Oil Of Aphrodite - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
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3.83/5 rDev -9%
Thanks to DarthKostrizer for sharing this at his tasting.
Bottle # 115/192.
Pours an opaque black with a dark khaki head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, ashes, walnuts, and alcohol. Taste is much the same with some cookie dough and cocoa flavors. There is a mild roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good stout for what it is but I think it tastes better than it smells.
06-03-2012 20:50:23 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.38/5 rDev +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.
12-07-2010 19:19:23 | More by Thorpe429
3.54/5 rDev -15.9%
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
10-28-2013 23:58:30 | More by brentk56
4.05/5 rDev -3.8%
shared at hobo tasting 7.5 with calton, cam and zach, along with newcomer chad. served in snifters.
pours out like motor oil. thick, viscous with no real head but soo think and oily it was impossibly to look at it any other way then used motor oil, lol.
aroma is odd. lots of tobacco, popcorn, leather and hints fo really dark and bitter chocolate. unlike anything i had run across before it seemed to be soo heavy. really bitter licorice coming through now as well. interesting. as you take the sip the think feel washes over the palate. really a huge profile with notes of leather and tobacco are dominating along with a huge hit of like 95% cacao and licorice in the finish.
overall it was a very nice stout but put up against some of the others we had today, it could have been a bit better.
03-21-2011 02:01:50 | More by mikesgroove
4.22/5 rDev +0.2%
Thanks for this one, Mark!
Pours black as night with a finger of khaki head. Surprising amount of nuttiness to this. Lots of roast and molasses in there as well. A nice dark chocolate note, maybe a bit of licorice and burnt sugar. The flavor has a bit more bitterness than expected. Plenty of roast, dark chocolate, and molasses notes. A bit of walnut is also there. Lightly creamy, too. Medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.
12-06-2011 20:01:44 | More by womencantsail
3.63/5 rDev -13.8%
This beer poured out as a black color with a thin brown head on top. The smell of the beer was decent, it had a bunch of roasted notes to it with some light nuts in the mix. The taste of the beer seemed like most other stouts. There might have been some hints of walnut in there but nothing too impressive to me. The mouthfeel of the beer was smooth with a little bit of an oily texture to it. Overall I'm glad I tried it but I wouldn't have to seek it out again.
02-06-2012 20:20:19 | More by Knapp85
4.03/5 rDev -4.3%
Thanks, Nick! Bottle 109 of 192.
Fitting of the name, it's oily and black as pitch, pouring with a dense frothy head that quickly disappears. Swirling reveals syrupy brown legs.
Huge chocolate on the nose, nuttiness, toasted malt, molasses. A lot of sweetness, but it's a good clean aroma.
Tastes good, too. Very chocolatey, nutty, not overly roasted and only lightly bitter. The body is extremely syrupy, this has a lot of residual sugar, a lot of molasses sweetness. The finish is mellow, toasty and nutty. A very solid imperial stout, though the viscosity hurts drinkability.
12-17-2010 05:43:23 | More by largadeer
4.22/5 rDev +0.2%
22 oz bottle into a couple of tulip glasses. This is another one shared by the ever generous Stakem as part of a recent tasting. I didn't get a chance to grab the bottle # on this one but it's from the latest release.
Pours a dense black in the glass, with a thin ½ finger covering of fizzy dark mocha head. This maintains some frothiness on the edges, leaving back a good bit of spotty froth and brown oils down the sides of the glass. The aroma is thick with chocolate and smoky smelling roast. The walnuts aren't immediately identifiable to me but there is definitely an interesting nuttiness here that sets this apart. Some hints of molasses, brown sugar, and citrusy hops round out the edges of the nose.
The taste is similar, with a mix of acrid roasted coffee and sticky notes of dark chocolate and toffee. Pithy fruit and pine combine with the roast to add some lightly aggressive bitterness to this. The nuttiness of the walnuts is much more evident to me in the taste and really adds some uniqueness to the profile. This finishes dry, roasted, and warm. The mouthfeel is full bodied and definitely has some thickness to it in the mouth, courtesy of a chewy and syrupy feel that really accentuates those sweet flavors. That 10% ABV is not hiding at all, adding some beefy power to the body, yet keeping any stinging heat elements away from the other flavors.
They are definitely putting out some innovative beers at Jackie O's and this is a good example, as the walnut addition (even if you aren't super familiar with the flavor) adds a definitely interesting spin on your usual Imperial Stout. I'm glad I had the opportunity to try this one. Thanks again Adam!
03-10-2011 20:04:34 | More by Kegatron
4.45/5 rDev +5.7%
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.
09-20-2010 04:37:03 | More by MasterSki
4.43/5 rDev +5.2%
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.
04-24-2011 22:17:14 | More by Mora2000
4.05/5 rDev -3.8%
From 03/27/11 notes. Brought to a DC tasting, poured into a tulip. Been pretty excited to crack this one open.
a - Pours a pitch black color, with one inch of tan head and light carbonation evident. No real lacing or head retention.
s - Smells of chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, tobacco, and smokey malts. Nice, and the chocolate is up front.
t - Tastes of sweet milk chocolate, coffee, bitter chocolate, roasted malts, toasted malts, and very light smoke. Pretty good.
m - Full body and moderate carbonation, pretty thick and smooth body. No alcohol heat which is nice.
o - Overall this isn't my favorite beer from Jack O's, but it is something I definitely enjoyed quite a bit. Lots of chocolate and roasted qualities mixing with like smokey malts. I was a little surprised no vanilla here, as most stouts from Jackie O's have some vanilla to it, but I guess that's because it isn't barrel aged. Something I would certainly like to have again.
04-07-2011 16:58:44 | More by mdfb79
Oil Of Aphrodite from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
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