Oil Of Aphrodite - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
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Reviews by nhindian:
4.08/5 rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
22oz bottle poured into a Jackie O's snifter. Bottle provided by normyk, thanks Rob!
A - A beer has never been so aptly named before (sans perhaps Old(er) Viscosity), as this beer looks eerily similar to something that should be changed in a car every 5,000 miles. Everything about this beer screams 'black', which is surprising given the playful label art. A bubbly, dark brown head slowly but surely rises from the depths of the beer seconds after it pours, gasping for air shortly before being drawn back under the midnight abyss. Several minutes later, the only remnants of the head are in the form of a few swatches of foam grazing the surface of the liquid and a rather bubbly ring around the glass. Likewise, the lacing is sparse and is thickest where the head crested, with runoff foam making up the lace below that.
S - Given the intimidating appearance, the aroma isn't as dense as I would've imagined. There's a good amount of malt in here, imparting a sweetness and chocolate aroma similar to a heavily-malted oatmeal stout. The malts also give off a nice roastiness as well. There's a huge amount of walnuts as well; really nutty, earthy, and robust. I can't say I'm getting much of the Belgian candi syrup, but it could be blended into the sweetness of the malts.
T - The taste takes the roast of the nose and gives it about an extra shot and a half of espresso in it. The chocolates here are quite bittersweet, as well as a good amount of molasses and smokiness that reminds me of some light tobacco. The nuts don't really come through until the finish, where they last well into the finish. Overall it's a pretty sweet beer, almost bordering on too much, but the nuts and roast really cut this. The alcohol is well-hidden, almost to the point of not being there.
M - Mouthfeel is moderately light-bodied with moderate carbonation. It's strange, it starts off pretty light, but as it travels through the mouth it seems to pick up viscosity. Surprisingly creamy and smooth.
D - Drinkability is moderately high. To be honest I was expecting a bit more from this beer, and would like to see the roast cut down just a tad as it currently overshadows the subtlety of the other flavors. It did achieve its goal of giving off the walnut flavor, however.
Serving type: bottle
03-24-2011 21:30:22 | More by nhindian
More User Reviews:
4.19/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a growler into a tulip
A: Pitch black with a 1/2-finger head
S: Chocolate, roasted malts and coffee
T: Matches the nose, adding a bit of fruit esters. The coffee and chocolate are particularly bold. Integrated and balanced
M: Full-bodied and balanced
O: A delicious stout, recommended if you can find it
Also, I took the advice of the reviewer below me and sipped this on a warm summer morning - definitely recommended
Serving type: growler
07-23-2014 16:02:08 | More by ONUMello
4.38/5 rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Pours an inky black with just a wisp of off white head. Leaves thick legs on the snifter.
Smells of coffee, dark roasty malts, mild bitter chocolate, mixed dark fruits and just a hint of citrus.
Taste is spot onto the smell. Rich and lush with a lingering aftertaste that just won't go away. Nicely sweet yet dark enough to balance itself out. Not at all dry, almost milky.
Creamy and dense, it lingers for quite a while. Overall an excellent stout, insanely easy to sip on a cool summer night....hell, I could sip this one on a hot summer morning. Highly recommended if you can get it.
Serving type: growler
07-07-2014 23:34:12 | More by kirok1999
Oil Of Aphrodite from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
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