MadRobin (2988) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAR 30, 2017
On tap at Owen's Ordinary in North Bethesda, MD, where it is listed as "Aphrodite."
Opaque, near-black with a with a tan head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of cinnamon, chocolate, milk, coffee, ancho peppers and vanilla.
Taste of milk chocolate, cinnamon, vanilla, ancho peppers, lactose, cocoa and coffee. It has the ancho pepper flavor, without the heat. A very well balanced flavor profile.
Medium/full body and medium carbonation with a velvety mouthfeel.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone CRock (263) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2017
Chocolate and vanilla. Pretty much everything that has those two things is good and this beer is no different. sjogro (4648) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2017
Bottle at home courtesy of Maakun. Black with thin tan head. Milk chocolate, coffee berry/bean, cocoa powder, vanilla, milk skin, hazlenut, roasted marshmallows. Big sweet and moderate bitter. About medium body, bit powdery dry, bit watery thin velvety feel, soft carbonation. Like the deep roastiness. Maakun (6297) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2017
Bottle shared. Very dark brown with small beige head. Lots of vanilla, roasted malts, cocoa, light earthy, toast, soft creamy, roasted hazelnuts, brown sugar. Like chocolate milk with marshmallows in it, just less sweet. I’d say under medium sweet even with dry cocoa bitterness. Just medium bodied with a bit dry mineral feel. Pretty nice! rumore (698) - Rimini, ITALY - MAR 15, 2017
From the tap at FOB, Rimini, Italy. Pours black worth a creamy persistent foam, brownish in color and very fine. Aroma is cocoa, roasted. Body is mildly carbonated, with some tongue-tickling. Taste is somehow bitter, though not if the hoppy type. Must indeed be the cocoa giving this bitterness. Some final sweetness as well. Final is rather long and mildly bitter.
klm1 (1782) - Bled/SF, - MAR 4, 2017
Michael27 (2282) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 20, 2017
12 oz. Bottle from Kl&wine Merchants [email protected]
: pours very dark brown, almost black, opaque with foamy light brown head. Aroma: roasted grain, dark malts, with notes of dark chocolate, cacao, cocoa & vanilla nibs. Flavour is very similar with notes of roasted grain, daRk malt which takes on coffee, cacao bitter dark chocolate, vanilla, cocoa. Finish is dry, body mefium, texture smooth, carbonation is moderate.
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2017 Frisch vom Hahn im Muted Horn. Fast schwarz mit stabilem beigem Schaum. Vanille überdeckt fast alles. Genial. Im Nachtrunk ziemlich weich und leicht. So etwas in einer Imperial-Version und der Himmel wäre da. papat444 (136) - Carignan, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 20, 2017
Appearance: Densely black body with a huge mocha colored head that refuses to let up. Very nice looking.
Smell: Vanilla bean, coffee, milk chocolate and cocoa powder. Very pronounced and the aroma just keeps my attention and doesn’t let go. Perfect.
Taste: Very pronounced cocoa powder. Like i’m literally eating the powder. Good coffee presence with the vanilla more in the background. When i first taste it, i found it to be lacking a little but after swallowing, the flavors linger quite a long time. Opens up a lot more as it nears room temperature. A nice lasting moderate bitterness rounds things out. The only thing keeping me from scoring a 5 on the taste is i would have liked more vanilla flavor front and center with the cocoa. Still, it has a nice complex taste.
Mouthfeel: Smooth like velvet this beer is. Non-obtrusive carbonation that keeps it’s place but gives little pinpricks here and there. Straddles well between coarse and creamy though it does have a more smooth edge than otherwise. Full-bodied without being heavy at all which is quite a feat.
Pinky77 (256) - - FEB 15, 2017
Bevuta in bottiglia. Nera con morbida schiuma beige. Caffè e cioccolato. La migliore stout di sempre chucklemation (1748) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2017
Pours a dark brown with a foamy tan head. Aroma is vanilla, chocolate, and roast. Flavor is chocolate, roast, and vanilla, with some bitterness. Has some carbonation and a light body. Very good stout.