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Oil Of Aphrodite - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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Reviews: 132
Hads: 621
Avg: 4.14
pDev: 20.53%
Wants: 333
Gots: 180 | FT: 27
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Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Ohio, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout | 10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: wagenvolks on 09-11-2010

American Imperial Stout brewed with black walnuts
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Photo of Sean9689
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bomber. #97/192.

A - Pours black, no head or lacing. Pretty much, just a lot of blackness going on here.

S - Roasted nuts, chocolate, some coffee, hot alcohol. The alcohol might be a little too hot right now, but it doesn't detract from the other notes going on here.

T - Chocolate, dark fruits, alcohol, coffee beans. The alcohol actually compliments the beer here as opposed to the nose. The chocolate, dark fruits, and alcohol burn work well together. Bitter finish.

M - Medium to full, rich and smooth, semi-dry finish.

D - I like this one. The 10% is there but the dark chocolate and fruits do well to hide it. Another good one from Jackie O's. Recommend.

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Photo of PDXHops
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Huge thanks to Ryan011235 for the opportunity to try this. A couple of different pours into an oversized snifter.

Looks to be quite viscous coming out of the bottle, and indeed it proves to be just that; without a doubt this is one of the thickest and smoothest beers around. Definitely the thickest beer I've had, even moreso than Ten Fidy or Dark Lord. Great to look at as well, with incredible retention from the mousselike head, even more impressive considering the width of the 25 oz snifter. Flecks of lacing from top to bottom.

The black walnuts come through quite strongly in the nose; frankly, they come close to being overpowering at first. As the beer warms, though, things begin to come together pretty nicely- plentiful roasted and chocolate malts, earthiness, some burnt notes join the fun.

The distinctiveness of the black walnuts shifts to a more general nuttiness in the flavors (probably for the best, as black walnuts are pretty damned potent). This teams with a heavy dose of toasted and roasted flavors to provide plenty of balance to the sweeter qualities of chocolate muffin, dark chocolate and a nice smooth fruitiness. The mouthfeel is incredibly smooth and coating, leading to an extended finish that eventually coaxes out some espresso and a final touch of nuttiness.

Overall impression: Helluva beer here, definitely one to seek out.

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Photo of cpetrone84
3.88/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Kevin for sharing this one. This is the unlabeled batch 1.

A-pours a jet black motor oil looking beer with a deep caramel colored head and a thick creamy texture.

S-the nose is of chocolate, burnt malts, roasted coffee that is slightly burnt.

T-the taste has some chocolate and vanilla, notes of roasted malts and a fair bit of slightly burnt coffee, malt sweetness comes in at the back, plums and dark cherries.

M-the feel is smooth and creamy, medium to full body, soft on the palate, nicely carbonationed to give it an easy drinking finish.

D-this is a tasty brew, big time malts with a nice balance of sweetness. slightly burnt takes away slightly but still a good beer.

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Photo of Jmoore50
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle brought out by James, thank you. This was bottle 150 of 192.

The appearance of the beer out of the bottle is like motor oil after ten thousand miles. It is incredible thick and hits the glass and settles immediately. I was able to get a half finger brown head on it that disappeared immediately. Incredibly thick beer, maybe in my top three.

The smell was light, but had hints of bitter cooking chocolate, nutmeg and other nutty spice, some caramel and cinnamon.

The taste was great with the end of the palate being the deal maker. It has heavy notes of chocolate and toffee with a strong walnut and cinnamon flavor towards the end. A great sipper with some strong sweetness' making this a dessert beer.

The mouthfeel is very low carbonation with a thickness that coats the entire palate. This is one thick beer, and it is one step away from being chewable.

Its a sipper, one for the end of the night when you are still kind of hungry and need a snack. I would love to try the Rum barrel of this, hopefully its a little thinned out.

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Photo of MbpBugeye
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This came from Jackie O's bourbon barrel party and bottle release 2010.

A- Super viscous and dark. It looks like oil as it pours. Its so thick that any bubbles really struggle to rise up through it. They rise slowing creating a cascading effect. A rough pour got me a 1 finger head that is very dark tan. It looks like wet sand floating on top of crude oil.

S- The walnuts are showing up here a little. There is a really nutty, earthy smell. The fierce roastiness is the dominant smell. Its very smokey and burnt. There is a alcohol/nutty/burnt sugar kinda sweetness that Im having trouble nailing down.

T- Very roasty and smokey. The nuttiness comes alive after the beer has warmed and breathed a bit. A really nice and welcomed chocolate flavor comes around at the end and sweetens things up.

M- Really!? This is one of the THICKEST beers Ive ever had. Huge body, low carbonation, super smooth feel. The beer is pretty sticky on the lips and it coats the mouth like Peptobismol. Its great, this is my favorite part of this beer. Its name is very fitting.

D- I really just love the feel of the stuff. I had no problem nursing this bottle myself.

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Photo of MasterSki
4.44/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

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Photo of TurdFurgison
4.47/5  rDev +8%
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.

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Oil Of Aphrodite from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
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