bvc (1241) - Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.5oz twist off cap. A somewhat vigorous pour yields a decent size beige head with black body. Big sweet dark cocoa, a touch of coffee, vanilla, licorice and a touch of hazelnut. Body is somewhat light for style and the carbonation is prickly. Ashy chocolate and coffee, a chalky burnt maltines and a little on the sweet side...but the carbonation is just killing it for me; rough.
jsquire (4148) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAR 27, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Out of the bottle. Dark beer with a quickly dissappating brown head that left just a mist on the beer’s surface. The aroma is dominated by the smell of expensive, dark chocolate. Flavors of vanilla, chocolate frosting and bitter coffee. Very complex chocolate flavors that balance the bitter with the sweet. Very nice dessert beer.
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2010
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Traveled all the way to Orlando for this one, but man was it worth it. The aroma has chocolate,coffee, and vanilla notes to it. The balance is incredible, no one flavor overpowers the next. Sits very well on the tongue.
mcberko (14406) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 27, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2013 330mL bottle, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma brings out loads of vanilla upfront, followed by sweetened cocoa. Flavour is very much the same, with a wonderful balance between the vanilla and cocoa. Very soft and delicate on the palate - certainly not a robust stout, but more like soft, velvety one with more delicate flavours. Wonderfully crafted.
Snot19kilo (103) - Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Jester for this one.
Pours black with a tan thin head.
Aroma is strong chocolate and coffee. Roasted malt.
Flavor is strong roasted malt, to the point it state like smoked malt and bark.
a pretty good beer.
Gustav1996 (333) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAR 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours brown/black with a thin brown/beige head. Aroma and taste: bitter dark chocolate, coca beans, roasted malts, mild sweetness, notes of vanilla. Medium body, decent depth. Aftertaste of roasted malts and coca beans... a fairly short finish. Overall a very good dessert brew.
wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - MAR 24, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle of aphrodite from city beer. pours a thick brwon with medium brwon head. the aroma has tons of vanila and cocoa, almost ST levels on the nose. taste is too match, very well balanced, bitter and sweet, chocolate and vanilla, roast and spice, great! palate is great, super smooth, goes down fast, excellent finish and aftertaste. def a top notch stout. i will be getting more of this.
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAR 23, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz Bottle, purchased at Zeno’s Pub - State College, PA. Served at nearing warm temperature. Aroma is more or less a classic roast profile with a little added complexity and depth in the spice, earth, and chocolate field. Pours a deep black, with a lot of frothy caramel-colored head. Flavor jumps with character from the get-go, with noticeable bourbon vanilla, cacao nibs, and salted toffee coming through. Dense and with clean brown sugars and a long lay of roast on the palate afterwards. This is a very nice stout, with added richness from the vanilla and cacao additions, but in the bottle, it’s not world-class. However, I have not doubt that on a blend of nitrogen and carbon dixoide at the brewpub, this blows minds.
Pookie9121 (122) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.5 fl. oz. Bottle. Great beer. Very smooth. A beautiful dark brown/black color. Aroma of chocolate/vanilla and some coffee. Highly recommended.
gyllenbock (7712) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a beautiful medium light brown head.
Inviting aroma of coffee, cocoa, vanilla, raisins and cookies. Taste of roasted sweet malt, coffee, vanilla, raisins and cookies. Very nice mouthfeel, smooth and milky. Soft carbonation, well-balanced and very drinkable. The finish was dry and rather bitter.