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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   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.


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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


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gendv138 (973) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle during RBSG 2014 Grand Tasting at Schlafly Tap Room. Black with tan head, some brown hues. Aromas of rum, chocolate, fruit. Tastes of rum, dark fruit, chocolate. Medium-full body with a dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (3270) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Sample at SRBG Grand Tasting 2014. Pours dark brown with a decent tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, fruit, and rum. Taste is roasted malt, dark fruit, chocolate, and rum. Hides the alcohol content well. Very tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (3876) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Sampled at the RBSG14 Grand Tasting - Pours dark brown with a tan head. The aroma has chocolate, smooth richness, dark caramel, vanilla, butterscotch and licorice. It has a medium / full smooth body. The flavor begins with licorice, caramel, vanilla, alcohol heat, barrel and an overall smoothness and integration of flavors. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (1371) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle. Chocolate, coconut nose, sweet, nutty coconut taste, dry, chocolate, rum spice, gingerbread.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (1327) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Pre-DLD bottle share at Hampton Inn. Pours black with a small dark brown head that fades and turns into lacing quickly. Aroma and flavor of dark caramel, rum raisin, dark fruit, molasses, and burnt toffee. Finish is very oily and sweet with a bit of warming rum.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Smurf2055 (1394) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Pours dark red Smell light fruit, Taste fruity rum, bit nutty Well carbonated, boozy So so

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Advocate_Ames (417) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Pours dark with a brown mocha like head. The aroma is full of dark and lightly roasted malts with a nice chocolate scent. In addition there is a defined rum and sugary sweet aromas. The rum aging adds a touch of spiciness and oak scents. As I taste this brew I noticed the booze and the heat from it. The rum adds a pleasant taste. As for the other ingredients I noticed a sugary sweetener, chocolate, and dark malts. The finish was very enjoyable, the intensity of the alcohol fades, and my palate was slightly compromised. Overall I enjoyed this brew but the alcohol potency in the flavor takes away from the other ingredients. I did enjoy the walnut aroma, it was a good additive. I would also recommend this to anyone who loves their rum.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ineedbeer (617) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lonick (781) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34166) - 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]


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