chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a thin tan head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla. This beer was a lot less sweet than I thought it would be, but it was really well done. The cocoa leaves a bitter taste, but the vanilla balances it out. Good beer, will give it another try for sure.
coyotehunter (694) - , Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One big ass thanks to MrBunn!!! Man what a great beer. Aroma of milk chocolate and the smells of heaven. The taste is like a rainbow in liquid form. Chocolate, vanilla and pure unadulterated goodness is what comes from this bottle.
Strykzone (5900) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer pours an angry dark and has a smallish medium tan head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, vanilla, dark fruit and a bit of smoke. It is a very pleasant aroma and I wish it was a bit more pronounced. Flavor is also chocolate and coffee dominated with vanilla. Some hops. Feel is powdery but smooth and this is a dry beer. Aftertaste is mildly bitter with cappuccino. Very nice!
FredoFreid (1) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 23, 2009 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my best beers ever. Perfect when sitting by the fire on a cold winter day. Very delicate yet powerfull at the same time. For the rest, the label says it all.
markwise (4898) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks Tampa Crew for sharing. Pours dark brown/ black with a tan head. Nose is roast, malt, chocolate, vanilla, dark fruit, cherry, and depth. Flavor is the same sweeping through with Barry White’s smoothness and an awesome palate finishing with vanilla, chocolate, and fruit. Medium to full bodied and pretty darned good.
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 (4290) - 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 (1520) - 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.