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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Stout
Montreal, Canada

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RATINGS: 1321   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.

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GranvilleTim (1854) - Granville, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2010
Black pour with a thick mocha, frothy mocha head. Aroma of cocoa, vanilla, and roasted malt. Taste- a great balance of cocoa and vanilla welcomes you in that first sip. It had a little dryness to it at the end. The hops hit you as well as the other flavors. They all leave a wonderful aftertaste. I wondered about paying $5.99 for 11.2 oz. Not no more. Nice lacing. hours later as I went to wash the glass, it still had a pleasant cocoa aroma. Good beer. Merci Dieu Du Ciel.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RockT (8) - Trois-Rivires, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 28, 2010 does not count
Poors an intense dark color with a chocolat and roasted malt aroma. Great presence of cacao in the taste with a little vanilla final that brings a more sweet side to the beer. An excellent product!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tsotsi (178) - Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2010
12oz bottle. Dark brown in color with a light brown head. Nose is like a vanilla and chocolate and reminds me of a hot chocolate. Medium bodied with flavors of dark chocolate, vanilla, some caramel and ends of dry with nice hops. Enjoyed every bit of it.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nearbeer (4994) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 28, 2010
11.5 oz. Opaque with a small, lasting film of bubbles. Nose of vanilla, caramel and chocolate. Medium-heavy body is creamy, but a little too frothy with bubbles. Flavor is vanilla, bittersweet chocolate, orange-caramel, whiskey, and a touch of charred wood.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2010
Bottle labeled as Aphrodite. This on is one of my longest sought brews. The body is extremely dark, virtually black in fact. A two finger head of light brown foam is decently retained, leaving drippy, sheety rings of lacing on the glass. The nose is very roasty, featuring bakers chocolate and dark coffee beans amidst secondary notes of burnt caramel, earth, and toasted cinnamon. Flavors are a good deal more complex, and considerably more tasty than the nose lets on. A baseline of rich dark and sweet lactic chocolates is kissed with fresh coffee roast, spicy cinnamon, and vanilla bean. The balance is spot on, showing alternating waves of roast and sweetness. This depth of chocolate taste is often attempted, but rarely achieved in a stout, and the spices prove to be perfect compliments. Smooth and creamy, the palate is sweet, spicy, and light to moderately carbonated. Dry cocoa roast lingers on the finish for a good while. This stuff is excellent, almost like a milder, more sessionable version of Hunahpus. Great beer. I can only imagine how fantastic it is when fresh and on nitro at the brewpub.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2010
On nitro at Capones. Opaque dark brown pour. Thick light tan head. Intense cocoa chocolate aroma. Bitter with hints of chocolate. Some sour lactose milkiness to finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2010
Drinking from a bottle of Aphrodite from the Binnys in Orland Park, Illinois: Its nearly black in the glass with a very short-lived brown head that turns into a sustained film. Plenty of lace, tho. The aroma is a blending of vanilla with cocoa and an underlying roastiness. The flavor introduces a mild woody bitterness and a hint of alcohol and a touch of lactic sourness near the end. Pretty decent brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2010
Pours very dark with an awesome head. Aroma is tangy but subdued. Flavor is a bit weak and a bit thin, but overall its not bad, just a bit weak.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - JAN 26, 2010
Bottle. Pours a black beer with a firm lightbrown head. The aroma is roasted with a little sweetness. The flavor is roasted. The palate is bitter and roasted. Overall a very good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2010
12oz. Bottle from VBM in Buffalo. Pours a practically black, opaque body with a large fluffy dark tan head with not much retention. Aroma is really nice lightly roasted cocoa and vanilla as advertised with some sweet caramel notes. Flavor is toasted malts, chocolate with a light bitter finish. Lightly carbonated, smooth, medium body. Really solid, simple stout.


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