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RATINGS: 238   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   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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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAR 29, 2011
651mL thanks to mdfb79. Thanks Red! The pour is near jet black with a thin, dark tan head. Aroma is cedar, black pepper, Beldi black olives. Salty, savory aroma. Taste is rich and viscous: buttery, syrupy, maple and vanilla, spicy tobacco leaves, black pepper, light lemon. Palate is oily, thick. A little heavy on the residual sugars for me but very nice nonetheless.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (9792) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2011
Bottle at Paul’s tasting. Pours a viscous looking brown to black with a medium sized dense tan head that deflates rather fast. Chocolate all over the nose, sweet and sticky, a touch nutty. Smooth and silky, cool chocolate and warm roast, but very subtle. Some nice ice cream notes in here. Chocolate and roast, soft bitter cocoa. Chocolate, warm and smooth, brownies. Delicious.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (9709) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Bottle shared by bsuedekum- thanks again, Blake! 2011 bottle #120/348. Pours an opaque dark brown with a small dark tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, toast, and a lot of grains. Flavor of roasted malts, dark chocolate, oat-like grain, coffee, molasses, cola, and some faint dark fruit. Lingering roast. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and a Roasty mouthfeel. Nice, straightforward imperial stout.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alexsdad06 (9681) - Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2011
Draft at Jackie O’s. Pours dark brown with a medium sized thick beige head. The aroma is big roasted malts, noticeable black walnuts, chocolate, dark candi sugar and a touch of char. The flavor is more big roasted malts, chocolate, char, dark sugar and caramel. The black walnuts add a special component to the beer. The mouthfeel is another aspect that, for me, makes this a standout beer. Thick and creamy, this begs to be poured into a snifter and slowly sipped on cooler fall and winter evenings. This has not failed to satisfy, whether it is from a bottle or on draft.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2013 On tap at the brewpub, served in a snifter. Solid black color. Thin, creamy lighter-brown head, fading to minimal. Bitter walnutty-dark chocolate taste. Some warmth - a good amount. Splotches of lace. Lighter, smooth carbonation, creamy mouthfeel. Nice, bittersweet taste. A good sipper, but kind of biting. At $6 a snifter, I’d rather spend and extra $1 and get a FBS. 7/4/7/4/15

Re-rate, 7/17/13: On tap. My original rating is one of my very early rates, I’d only tried a handful of stouts. I’ve got many more reference points now, and have been appreciating this stout over and over again since it got tapped at Dutch’s. Yes, even in humid 95F July heat. Somehow, it’s a good imperial stout for the summer. Not too heavy on the chocolate, licorice, or coffee, just a bit of dark chocolate, and a really nice nuttiness that lasts long in the finish, and a nice hint of cherry cola in the finish. It’s not too sticky, which helps with the drinkability. Medium to bigger body. Lightly crisp, lighter carbonation. Good moderate to stronger bitter taste, light to moderate sweet. No hint of the alcohol, just a nice clean lightly roasty nutty dark chocolatey finish in the aftertaste. A delicious, well-balanced imperial stout. I could drink this all night.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (9669) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2014
Sample from Bottle - black pour with beige head. Aroma and taste is roasted and sweet dark malts, chocolate, caramel, roasted finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9556) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 17, 2011
Bottle @ Seabass going away party, Jan15th ’11. Courtesy of Solan. noire, fin col beige. Chocolaté, malt avec fin allant sur des notes de vanille. Au palais, la bière conserve un excellent goût de café, vanille, grains et de chocolat laissant une fine amertume au fini. On peut y noter les noix avec en arrière un peu de sucre candi. Un peu déçu par rapport à celle que j’avais pu goûter avant.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (9423) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2010
Thanks Greg for the hook up! Thick black pour, tan head. Aroma has a nutty quality, very reminiscent of walnuts, with chocolate, roast, chocolate. Taste up front is walnuts, dry chocolate and roast, some caramel sweetness with a dry finish. Unique and delicious!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8673) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 13, 2011
Bomber. Pours a totally black color with a thick large brown head. The aroma is caramel corn, vanilla, sugars. The flavor is a rich combination of nutty, some butter, roasted malts, sweet brown sugar, sour cherries, the nutty sweet flavor dominates. An interesting brew, the Belgian spirit shows. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (8371) - Indiana, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Bomber to oversized snifter (shared with the Mrs.; thanks for muling this for me, DrSilverworm!). Batch ’13, bottle #229/276. Looks good; pitch black and viscous with foamy mocha head that dissipates into lacing. Smells and tastes good too; chocolate malt with a nice presence of both the walnuts and the dark Belgian candi sugar. Nice on the palate; rich and smooth. This is great beer.


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