ebone1988 (1260) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - DEC 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is roasted malt, vanilla, slight smoke, cocoa. Appearance is black, light brown head, poured thick. Taste is deep roasted malt, subtle vanilla and chocolate, slightly thin. Mouthfeel is good carbonation and medium body. Overall, this is tasty but the chocolate and vanilla are not as prevalent as I’d like.
Kavu (3940) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 1, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0,33l bottle @ One Pint Pub. Pours very dark brown with a high tan head. Aroma is sweet roasted malts, chocolate and vanilla. Flavor is creamy sweet malts with chocolate, coffee, vanilla and hops. Nice.
RCx240 (197) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 30, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pitch black, frothy brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate, vanilla, black coffee, oak. Taste is bittersweet, more notes of dark chocolate and roasted coffee. Medium body, creamy, slightly oily texture. Average carbonation. Long, slightly bitter, dark chocolate finish. Superb.
tightslice (848) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 26, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Gourmet Haus Staudt in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is cocoa, vanilla, dark chocolate candy, cocoa cereal. Taste is smooth chocolate with an amazing balance of tang, sweet, creamy and bitter.
Douberd (4636) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - NOV 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
(Dieu du Ciel Aphrodisiaque) Bottle 341 ml from free beer week, served into a snifter, ABV 6.5%
Black colour on the body, tall and thick brown head on top, with very good retention.
Aroma full of chocolate, mocha, nougat, cocoa powder.
Sweet taste with chocolate, nougat, fudge, prunes, vanilla.
Medium thick body, good carbonation, smooth on the palate.
Toomio (485) - Joensuu, FINLAND - NOV 14, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Onpa kyllä. Pikkuisen suklainen. Myös salmiakkia. Maljassa bänditumut. Hyvä meininki.
Tide (2812) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 6, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Rotterdam. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with chocolate, nuts, milk, coffee, a bit of licorice and vanilla. Bitter finish with chocolate, vanilla, coffee, oak, a bit of licorice and nuts. Exquisite stout.
AndresTM (434) - Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Roasted barley, milk chocolate, coffee, some earth, and the mildest hop fruitiness in the aroma, along with slight, woody vanilla. The mouthfeel is medium in viscosity and well-carbonated. The taste leans roasty bitter, with mild caramely and vanilla flavors overwhelmed by the earthy, chocolatey notes. Very good.
GenDV138 (5673) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
11.5 oz bottle poured into a Bruery tulip. Labeled as Aphrodite. Batch code 62 or 63, bought in mid-2014. Dark brownish black with a finger of tan head. Aromas of cocoa, dark chocolate, bits of vanilla. Tastes of dark chocolate, coffee, light vanilla. Medium-full body with a dry finish. Amazing flavors especially for under 7% ABV.
ARH (1113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle poured into a tulip. The aroma is milky with rich chocolate and a smokiness. The beer is dark and nearly opaque with a red black hue and a tan, dense fizz head that has onlylight retention and a mild lace. The taste is a medium high, chocolate bittersweet blend. The beer is slick with fuzzy carbonation and a full body with a smokey blend of chocolate and milk. The smokiness picks up for a brief cresendo at the finish which turn to a mild herb cleanliness, followed by vanilla and baker’s chocolate. The aftertaste is mild and nearly clean with light vanilla bean and chocolate cookie character.