Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Quite enjoyable overall, but it did seem to be lacking something somewhere. The vanilla and chocolatey notes were pretty spot on with a nice malty backbone holding everything together. And is was velvety smooth, but something kept this beer from being exceptional. Had my last bottle with a piece of Portillos chocolate cake. That cannot be healthy, but sure was tasty.
MarinEvelyn (812) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strong chocolate, cocoa, vanilla, malt, a little dark fruit aroma.
Tastes similar. Very velvety, smooth, roasted malt and cocoa chocolate.
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
341 ml bottle. Pours jet black, with a tiny hint of ruby. Nice big, frothy tan head, leaving some lacing. Big aroma and taste - soft cocoa, roasted malt and vanilla bean mesh really well, nothing dominant over the other. Really enjoyable!
budedou (805) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - MAR 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
le nez de cacao et de vanille est présent. Belle couleur. Peu d’effervescence.
On ressent bien le gout du chocolat. Appréciable mais pas monstrueuse (ne tient pas longtemps en bouche)
thb (805) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 31, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
What a great beer! Pours an inky black with nice lingering head. Big flavours in this one - lots of malt, lots of chocolate. I found it hard at first to pick out the vanilla, but it must be what givesit a richness and a kind of exotic, unusual sweetness. Great thick and smooth mouthfeel with a long, pleasantly bitter finish.
ddemmingjr (797) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Tremont Tap House: pours like motor oil.notes of vanilla, bourbon, cooking chocolate, roasted malts. Taste- pow coffee blast, chocolate engulfs your tongue. Smooth, more subdued hop notes further along. Distinctively awesome
BeerGolem (796) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botle 341 ml. Pitch black with little brown head. Aroma and flavour: intense torrefied malt, pleasant vanilla, some cocoa, slight dark fruits. Taste: nice sweetness, slight bitter finish. Slight acidity also Excellent stout, refreshing, complex, well balanced and fairly drinkable!
jksipa (784) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from the LCBO. Opaque black pour with a small short lived mocha head. Great noses of chocolate, vanilla, coffee, roasted nuts and a smoky woodiness.Light milky sweetness with a more prominent chocolate bitterness. Mouth is full and creamy with a lingering finish. Well balanced stout with lots of character.
Bricktop86 (783) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 24, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap black with a brown head. Aroma is vanilla, roasty and bourbon. Taste follows nose
DoublEE (782) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
When I think of the perfect vanilla bean stout, Aphrodite is what invariably comes to mind. Beautifully balanced, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better beer to match with a fruit or chocolate-based dessert. That said, it’s not overly sweet and is very drinkable at 6.5% ABV, save for the high price tag.