Oil Of Aphrodite - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
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4.25/5 rDev +1%
thanks to mulder1010 for opening up bomber #185 of 192. Poured into a Lost Abbey tulip.
Nice thick pour, resulting in jet black liquid with a jaffa-tan coloured head of foam that looks intense. Good retention and some decent lacing.
Smell initially for me was coffee and hops. Later on the walnut and candy syrup came through and then it was chocolate.
Taste was ever-changing, firstly hops and coffee hit home, both late in the first few sips. Then the walnut made its presence known along with belgian chocolate. Interesting mix and worked well.
Mouthfeel was intriguing. At times this was thin, at other times it was thick, yet all the time it was very smooth and soft throughout.
A very impressive stout, lives up to the reputation. Nice big, thick, brew that has plenty going on and nothing to deter you.
11-14-2011 11:22:03 | More by MrKennedy
4.22/5 rDev +0.2%
185/192 I think the 2010 release
Thanks to Readbaron for the bottle
A-- Poured black, no light penetrating the glass. Really nice dark chocolate head, little over one finger and looked quite marshmallow like. Held it's own quite nicely and left good lacing through drinking. Looks a touch over carbonated but that is OK.
S-- Very hoppy front and followed by coffee, dark bakers chocolate and finishes with candied walnuts. Very rich smell. Can I use this to bake brownies with this?? More it warmed the Belgian sugar and walnuts really took hold of the beer.
T-- Once again quite hoppy and with coffee and chocolate. Kind of phased in and out between coffee and chocolate and the walnuts. Walnuts were more the back end of the taste.
M-- Really odd as this went from thin to thick. I thought thin in the front and thick in the back of the mouth. Candied walnuts dominate the back and the coffee and dark chocolate dominate the front. A little higher carbonated than what would be normal but this is easy to drink.
O-- Really solid and worth the hype on this. Liked how it went from thin to really thick in the mouth. Also the front hoppiness of the beer to thick candied walnuts and chocolate was a good touch. Well hidden AVB and was quite happy to have tried this. Quite a solid beer.
11-14-2011 11:04:25 | More by mulder1010
4.18/5 rDev -0.7%
wow finally in my hands at long last, I've been after any jakie o's for a year now and thanks to sweatervest27, ive finally got a chance. thanks Kyle I greatly appreciate it!
beautiful bottle artwork on this one. 22ozer into a cigar city snifter.
a- look awesome, pretty dark with a slight reddish hue on the edges as I pour, much thinner than I imagined. in the glass it's pitched black with a thin dark brown head, leaves great lacing.
s- tons of roastiness, has a lot of RIS qualities on the nose than an ais. tons of nuttiness in the back end (I imagine it's the walnuts)
t- huge roastiness and tons of nuttiness upfront. again much more RIS than ais on this one. bitter chocolate finish with an aftertaste I can't quite put my finger on. alcohol nonexistent.
m- much thinner than I had imagined but still hefty. carbonation is high for a stout which is quite nice.
o- finally my first dance with jackie o's and it was a good one. Can't wait to seek out the rum, I can see this one being amazing!
thanks again Kyle for your kindness and chance!
10-22-2011 06:30:44 | More by KevSal
4.5/5 rDev +6.9%
On tap at the release, from notes.
A - black body, good brown head. Powerful looking beer.
S - chocolate, a touch of dark fruits, some rawhide.
T - Chocolate, dark roasted notes, coffee, rawhide. Nice complexities and great balance.
M - thick and smooth, a touch dry. Quite nice.
O - a really great stout.
09-02-2011 13:42:18 | More by ColdPoncho
4.4/5 rDev +4.5%
Had this at the August 27th bottle release. 4 oz pour from a tasting snifter. Since all of the variants of Oil were quite similar to the regular, I'm using my review of the regular as a base and supplementing when necessary. I'm also not sure if this should be a separate listing or not.
4.5 A: Black. Came with just a touch of light brown head that left lots of lacing. The creamy nitro was evident in the little head that there was.
4.0 S: Rich, sweet malty base. Plenty of bittersweet chocolate and caramel. Moderate roastiness, toasty, with touches of coffee and molasses. The nuttiness from the walnuts makes this a special, truly unique beer. The candi sugar adds a final layer of complexity. This was a bit subdued compared to the regular, which is to be expected.
4.5 T: Full flavored chocolate, caramel, molasses, and a general neutral maltiness. A touch of coffee with a moderate roast. Again, the walnuts add a toasty nuttiness that I cannot get enough of. Pretty much the same as the regular. The nitro didn't subdue this much.
4.5 M: Heavier medium body. A bit more creaminess than the regular and a touch thicker, though this doesn't seem like full nitro. I hypothesize it is a blend.
4.5 D: Love the Oil. Love it on-tap. Love the variants, though nitro is far from the best.
09-02-2011 03:03:32 | More by DavoleBomb
District of Columbia
4.18/5 rDev -0.7%
From tap to snifter at Jackie O's on 8/26/11
A: As rich and dark as it should be. A .75 finger head lingers for some time, though minimal lacing follows it's demise.
S: Roasty as hell. There's a really earthy kick here, which I can only assume is walnuts coming through.
T: Quite laid back and subdued. The fore takes a second to kick in, as there's a mild creaminess that needs waking up. The mid showcases the darkly roasted malt and barley. The finish is extremely dry, and as the aftertaste lingers, there's an immense amount of nuttiness that begins to open up. Unlike anything I've ever encountered in a beer.
M: A bit pedestrian. It ain't bad, it's simply above average. I get the feeling that the walnuts may have played a part in this.
O: Jackie O's Oil of Aphrodite is utterly unique. I challange any brewmaster in the country to continually come up with more creative and delicious offerings then the team at Jackie's. I will say though that for as tasty as this Oil is, their Dark Apparition is the better of the two base stouts.
Certainly worth seeking out for it's one-of-a-kind nature.
09-01-2011 23:43:51 | More by Rhettroactive
Oil Of Aphrodite from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 293 ratings.