boFNjackson (4196) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flip Top Bottle at a recent BA/RB tasting... Poured pitch black with a thin head that dissipate quickly. Insane amounts of coffee here. I almost thought that the coffee distracted from the glory of Oil of Aphrodite itself. Dark malts and roasted qualities with a mild bitterness and ash.
Macegan75 (778) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft. Pours black with slight tan head that slowly lingers. Nose is burnt brown sugar, figs, and coffee. First sip is beautiful brown malt with vanilla, brewed coffee, and dark chocolate. Finish is black strap molasses and brown sugar. Nice stuff. Great story behind this beer.
Damico (3053) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The beer pours awesome dark black with a decent creamy caramel head. The aroma is amazing coffee and light sweet and bitter chocolate notes and toffee notes so smooth in the nose. The flavor is a soft Belgian style stout, but with a bigger body and delicious coffee and chocolate notes. The softness from the walnuts is so pleasant on the palate. Amazing job Beace.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 10, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Jackie O’s. Dark Pour with a thin patch of beige head. Aroma is big espresso added to the mix of the normal Oil. Nice balance and bitterness from the roast. Very nice treatment that adds a new level of complexity
DavoleBomb (1744) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2011
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Had this at the August 27th bottle release. 4 oz pour from a tasting snifter. Since all of the variants of Oil were quite similar to the regular, I’m using my review of the regular as a base and supplementing when necessary.
4.5 A: Black. Came with no head on this one.
5.0 S: Rich, sweet malty base. Plenty of bittersweet chocolate and caramel. Moderate roastiness, toasty, with touches of coffee and molasses. The nuttiness from the walnuts makes this a special, truly unique beer. The candi sugar adds a final layer of complexity. Coffee gets thrust up to the forefront, though all subtleties are retained. Coffee works extremely well with the base.
4.5 T: Full flavored chocolate, caramel, molasses, and a general neutral maltiness. A touch of coffee with a moderate roast. Again, the walnuts add a toasty nuttiness that I cannot get enough of. The mint does nothing but distract and adds nothing of value. Fortunately, it doesn’t do too much damage. Coffee addition makes this beer a great coffee beer, but surprisingly it isn’t much better than the original.
4.0 M: Medium to heavier medium body. Good creaminess and super smooth. Same as the regular.
4.5 D: Love the Oil. Love it on-tap. Love the variants and this is a very good one.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 09-02-2011 03:37:36
JaBier (6194) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the bottle sale on 8/27/11. Darkest brown pour with a thin tan head. Very roasty aroma of coffee, chocolate and nuts. Chocolate flavor up front, followed by nutty and roasty coffee all the way through to the finish. One of the lesser of the treatments. WHAT?! I’m saying a coffee treatment isn’t the best thing I’ve ever tasted?! It’s solid, but in terms of complexity it’s nowhere near some of the other gems.
jrallen34 (3504) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
thanks to Jale for this sampler... the coffee comes off really strong here, the nose is great but a touch to much on the taste, very good
Dogbrick (10436) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample at the Jackie O’s Bottle Sale on 08/27/2011. Pours black with a thin tan head that recedes steadily. Top ring of lacing with some strings underneath. Roasted coffee with notes of malt and nuts. Rich body with a flavor akin almost to amaretto infused coffee, with charred malt in the background. The finish is roasty with coffee and cocoa notes left behind. Enjoyable beer all around.