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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Stout
Montreal, Canada

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RATINGS: 1295   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
juiceisloose (1296) - Windermere, Florida, USA - APR 1, 2010
Bottle labeled as Aphrodite. Pours a near pitch black color with a small tan colored head of foam that leaves small rings of lace around the glass. The aroma is very roasty with notes of bitter sweet chocolate, dark chocolate, hints of coffee, and earthy hops. The flavor is even better and more complex than the nose with loads of sweet milk chocolate and rich, dark chocolates up front followed by some cinnamon spices and vanilla beans. There is a touch of earthy hops on the back end along with some roast, which provides good balance between the chocolate sweetness. The depth of the chocolate flavor is really nice. Full bodied, smooth, and creamy on the mouthfeel with moderate carbonation that leads to a roasty cocoa finish. This is a great beer with a huge depth of flavors.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
sixunhuit (19) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 1, 2010
YES. YES. YES. What a wonderfull beer, what an symphonious beer, what a beer. Clicking on the words to the right seems pointless because an image is worth a thousand words but this beer is worth a vow of muting. Nothing could be improved. I donít usually rate beers with impressive grades but this one is worth the perfect score I gave.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - APR 1, 2010
341ml bottle, batch #9, whatever that means. Pours quite thick black with a large three-finger plus brown head, foamy and rocky, leaves a clumpy ring of lacing and retains a good cap. Aroma is rich dark chocolate, cocoa, and coffee, roasted malts, some vanilla. Powerful and wonderful smelling beer. First sip is an OMG moment if you are a chocolate lover, wow. Massive amounts of premium dark chocolate, cocoa, some coffee, and to a lesser degree vanilla and roasted malts. Cocoa definitely overpowers the nose and flavor, but thatís not a bad thing at all, not at all. Delicious. Mouthfeel is rich, smooth, velvety, low carbonation, just about perfect. This drinks so incredibly smoothly, tastes and smells so incredibly good, I want it to last forever but itís going down so veyr, very fast. Itís a damned shame itís $5.50 a bottle as Iíd buy this by the six on a regular basis. Perhaps the best non-Imperial Stout Iíve ever had. Another phenomenal, world-class beer from Dieu du Ciel. Cheers.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AmEricanbrew (6656) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - APR 1, 2010
Aphrodite pours black with tan head. Nice vanilla mocha coffee aromas. medium body with a supersmooth mouthfeel. Awesome rich dark chocolate lactose, vanilla flavors with a deep roasted malt bitterness to balance.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tnkw01 (1707) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 29, 2010
Bottle. Beautiful black color. Small brown head. Chocolate, roasted nut aroma. Nice rich, stout flavor, bitter but pleasant.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
bvc (1235) - Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2010
11.5oz twist off cap. A somewhat vigorous pour yields a decent size beige head with black body. Big sweet dark cocoa, a touch of coffee, vanilla, licorice and a touch of hazelnut. Body is somewhat light for style and the carbonation is prickly. Ashy chocolate and coffee, a chalky burnt maltines and a little on the sweet side...but the carbonation is just killing it for me; rough.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (4106) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAR 27, 2010
Out of the bottle. Dark beer with a quickly dissappating brown head that left just a mist on the beerís surface. The aroma is dominated by the smell of expensive, dark chocolate. Flavors of vanilla, chocolate frosting and bitter coffee. Very complex chocolate flavors that balance the bitter with the sweet. Very nice dessert beer.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2010
Traveled all the way to Orlando for this one, but man was it worth it. The aroma has chocolate,coffee, and vanilla notes to it. The balance is incredible, no one flavor overpowers the next. Sits very well on the tongue.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (13483) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 27, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2013 330mL bottle, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma brings out loads of vanilla upfront, followed by sweetened cocoa. Flavour is very much the same, with a wonderful balance between the vanilla and cocoa. Very soft and delicate on the palate - certainly not a robust stout, but more like soft, velvety one with more delicate flavours. Wonderfully crafted.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Snot19kilo (103) - Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2010
Thanks to Jester for this one. Pours black with a tan thin head. Aroma is strong chocolate and coffee. Roasted malt. Flavor is strong roasted malt, to the point it state like smoked malt and bark. a pretty good beer.


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