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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Oil of Aphrodite is an American double stout with an astounding texture. Multiple different chocolate and caramel malts from all over the world give this viscous brew a colossal character. Belgian candied syrup and locally harvested black walnuts build upon the fortified character, boldly standing up to its voluptuous body. After spending two months aging in stainless steel, the oil was placed into a rum barrel. The oil rested in the rum barrel for an additional 8 months, creating an amazing brew worthy of goddesses and gods alike. A beer passionately created to transcend your glass and provide a truly memorable experience.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stumpyiliz (212) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Nice full body dark pour. Lingering light tan head. Initial taste comes through balanced, malty, dry palate flavor on the sides of the tongue. Rum comes through at the end with a smooth molasses and dry toffee finish

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmikolich (1394) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2012
Tap at JOís anny party, tough to not homer the crap out of this. its a solid stout lots of flavor a touch sweet for me but nothing cloying the rum flavor imparts a nice touch of vanilla almost in a different way than a bourbon treatement, really solid.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (2033) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Shared tonight with friends Pours an inky black color with a smallish tan head that dissipates as soon as it musters. Smells of alcohol, oak, rum, dark sugar, chocolate, roasted coffee, and oily nuts. It really a unique aroma, at times I get a creme brulee thing going on then it seems like burnt caramel or roasted nuts. Itís very complex. The flavor follows the aroma with a bit more alcohol heat than the the aroma promised. Nutty rum and chocolate flavor with a hint of stout and coffee. Medium to thick body with a light level of carbonation and a sweet boozy mouthfeel. I really enjoyed this beer, but a bit less alcohol burn would have sent this to the stratosphere for me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcartamdg (1661) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2012
pours dark brown/black with a thin mocha head. Aroma of vanilla, oak, roasted malts. Taste follows bring in coffee notes. a little thin for what it is. not bad

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Silphium (3158) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Vintage 2011 bottle, #31/206, shared by badnewsbeers. Opaque deep brown body, thin discontinuous brown head. Rich, dry nose with oak, rum, and cocoa, nutty/meaty and surprisingly delicate. Warming body with rum, oak, walnut, and alcohol fronting dry and dusty cocoa. Velvety, rich and dry. Subtle, complex, and very good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (4411) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2012
Bottle to snifter (thanks Nate). Looks good; flat and viscous. Smells really good! Sweet and rummy! Tastes okay, but thinner than I expected. Diacetyl. Good beer though.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
peteinSD (1280) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 11, 2012
Bottle from Jeff - thanks! Black, nearly still pour with a small amount of tan foam hugging the edge of the glass. Aroma is rum, dry roast, light chocolate, toffee, some underlying sweetness both from the malt and candied sugar, and walnuts. Taste is rum up front mix with a dry roast and chocolate character followed by sweet malt and a focused melange of raisin, toffee, and perhaps plum through the finish. Very interesting balance between the rum, dry roast, and sweeter notes through the finish. Balanced and enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 7, 2012
Bottle from Pantnap, Thanks Kan! Pours a black with hints of purple. Toffee and caramel on the nose and in the taste. I just like how everything worked together on this one. Great beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madvike (2579) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 6, 2012
Bottle 74/192 shared by MrPickles...thanks Andy! - Dark purple pour with next to no head at all. Nose is red wine, brown sugar, and lots of toffee sweetness. Taste is sweet brown sugar, with a touch of heat and lots of dark bready malt. Big thick, slick body. Soft carbonation. Tasted this one blind and didnít get the rum at all. Interesting.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
orangesol (616) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2012
Big thanks to foofaa for bringing this one to Imminent Liquidation II. I have wanted to try this one for awhile now, glad to finally have the chance. A - Pours jet black with a nice one and a half finger tall tan head leaving thin streaks of lace down most of the glass. S - Smells of plenty of dark roast, warm rum, vanilla, coffee, chocolate and a surprising amount of walnuts for how much this beer has added to it. Grows a little spicier as it sits in the glass, most likely from the rum. T - Starts off with some chocolaty sweetness and a bit of dark roasted malt slowly giving way to hints of walnuts, vanilla, coffee and plenty of spicy rum. Finish has some dry oak tannins and some sweet roast, not lingering on the pallet for very long. M - Big body and flavors with moderate carbonation. The carb works very well with the flavors and while they are strong they donít overpower the pallet for very long. O - I really liked the base of this one so I was looking forward to trying this treatment and it didnít disappoint. I look forward to trying some of the other ones in the future.


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