Oil Of Aphrodite - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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Oil Of AphroditeOil Of Aphrodite

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

429 Ratings
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Ratings: 429
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 300
Gots: 112 | FT: 17
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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Photo of barczar
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Looks black as used oil, with a lingering deep brown head.

Roast malt and dark chocolate dominate the aroma, accented by nutty, toasted malt. Flavor is similar, but dark fruit adds notes of complexity.

Very smooth mouthfeel.

Not the most complex malt character, but an enjoyable brew. Barrel aging would certainly add interest.

Photo of stogirelli
4.29/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rjp217
4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brians52
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of McNazz
3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 22Blue
4.14/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle. Pours black with a smallish tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and fruit. The taste is roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit, vanilla, and caramel. Had trouble picking up the walnuts in the taste, but am sure that they added to the unique taste of this beer. Very nice to sip on.

Photo of robgage
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of kybeerdrinker
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of kplooki
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of KJ2013
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of williamdrews
4.12/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Rob315
4.36/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Commando
4.04/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of TampaRainman
4.05/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of heystevec
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Vivs85
4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SwG237
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of Bencooper27
5/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of merock1402
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of LambicKing
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of LFC4life
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of Furlinator
4.09/5  rDev -3.1%

Pours opaque black. The faint khaki head fades to a thin film and ring on top and leaves strands of lace.

The smell is an amazing combination of dark chocolate, black coffee, sweet hazelnut, walnut and a hint of booze.

The taste is of sweet nuttiness, bitter dark chocolate, roasted dark malt and faint vanilla.

The texture is heavy bodied and (like the name implies) oily with low carbonation.

An impressive imperial stout with the pleasant addition of sweet walnuts.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of thezach
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of Brenden
4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This one is almost as beautiful as beer gets. It's a thick, inky black that lets in no light whatsoever but somehow doesn't look obscenely heavy. The head is a magnificent medium brown one, settling to two finger of hefty substance, not just foam. As the beer recedes it drops incredibly sticky lacing in large clumps everywhere to the bottom of the glass. It's a perfect 5 if the retention left a little more on the top with time.
It smells fantastic, and there's no real disconnect from the nostrils to the taste buds. The roast is there without going harsh and also letting the sweetness come through. Creamy, not-quite-fudgy cocoa gives way to a slightly fruiter, more sugary sweetness that's kept in check. A bit of something almost, maybe not quite, woody comes out. There's a general nuttiness underlying, but where it would really pick up would be more specifically walnut notes, maybe something a little meatier, to be more noticeable. Caramel rides underneath the whole way. There's just enough hops to balance, both the overall sweetness and the depth, and the alcohol adds warmth while remaining inconspicuous for its weight.
The body is rich and thick without sitting like a brick, a big body supporting all the flavor without being overbearing. It's creamy and smooth with just enough carbonation to keep it layered on the palate.

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Oil Of Aphrodite from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 429 ratings.