Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Stout
Montreal, Canada


on tap

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RATINGS: 1333   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mvcramer (243) - Lexington, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 27, 2010
Excellent beer. Body and aroma were very consistent with the style. I was amazed and impressed with the balance achieved between the rich malt content and the cocoa/vanilla flavorings. Usually either the cocoa is too overpowering or the vanilla gets lost in the rest of the bold flavors. The great brewers at Dieu du Ciel pulled this one off and I loved it!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2010
Listed at Capones in Norristown PA as "APHRODITE", I consumed this brew on 4/18/10. From notes... Appearance: Dark as night - lifeless - like dolls eyes, minimal khaki crown, minimal retention, and minimal lace. Smell: Loads of dark cocoa powder with a slight vanilla note. Taste: Same as nose but not as pungent. Mouthfeel: Creamy but a touch thin. Drinkability: Smooth and easy going down. Serving type: nitro-tap Reviewed on: 05-10-2010

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtclockwork (15455) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2010
Aphrodite bottle. Pours black with a small tan head. Nose is vanilla bean, dark chocolate and coffee. Taste is vanilla bean, bakers chocolate and cocoa powder. Some dry malt on the finish. Lots of powder. Tasty overall stout.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
paco (576) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 24, 2010
Bottle. Nearly black. Lacking any real head. Aromas are as follows. Vanilla, chocolate, rockets candy,espresso and maple. Lots of flavor. Oatmeal, coffee, roasted malts, lots of chocolate, cocoa, and a nice burnt sweetness. Very long and bitter finish. I take points away based on the mouth feel being a bit too thin. Overall, this is fantastic.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
davidm (2071) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 22, 2010
Bottle. Full marks, its like an imperial. Aromas of chocolate, vanilla, and liquorice. Taste is sweet with bitter notes, long lasting. Palate is silky, and full bodied. Black, with a frothy off-white head.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwalking05 (4678) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2010
Black in color with a decent tan head. Aroma is of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, hot chocolate and vanilla. Taste is of cocoa, vanilla, chocolate and coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2010
Draft at Gingerman NYC. And a pleasant surprise this one was. Pours deep black with tan head. Nose is full of cocoa, fresh vanilla and a touch of coffee. Very aromatic nose that keeps making you smile. On taste, very creamy, like chocolate milk. The chocolate and vanilla really feed into it. Not terribly complex but amazingly fun to drink. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
regspeir (199) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2010
12 0z. bottle into a standard pint glass An aggressive pour yielded an opaque black with a huge mocha-colored head which never completely dissapated. Lacing is lasting as well. Nose is not overwhelming - chocolate and vanilla prevail with some traces of roasted malt. Taste is chocolate, vanilla a bready malt flavor and a nice semi-bitter finish with a little alcohol warming. Very creamy and not overly thick mouthfeel. Good carbonation. This is a very tasty sipper and, except for the price, one I will want again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonno (2619) - JAPAN - MAY 17, 2010
Quite striking, the sweet mix of cocoa and vanilla dance across the nose, and down the back of the throat, on the back on a medium bodied, extremely smooth offering. About as good as good as a stout with all the added bells and whistles will get.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TonyDiUlio (663) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 15, 2010
Had with the boys. The pour is dark thick body. Aroma is cocoa vanilla and a bit smoked. Amazing flavor of instant chocolate and lasting vanilla. So sweet.

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