Beerona97 (2399) - Washington, USA - APR 29, 2010
Pours solid black, foamy reddish brown head. Aroma of milk chocolate, roast malt, fruit, mild hop, burnt. Taste is sweet with a slightly burnt flavor, lots of dark malts and some hops. Great balance and texture. sunnyridge (222) - USA - APR 29, 2010
Poured a very dark brown-black and totally opaque. Decent i finger head faded into a nice ring. Smells of frsh vanilla been chocolates and some sweet caramel malt. Taste is big of vanilla and milk chocolate with a nice bitter accent in the finish. Body was a little soft however, Reminded me of a vanilla-d variety of Young’s dounble choclate stout, especially in the body. Big flavor lighter body. Silphium (3269) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - APR 28, 2010
Bottle. Dark brown body, thin buff head. Roasty nose with chocolate, somewhat acidic and woody. Crackery, toasty body, with chocolate, burnt brown sugars, and a bitter woody finish. Silky body with moderate heft. Fair complexity, but uninspiring. MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2010
Bottle purchased at Rozi’s. Aroma is a wonderful marshmallowy sweet chocolate and roasted chestnuts. Flavor is rich and roasted, lots of deep flavor with a little bit of chalky burnt texture. Bitterness is simple and so mild, such a drinkable beer. Adenila (1560) - DENMARK - APR 28, 2010
Poors oily black with a nice dense brown head. Aroma wasnt too powerfull at first, but as it heated, lots of sweet milky chocolate and cocoa came forth. The flavor was dominated by the coca, giving it a sweet desert like taste, afterwards the roasted malt have bitterness as balance. All in all a nice and highly drinkable stout.
BelgiskOlklub (1092) - Viby J, DENMARK - APR 24, 2010
Huge creamy dark lasting head with good lacing. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, roasted and burnt malt. Full body creamy, thick and a bit sticky. Light bitter finish. The flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter - I guess from the roasted malt. A lovely beer with lot of taste and aromas. It reminds me of Youngs Double Chocolate Stout, just better and more well balanced. BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 24, 2010
Bottle. Pours almost jet black with brownish ruby highlights and a foamy tan head that lasts a while. Aroma is quite roasty and has notes of vanilla, coffee, dark chocolate, malt and a hint of smoke. Flavour is also fairly roasty and has plenty of of vanilla and coffee, as well as some cocoa, but isn’t particularly sweet. Light, creamy mouthfeel with low carbonation and a long, dry, bitter, roasty finish. A really good stout overall, not exactly a dessert beer, as I was kind of expecting, but just a well balanced, smooth, rich and compelling brew. Great stuff. flatmatt (1635) - Northville, Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2010
11.5 oz bottle as Aphrodite for #300. Black with a small tan head. Strong vanilla bean aroma backed by cocoa and cream. Flavor is once again heavy on the vanilla, which is almost matched by the dark chocolate flavors. Some coffee figures in there as well. Very nice, unique flavor. Damico (3146) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2010
The aroma of sweet creamy cocoa is so smooth in the nose, especially on nitrogen at Capone’s. The aroma might be better than a chocolate milkshake. The perfect appearance of a rich, chocolatey stout with a silky, creamy, cocoa head. The stout falls like velvet on the tongue, which I haven’t wrote on a rating in at least a year. The cocoa and vanilla blends perfectly on the palate as well with a creamy finish. Dough77 (822) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2010
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.