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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Stout
Montreal, Canada

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RATINGS: 1171   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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.


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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - DEC 7, 2009
11.5oz bottle, labeled Aphrodite. body is black with no color at edges. head is tall and fluffy, dark tan/sienna. aroma is vanilla, chocolate malt, almost like a black & white malt shake. yes, milk chocolate syrup, and marshmallows too. flavor is roasted chocolate malt, some baking chocolate and then vanilla & milk chocolate too. dryish and a little bitter in the finish, with a roasty dry aftertaste. nice profile for a beer that’s only 6.5% ABV. lots of thin lacing all up & down the glass.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dpgjrnhcraftbrew (53) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 17, 2015
Black as night pour with lighter brown highlights along the edges. A white foam head formed but almost instantly retreated to a ring around the glass. Smells of coffee, roast, tobacco ash, and chocolate rise from the brew. Taste is of roasted coffee beans and bittersweet chocolate with a hint of vanilla. Medium bodied in nature with a slight creamy mouthfeel from the light carbonation. Aphrodisiaque is a delightful stout that I would love to indulge in again!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bulk_Carrier (2498) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2015
This was poured into a nonic. The appearance was a nice looking black color with a thin white to off white foamy head that dissipated within less than twenty seconds. Stringy lacing wove around the glass. The smell had a strong roasty coffee bean and chocolate to sweet vanilla with an underscore of dark fruits. The taste possessed the strong roasty coffee bean and amplified the sweet level of chocolate to lead into the aftertaste and stroll right on into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a good sessionable aspect about it. There was a nice roasty and slightly bitter quality rolling over my tongue. Overall, this was a very good American Stout that has a lot going on. I would definitely have it again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CH-303 (1560) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - APR 7, 2015
Appearance: Bottled 11/2014. Basically black, some dark tan head.
Aroma: Dark malt, chocolate.
Taste: Dark malt, roasted. Slight sweetness, vanilla and chocolate. Good!
Bought: Saveur-Biere.com, 341 ml, €5.40
Info: 6/4-2015

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Metalflake (31) - Les Coteaux, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2015
Not what I expected. The last "chocolate stout" I had was Flying Monkeys’ Chocolate Manifesto (which I loved), so I figured this would be along the same lines of intensely sweet, chocolatey goodness. Not so - this really did come across with more of a true stout character - roasty, bitter coffee notes along with vanilla and -yes- chocolate, but in its bittersweet form. Truly delicious, would be wonderful paired with chocolate cheesecake, or as a complement to pears soaked in brandy. Yummy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jahshuwuh (476) - USA - MAR 31, 2015
Cola brown/black, half finger khaki head. Smells of vanilla, cocoa, anise, caramel malt. Taste is a slightly spicy roasted hop with some vanilla and dry non sweet cocoa. Very little sweetness thin mouthfeel, light carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MaximeDB (10) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 16, 2015
Almost perfect beer in my opinion. Perfect for dessert. Dominant chocolate scent with a touch of vanilla. Color is almostnpitch black, no light passing through it. Pretty sweet taste of cocoa, coffee and vanilla. One of my all-time favorite ! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cruzer (94) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 14, 2015
This is now my go-to stout. Dark brown pour, with a medium tan head, good lacing. Well balanced flavor of roasted malts, with notes of coffee, vanilla, cocoa. Smooth finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
leghorn99 (71) - Livorno, ITALY - MAR 13, 2015
Nera, ricoperta da una cremosa coltre di schiuma beige, soffice ma compatta, molto persistente. Al naso il richiamo dell’orzo tostato e del caffè in grani, del cioccolato amaro e della vaniglia; più in sottofondo sentori che ricordano il tabacco ed il cuoio. L’aspetto è del tutto simile a quello di una robusta imperial stout, ma questa Aphrodisiaque di alcool ne contiene solo il 6.5%: la sensazione palatale e l’intensità del gusto sono altrettanto paragonabili a quelle di una imperial stout, fatta eccezione per la ovvia minor presenza dell’alcool. Poco carbonata, morbida e cremosa in bocca, corpo medio, stupisce per l’elevata intensità di caffè, vaniglia e cioccolato amaro: la bevuta è a tratti quasi “polverosa”, quasi a simulare la presenza del caffè macinato e del cacao in polvere. Arriva anche qualche leggerissima nota di prugna disidratata e di tabacco, ed un finale che vede la predominanza dell’acidità e dell’amaro del caffè, assieme ad una leggera luppolatura resinosa che aiuta a ripulire il palato, lasciando una scia di cioccolato amaro, vaniglia e tabacco.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerheart65 (1106) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 13, 2015
Pouring oil to my glass, thin brown head is creamy and long, good lacing. Mild sweet aroma, dark chocolate and cocoa like add says, lightly roasted malt. Round and soft, bitter roasted, medium body, long roasted finish with chocolate and cocoa and vanilla there balancing. Great dessert, well-done beer, great flavors, roasting balancing from getting overly sweet, nice :)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (900) - - MAR 8, 2015
Draught in St Jerome. Rich sweet chocolate and vanilla all the way from aroma to flavors, feels like oreo cookie ice cream in-a-brew. Quite sweet overall but a fun and tasty dessert brew.


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