Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel! Aphrodisiaque – American Stout at 6.5% ABV

Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel! Aphrodisiaque American Stout at 6.5% ABV ($3.54 via Beer Club Offering #14, 341ml, bottle date 4-Nov-2014)

Pours opaque brown/black with one finger of tan head diminishing gradually to a thin skim, moderate lacing. (4/5) Nose is dark chocolate, coffee with milk, roasty dark malts, vanilla. (9/10) Taste is moderate sweet, mild bitter. (9/10) Full slightly creamy body, low sustained carbonation, sticky mildly bitter finish. (4/5)

Excellent. Nice complexity of bitter flavours from the roasted malts, with the usual suspects of coffee and dark chocolate making appearances, but tempered by a lactose sweetness that adds a milky flavour, assisted by the creamy texture. The hop bitterness is not first apparent, but is gradually revealed during the long complex finish. Another stellar beer from DDC. (17/20)

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