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RATINGS: 236   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (7022) - Utah, USA - MAY 14, 2011
22oz bottle (#89/192) thanks to SS 2010
Appearance: Poured black with a medium sized tan head and good lacing
Aroma: Roasted malts, brown sugar, coffee and nutty
Taste: Roasted malts, chocolate, metallic and nutty
Very nice

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JaBier (6976) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2010
Growler sample shared by some of the other C-Bus bastardos at DLD 2010. Black pour with a thin tan head. Nose of chocolate and nuts with some dark fruit as well. Nutty and malty flavor with a big chocolate and roast finish. Wasnt sure about the walnuts, but the dimension they add to this beer really makes it stand out amongst others in the category.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (6942) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2010
Shared by sliffy. Thanks! Pours a very thick viscous black, clings heavily, like oil. Opaque, small dark brown head that sticks around. Aromas are cocoa and dark chocolate, roasted malts and a faint smokiness, a bit simple. Initial is roasty whole coffee beans, cocoa, a great coffee and roasted malt body, dark and ominous, cocoa and a faint smokiness, good floral hopping sticks beneath, really clings to the palate with a great roasted feel, but nothing acrid of fierce, just waves of roast and hop clinging on. Finish is roasty, coffee, bitter, a mellow sweetness underneath, faintly Belgian brown sugar-esque and a light nuttiness. A big beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (6727) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 20, 2015
Bottle - 375. Very much NOT at CBC15, unfortunately. Pours deep mahogany with a medium creamy tan head that laces well. Aroma is heavy roasty, some nutty herbal thing going on, a bit of ashtray. Flavor is light sweet and pretty bitter; not getting walnuts, but there is a potent herbal note along with some dates. Bitterness is sharp and pervasive. Medium body. Interesting and different.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (6720) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2014
Sampled at dld eve. Black. Fruoty aroma. Cherries? A thinner feel. Nuts are really ligjt. Nthis is so unlike a big stout. So much more fruit. Really good and so different.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (6678) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Vanilla, chocolate and darker malts, very sweet. Darker brown malts, molasses and sweet vanilla and chocolate flavors.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 6, 2010
Bottle 155/192 acquired in trade from John (fiver29) THANKS! Shared with Shawn and friends at our little tasting: Pitch black pour with an oily appearance, minimal head and very little lace. The aroma has notes of molasses, fig, walnuts, roasted and toasted malts, some char and smoke, D2 Belgian Candi Sugar, earthy, minerally, tobacco and slightly vinous esters. The taste starts with twangy dark fruits, rich sweet malts, some burnt sugar/cotton candy and a consistent nutty tone. Found some smoked wood and coffee notes as well. Strangely I identify the flavor profile more akin to a Baltic Porter than an Imperial Stout, but than is just me. The mouth feel is smooth and dangerously drinkable. Alcohol is almost completely hidden but the body could be a touch creamier and less oily. This is very nice and one of the better Jackie Os brews I have had so far.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blutt59 (6504) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2011
bottle, I think thirdeye11 brought this, dark brown/black color with nice cocoa and dark fruit aroma, flavor has well balanced, coffee, walnuts, black moasses and chocolate flavors, great well constructed big stout

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (6404) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - FEB 4, 2015
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate-heavy molasses, moderate chocolate, light caramel, nuts (though Im not sure I can really pinpoint them as walnuts), vanilla, and faint roast. It pours a dark brown with no transparency and a one finger tan head that eventually settles to a thick film outlined by a thicker ring. There is a decent amount of thick webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with moderate-heavy molasses and just a tad bit lighter chocolate. There is also some light caramel in the middle. The finish has light nuttiness, roast, vanilla, and dark fruits/plum. Its medium-full bodied with light-moderate carbonation. Overall, its good, but Im realizing that Im generally liking molasses heavy Imperial Stouts less and less.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borresteijn (6378) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2011
75cl Bottle at DRBM. Black colour, brown head. Aroma of cream, espresso, bitter chocolate, bitter nuts, sweet. Flavour is light sweet, Belgian chocolate, light sour roast, bitter nuts, dry bitter roasted finish. Medium bodied.


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