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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ineedbeer (1857) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 13, 2014
2011 Vintage bottle 68 of 206. Aroma is full of dark fruit with lits of plum, fig, prune, berries and cherries. Moderate chocolate character with some light roast. Light oak and rum notes. Hints of alcohol spice. Pours black with a small, somewhat thin, dark mocha head that quickly disappears to the edges. Faint lacing with sheets of alcohol. Flavor has some nice lighter dark fruit notes than in the aroma. Plum, prune and cherry. Moderate chocolate and roast notes. Nice barrel and alcohol notes that compliment the dark fruit and malt notes well. Moderate bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium full to full bodied with medium low carbonation. Low astringency and medium low alcohol warmth. Overall an enjoyable beer and better than the regular Oil of Aphrodite. The oxidation is either not setting in or is hidden behind the alcohol notes. The rum is fairly indistinguishable from a different alcohol, but it works really well with the beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lonick (1499) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 10, 2014
@ The Lets do a Chris O tasting. Bottle 190/300. Pours black with a tan head. malty nose, chocolate and nutty (hazelnuts) also some wood (oak). taste is a little rum heavy bust its such a nice beer, easy to drink at 10% you also get a milk chocolate aftertaste, loved this and it was not perfect, but it was great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2014

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ cgarvieuk [ Lets do a chrisO Tasting ], Edinburgh, Scotland.

[ As Jackie-Os Oil of Aphrodite Rum ].
Clear dark brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, light brown to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, hazelnuts - walnuts, wood, alcohol - rum. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, walnuts, dark roasted, alcohol - rum. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20140315]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (9540) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2014
Bottle at Craigs. Pours black, thin tan head. Aromas of rum, dark sugar, hot alcohol. Tastes more rum, more booze. Bit thin. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle. Black with off white head. Aroma is quite heavy on the rum, molasses, some heat. Taste is a little hot with dark rum and molasses. Bit thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (21868) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2014
bottle at home ... at the Lets do a Chris O tasting...deep black ... thin tan lacing ... dark roast malt nose ... sweet malts ... light rum ... light chocolate... light deisal oil

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (10513) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Bottle as shown. Pours a dark brown with beige head that lasts. The aroma is chocolate, roast, rum, and oak. Thick mouthfeel with strong roast and booze with cocoa and light boozey finish. Very impressive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Bottle thanks to the homie Jstax..Pour is dark black with a nice bubbly tan head..Nose is nice walnut, rum, brownie, spice, chocolate, nice fudge..Taste is nice fudge brownie soaked in rum, dry, sticky, chocolate, coffee, walnut..

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wedgie9 (2638) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Bottle #116/192
Tasted on 4/28/12 with the Nashville and Knoxville crews at Curtis old house, I provided this one. Pours completely black with a thin, cascading brown head that leaves thin lace. The nose is black walnut liqueur, molasses, dark chocolate, vanilla, and some bitter chocolate. The flavor is lightly sweet, with tons of vanilla, nutty liqueur, molasses, very complex. The body is syrup thick with light carbonation and a long nocino, vanilla, and bitter coffee finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (3550) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2014
On tap
A fine imperial stout was a great deal while sitting at the recently opened tap room. Heavy and thick this requires some patience to fully appreciate. If you just want the tick have a few friends. Otherwise it would make a great winter warmer.

Aroma / Appearance - The mocha head and icy legs accompany a heavy black body. Heavy on the rum the nose is thick with dark chocolate, malt, and sweetness. Things mostly work though the ABV is evident right away.

Flavor / Palate - Malts and rum sweeten the palate. A small amount of cloying texture is distracting. Soon though it is masked by the barrel aging. Licorice and coffee help recover from a profile which is well done for the most part. Id love to try a few other varieties to see how they compare.

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