Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2010
Thanks to Exiled for sharing this beer. This beer was my youngest brother’s 100th beer.
The beer pours dark brown to black with a tan head. The aroma is vanilla, chocolate and smoke. The flavor is milk chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt and light smoke. The beer tastes a whole lot like cream soda. Medium-thick mouthfeel and low carbonation.
mvcramer (243) - Lexington, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 27, 2010
Excellent beer. Body and aroma were very consistent with the style. I was amazed and impressed with the balance achieved between the rich malt content and the cocoa/vanilla flavorings. Usually either the cocoa is too overpowering or the vanilla gets lost in the rest of the bold flavors. The great brewers at Dieu du Ciel pulled this one off and I loved it! koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2010
Listed at Capone’s in Norristown PA as "APHRODITE", I consumed this brew on 4/18/10.
Appearance: Dark as night - lifeless - like dolls eyes, minimal khaki crown, minimal retention, and minimal lace.
Smell: Loads of dark cocoa powder with a slight vanilla note.
Taste: Same as nose but not as pungent.
Mouthfeel: Creamy but a touch thin.
Drinkability: Smooth and easy going down.
Serving type: nitro-tap
Reviewed on: 05-10-2010 jtclockwork (16581) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2010
Aphrodite bottle. Pours black with a small tan head. Nose is vanilla bean, dark chocolate and coffee. Taste is vanilla bean, baker’s chocolate and cocoa powder. Some dry malt on the finish. Lots of powder. Tasty overall stout. paco (576) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 24, 2010
Bottle. Nearly black. Lacking any real head. Aromas are as follows. Vanilla, chocolate, rockets candy,espresso and maple. Lots of flavor. Oatmeal, coffee, roasted malts, lots of chocolate, cocoa, and a nice burnt sweetness. Very long and bitter finish. I take points away based on the mouth feel being a bit too thin. Overall, this is fantastic.
davidm (2080) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 22, 2010
Bottle. Full marks, it’s like an imperial. Aromas of chocolate, vanilla, and liquorice. Taste is sweet with bitter notes, long lasting. Palate is silky, and full bodied. Black, with a frothy off-white head. jkwalking05 (4735) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2010
Black in color with a decent tan head. Aroma is of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, hot chocolate and vanilla. Taste is of cocoa, vanilla, chocolate and coffee. NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2010
Draft at Gingerman NYC. And a pleasant surprise this one was. Pours deep black with tan head. Nose is full of cocoa, fresh vanilla and a touch of coffee. Very aromatic nose that keeps making you smile. On taste, very creamy, like chocolate milk. The chocolate and vanilla really feed into it. Not terribly complex but amazingly fun to drink. Excellent. regspeir (199) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2010
12 0z. bottle into a standard pint glass
An aggressive pour yielded an opaque black with a huge mocha-colored head which never completely dissapated. Lacing is lasting as well. Nose is not overwhelming - chocolate and vanilla prevail with some traces of roasted malt. Taste is chocolate, vanilla a bready malt flavor and a nice semi-bitter finish with a little alcohol warming. Very creamy and not overly thick mouthfeel. Good carbonation. This is a very tasty sipper and, except for the price, one I will want again. jonno (2761) - JAPAN - MAY 17, 2010
Quite striking, the sweet mix of cocoa and vanilla dance across the nose, and down the back of the throat, on the back on a medium bodied, extremely smooth offering. About as good as good as a stout with all the added bells and whistles will get.