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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Stout
Montreal, Canada

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RATINGS: 1349   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   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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3.5
Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2010
Drinking from a bottle of Aphrodite from the Binny’s in Orland Park, Illinois: It’s 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
Sregnar35 (1033) - 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 it’s not bad, just a bit weak.

3.7
stobbe74 (3790) - 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
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.

4.6
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 that’s sweet and very unsubtle. It’s medium bodied and super smooth with a dry finish. It has a super chocolate vanilla flavor to match the aroma. It’s pretty sweet and pretty bitter. There’s lots of coffee flavor in there, too. It has good balance and lots of flavor. I just love beer like this.

4.2
Travlr (26430) - 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 Hershey’s syrup, with vanilla and cinnamon. Slightly bitter edge. Fascinating.

4.1
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 Sam’s.

4.2
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.

4.2
Brigadier (3780) - 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.

3.8
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.


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