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RATINGS: 179   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
charule (1400) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Bottle shared with artmcd8. Nice aroma of choc. Sweet slight bitter taste pretty smooth.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (6243) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle - Rich dark malts, bitter and berry notes. Deep jet brown with a thin head. Dark roast and toast with lots of nice roasty bitter notes. Big and bold.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (4532) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle during the RBWG Lobby Share. Pours a clear brown with small beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is licorice and wood. Medium mouth with dark chocolate, rich malt, light booze, lingering dryness, very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (2934) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 6, 2015
375ml bottle pours out black topped with a tan head. Nose is roast malts chocolate milk black licorice and some nuts. Taste is as the nose with lots of roast malts thick rich chocolate milkshake and a nice touch of booze.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (5272) - Brownstown, 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (3000) - Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2015
375 ml bottle into snifter, 2014 vintage bottling. Pours dense pitch black color with a 1-2 finger dense dark brown head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, molasses, toffee, toast, nuttiness, dark bread, raisin, plum, light licorice, light smoke/char, and roasted earthiness. Damn nice nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt, walnuts, and moderate dark fruit notes; with good strength. Taste of huge dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, molasses, toffee, toast, dark bread, nuttiness, raisin, plum, light licorice, light smoke/char, and roasted earthiness. Fair amount of roast/char bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, molasses, toffee, toast, dark bread, nuttiness, raisin, plum, light smoke/char and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roasted malt, walnuts, and moderate dark fruit flavors; with a great roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very creamy, smooth, fairly slick, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome imperial stout. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roasted malt, walnuts, and moderate dark fruit flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (1825) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2015
375 ml bottle thanks to Jstax...(Aged this for less than a year) Pour is a dark black with a nice tan head..Nose is nice cream, milk chocolate, spice, nut shells, oak...Taste is nice roast, chocolate, roasted walnuts, dry, tobacco, earth.. cream mouthfeel..Very nice beer as always from Brad and the crew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (4379) - Coxs 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ericdevin (961) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle from unknown via Justin. Pours a dark brown/black. Aroma is roasty, cacao. Body thin and a little hot, some biting character.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (8235) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle. Black walnut and chocolate malt aroma. Black with small tan head. Sweet black walnut , dark chocolate, and coffee malt flavor. Nice balance. Excellent use of black walnuts.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (18184) - Malm, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma with hints of licorice. Roasted malty dry chocolate nutty flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate nutty finish.


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