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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Oil of Aphrodite is an American double stout brewed with locally harvested black walnuts and Belgian candy syrup. English, German, American, and Belgian malts are accompanied by pacific northwest hops, creating a sweet and rich springboard for deep nuttiness. Lay this beer down for a while and share with friends and loved ones. After all, beer should be enjoyed and remembered; this is why quality and character are at the heart of every beer we produce.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alexsdad06 (5924) - Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2011
Draft at Jackie O’s. Pours dark brown with a medium sized thick beige head. The aroma is big roasted malts, noticeable black walnuts, chocolate, dark candi sugar and a touch of char. The flavor is more big roasted malts, chocolate, char, dark sugar and caramel. The black walnuts add a special component to the beer. The mouthfeel is another aspect that, for me, makes this a standout beer. Thick and creamy, this begs to be poured into a snifter and slowly sipped on cooler fall and winter evenings. This has not failed to satisfy, whether it is from a bottle or on draft.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mora2000 (5856) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2011
Thanks to someone for sharing this beer. I think it may have been thirdeye11. The beer pours a black color with a tan head. The aroma is very strong. I get a lot of walnuts as well as a lot of dark chocolate. Very nice. The flavor is just as good and a little bit more complex. I get a lot of chocolate and coffee as well as some oak and molasses notes. Very easy to drink for a beer that is 10 percent alcohol. Medium to thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Outstanding.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (5854) - Indiana, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Bomber to oversized snifter (shared with the Mrs.; thanks for muling this for me, DrSilverworm!). Batch ’13, bottle #229/276. Looks good; pitch black and viscous with foamy mocha head that dissipates into lacing. Smells and tastes good too; chocolate malt with a nice presence of both the walnuts and the dark Belgian candi sugar. Nice on the palate; rich and smooth. This is great beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5635) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2011
(22oz bomber #77/192) jet black, cots the glass like none other with dark tan bubbles. Nose of ash, fudge, rum, vanilla, walnuts, cream, decadent. Taste is ashy, burnt, unsweet bakers chocolate, thick body with a burnt linger.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5626) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 28, 2010
Nose is super roasty with noticeable dark sugary sweetness, roasted nutty notes, dark sweet fruit as well. Pours jet black, viscous, khaki short lived head. The flavor in this one is full of roast, a ton of patent malts show through as well as sugary sweetness that balances the roast, roasted nutty notes, dark fruit as well. Lingering charred roast, almost acrid, but the candi sugar balances out well. Body is full and it covers up 10% very well.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2010
Growler. Pours a black body with an off white head. Roast y and chewy malty body, sweet with lactose and molasses and cane sugar. Very rich, with a slick oily warming, mild nutty chewiness underlying are a mild roast y bitter coffee and roast y hop tones. A nice IS.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (5215) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JAN 27, 2011
Black pour with no head or lace. Black coffee, chocolate and toasted malt. Chocolate, esspresso, and a good malt bitter. Full bodied and smooth. Very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (5212) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 7, 2011
22oz bottle pours an oily, opaque black with a cloudy, tan head. Nose is chocolate, wood pulp, vanilla, nuts, light coffee, malty. Flavor is sweet, licorice, chocolate, coffee, toasted bread. Full bodied, lightly astringent finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kappldav123 (5167) - GERMANY - SEP 10, 2011
Bottle Nr 13/192. Looks really good. Beer in the glass deep black, small head. Heavy malty aroma mit notes of liquorice. Starts heavy malty, woody-dry, a bit sweet with a touch of vanilla. Finish again sweeter, but also a bit salty, a bit fruity like berries. Woody-dry aftertaste. Great!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (5108) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2010
Growler, RBWG 2010. Pours a dark black body with a small fizzy light brown head. The nose is rather thick and intense with roast, molasses, heavy sweetness, and some light alcohol. The flavor is equally intense with roast, moderate sweetness, and some burnt coffee. I like the quality of the sweetness, very different from the usual lactose used. Mouthfeel is thick, a touch sticky from the sugar, but not especially cloying. Soft gentle carbonation. Nice beer.


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