ElDuderino (184) - Hyde Park, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 22, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Silky, velvety pure black body that seems to rolls into the glass as one continuous mass that pushes and pulls at is spacial occupancy until finally settling in. Very thin, off-white head that dissipates quickly. The nose is rich and elegant with notes of vanilla beans, subtle roasted malts and rich dry cocoa powder. The flavors are spot on with the smell with silky, oily vanilla (almost caramel) and lightly toasted pecan or walnuts that give it just the slightest bitter dryness that shores up any oily feel. As this beer warms the vanilla becomes robust and the cocoa verges on a roasted espresso. Really really a great beer.
Juelze (1141) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 21, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aphrodite bottle. Pours a rich black color with thick light brown frothy head. Aroma is of cocoa power, milk chocolate, vanilla, light coffee and mild hops. Taste is milk chocolate, vanilla, light roasted coffee and light hop taste. Finishes creamy and silky smooth. This is one helluva stout!
sigma23 (380) - , Maine, USA - DEC 20, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours pitch black with small tan head. aroma is mild coffee, vanilla, milk chocolate, burnt malts. drinks insanely smooth with a very pleasant mild coffee and vanilla coming upfront and a long lingering milk chocolate. as it warms the chocolate reminds me of nesquick or something of that nature. very very smooth and easy drinking and utterly amazing
Cybercat (4029) - Georgia, USA - DEC 16, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep, rich, opaque sable with a thick, fine-bubbled, fairly persistent light tan head. Aroma is rich, smoky and oily with hints of fine coffee and molasses. Flavor is like high grade coffee with hints of unsweetened chocolate and vanilla and a whisper of sweetness. Texture is smooth and fizzy, leaving a bit of hoppy bitterness.
neepsntatties (1369) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 15, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A 12 oz. bottle courtesy of "hannont". Colour... dark brown with no head. Nose... semi-sweet chocolate chips! I think Guittard , chocolate chips. Palate... frothy with loads of bittersweet chocolate, anise, a slightly tangy feel around the edges of the soft palate and a long bitter finish.
vtafro (4827) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2010 Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Awesome "dessert" beer. Sweet flavor and aroma however not cloying. Flavor full of chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts, and belgian sugars. Nitro draft is a bit better.
Angelmonster (146) - Colorado, USA - DEC 14, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a nice 2 finger chocolate head. Body is pitch black in color. Head retention and lacing are good
Aroma is of rich, roasted malt. Chocolate and a tiny bit of coffee are also present. Hops arent there but as beer warms the vanilla is noticed.
First taste is of sweet malt. Chocolate and vanilla come in as the beer warms and compliment the beer very good. Hops are pretty muted and there is an after taste of some cold burnt coffee.
Mouth feel is pretty good. Body is alittle on the light side but head adds some nice fluffiness to it. Good balance of carbonation
Overall it is pretty good. Very sessionable for such a flavorful stout. Cocoa and vanilla beans really make this a unique beer. Love everything this brewery does, just wish their prices were alittle more affordable cause I can drink their stuff everyday
Bejaaamin (115) - London, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2009
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured darker than a quantum singularity. This lovely little thing sucked in all the light in the room and gave none back. A little frothy head lingered past closing time. The very scent of it sent me right back to a pastry shop. Lots of roasty toasty malts, an elbow deep armfull of chocolate and a slight hint of real vanilla beans. It went down smooth and velvety, boasting large chocolate flavours and dark dark roasted malts with just enough vanilla so as to not dominate the main flavours. Truly a fantastic beer. I love you God of the Sky!
drowland (6831) - Georgia, USA - DEC 13, 2009
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
12oz bottle (labeled Aphrodite 2009) into a pint glass. Pours solid black with a 2-finger dark milk chocolate head floating on top. The aroma is mostly chocolate with some roasted malt and a solid dose of sour stout. The flavor on this is amazing - it’s a giant mix of chocolate, coffee, stout roasted malts, vanilla, coconut, and more than I could explain without giving you a taste. This stuff is really good!
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle - US version; pours dense black with tam head to the edges; aromas of sweet chocoalte, coffee, candy roast; once this warmed up, it was all creamy chocoalte and rich coffee; very sweet, rich and creamy; pretty damn good, but a tad sweet and not quite up to expectations