ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 23, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Stowehop for the bottle! This stout really hit the spot. I used to be very fond of RIS’s and actually burned out on them, with that I stopped drinking regular stouts. This beer reminded me how good a stout can be! Dark brown pour with a frothy tan head and thick drippy lace. Fresh roasted coffee beans on the nose. Creamy oily palate. Cocoa nibs, vanilla, roast, chocolate, and coffee.
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - SEP 22, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours blck with a dark brown head. Strong aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Subtle hint of vanilla. Sweet malty flavour, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, very rich and cream , great balance. Fantastic stout!
nickd717 (3400) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 21, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle labeled "Aphrodite" via trade thanks to jlindros on BA. Pours black with a medium-sized creamy tan head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is chocolate and lots of vanilla with mild roast. Flavor is loads of vanilla, high-quality milk chocolate, caramel, toffee, and some roasted malt. Palate is creamy and smooth with medium body. This is a really nice beer.
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - SEP 21, 2009
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
12 OZ BOTTLE VIA mYS sWAP (thanks daknole!). Chilled 1 hour in fridge, served at . Pours almost black with a large tan head. Nose is chocolate, roast, sherry. Taste is chocolate, vanilla, honey, sumatra coffee. Body is light/medium, carbonation medium. This is a very very tasty brew, oozing with cacao. Stupendous beer!!
GT2 (7707) - Carlsbad, California, USA - SEP 20, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 mL thanks to Glouglouburp. So glad they started bottling this. Pours a pitch black with a fizzy, dark tan head that has fairly good retention and leaves some good lacing. Very nice aroma of Godiva liquor, rich chocolate truffles, some dark cherries. Taste is loads of milk chocolate and vanilla extract. Medium bodied with a beautiful, creamy palate. After awhile, this beer creates a nice oily, sort of numbing mouthfeel. Very smooth, enjoyable and all-around a great beer.
DalzAle (1899) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pitch black pour, very little carbonation and a solid peat and vanilla aroma. Flavor is dark chocolate, vanilla, and silky smooth all the way through to the slightly smoky finish. Well done.
Defreni (2285) - Husum, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2009
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaske: Dejlig duft af vanilie og chokolade i duften på en flot sort øl med et fint skumhoved. Smagen er behagelig kakao med en smule brændthed og lidt krydret eftersmag. Mundfylden er dog mærkelig tynd og trækker en kende ned. Ellers en lækker øl.
TheHulk (486) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 19, 2009
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I smell malt and Caramel! Nice and dark, poor head retention but it laces nicely throughout the beer and for the duration of the tasting. It tastes strongly and evenly of delicious dark malt, cocoa, its soo good. It is so perfectly balanced and smooth it is amazing! It seems to go down your gullet as if it was pergectly balanced for taste and to coat the your mouth with flavout as it goes down. Very, very nice. I should have this on hand all the time, except it would spoil me for stout.
madsberg (9530) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pitch black coloured. Light brown dense head. Chocolate, sweetness, light roast, light spice and light fruits in the nose. Flavour is toffeeish, chocolaty, sweet, milky, spicy and swweeeeeeeeeeet. I¨m half drunk, but who cares. Medium to full bodied. Ends on a roasty milky floral bla bla bla end. NIce
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - SEP 18, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
11.2 oz bottle as "Aphrodite." Definitely drink this one at cellar temp as opposed to out of the fridge. Pours nearly pitch with a very creamy and dense dark khaki head. Malted milk balls initially on the nose. Toasty vanilla bean. Chocolate milk. Well roasted (but far from charred) malt. Milk chocolate and the vanilla meld fairly seamlessly. Roasty malt, vanilla, chocolate and a bit of coffee on the tongue. Milk chocolate with just the faintest earthy hop bitterness. Plenty of flavor for being only 6,5%. Creamy body. Nice texture with low carbonation. Finishes with a slightly ashy astringent bitterness. Well done beer, albeit not my favorite style of beer. I’d love to try this one on nitro at the pub.