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RATINGS: 156   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sparky (2243) - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radarsock (897) - Vermont, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Had on tap at Brothers Drake on the 3rd of August. $8 for the full flute. Pours a syrupy blackish dark brown with which a café au lait spot head 1 finger in length stood. Aromas of roasted malt, dried cloves, Hershey’s Special Dark powder, unripe black cherries, crushed graham crackers, walnut oil, burnt sugar, sugar plums, common medlar, and koufeta. Tastes the same with the addition lactose, cotton, grape nuts, and grilled corn. Viscous, oily and intensely flavor. Though, I did find it remarkably difficult to pinpoint just what it was I was tasting. And I had tasted lactose in this - had a milk bite experienced by mid-palate. Nuttiness wasn’t overpowering, and because of this I enjoyed it all the more, but I did wonder if it’d be better with a more aggressive nut component.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sfontain (802) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Draught at The Pint Room, Dublin, OH. Stark black pour; small, brown, silky head easily revived with swirling. Toasted malt, chocolate, coffee, nuts, light roast. Full, slick body. Very nice. I’d like to spend more time with one of these.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gendv138 (1200) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2014
4 oz draft pour at Jackie O’s Public House. Black with tan head, brown hues. Aromas of sweet dark fruit, roast, chocolate. Tastes of dark fruit, dark chocolate, caramel, roast. Full body with a dry finish. Low carbonation, oily mouthfeel. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jandd1983 (2538) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Sampled at DLD 2014. It poured a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma was a good bit or roast, dark chocolate, nutty and some yeasty notes. The taste was yeasty chocolate, some roast, nuttiness and a touch of smoke.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (4911) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ineedbeer (707) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 7, 2014
2011 vintage, bottle 293/348. Aroma is fairly fruity with some dark cherry, prune and plum notes. Medium light chocolate and light roast character balance out the fruit notes. Light anise and medium light walnut notes. As it warms tobacco and leather also become present. Pours black with a small, somewhat thin mocha head that steadily recedes to the edges where it lingers. Light lacing with medium long legs. Flavor has a medium light sweetness with medium chocolate notes. Medium walnut also present and more noticeable than in the aroma. Light fruit notes, but still moderately strong notes of cherries, berries, prunes and plum. Light oxidation showing itself with a slight soy sauce and cardboard character. Low roast character, light tobacco, leather and anise. Moderate bitterness with some alcohol spice in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and frankly a bit watery. Light astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall an interesting beer, but I think I may have laid this one down for too long as the soy sauce note was a bit too strong. I was also surprised by how comparatively thin the mouthfeel was. Nice walnut notes in the flavor though as well as good dark fruit notes.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (8339) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
RBWG14 Trip Rating #123. Growler shared at the Grand Tasting. This beers 150th rating. Pours a dark brown color with a thin frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate, nuts, baking chocolate and the herbal notes. The taste is roasted malts, herbal and floral notes, honey, minty and herbal hops. Medium bodied. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10772) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2014
Growler at RBWG Asheville Grand Tasting. Pours clear, black-brown with a bubbly tan head. Basic dark malt aroma, some dry chocolate. Medium sweet flavor with lots of ripe dark fruits and mellow cocoa. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Bitter cocoa finish, grapes, dark berries, burnt malts, moderate earthy bitterness. Not bad.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (8127) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2014
65cl bottle shared by JulienHuxley. Pitch black color, small dark brown head. Aroma has malts, toasted malts, walnut, a slight fruity, slightly weird sweetness. Taste malts, coffee, very bitter, toasted malts, only slightly roasty. Medium to full body, oily texture, medium carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (3967) - 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.


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