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Aphrodisiaque

Rating: 3.85

This is one I picked up a few months ago through an order from the Brewdog website based solely on the great reviews it has received on various websites, I actually tried it a couple of weeks ago but for numerous reasons I’m just getting around to putting my review up now. The beer was my sixth Canadian beer, the fifth of which that has come from the Dieu du Ciel! brewery and one of the ones that I was most looking forward to trying going in, here’s what I thought of it.

Aphrodisiaque

Appearance (4/5): Pours a very deep black colour with a dark beige head on top that is foamy looking and initially sits about a centimetre tall before slowly receding to finish as a fine lacing just about covering the surface with a touch of build up around the edges.
Aroma (8/10): Quite a sweet stout on the nose with a lot of chocolate coming through initially, probably some touches of sugar as well and a good malt base that also features some bitterness on the nose early on. There is some hints of vanilla and chocolate milk as well with good roasted notes and various background fruits to see the nose out; not a bad-smelling beer at all and one I’m looking forward to trying even more now.
Taste (7/10): Not quite as sweet as the nose indicated initially but there is definitely some there, I got some strong chocolate notes upfront with a good helping of dark malts as well. A touch of bitterness and coffee come through not long after the chocolate and I got some toasted flavours as well with the vanilla and dark fruits right at the end, although neither is as strong as in the nose.
Palate (4/5): Medium bodied and quite smooth with the light-medium carbonation combining well with this to help the beer down very easily. There was a lots of sweetness coming through from the start but the malt bitterness helped to balance this out fairly well, with the finish proving to be quite a dry one.

Overall (15/20): Another Dieu du Ciel beer that I thoroughly enjoyed, it was highly drinkable from the start with a good mix of dark malts, chocolate sweetness and hints of coffee and fruits all combining very well indeed. Whilst not quite a classic it was a very good beer that I wouldn’t mind picking up again if it were a little easier to find in the UK; still it’s one well worth picking up if you get the chance.

Brewed In: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Brewery: Dieu du Ciel
First Brewed: circa. 2003
Type: American Stout
Abv: 6.5%
Serving: Bottle (341ml)
Purchased: Brewdog.com
Price: £3.50

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