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Oil Of Aphrodite - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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Ratings: 402
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 297
Gots: 100 | FT: 16
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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1/5  rDev -76.3%

amysepkovich, Oct 12, 2014
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2/5  rDev -52.6%

LuckyLemans, Aug 01, 2014
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2.2/5  rDev -47.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Review taken from my notes from 4-3-11. Hooked up from a generous guy named pimpmyporter. Thanks Brian.

This beer has been long sought after by me. Jackie O's in general has. I'm eager to get my piano fingers on about anything they offer. This beer specifically has been a top 10 want for me.

My trusty Darkness snifter at my side I wait for the bottle to come my way and pour it into my eager glass. Whew. This is a deep jet black pour with a chocolate color head.. Is there a Krakken living somewhere in there. You would never see it if so.

Cocoa nib on the nose. Earth tones as well. Not what I was expecting. Wow. Not at all. There is earth funk on my tongue now. Dirt, tobacco leaf, and a walnut on the finish. It's just a big mess in my mouth. Nothing taste wise works. Majorly disappointed.

So I turned my head so nobody would see the tears rolling down my cheeks. The major hype train was a chugging on this one. Sorry gang it's derailed off those tracks. Flat out drain pour for 8 guys including me. I have higher hopes for other Jackie O's offerings. I would trade this one away while you can get a small fortune for it for the rarity aspect, because taste wise it is worthless.

TheDudeRules, Apr 20, 2011
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2.36/5  rDev -44.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

2011 bottle numbered 46/348....courtesy of a trade that I know the other guy won :)

Dark brown with some splotch. Reminiscent of my baby boy's fudge smudges post Indian buffet.

Smells nutty....like squirrel shits

Okay, now seriously what the fuck? Why are these "stouts" so ridiculously tart? Weird carbonation and cherry cola. Walnuts? Sure....neat.

Low bottle count...check. Formerly interesting brewery...check. A brewery that I will never again trade for....check mate. There is nothing redeeming or worthwhile about any of these "stouts". Dark Apparition, both regular and BA, were a mess. This is no different. Messy and not good.

BarrytheBear, Jun 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -28.9%

BGsWo22, Mar 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -28.9%

oline73, Nov 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -28.9%

t0rin0, Oct 17, 2012
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3.2/5  rDev -24.2%

Sandtownchuck, Oct 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -23%

ohiobeer29, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.4/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

SpeedwayJim, May 14, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

Desaparecido, Nov 18, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

enelson, Jan 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

ygtbsm94, Apr 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

kscaldef, Sep 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

coreyfmcdonald, Feb 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

brother_kenneth, Sep 07, 2014
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3.53/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jet black with an oily tan head. The nose is...tart (?) and chocolatey with a touch of fig. The taste is...slightly sour (?) with a strange malty aftertaste. It's definitely not smooth and drinkable and there is very little walnut at all. I'm not sure what's up with this beer, but something isn't right and I'm not sure why.

ThePorterSorter, Aug 04, 2012
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3.54/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle 57 or 378 (2011 version)

Appearance: Pours pitch black with a very modest head; a quick fader that leaves mini dots around the side of the glass

Smell: Tart cherry tones waft above the chocolate and roast; nutty elements, too

Taste: The tart flavors arrive early, masking the underlying roast, chocolate and walnuts; not much flavor development, as a result

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation

Overall: When you have a big sour program like Jackie O's, I am not surprised that it is hard to contain the wild yeast strains; the sourness of this beer is interesting, but not great, and certainly not what the brewer intended

brentk56, Oct 28, 2013
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Oil Of Aphrodite from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 402 ratings.