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Oil Of Aphrodite - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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Ratings: 240
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.45%

Brewed by:
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:
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(Beer added by: wagenvolks on 09-11-2010)
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4.88/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On tap at jackie os

A-nice black body with a tan head that quickly disapates

S-roasted malt and a little bit of raisin

T-wow this is good. Nice maltiness mixed with roastiness and awesome. Very very impressed

M-medium bodied and smooth

O-wow. Absolutely blown away. Very good

Serving type: on-tap

08-27-2011 00:08:20 | More by brew3crew
Photo of rye726


4.6/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours near black with a silky espresso head.

Really nice nose has lots of oats, nutty malts, cocoa and dark toffee.

Taste is full with a great finish. Chocolate, roasted malts, nuts and more caramelized sugars.

Another great stout from Jackie O's....

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2010 19:55:42 | More by rye726
Photo of boralyl


4.58/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2012 04:03:34 | More by boralyl
Photo of ColdPoncho


4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the release, from notes.

A - black body, good brown head. Powerful looking beer.

S - chocolate, a touch of dark fruits, some rawhide.

T - Chocolate, dark roasted notes, coffee, rawhide. Nice complexities and great balance.

M - thick and smooth, a touch dry. Quite nice.

O - a really great stout.

Serving type: on-tap

09-02-2011 13:42:18 | More by ColdPoncho
Photo of stakem


4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle #172/192 care of csmiley. Thank you for the chance to try this brew.

Poured into a snifter, this brew appears dark black in color with a darkly tanned head that fades fairly fast. There is a spotty amount of lace that clings to the glass.

The aroma of this brew is dark and roasty smelling of minor notes of chocolate, citrus hops and a scent of nutty walnuts is included. This brew smells pretty fantastic and the walnut really comes through more than I was expecting. As it warms more of the citrus hop character comes forward accented by the alcohol presence.

The taste of this brew is dark roasty with an oily walnut flavor coupled with chocolate notes and a deep burnt almost drying roast to the finish. There is both an alcohol flavor and warmth that runs down the back of the throat. As this brew warms, the citrus hop flavor comes forward just like in the nose with a citrusy twang of flavor that is highlighted by the alcohol's presence.

This is one exceptionally smooth brew that is medium to full in body with a light level of carbonation. It is excessively drinkable for 10%. The walnut flavor in this brew was more evident than I was expecting. It really works. This brew is balanced very well with equal combinations of dark burnt dry roast flavor, citrus hops, alcohol and nutty flavor. I would love to get my hands on another bottle of this but at less than 200 bottles released...who knows.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2010 23:15:45 | More by stakem
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4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a snifter.

A- Pours black as oil. Produced a fingers width of mocha / copper colored head. Quickly reduced to a thin ring around the glass. Little to no lacing.

S- Roasted, chocolate malts provide a rather aromatic experience. Melded in is a gentle sweetness, most likely from the candied syrup. Lingering in the background, the walnuts produce a rich nutty aroma.

T- Like the aroma, except the walnuts add much more depth here. The base beer is at the forefront...lots of roasted, chocolate malts. About midway through a nice maple sweetness comes into play. The beer finishes with earthy, walnut notes.

M- Heavy bodied with a good amount of viscosity. Coats the palate well, but leaves it extremely dry after consumption. Really enjoyed this aspect of the beer.

D- At 10% the abv provides a nice warming sensation inside. A slow sipper for sure.

Overall, I really liked the unique flavor profile of this beer. The addition of the walnuts added another layer of complexity to what would have been a good stout to begin with. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2010 21:32:14 | More by rhinos00
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4.45/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the bottle release party, 4oz in a goblet for $3. In a contest against all the great barrel aged beers on tap this turned out to be my 2nd favorite of the day, a really outstanding beer.

It poured dark brown and opaque with a thick tan foam, even over the small pour. The beer smelled rich with roasted malts, and the addition of black walnuts came through nicely. It tasted a little sweet upfront, seemingly from malts, with a toasted flavor that I'm thinking is from the walnuts. It could be that the Belgian candi sugar provided the sweetness but it seems more malt-based to me. The aftertaste isn't as sweet, just long rich roasted flavors.

The body's on the thicker side, matching the big flavors and coating your mouth for lasting flavor. The only beer I thought was better today was the Bourbon Barrel Sweet Chocolate Love, but that beer would beat out most anything else too. Really good beer, my bottles are gonna have to wait for special occasions.

Serving type: on-tap

09-12-2010 01:39:45 | More by TurdFurgison
Photo of MasterSki


4.45/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to Jason for bringing this to Bryna's birthday party last night. Was looking forward to trying the other Jackie O's offering released last week. Served in a Kuhnhenn tulip.

A - Pours with a dime of foam that quickly settled to a thin ring, leaving no lace. Pitch black body.

S - Intense dark roast, with a hefty amount of nuttiness. I'm not sure I'd identify walnuts specifically, as there's an almond/marzipan sweetness to it. There's a bit of smoke and toast as well.

T - Taste is quite excellent as well, with multigrain toast, baker's chocolate, and a nutty character that has a bitter aftertaste reminscent of Brazil nuts. Alcohol is masterfully hidden.

M - Lower carbonation, extremely smooth medium-full body, with minimal heat. Finishes slightly sticky.

D - This was quite excellent. I happily finished my pour and would gladly have had more if it didn't need to be shared with other party attendees. The surprise of the evening.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2010 04:37:03 | More by MasterSki
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4.45/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at the brewery.

A: Pours almost black with a good finger of light brown head.

S: Very complex nose on this. Dark roasted coffee, cocoa and nuts.

T: Sweet roasted coffee followed by some alcohol heat. Moves into some bitter chocolate and a hint of nuts. Finish is some hop bitterness and more bitter coffee.

M: Lighter side of thick with good carbonation.

O: Such a great beer. I could drink this all day.

Serving type: on-tap

08-26-2011 16:00:08 | More by jale
Photo of PittBeerGirl


4.45/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Review #900

Bottle from the December '11 release poured into my snifter. This was one of my favorites on tap at the anniversary party so I made sure I picked up a bottle at the release.

A- Body is a deep, opaque, ominous dark brown nearly black hue. Pours initially with a 1-2 finger foamy head that eventually fades to a thick collar. Traces of lacing are left all the way down the glass.

S- Nose is dark and rich. Walnut comes through a lot but underneath is a rich imperial stout heavy in dark chocolate and roasted malt.

T- Taste is very similar to the nose. Initially a tad nutty with a moderate but smooth roasted malt backbone. Dark chocolate and more nuttiness come through for the finish with a touch of roasted malt and alcohol warmth.

M- Mouthfeel is exceptional. Medium carbonation and a deeep, thick mouthfeel that is extra smooth and oily. Lots of viscosity here.

O- Overall this is an excellent stout. Thick, rich, smooth, well balanced, and nutty. Unique idea for a walnut stout-and this works really well for it.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2011 00:06:19 | More by PittBeerGirl
Photo of BeerAndBourbon


4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is the first Jackie O's I've had since the bottle release; I'm excited. Bottle 148/192

A. Pours an impenetrable black with a one finger thick creamy chocolate colored head that settles down to a film leaving beautiful thick lacing on the glass.

S. Lots of chocolate with walnuts and coffee. There's also a creamy sweetness that makes it almost like a cappuccino. The walnut is not quite as strong as I remembered.

T. Chocolate covered espresso beans. Initially more bitter than I remembered, but my palate adjusted after the first sip to reveal more of the robust stout character. Walnut comes out midpalate and in the aftertaste.

M. Thick with a medium level of carbonation that doesn't quite lift the dense beer off the tongue; just how I like it.

D. This is just what I was looking for; thick, rich beer for a contemplative fall evening.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2010 01:51:27 | More by BeerAndBourbon
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4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2011 22:17:14 | More by Mora2000
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New York

4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2011 vintage, bottle 264/348

A: Pours a wonderful deep black with some thin brown around the edges. The head is a dark khaki. It settles quickly and there is no lacing as it drinks.

S: The smells is sweet malt, oily nuts, a touch of smoked meat, and some dirty earth. It smells fantastic.

T: The first blast is toasted malt and burnt toast. The middle is more roast, some light smoke, a good amount of cashew and almond (perhaps walnut, says the label). The finish is bitter coffee grinds, dark chocolate, and charcoal. It's wonderful.

M: Full bodied beer. It envelops the palate, but it doesn't linger. It's clean on and clean off. The carbonation is low and perfect for this style.

O: Great beer. I'm impressed. The flavors dance one the palate and the transitions are smooth and creamy. I'm a bit shocked at how well balanced this beer is. I'd love to try this beer again.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2012 00:10:18 | More by trxxpaxxs
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4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a pitch black color with a fairly thin brown colored head. Head leaves a good amount of lacing.

S- Smell is quite a bit of malts going on here. Chocolate, caramel, roasted malts, and light coffee. The walnuts also come through but are fairly light.

T- Again very rich. Starting with the chocolate, caramel, a touch of molasses, and char. Coffee is here fairly light. The walnuts come through here too.

M- Fuller side of medium in body and light carbonation.

O- Very impressive brew for sure.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2012 20:44:50 | More by nrbw23
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4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

super black, not too thick. Tan head with nice fluff sits on the rim of the glass. foams quickly and retreats. smells of roasted malts and nutty sweetness...nose isn't too strong, though.. taste is of cocoa and coffee hints with a strong roasted nut flavor and slightly bitter end to what is primarily a sweet malt beer. wonderful flavors at play and the walnut in here is detectable. feel is thick and slick on the tongue with good carb and nice coating. overall, can't wait to crack another bottle of this.

Serving type: on-tap

08-28-2011 14:21:13 | More by Preismj
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4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this at the August 27th bottle release. 4 oz pour from a tasting snifter. Since all of the variants of Oil were quite similar to the regular, I'm using my review of the regular as a base and supplementing when necessary. I'm also not sure if this should be a separate listing or not.

4.5 A: Black. Came with just a touch of light brown head that left lots of lacing. The creamy nitro was evident in the little head that there was.

4.0 S: Rich, sweet malty base. Plenty of bittersweet chocolate and caramel. Moderate roastiness, toasty, with touches of coffee and molasses. The nuttiness from the walnuts makes this a special, truly unique beer. The candi sugar adds a final layer of complexity. This was a bit subdued compared to the regular, which is to be expected.

4.5 T: Full flavored chocolate, caramel, molasses, and a general neutral maltiness. A touch of coffee with a moderate roast. Again, the walnuts add a toasty nuttiness that I cannot get enough of. Pretty much the same as the regular. The nitro didn't subdue this much.

4.5 M: Heavier medium body. A bit more creaminess than the regular and a touch thicker, though this doesn't seem like full nitro. I hypothesize it is a blend.

4.5 D: Love the Oil. Love it on-tap. Love the variants, though nitro is far from the best.

Serving type: nitro-tap

09-02-2011 03:03:32 | More by DavoleBomb
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4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This has to be my favorite beer that Jackie O's brews on a semi-regular basis that's non-barrel aged.

Black and thick but not a lot of head.

Smells roasty - mild coffee and char plays off of the black walnuts used.

Toasty grains, semi-sweet chocolate, dry walnut and just outright sumptuous.

Silky smooth texture. Overall a luxurious beer that truly lives up to its name.

I prefer this to Dark Apparition honestly. Brad, I sure hope this is one of the first beers to hit the production brewery!

Serving type: on-tap

01-20-2012 07:55:02 | More by Spider889
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4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Jackie O's 5th Anniversary party.

Pours motor-oil black with a pretty good head and a nice bit of light lacing. The aroma blew me away right from the start. There was some really nice roasted nut character along with some nice dark chocolate. There were nice notes of espresso and dark fruit underneath with just a touch of booze.

The flavor is equally as nice and quite complex. I was a bit fan of how everything came together and it had a nice kick in the end. Chocolate, dark fruits, and espresso danced and were further highlighted by a beautifully-thick mouthfeel. Just a hint of warmth in the finish. This was my favorite of the Jackie O's brews and I'm looking forward to hopefully trying this again.

Serving type: on-tap

12-07-2010 19:19:23 | More by Thorpe429
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4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle into Jackie O's snifter. Thanks for sharing Mark.

A: Pours a super dark brown with a thin bubbly head.
S: The nose is nutty and roasted with a hint of vanilla.
T: I get notes of bourbon, nuts, chocolate, vanilla, raisins, leather, and oak. The finish has flavors of smoke, and the aftertaste warm and lingering. I get just a hint of coffee as well.
M: Tingly but low carbonation with a medium-thick body and a touch of alcohol warmth.
O: A really really good beer that was a pleasure to drink. It’s nutty, smooth, thick, creamy and complex. Thanks again for sharing, Mark.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2011 02:53:16 | More by scottfrie
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4.36/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

32 ounce growler filled earlier today at Blacklick Wine and Spirits. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with an inch tan head that stayed around a while. There's also a good amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like roasted malt, bittersweet and milk chocolate, nuts/walnuts, and some dark fruit. The taste is similar to the aroma, but with the addition of some burnt/charred malt and a bit of coffee. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's slick and syrupy with moderate carbonation. I think this is a pretty good stout, next time I'll have to get a 64 ounce growler instead! Definitely worth trying if you come across it somewhere.

Serving type: growler

11-30-2013 00:03:49 | More by bluejacket74
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4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

743rd Review on BA
Bottle to snifter

Not sure vintage
Not sure BA who brought this

App- This was a very nice looking dark stout. An almost black stout with a lighter brown head and a little bit of streak.

Smell- A pretty customary stout nose with a lot of coffee, roast, chocolate. On the trailing whisps you do get a little nutty note as well as some caramel.

Taste- This was a pretty good stout. Had a bit of dark chocolate with some slight slight hop bitter. A little bit of roasted espresso and some dark malts.

Mouth- Medium bodied and medium carbonated, a little bit of chocolate roast remains.

Drink- This was a very tasty stout. On a day with two Jackie O's beers it was a good day. This stout was the opposite of the Black betty in that more bitter and a little more roast. Good beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2011 22:07:52 | More by FosterJM
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4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber purchased at the August 2011 release. Bottle #112/348.

A- Pours a jet black color with a thin light brown head that leaves some lace.

S- Dark chocolate malt and roasted nuts. Some light hints of coffee, hot chocolate, and maybe a touch of vanilla. Roasty and sweet.

T- Tons of dark chocolate and anise oil initially with some sweet roasted malt and alcohol in the finish. Walnuts are easier to pick out than I thought and the Belgian candy sugar adds some sweetness. The hops are a bit more present in the flavor as it warms and contribute some earthy bitterness to the mix.

M- Full bodied with light creamy carbonation. Surprisingly dry.

O- I've had this on tap a few times but this is my first bottle and thankfully the finished product transferred pretty well. I'm going to hold onto a few bottles and see how they do with some age.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2011 00:24:07 | More by projectflam86
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4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle courtesy of Photekut. Won this bottle in an LIF. Thank you so much! Been wanting to try this for such a long time.

A: Oil pours a deep, dark chocolate colour with mocha-tinted head. Substantial head retention with broken web of delicate lace that cling onto the glass. Very nice.

S: Scents of dark chocolate and roasted nuts. Most likely the black walnuts I smell here. Very inviting. Traces of subtle coffee, most likely from the malt?

T: Brilliant! Again, a nice combo of dark chocolate and roasted walnuts. This beer is superb. While the combination works, just wish there was a little more going on here.

M: Spot-on carbination with medium to heavy body. If this were a little bit thicker and creamier, it would earn a perfect score here.

O: Can't describe how happy I am to be able to try this. This beer is very well done. Great work Jackie O's. Now I just need to seek out the rum barrel version!

Thanks again Photekut!

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2011 20:59:36 | More by goveia75
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4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank from a bottle into my Darkness glass...Black beer with a light tan head, not much carbonation, no lacing and only about a finger of head that doesn't last to long...The aroma is great, roasted coffee with a great nut aroma to it, totally different than a brown. The nuts have depth, fresh and sweet...The taste is equally nice, nutty chocolate, roasty and smooth.

This is really good and worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2010 15:53:28 | More by jrallen34
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4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this from a recent trade, thanks Eric! 22oz bottle...

A: Super amazingly dark black liquid pours into my snifter and created a thick 1+ inch mocha dark colored head that fades at a decent pace to a nice bubbly lace atop the brew. Awesome!

S: Smells of pure chocolate upfront with some very thick pronounced cocoa in the middle with some nice vanilla on the backend. Mild roastiness hidden on the back. Very good!

T: A nice roasty coffee upfront with some hint of lactose quickly followed. Some amazing heavy cocoa on the backend with hints of vanilla blended in. Good!

M: Medium body with a awesome carbonation. A nice clean creamy finish. Very good!

D: This goes down so easy! Very good.

All in all, bravo! This is a fantastic beer from Jackie O's. It's not overly thick, but not too thin either. It flirts with a perfect balance of coffee and chocolate. Definitely try if you like stouts! Worth hunting down a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2011 02:11:08 | More by steve8robin
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Oil Of Aphrodite from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 240 ratings.