Oil Of Aphrodite - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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Oil Of AphroditeOil Of Aphrodite

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

122 Reviews
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Reviews: 122
Hads: 563
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 3.88%
Wants: 317
Gots: 157 | FT: 28
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Jackie O's Pub & Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: wagenvolks on 09-11-2010

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Reviews: 122 | Hads: 563
Reviews by zhanson88:
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3.71/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

This was from the first bottling of this beer I believe. Bottle 166/192.

Appearance: Pours pitch black in the glass, very viscous. About 1/2" of dark tan head forms which has pretty nice retention and limited lacing.

Smell: Very roasty smell, with some coffee and dark chocolate present. Very pungent stout smells here, nothing meek at all about it. Not necessarily the most integrated, well put together smell though.

Taste: Roast, coffee and dark chocolate mix together pretty nicely. Bitter coffee and slight nuttiness intermingle on the finish. This isn't short on flavor, but not the best put together stout.

Mouthfeel/Overall: Mouthfeel is thick, viscous and smooth. Nice. Overall I'm not sure what I was expecting from this beer, but it certainly wasn't this. It definitely has some nice flavors and is not short on boldness. Could meld together better but worth a try for sure if you get the chance. (911 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of DanGeo
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ben7773
4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of warnerry
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of Ryno3031
3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mora2000
4.42/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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. (475 characters)

Photo of olradetbalder
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of standardcherry
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of jburchett
5/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of xdefeatsy
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of dogfishandi
3.75/5  rDev -9%

Photo of juicebox
5/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of ehammond1
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle (2011)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, MrHirschybar!

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. (676 characters)

Photo of boatshoes
5/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of Cynic-ale
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of HeyYoMar
4.39/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of GOBLIN
3.85/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hate to say this but I'm just not on the Jackie O's band wagon. Oil of Aphrodite is good in every way but not amazing to me. (124 characters)

Photo of jminch
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of rwilde
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HoppySeb
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of williamjbauer
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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. (684 characters)

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Pours pitch black into my chalice, huge thicket of tan head leaves fine Belgian style lacing down the sides of my glass in even layered rings. 5.99 for a 12.7 oz bottle at 10% abv, kick ass stout that I've shared out of bombers in the past.

Aroma big dry dark roasts, espresso beans, dark chocolate syrup, hints of molasses, even a touch of soy sauce dredging through the aroma. Big walnut oil notes as well earthy/nutty tones.

Flavor Bold dark chocolate, slick oils from the walnut additions, hefty espresso layered flavors, more of that almost umami experience of soy sauce. Big body layered between nuts, dark chocolate, and slightly salty soy sauce notes.

Mouthfeel is full bodied nearly chewy once the last of the sediment is poured into my glass, even slow bubbled carbonation worked really well as it settled after a great fine carbonated head initially.

Overall, impressive on all fronts I could get a beer of this caliber distributed to Steubenville, Ohio note it as a day in history! (1,002 characters)

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zonian1
4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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Oil Of Aphrodite from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.