoa nibs. Absolutely amazing!

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Photo of VeganUndead
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Boilerup
3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RaulMondesi
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is good. This is good like a bowl of Annie’s organic chicken-less chicken soup while you have a cold, good. It’s just comforting; easy on the chocolate, easy on the coffee, but oh so mellow like the marshmallow man. Seek this one out, my children.

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Photo of Andarel
3.64/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wizzman
4.6/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JakerLou
4.07/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of EMH73
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours black with a thin tan head that quickly dissipates to a well retained ring and leaves several small spots of lacing. Smells and tastes of bakers chocolate, dark roasted malts, some char, licorice, espresso and a hint of vanilla. Light bodied for a stout with a mouth feel leaning to watery, minimal carbonation, finishes moderately dry.

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Photo of Ssippisam
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ilikebeer03
4.38/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of akopczyk
4.63/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CHickman
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on 12/22/2016, this "stout brewed with cocoa and vanilla" pours pitch black looking with a solid 2 finger light tan/sand colored foamy head that was full of small bubbles, dissipating slowly and leaving excellent foamy lacing coating the sides.

Smells of mineral water, bakers chocolate, metallic notes, burnt coffee grinds, cocoa powder, faint vanilla, roasted grains, charred wood, smoked malts, espresso and chocolate whipped cream. A lot of earthy notes in the mix which takes away from the cocoa and vanilla focus, in my opinion. Smells good, but I expected better.

Tastes like it smells with bakers chocolate, roasted grains, metallic notes, charred wood, burnt coffee grinds, smoked malts, cocoa powder, faint vanilla, dark chocolate, mild piney hops, ash, soy sauce, chocolate whipped cream, brown sugar or toffee and a dark fruit aftertaste that incorporates char and cocoa.

The finish is dry and felt like my tongue was coated with cocoa powder and ash, but the mild bitterness as it fades adds nice complexities. Overall a good beer that's not overly sweet and masks the ABV quite well, but I do wish the vanilla would have played a bigger role as well as this brew having more roasted malt flavors.

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Photo of Gambyt20
3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of derdtheterd
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AnitaBrewski
4.19/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bshefftz
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of T-Schroeder
3.27/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle from Liquor Barn Lville
Smell: Chocolate roastiness, not much vanilla
Taste: Almost like you were chewing on cocoa beans or authentic chocolate. I could find vanilla undertones at the finish. Not bitter or as robust as a porter or sweet as a milk stout but still flavorful
Mouth: Is rather thin, but rather enjoyable
Overall: Would be a decent sessionable beer. I likely will not buy this again, but those should try it if u haven't had it before

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Aphrodite Méchant from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 99 ratings