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Oil Of Aphrodite - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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Ratings: 308
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.21%
Wants: 289
Gots: 50 | 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:
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(Beer added by: wagenvolks on 09-11-2010)
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

furthurgone, Jan 05, 2012
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

TheBeerologist, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of Jeffo
3.95/5  rDev -6.2%

Doops broke this bottle out to go along side the Rum variant I brough over a while back. Good times man! Also, thanks to boatshoes for sending me one of thes many moons ago.

From a bomber into a snifter
Vintage: 2011
Bottle 83 of 144
Drunk right before the Rum variant

APPEARANCE: A thicker, dark black pour produces a one finger, medium looking, fizzy, mocha colored head with good retention. Black body with no carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a good wisp and ring that remain until the end and leave falling dots of lacing as the glass empties. Relatively thick and black, but the head was a little too obnoxious.

SMELL: Roasted malts, smoky notes and lots of dark baker’s chocolate. Nice sweet walnuts are there as well, with some chocolate fudge brownies. Very bold and chocolaty, and the walnuts are a nice added touch. Really nice.

TASTE: Some roasted malts up front, but moves quickly to walnuts and sweet caramel through the middle. Flavor really comes out after the swallow with lots of bitter dark baker’s chocolate, sweet molasses, nuts, and roasted and smoky malt notes. Bold flavors and a bit aftertaste with just the right touch of booze. Walnuts definitely make an appearance and add to the experience. Enjoyable stuff.

PALATE: Medium body and medium carbonation. Not creamy enough unfortunately. A little light and watery on the palate, goes down fine and finishes slightly sticky on the palate. The slightly watery palate definitely holds it back a bit.

OVERALL: This was really, really good stuff, but unfortunately the slightly watery palate kept it from being all that it could be. Beef that up a little, and you’d have a world class imperial stout on your hands here. Regardless, this was a very interesting, enjoyable and well executed brew that I’d definitely drink again. If you have the chance, don’t hesitate to give this one a go. Thanks again for the trade Boatshoes, and cheers Doops for sharing this one with me. Recommended.

Jeffo, Dec 15, 2011
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4.33/5  rDev +2.9%

22 oz bottle courtesy of Photekut. Won this bottle in an LIF. Thank you so much! Been wanting to try this for such a long time.

A: Oil pours a deep, dark chocolate colour with mocha-tinted head. Substantial head retention with broken web of delicate lace that cling onto the glass. Very nice.

S: Scents of dark chocolate and roasted nuts. Most likely the black walnuts I smell here. Very inviting. Traces of subtle coffee, most likely from the malt?

T: Brilliant! Again, a nice combo of dark chocolate and roasted walnuts. This beer is superb. While the combination works, just wish there was a little more going on here.

M: Spot-on carbination with medium to heavy body. If this were a little bit thicker and creamier, it would earn a perfect score here.

O: Can't describe how happy I am to be able to try this. This beer is very well done. Great work Jackie O's. Now I just need to seek out the rum barrel version!

Thanks again Photekut!

goveia75, Dec 12, 2011
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4.45/5  rDev +5.7%

Review #900

Bottle from the December '11 release poured into my snifter. This was one of my favorites on tap at the anniversary party so I made sure I picked up a bottle at the release.

A- Body is a deep, opaque, ominous dark brown nearly black hue. Pours initially with a 1-2 finger foamy head that eventually fades to a thick collar. Traces of lacing are left all the way down the glass.

S- Nose is dark and rich. Walnut comes through a lot but underneath is a rich imperial stout heavy in dark chocolate and roasted malt.

T- Taste is very similar to the nose. Initially a tad nutty with a moderate but smooth roasted malt backbone. Dark chocolate and more nuttiness come through for the finish with a touch of roasted malt and alcohol warmth.

M- Mouthfeel is exceptional. Medium carbonation and a deeep, thick mouthfeel that is extra smooth and oily. Lots of viscosity here.

O- Overall this is an excellent stout. Thick, rich, smooth, well balanced, and nutty. Unique idea for a walnut stout-and this works really well for it.

PittBeerGirl, Dec 12, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

spycow, Dec 07, 2011
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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.

womencantsail, Dec 06, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

mgbickel, Dec 05, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

Lukafer, Dec 05, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

Stigs, Dec 04, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

falcon1, Dec 02, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5%

Adamostella, Nov 30, 2011
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4.08/5  rDev -3.1%

Got this from johnbjeager. Many thanks to the man with the beard that isn't a beardo. Drank side by side with Rum barrel version of this beer brought to my house by Jeffo the man without hair that isn't a baldo!

From a 2011 release bottle 83/144. LIMITED!

A hard pour in a snifter revealed a fairly thick stout with a nice one centimeter mocha colored head.

Lots of chocolate on the nose. Caramel sweetnes end some roasted malts. Do I smell nuts? Yes, the label says brewed with walnuts so it must be nuts I'm smelling. Big nose!

Bold flavors. Tons of chocolate and roasted malts. There are still hints of the walnuts in the back.

The mouthfeel is a lot lighter then expected by the mean looking pour. It's seems a bit watery and the body is just not full enough to make this beer excellent. Also found the carbonation a tad too much for the style.

This could have been epic. The mouthfeel is holding Aphrodite back from reaching it's full potential. All together I did enjoy it but it was hard for me to get a handle on it.

Thanks John for sending this one my way!

doopiedoopiedoo, Nov 30, 2011
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4.33/5  rDev +2.9%

22oz bomber purchased at the August 2011 release. Bottle #112/348.

A- Pours a jet black color with a thin light brown head that leaves some lace.

S- Dark chocolate malt and roasted nuts. Some light hints of coffee, hot chocolate, and maybe a touch of vanilla. Roasty and sweet.

T- Tons of dark chocolate and anise oil initially with some sweet roasted malt and alcohol in the finish. Walnuts are easier to pick out than I thought and the Belgian candy sugar adds some sweetness. The hops are a bit more present in the flavor as it warms and contribute some earthy bitterness to the mix.

M- Full bodied with light creamy carbonation. Surprisingly dry.

O- I've had this on tap a few times but this is my first bottle and thankfully the finished product transferred pretty well. I'm going to hold onto a few bottles and see how they do with some age.

projectflam86, Nov 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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Oil Of Aphrodite from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 308 ratings.