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Oil Of Aphrodite - Bourbon Barrel Aged W/Coffee - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

Oil Of Aphrodite - Bourbon Barrel Aged W/Coffee
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Ratings: 20
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 10.53%

Brewed by:
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Cynic-ale on 12-14-2013)
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4.04/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black, but not viscous looking. No head. Very thin collar.

Smell - Sharp, green coffee aroma. Some bourbon. Chocolate.

Taste - Again, the coffee flavor is very sharp and green. Sharp and acidic. Chocolate. Bourbon rounds it out.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Low carbonation.

Overall - This suffered after DB Hunahpu, but it's very good. A Jackie O's stout that's good! What!

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2014 01:58:29 | More by Alieniloquium
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to fiver29 for sending me one of his patented killer boxes with this among the bottles nestled inside. Really like the artwork much better than the old stuff - spartan, stark green with green wax, 22 oz. bottle, #190 of 230. Split with my wife who likes beer, coffee, & bourbon. Triple threat, she is.

The pour is black, the carbonation fades to irrelevance quickly. Nose is in coffee-nuke territory, a roasted assault on the senses. I have to come at it with just the right angle, & finally catch a whiff of elusive vanilla & bourbon. But the coffee stands out.

Oil of Aphrodite - Bourbon Barrel Aged with Coffee is something I can't say three times fast, sober or not. Nose bleeds right into the taste, where the coffee takes control more firmly than a tattooed barista in latex. That said, this is a beer that really needs to warm to allow the coffee avalanche to slow its cascade. Subtle, almost gentle notes of bourbon & vanilla suffuse the palate, &, seriously, rise right up into my sinuses. Alcohol is noticeable, warming. There's an oddness that must be the nuts; I'd never identify it if I didn't know what they were. Very smooth & I'm drinking this like it's lunchtime in Ciudad Juarez.

Well! This is a marked improvement on the old Jackie O's, which I'd come to associate with mediocrity & off-tastes. I'm not big for subtle, but this is a subtle stout that works, with the tastes seeming to infiltrate my entire head. An excellent beer.

Serving type: bottle

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Aroma: Nutty dark roasted grains with coffee. Strong and complex but of a mess. All the elements come together nicely in tasting, although the walnuts in this "walnut stout" are never apparent.

Feel: Smooth, medium-full body.

O: Strong refined complex taste make this an excellent sipper.

Serving type: bottle

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Reviewing the Bourbon Barrel Aged Oil Of Aphrodite With Coffee from Jackie O's Pub and Brewery out of Ohio.

Score: 98

2013 vintage. Bottle 11 of 230. Served in an O'so snifter and enjoyed on 01/28/14. Thank you Jon and Mark for the bottle!

Appearance: Black body, with brown highlights at the upper edges when held to light. Pours a quarter finger of khaki head that quick settles to a ring around glass. Average lacing, good retention. Lovely browning of the sides of the glass when swirled, with good legs. 5/5

Smell: Big vanilla, coffee that is overshadowed by the vanilla but still quite present, chocolate, and a light roastiness. Molasses and bourbon aroma too. The balance of coffee and vanilla present in the nose reminds me a lot of Prairie's Pirate Bomb. Overall, this is a really lovely mix of aromatics, with a sweet leaning profile that is vanilla forward. I could smell this all evening. 4.75/5

Taste: Big vanilla backbone, overlaid with coffee (more so than in the nose), smooth bourbon, molasses, and milk chocolate. Most of the chocolate flavor is towards the finish. As it warms up, there more coffee initially comes through, giving added bitter balance to the sweetness of the vanilla. However, by room temp, more molasses comes through tipping the balance back towards sweetness again. Finishes with a mix of chocolate, light vanilla and residual coffee. The finish is perfectly bittersweet. Everything is wonderfully integrated here. 4.75/5

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, quite viscous. Spot on carbonation. Oily mouthfeel. Sweet leaning profile, but still well balanced. No real booziness. 4.75/5

Overall: A really awesome bourbon-forward bourbon barrel aged beer with a good level of sweetness and coffee flavor done right. The integration here is marvelous. This and Coffee Dark Apparition are two great beers from Jackie O's that prove they have the talent to produce elite beer, yet also epitomize why most of their other barrel aged released to date have been massively disappointing. Seek a bottle of this one out.

Cost: $20 for a 22 oz (bomber) bottle.

Serving type: bottle

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Oil Of Aphrodite - Bourbon Barrel Aged W/Coffee from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
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