Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a thick, opaque espresso brown with close to no head, just some tan lacing. Aroma is a rich cocoa mixed with what reminds me of creme brulee. Flavor is beautiful. A creamy cocoa/dark chocolate mixed with notes of vanilla and hops. Body is creamy with light carbonation and bit bitter finnish
holdenn (2106) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz. Thick brown black with a beige head. Coffee, vanilla, rich cocoa, bakers chocolate. Thin body low carbonation. Sweet cocoa with burnt chocolate coffee and a bitter finish. Flavors of cocoa are a too dusty and sweet. Hopin for something a little less sweet bitter and cocoay.
illidurit (2279) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 30, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Donít know who brought this one but thanks. Pours a dark clear ruby-brown color with a thin tan head. Aroma is mocha, vanilla, iced coffee, very sweet and appealing. Flavor is a great vanilla/chocolate tour-de-force. The cocoa and vanilla additions come through vividly, and while itís sweet, the roasty coffee finish evens it out to make it really drinkable. Smooth silky mouthfeel.
bluejacket74 (1742) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JAN 29, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
11.5 ounce bottle, with Aphrodite printed on the label. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours dark brown with about a half inch tan head that went away pretty quickly. Decent amount of lacing. Very nice aroma, it smells like chocolate, vanilla, coffee and roasted/burnt malt. Taste is the same as the aroma, itís sweet and bitter at the same time, with a nice roasty bitter finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, itís creamy and well carbonated. Drinkability is very good, Iíd drink this quite a bit if it was available all the time. I think this is a pretty good brew, Iíll definitely buy this again the next time I can find it.
Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JAN 29, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice aroma of dark chocolate and lightly roasted malts. Flavor is perfectly sweetened by the vanilla and cocoa and doesnít mask the wonderful roasted malt base. Everything comes together just as it should.
A great smooth brew that isnít over the top but serves as an excellent stout for any occasion.
GranvilleTim (1840) - Granville, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour with a thick mocha, frothy mocha head. Aroma of cocoa, vanilla, and roasted malt. Taste- a great balance of cocoa and vanilla welcomes you in that first sip. It had a little dryness to it at the end. The hops hit you as well as the other flavors. They all leave a wonderful aftertaste. I wondered about paying $5.99 for 11.2 oz. Not no more. Nice lacing. hours later as I went to wash the glass, it still had a pleasant cocoa aroma. Good beer. Merci Dieu Du Ciel.
RockT (8) - Trois-RiviŤres, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 28, 2010 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poors an intense dark color with a chocolat and roasted malt aroma. Great presence of cacao in the taste with a little vanilla final that brings a more sweet side to the beer. An excellent product!
Tsotsi (178) - Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Dark brown in color with a light brown head. Nose is like a vanilla and chocolate and reminds me of a hot chocolate. Medium bodied with flavors of dark chocolate, vanilla, some caramel and ends of dry with nice hops. Enjoyed every bit of it.
nearbeer (4671) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 28, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
11.5 oz. Opaque with a small, lasting film of bubbles. Nose of vanilla, caramel and chocolate. Medium-heavy body is creamy, but a little too frothy with bubbles. Flavor is vanilla, bittersweet chocolate, orange-caramel, whiskey, and a touch of charred wood.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle labeled as Aphrodite. This on is one of my longest sought brews. The body is extremely dark, virtually black in fact. A two finger head of light brown foam is decently retained, leaving drippy, sheety rings of lacing on the glass. The nose is very roasty, featuring bakerís chocolate and dark coffee beans amidst secondary notes of burnt caramel, earth, and toasted cinnamon. Flavors are a good deal more complex, and considerably more tasty than the nose lets on. A baseline of rich dark and sweet lactic chocolates is kissed with fresh coffee roast, spicy cinnamon, and vanilla bean. The balance is spot on, showing alternating waves of roast and sweetness. This depth of chocolate taste is often attempted, but rarely achieved in a stout, and the spices prove to be perfect compliments. Smooth and creamy, the palate is sweet, spicy, and light to moderately carbonated. Dry cocoa roast lingers on the finish for a good while. This stuff is excellent, almost like a milder, more sessionable version of Hunahpuís. Great beer. I can only imagine how fantastic it is when fresh and on nitro at the brewpub.