Oil Of Aphrodite - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
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Reviews by boralyl:
4.58/5 rDev +8.8%
A - The beer produces a delightful creamy dark tan head with decent retention. The beer is pitch black.
S - The aroma has a nice nuttiness, light chocolate notes and a hint of maple syrup.
M - They were spot on with the body. It has light carbonation and is smooth and creamy and full in body.
T - The taste is much like the aroma, but with a little more of Belgian candy flavor. The walnuts give the beer a unique nutty flavor. There are tiny notes of chocolate followed by the Belgian candy sugar which pair well with the hops. The alcohol is surprisingly well hidden.
This is a fantastic beer. The combination of ingredients work very well. It drinks way too easily for what it is and has great body.
04-29-2012 04:03:34 | More by boralyl
More User Reviews:
4.43/5 rDev +5.2%
Thanks to someone for sharing this beer. I think it may have been thirdeye11.
The beer pours a black color with a tan head. The aroma is very strong. I get a lot of walnuts as well as a lot of dark chocolate. Very nice. The flavor is just as good and a little bit more complex. I get a lot of chocolate and coffee as well as some oak and molasses notes. Very easy to drink for a beer that is 10 percent alcohol. Medium to thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Outstanding.
04-24-2011 22:17:14 | More by Mora2000
4.28/5 rDev +1.7%
Acquired via trade
Dark black body with a moderately sized dark brown head. This beer looks shiny, dark, thick, and heavy. It's nearly perfect for the style--it's menacingly gorgeous.
A rich, inviting, decadent aroma. There's lots of chocolate and roasted malt with a distinct nutty element as well. There's also some dark fruit. Complete.
The flavor too is very nice, with lots of roasted malt, chocolate, walnut, and a hint of licorice character. Delicious.
Full bodied with low to moderate carbonation--creamy, decadent, luscious--just awesome.
An incredibly drinkable imperial stout with a unique and interesting walnut component.
02-27-2012 23:18:09 | More by ehammond1
4.25/5 rDev +1%
Bottled, vintage 2010, thanks to Chip for cracking open your first aged beer. Served in snifter.
Appearance is dark motor oil black with no light passing through edges and a dark khaki thin .5finger head c poor retention quickly fading with the alcohol but nice sticky alcohol legs.
Smells strong of walnuts the age has really brought these notes out compared to the more chocolate note I had from Oil on tap last week. Taste start sweet with dark chocolate nibs the fairly dry and bitter with dark choc, big walnut character, brown sugar with a very dry finish. Mouthfeel dry talc, full body.
Great with age, the years really put some meat behind the walnuts, a really unique RIS.
03-10-2013 12:57:07 | More by williamjbauer
3.4/5 rDev -19.2%
Thanks to Rudylaw for this one. Poured from a 22oz. bottle (88/144) into Lost Abbey stemware. Reviewed from notes.
A: Standard pour yields near no head. Beer is an opaque black. Lacing is spotty and stringy with no cling but nice legs. A bit below average. Thick and viscous looking though.
S: Nose is chocolate, raspberry, yogurst sweetness, brownie, sweet molasses, and some roasted malt notes. Very rich and sweet and I really like that yogurt scent in my imperial stouts.
T: Molasses, raspberry, vanilla, chocolate, roasted malt, brownie batter and some residual booziness. Some roasted malt bitterness to balance out an overall sweet beer. Sweet brown sugar and brownie finish with an aftertaste of molasses. Just slightly above average but doesn't really stand out from others I've had.
M: Medium bodied with low carbonation. Oily and silky in the mouth and smooth going down. Finish is spicy and accented with a clean, slightly lingering finish. A bit on the thin side.
O: My first experience with Jackie O's and this beer falters on a number of levels. Appearance isn't all that and body is a touch thin. However, the yogurty flavor makes up for a lot. Worth a try but definitely not worth the hype surrounding it.
05-14-2011 14:08:06 | More by SpeedwayJim
4.25/5 rDev +1%
Bottle courtesy of csmiley. Many thanks, dood!
Oil of Aphrodite lives up to its name. It looks like thick, black oil! Not a hint of light cuts through. Very ominous. Unfortunately, there’s not much head to discuss. Carbonation seems extremely light. A few, dark mocha colored bubbles collected on the surface, but fell very quickly. Lacing was very light and faint. Love the color!
The nose is very good. It kicks off with a really nice mix of barley, chocolate malts and roasted malts. The chocolate variety smells mostly like bittersweet dark chocolate. It’s not sweet at all. Roasted coffee and a light praline, nutty scent follows. Molasses is secondary, but complements the other scents well. Alcohol is masked well. I wouldn’t guess 10%.
The flavor is even more impressive. The base of roasted malts, barley, and chocolate malts is intense! It’s an explosive combo! The chocolate malts are definitely bittersweet and reminiscent of dark chocolate. There’s a sugary sweet, candied flavor that’s interesting. Praline nuttiness is quite strong in the mix, and adds quality character and depth. Secondary flavors include coffee, molasses, and black licorice. Alcohol is a little noticeable, but isn’t indicative of 10% territory. Finishes chocolaty, nutty, roasty, and a little sweet.
Oil of Aphrodite isn’t quite as thick or viscous as you might expect. Rather, it’s on the lighter side of a medium body and feels a bit thin. Carbonation is extremely light. It would benefit from a bigger body, but the carbonation does lend a little smoothness to the feel.
Oil of Aphrodite is a really nice release from Jackie O’s. The flavor is extremely impressive. I wasn’t sure how well the nutty aspect of it would come through. Loud and clear is the answer. It’s not perfect. I would prefer a few more bubbles and more body. Addressing those two shortcomings would improve it a little. Fantastic beer nonetheless.
05-01-2011 02:45:31 | More by prototypic
4.25/5 rDev +1%
thanks to mulder1010 for opening up bomber #185 of 192. Poured into a Lost Abbey tulip.
Nice thick pour, resulting in jet black liquid with a jaffa-tan coloured head of foam that looks intense. Good retention and some decent lacing.
Smell initially for me was coffee and hops. Later on the walnut and candy syrup came through and then it was chocolate.
Taste was ever-changing, firstly hops and coffee hit home, both late in the first few sips. Then the walnut made its presence known along with belgian chocolate. Interesting mix and worked well.
Mouthfeel was intriguing. At times this was thin, at other times it was thick, yet all the time it was very smooth and soft throughout.
A very impressive stout, lives up to the reputation. Nice big, thick, brew that has plenty going on and nothing to deter you.
11-14-2011 11:22:03 | More by MrKennedy
Oil Of Aphrodite from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
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