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RATINGS: 210   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 4, 2011
Bomber courtesy of Alexsdad06 thanks Brad! Pours pitch black with a one finger brown head. The nose is roasted nuts, vanilla, roasty malt and molasses. The taste is ashy cocoa, nuts, roasted malt, brown sugar and coffee. Medium creamy mouthfeel. Tasty brew.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
madelfonatree (78) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2015
Look - Very dark body. Little head with aggressive pour. What head did develop bubbled slowly from the bottom. Tan. Not so much lacing as sediment (or very small bubbles) on glass. Smell - Maple. Chocolate. Coffee. Earthy. Taste - Sweet. Chocolate. Nutty. Coffee. Bitter in the finish. Feel - Heavy. Mild carbonation. Warm with alcohol but not overpowering. Overall - I had to look at the label twice to make sure I wasnt drinking the barrel aged version. Good stuff. Warms you up. BA still in storage.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beechner224 (896) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle to glass. Black with tan head. Aroma is rich chocolate, just hint of coffee. Taste is again rich dark chocolate. Not sure if I get the walnuts, its so rich. Either way, damn tasty and alcohol warming.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (12507) - DENMARK - JUN 20, 2015
CBC. very dark brown with small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, candy, caramel and dusty. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, coffee, medium sweet, hop, candy and a little bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Psytron (1547) - Turku, FINLAND - JUN 13, 2015
Smell of licorice. Black colour, mid brown head. Sroma of alcohol, rum, licorice. Half flat carbon. Oily texture, heavy body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerBunker (898) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2015
12.7oz bottle. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is of malt, dark fruit, nuts, and chocolate. Taste starts off with a hop bite, that is evened out by a toasty malt backbone. There is also dark fruit, chocolate, and walnut. Lingering nutty taste. After it warms up, a lot more walnut comes through. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy. Body is medium and sticky, with a fair amount of carbonation. The alcohol is well masked, but very warming. It tastes good, and it drinks easy.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (13514) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2015
CBC. Black with a brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, caramel, chocolate and alcohol. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. Oily. 020515

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hallinghansen (2353) - Odense S, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2015
Tap @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2015, Green session. Dark brown body with a small light brown head. Roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, syrup. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aniela (3537) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2015
Bottle. Black beer with an nice beige head. Roasted chocolate licorice caramell aroma. Roasted chocolate, caramell, licorice, tar flavour - nutty notes. Really nice one :-)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lightbias (284) - USA - MAY 31, 2015
As I open the bottle, I expect a whirlwind of olfactory color, and thats exactly what I get; a deep aroma, rich with a blend of Belgian malts and candied syrup; sweet breads, lightly browned caramel and nuts. The glass is a snifter, perfect for delivery to both my olfactory and gustatory senses; I tip the bottle for a small pour at first, allowing temperature change a dynamic hand in my experience. The brew is a visual masterpiece; pouring thick, the head rising slowly. The dark caramel foam, creamy and stiff, floats heavily on the surface and is affected little by smaller movements of the glass. My first sip is an eye opener. The 10% ABV is not at all abrupt and lingers in the backdrop, but this beer is much too drinkable to be any less than dangerous. Theres no heat, the nuttiness of the walnuts is mild, but very apparent, and the blend is phenomenal! You dont need those bourbon barrels when the original is this good. Flavorful and rich; the sweetness of the Belgian influence only buoys the umami forward taste; not complicating, but complex. My palate is awash with flavor, the thick, full body of this brew is sticky on my tongue and consistent while it lasts. Even the carbonation is just right for me, the body just bright and lively enough to be exciting, but not so buzzy that its wrong. The finish is somewhat long, but each sip I take brings me closer to the end of the bottle...bittersweet, for sure.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (8324) - Tel Aviv, - MAY 23, 2015
[5/2/15] Draught sample at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2015. 4th session. Black with a brown head. Aroma of roast, coffee, nuts. Bittersweet flavor with roast, coffee, nuts and a boozy touch. Medium to full-bodied.


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