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RATINGS: 175   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (4341) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2014
Bottle @ joes shared by JulienHuxley. Pitch black with no head. Smells chocolate, roasty, slightly glue, coffee. Tastes coffee, chocolate, liquorice, slightly salty. Medium to full body, soft carbo, velvetty. Lasting coffee and moccha taste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (4255) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle: Deep brown with a purple cast.....small, dark head. Walnut, chocolate....cherry wood aroma. Taste s solid walnut, chocolate malt/cocoa.. Slightly nutty bitter. Very rich, excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4244) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 12, 2014
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and light coffee, some nuttiness, dough, and light bitterness. Flavor the same. Thicker texture. A good beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4183) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 30, 2012
Bottle at a recent bottle share... Poured jet black with a thin, light tan head. Nose of roasted malts. Thick body, I think the walnuts really contributed to the mouthfeel here. Nutty and toasted sugars to balance. Viscous and malty with roast, dark chocolate, earthy nuts and maybe some bitter coffee.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tkrjukoff (4116) - SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2013
Pours black with a nice brown head leaving small laces. Aroma is malty dark fruits chocolate coffee bready and hsa some hints of liquorice. Flavour is a bit acidy not too sweet nor too bitter roasted malty and fruity citric. Finishes bitter and roasted malty.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ernesto987 (4075) - Arizona, USA - JAN 11, 2014
bottle shared by Jared, thanks man! Nice rich rosty beer with some very subtle notes of nuts, great brewery adn tasty!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dEnk (4069) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2011
Bottle @ drbm. Aroma is deep roasty nutty liquorice and some earth. Flavour is roasty liquorice, hint of sourness, malt and earth. Okay.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2010
Thanks to Spence for sharing this, and word to Jackie-Os for the continual Zappa love. Deep and, yes, oily look to it, not quite at the motor oil end of the spectrum but getting there. Moderate carbonation and café au lait head. Nose is pretty inviting, with hints of anise among the usual dark roasts, char, and bitter chocolate. Mouthfeel is a bit sticky, but nothing that interferes too much. Taste is a bit better than the fairly by-the-numbers nose, and is more like a nice Belgian chocolate and less like burning.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
burg326 (3981) - Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2011
22 ounce bottle that pours midnight black with very thin tan head. Aromas of roasted coffee, choclate, nuts, and vanilla. Flavors of coffee and choclate at first,, as beer warms, more of the walnut flavors come through. Really good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (3912) - 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.


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