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Oil Of Aphrodite - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

423 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 423
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 300
Gots: 111 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: wagenvolks on 09-11-2010)
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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.

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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.
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Oil Of Aphrodite from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 423 ratings.