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RATINGS: 239   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (4895) - BELGIUM - FEB 21, 2017
Bottle shared by Ster at her place, cheers! Yellowish pale beige, creamy, moussy head, nicely lacing, thinning in the middle, over a black beer with hazy burgundy edges. Lovely aroma, soy sauce at first, toffee, balsamic-glazed roasted beetroot, bitter chocolate, salted caramel, gravy, ginger powder, liquorice candy, dried orange peel, cigar tobacco and - indeed - walnuts. Following the soy sauce and gravy aspect in the aroma, the palate starts off with heavy, meaty umami flavors, suppressing a faint hint of sweet candied fig and the sourishness of roasted barley; deeply nutty middle, lots of bitter black chocolate and some softening caramelliness, toasted bitterness in the end, nutty and liquorice flavors adding complexity (the liquorice even lingering beyond the finish - although it too is probably connected to the added walnuts somehow). Spicy hoppiness pierces through in the end, and so does an afterglow of warming, whisky-like alcohol, well in place and not descending into unpleasant wryness at any point. This is only my second beer from this small Ohio brewery but Im beginning to love their works, this is again a thing of beauty - if you dont mind heavy gravy- and soy sauce-like umami flavors in your stout, that is. I dont, at least not if it is embedded in a sufficiently rich and complex basic structure and that certainly is the case here.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
blueshockey24 (537) - Colorado, USA - JAN 4, 2017
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is sweet chocolate malty fruity. Taste is sweet chocolate malt with a boozy malty chocolate finish. Pretty good but not something i would seek out.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Atom (2256) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 11, 2016
Bottle of 2015 pours a dark brown/black with a thin tan head. Sweet aroma of chocolate, molasses, dates, and candied sugar. Thick and slick palate, sweet flavors of chocolate, caramel, dates, molasses and candied sugar, finishing with light a light bitter earthy roast, nuts, and a touch of alcohol. Very nice!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (7355) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2016
Sample @ RBWG Tampa Epic Hotel Share. Thanks to whoever brought this! Deep brown pour with a small tan head. Nose is full of chocolate syrup. Mellow earthy charred grain. Flavor skews sweet. Nice chocolate. Pretty oily and chewy. Brown sugar. Light bitter roast. Full bodied. Good sipper.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prufrockstar (2052) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2016
Bottle from Dutchs. Dark brown pour, clear with small dark brown fine-bubbled head. Short duration. Minimal lacing. Aroma: roast and chocolate mainly. Dont pick up anything particularly nutty here. Taste is balanced -- not overly sweet, but not overly roasty or bitter either. Just a nice, middle of the road, well-crafted imperial stout. Full body, slick texture, average carbonation. Long lasting roastiness.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cybercat (5392) - Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2016
Pours opaque coffee brown with a light tan head. Aroma offers roast malt, molasses, nutty and chocolate notes. Flavor delivers roast malt, nutty, chocolate and subtle molasses notes. Mouthfeel features OK body and lively fizz. Gotta love it - since I was named for another love goddess: Freya.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edgallow (3932) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 4, 2016
Bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma of walnuts, chocolate, dried fruit and grain.. Taste is walnuts, coffee and chocolate.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhamp9 (1760) - Corinth, Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2016
Pitch black pour with a tan head. Spotty lacing. Atoma is sweet caramel, nutty, dark chocolate, and coffee. Taste is bitter dark chocolate, nuts, toffee, coffee, and vanilla. Medium body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gregwilsonstl (2292) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 8, 2016
Walnut aroma. Strong walnut flavor that works really well in this chocolatey stout. Very nutty. Creamy. Thx Jsquire.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JBPortland (1523) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - MAY 27, 2016
375ml bottle pours dark brown black with finger plus of tan head. Nose and taste have nice nutty chocolate, cream, cacao, soft dark fruit, balanced roast, toasted malt, earthy, semi sweet, velvety body and great lingering finish.


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