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Oil Of Aphrodite - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

292 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 292
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.45%
Wants: 286
Gots: 47 | FT: 2
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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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

05-22-2013 03:47:22 | More by lakersfan16
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

05-21-2013 02:12:48 | More by marine1975
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seeswo

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

05-19-2013 00:22:37 | More by seeswo
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

05-18-2013 16:42:22 | More by jl28r1
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

05-17-2013 05:25:17 | More by gpawned
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

05-13-2013 15:05:22 | More by brycevolk
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ADTaber

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -5%

04-27-2013 01:23:01 | More by ADTaber
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unclekeith

Alaska

4/5  rDev -5%

04-23-2013 16:09:52 | More by unclekeith
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inlimbo77

Delaware

3.99/5  rDev -5.2%

22oz, Bottle# 105/192 (not sure what year)
5oz mini snifter

A: Pours a deep brown color. Not very carbonated. Thin collar of light tan head around the edges of the glass. No lacing.

S: Smells like a stout. Nothing mind blowing. Nice roasted malts. Some chocolate. I do get a nice nuttiness, I assume from the walnut additions. Just not sure how old this bottle is.

T: Flavor follows the nose. It's a nice stout. Like some others have mentioned, maybe not quite worth the hype that it receives around BA circles. Nice roasted malts. Some hints of dark fruits and chocolate. Still getting a nice nutty presence. Dry finish. Lingering flavors of roasted malts.

M: Full bodied

04-22-2013 14:44:30 | More by inlimbo77
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Cubmaster938

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

04-11-2013 01:55:50 | More by Cubmaster938
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mjw1200

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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Morey

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1%

03-30-2013 03:31:46 | More by Morey
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mattcrill

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev -4.3%

Aroma: Big roasty notes up front with a nice foundation of anise, light chocolate, and some boozy warmth on the nose.

Appearance: Jet black with a dark tan head that retains well. Appears still in the glass.

Flavor: A touch of solvent hotness up front. Definite chocolate malt, roasty flavors up front. Balance is to the malt and chocolate. Finish is clean and dry.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, slightly oily (duh!), and some alcohol burn.

Overall impression: Good but not great. Seems to be a lot of hype surrounding this beer and it feel short for me. Would greatly benefit from some age.

03-10-2013 18:28:44 | More by mattcrill
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +1%

Bottled, vintage 2010, thanks to Chip for cracking open your first aged beer. Served in snifter.

Appearance is dark motor oil black with no light passing through edges and a dark khaki thin .5finger head c poor retention quickly fading with the alcohol but nice sticky alcohol legs.

Smells strong of walnuts the age has really brought these notes out compared to the more chocolate note I had from Oil on tap last week. Taste start sweet with dark chocolate nibs the fairly dry and bitter with dark choc, big walnut character, brown sugar with a very dry finish. Mouthfeel dry talc, full body.

Great with age, the years really put some meat behind the walnuts, a really unique RIS.

03-10-2013 12:57:07 | More by williamjbauer
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Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +1%

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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.96/5  rDev -5.9%

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter. 2011 bottle #183/348.

Appearance - Inky and glass staining stout. Nice. A few wisps on the surface. Love the viscosity.

Smell - Dark bitter chocolate. Nutty, but I'd never identify it as walnuts. Slightly boozy.

Taste - And it's sour. Dammit. Chocolatey and a bit nutty. Definite lactic sourness. Dammit Jackie O's.

Mouthfeel - Nice and viscous. Vinous and sour. Not really intense, but it's enough to ruin it.

Overall - I had high hopes. Why are all their stouts soured like this? Ironically, it's a cleaner sour than their sours.

Edit: Changed the numbers based on an unshitty 2013 bottle.

02-12-2013 03:51:44 | More by Alieniloquium
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Texas

4/5  rDev -5%

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Virginia

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nlmartin

Ohio

3.93/5  rDev -6.7%

This bottle was from 2011. The beer was chilled and served in a snifter.

A- The body of the beer is black. The head of the beer was a burnt tan that rapidly desolved. No lacing marks this beers passage.

S- The beers aroma is milk chocolate, cocoa almost to the point of fudge brownies. All this sweetness supports an excellent black walnut nuttiness. Yes this beer has a nice darkly roasted character. Plenty of figs and dates bring fruityness to the aroma.

T- This beer has darkly roasted malt, cocoa, milk chocolate and semi sweet chocolate. Wrapped up in all this fudgey goodness is loads of walnut flavors, figs and dates along with a bit of burnt sugar. A light amount of tartness finishes the beers flavor.

M- The body of the beer is a little thiner than I want in a RIS. The carbonation is low. The beer has a palate coating walnut oilyness which is very nice. No sign of alcohol heat.

O- Delicious! If the body was a little thicker it would be perfect.

01-06-2013 15:31:35 | More by nlmartin
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Oil Of Aphrodite from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 292 ratings.