Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Stout
Montreal, Canada


on tap

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RATINGS: 1352   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 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2010
Dieu du Ciel Aphrodite is a very clear, dark brown ale with a beige head that slowly fades. It has a super chocolate vanilla aroma thats sweet and very unsubtle. Its medium bodied and super smooth with a dry finish. It has a super chocolate vanilla flavor to match the aroma. Its pretty sweet and pretty bitter. Theres lots of coffee flavor in there, too. It has good balance and lots of flavor. I just love beer like this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (23978) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 24, 2010
Bottle at Churchkey. Black with a dark brown head that settles quickly to an edge and leaves delicate lacing. Aroma of chocolate bon bons and vanilla. Flavor of sweet milk chocolate, like Hersheys syrup, with vanilla and cinnamon. Slightly bitter edge. Fascinating.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
yamar1221 (40) - USA - JAN 24, 2010
Very fluffy dark khaki head with a dark as night full-bodied pour. Roasty, nutty, dark chocolate malt aroma. Smooth on the palate, very laid back taste. Had a very well-balanced chocolate/vanilla + cocoa flavor with nutty malty tones. Very happy to see this bottle at Sams.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PWheatley (119) - , Quebec, CANADA - JAN 24, 2010
34cl bottle. Pours dark as night with a frothy tan head. The aroma was roasty with chocolate coming through. Taste was dark and chocolaty, a little coffee flavour as well. Over all this is an excellent stout that deserves to be drunk by more people.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brigadier (3650) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2010
12 oz bottle
I have been looking forward to trying this ever since it hit the states a while ago. Despite the hefty price tag I still wasted no time in getting a bottle which went straight to the front of the queue. Now that I have tried it once I wish I had a second bottle to share with a few friends. This is definitely a top notch stout and one worth tracking down.

Aroma / Appearance - The huge black cocoa head bobbed over an oily black body like sand over an oil slick. Rich chocolate, coffee, and vanilla are the main players in a rich symphony of smell. Heady with a strong presence this one does not back down at all.

Flavor / Palate - Warming with a dense creamy mouthfeel this is packed full of rich flavors. Black coffee, bittersweet chocolate, vanilla beans, and other malty aspects round out a complex experience. The smoky finish reminds me of a log that has been left to burn in a fire pit until it is halfway gone and then cooled. Even at the price tag required for these imports it is worth purchasing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2010
very dark brown, almost black with a thin bubbly tan head. aroma is kind of flat coffee and chocolate. some light nutty dark roast malt. Flavour carries a lot of vanilla, malted milk, chocolate, nuttiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JAN 23, 2010
Nitro at Capones. Pours a deep almost black with a creamy tan head that laced. Aroma of milk chocolate, choc milk shake, tobacco, nuts and toasted malt. Flavor of milk chocolate, malt shake, nuts, toasted malt and tobacco.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lagunitasfan (1323) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 22, 2010
12 oz bottle from TheBeerSommelier I think.Looks beautiful poured into an English pint glass. Rich deep black with a thick brown head. Head drops to a malt ball lace and abusive ring. Taste is coffee dipped chocolate malt balls. Deep alcohol sweetness. Taste is nicely bitter in front of the sweet nose. Not a gooey sweet vanilla chocolate thing. Taste is bitter and hay with the cocoa hiding up in my nose. Its there, but its remarkably subtle. Lingers bitter for a long time. Light clean finish in the mouth, hides the growing gooey throat. It IS smooth, as the promo states, but its not creamy smooth and sweet like many of these types are. I like the bitterness on this one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sask89 (514) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - JAN 20, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2010 Poured into an english pint. Beautiful black pour with a small mocca head. The aroma is of roasted malts with the chocolate being quite prevalent and also some hints of vanilla. The taste is of dark chocolate which creates a nice bitterness to the beer through to its finish. It did feel a little thin on the palate but other than that there is nothing I didnt like about this beer. Overall an excellent beer that has quickly become one of my favourites.

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