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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Oil of Aphrodite is an American double stout with an astounding texture. Multiple different chocolate and caramel malts from all over the world give this viscous brew a colossal character. Belgian candied syrup and locally harvested black walnuts build upon the fortified character, boldly standing up to its voluptuous body. After spending two months aging in stainless steel, the oil was placed into a rum barrel. The oil rested in the rum barrel for an additional 8 months, creating an amazing brew worthy of goddesses and gods alike. A beer passionately created to transcend your glass and provide a truly memorable experience.


2.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
harrymel (1448) - Spokane, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Bottle 250/300 Batch 2013 Thanks MarkIntihar! Black with an etched surface. Smells fucking awesome, didn’t expect the walnuts to come into me so well. A touch of diacetyl, some oak, rum, sweetened figs, some cocoa, a good caramel dose. Flavor deviates a bit from the nose - plastic, some raisin, some cardboard, a little leather, a little bit of an astringency bordering on tartness that indicates a possible mishap in the bottle. Not willing to say infection, but certainly not what I would suspect they intended. Medium on full bodied with low carb and a dry finish. The nose on this beer is insanely awesome, too bad the taste didn’t deliver much.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LoFi (1521) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2013
2012 bottle, #119/216, from trade with kmyers8807, cheers! Black with a small brown head. Aroma: roasted, licorice, dark fruit and berries. Taste: rum and cognac, licorice, roasted, cocoa and dark chocolate sauce, dark berries, coffee, toffee, wood. Full-bodied. Very nice!

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Draft at the source. Completely black color, tan head. Aroma of vanilla, espresso. Taste is more vanilla, rhum, coffee. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9094) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Tap at the brewery. Pours opaque black with a medium, frothy tan head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is spicy Rum, prunes and figs, vanilla, roast and chocolate malt, dates, oak, earthy and spicy hops with nutmeg notes. Flavor is lightly tart dark fruits, spicy Rum, vanilla, oak, dark malt, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AirForceHops (2717) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 2, 2013
22 oz. bottle shared by jmikolich, thanks for the opportunity! Pitch black, with large, foamy tan head with some decent lace. Aroma of rich roasted malt, chocolate, light coffee and a nuance of Caption Morgans. Flavor has loads of chocolate cake, raisins, roasted malt, molasses. The rum flavor is integrated well and is very subtle. The mouthfeel is slick with real oily texture. Goes well with the name of the brew. The ABV is completely hidden. Overall this is a damn fine stout. When I used to drink spirits, rum was my main choice. So this was a real treat to try, Thanks Jim!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamJackson (2100) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Midnight black. Totally oily. Nose is a mother load of creamy espresso taste is velvety and slight booze and the rum is there but not overwhelming. Chocolate cake, pecans, loaded with tootsie rolls and chocolate whoopie pie. Velvety mouthfeel

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (2370) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle courtesy of rlgk. Pours oily pitch black with a rather small creamy dark chocolate brown head that doesn’t leave much trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is sweet and boozy with roasted malts, high quality dark chocolate, rum soaked raisins, roasted nuts, dark roast coffee, prunes, alcohol, toffee, burnt caramel, liqueur filled chocolate pralines, vanilla milk shake, prunes and dates. Taste is sweet, bitter, tiny sour and malty with heavily roasted malts, charred wood, rum soaked raisins, bitter chocolate, dark roast coffee, vanilla fudge, toffee, butterscotch hard candy, alcohol, heavily roasted nuts, caramelized almonds, moist soil, rum and coca cola, brown sugar and hints of cuban cigars. Mouthfeel is round, soft, burning boozy, tiny roasted astringent and medium to full bodied. finish is bitter and boozy with roasted malts, bitter chocolate, rum soaked raisins, roasted nuts, toffee, vanilla fudge, alcohol and peppery wood. Hot burning rum supplements the heavy roast quite well. Very tasty...

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (9492) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle at "Darkness comes to town", 131116. Pitch black beer with a decent brownish head. Malty fruity aroma, vinous, figs, raisins, caramel, toffee, vanilla, candy, chocolate, cookies, rum, plums, some nutcreme. Malty roasted flavor, caramel, tar, chocolate, cookies, rum, woody, plums, warming alcohol, dark chocolate, cocoa powder, vinous, some ash. Roasted chocolate finish, caramel, cookies, some alcohol. Really nice!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tkrjukoff (3897) - SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
Pours jet black with a small rim of lace. Aroma is fruity dark fruits raisins fidges nutty sweet. Flavor is acidy fruity sweetish bitter grapes apples definately rum and barrel.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (4478) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Sampled at Kennys. Thanks Ben. Black with some tan foam. A very nicenose of spices,dark fruit, cinnamon, and rum. The flavor almost keeps up with the aroma. More malts and wood. Some soy. This one has a lot to offer.


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