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Oil Of Aphrodite - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

240 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 240
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.45%


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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aasher

Indiana

3.95/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I received this bottle in a Darkness Day trade with urbancaver. Thanks again Cam! The bottle is the 2011 Batch and bottle 221/348. It is being poured into a Jackie O's Third Anniversary mini snifter courtesy of backfat, thanks again Dave!

Oil of Aphrodite pours a full bodied dark chocolate brown that appears black once collected in the glass. There is no head, just a slight beige lacing around the glass. The aromas consist of sweet chocolate, molasses, toffee, cola, with just a touch of alcohol. The flavors are of bitter chocolate, roasted malts, black coffee, slight molasses, and a touch of alcohol. It's not as smooth or as complex as I remember it. It drinks a little thinner than I remember it too. Overall this is a solid imperial stout but the first time I had it, a different batch, it was phenomenal. I like this one but wouldn't go out of my way to trade for it.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2012 01:05:38 | More by aasher
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tewaris

Minnesota

3.55/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Imperial Stout brewed w/ walnuts

Thanks Dan!

Pours dark brown with good clarity and a cola colored head. Medium retention and lacing. Aroma is really tart, almost citric, with decent amount of coffee/roast notes typical to stouts. Taste is also a little too tart for my liking, but with a good amount of roast in there.

Brewed with walnuts? Tough to tell. Yeah, there are some nutty overtones and a walnut skin like bitterness at the end, but if I had not known, I wouldn't even fish for those aspects. Other than that, it's a fairly average Imperial Stout and pretty lackluster in the richness department. Mouthfeel is medium with high carbonation, so it drinks like a 7-8% ABV beer. Not a fan.

4, 3, 4, 3.5, 3

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2012 21:28:12 | More by tewaris
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claspada

New Jersey

3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from the 2011 release, 34/144.

Pours a slick and thick dark dark brown, basically like motor oil. Quite viscous with no real head, probably from the walnuts as oil kills head retention. Light lacing if you swirl the beer around.

Aromas are quite thick with chocolate and light smoky smelling roast. The walnuts aren't immediately identifiable to me but there is definitely an interesting nuttiness here that sets this apart. Not sure I would know they are here if this was a blind tasting though. Some hints of molasses and brown sugar emerge as it warms.

The flavors begin quite intense as well, with a mix of acrid roasted coffee and sticky notes of dark chocolate and toffee. Not getting much of the nuttiness (or as much as I was hoping for) even as it warms. This finishes dry, roasted, and warm. While this is a good Imperial Stout, I am disappointed by the lack of flavor imparted from the walnuts.

The mouthfeel is full bodied and definitely has some thickness; 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.

Overall this was a really really good Imperial Stout, but it left me wanting more. The flavor profile is spot on for the style, lots of dark chocolate, roast, mild burnt notes, intensely dark toffee underneath as it warms, but not enough nutty flavors to advertise itself as a stout made with walnuts. I cannot recommend it for that reason as there are much more readily available and less expensive (either $ wise or via trade) stouts on the market (any of the Great Divide Yeti for example). I won't be breaking my back, to track this down again, any time soon that's for sure.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2012 16:20:52 | More by claspada
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-06-2012 20:20:19 | More by Knapp85
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this beer from Auslander. Thanks Chris!

22oz bottle ('11 - 84/348) served in a snifter.

L - black with a small tan head that thinned to a ring leaving some thin film on the glass.

S - nutty, chocolate and roasted malt.

T - starts out sweet and nutty with roasted malt coming in to play finishing with some light bitterness and a chocolate licorice taste.

F - medium/full bodied with a smooth and creamy feel.

O - a good example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2012 01:43:26 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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Spider889

Ohio

4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This has to be my favorite beer that Jackie O's brews on a semi-regular basis that's non-barrel aged.

Black and thick but not a lot of head.

Smells roasty - mild coffee and char plays off of the black walnuts used.

Toasty grains, semi-sweet chocolate, dry walnut and just outright sumptuous.

Silky smooth texture. Overall a luxurious beer that truly lives up to its name.

I prefer this to Dark Apparition honestly. Brad, I sure hope this is one of the first beers to hit the production brewery!

Serving type: on-tap

01-20-2012 07:55:02 | More by Spider889
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to foofaa for busting this one out for us to try. '11 Bottle 164 / 348.

A - Pours ink black, with some dark brown highlights around the edged, with a nice one finger tall khaki colored head leaving light lace down the glass.

S - Smells of chocolate, dark roast, molasses sweetness, and lots of nuttiness. I didn't think the walnuts would come through this much but they really do.

T - Starts off with some dark chocolate sweetness slowly giving way to a mix of dark roasted malt, toffee, molasses, and a light bitterness from the nuts. Finish is a mix of dark roast and light sweetness, lingering on the pallet for some time after consumption.

M - Heavy body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Smooth feel throughout with some lingering nuttiness.

O - This one is pretty good. I liked how well integrated the nuts are. I am glad I still have a bottle of this one, looking forward to how it develops.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2012 23:43:30 | More by orangesol
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Jeffo

Netherlands

3.95/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2011 14:50:28 | More by Jeffo
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goveia75

California

4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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!

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2011 20:59:36 | More by goveia75
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PittBeerGirl

Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2011 00:06:19 | More by PittBeerGirl
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womencantsail

California

4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2011 20:01:44 | More by womencantsail
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doopiedoopiedoo

Netherlands

4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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!

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2011 09:02:10 | More by doopiedoopiedoo
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projectflam86

Ohio

4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2011 00:24:07 | More by projectflam86
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MrKennedy

Australia

4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2011 11:22:03 | More by MrKennedy
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mulder1010

Australia

4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2011 11:04:25 | More by mulder1010
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KevSal

California

4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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!

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2011 06:30:44 | More by KevSal
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ColdPoncho

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-02-2011 13:42:18 | More by ColdPoncho
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 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.

Serving type: nitro-tap

09-02-2011 03:03:32 | More by DavoleBomb
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From tap to snifter at Jackie O's on 8/26/11
*From notes

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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-01-2011 23:43:51 | More by Rhettroactive
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koopa

New Jersey

4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From Notes - Bottle consumed on 8/7/11 at the Copper Mine Pub (1st vintage)

Appearance: Pours jet black with a minimal dark khaki crown that displays minimal retention and lace.

Smell: Dark roast malt with a great walnut note. Touches of oak, rum, and chocolate round it out nicely. My favorite aspect of this brew for sure.

Taste: Same as the nose but a bit subdued comparatively. I might have waited too long to crack this bottle open although the rum has mellowed in a real good way.

Mouthfeel: Thick side of medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: Goes down easy and highly enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2011 20:52:06 | More by koopa
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Preismj

Illinois

4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

super black, not too thick. Tan head with nice fluff sits on the rim of the glass. foams quickly and retreats. smells of roasted malts and nutty sweetness...nose isn't too strong, though.. taste is of cocoa and coffee hints with a strong roasted nut flavor and slightly bitter end to what is primarily a sweet malt beer. wonderful flavors at play and the walnut in here is detectable. feel is thick and slick on the tongue with good carb and nice coating. overall, can't wait to crack another bottle of this.

Serving type: on-tap

08-28-2011 14:21:13 | More by Preismj
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brew3crew

Ohio

4.88/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On tap at jackie os

A-nice black body with a tan head that quickly disapates

S-roasted malt and a little bit of raisin

T-wow this is good. Nice maltiness mixed with roastiness and awesome. Very very impressed

M-medium bodied and smooth

O-wow. Absolutely blown away. Very good

Serving type: on-tap

08-27-2011 00:08:20 | More by brew3crew
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jale

Michigan

4.45/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at the brewery.

A: Pours almost black with a good finger of light brown head.

S: Very complex nose on this. Dark roasted coffee, cocoa and nuts.

T: Sweet roasted coffee followed by some alcohol heat. Moves into some bitter chocolate and a hint of nuts. Finish is some hop bitterness and more bitter coffee.

M: Lighter side of thick with good carbonation.

O: Such a great beer. I could drink this all day.

Serving type: on-tap

08-26-2011 16:00:08 | More by jale
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FosterJM

California

4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

743rd Review on BA
Bottle to snifter
22oz

Not sure vintage
Not sure BA who brought this

App- This was a very nice looking dark stout. An almost black stout with a lighter brown head and a little bit of streak.

Smell- A pretty customary stout nose with a lot of coffee, roast, chocolate. On the trailing whisps you do get a little nutty note as well as some caramel.

Taste- This was a pretty good stout. Had a bit of dark chocolate with some slight slight hop bitter. A little bit of roasted espresso and some dark malts.

Mouth- Medium bodied and medium carbonated, a little bit of chocolate roast remains.

Drink- This was a very tasty stout. On a day with two Jackie O's beers it was a good day. This stout was the opposite of the Black betty in that more bitter and a little more roast. Good beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2011 22:07:52 | More by FosterJM
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HopHead84

California

4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

8/20/2011

Enjoyed at Clusterfork #7 in a snifter. Thanks!

A: Very dark brown, bordering on black. There's a small light brown head.

S: Nice milk chocolate presence blending with dark. There's some cocoa with a faint nut note. Coffee is well integrated. Moderate roasted malt presence with a little earth.

T: Earthy dark chocolate with an upper low bitterness. Touch of molasses with accompanying anise and a moderate roasted malt profile. Alcohol is faint. 

M: Full body with moderate carbonation. 

Overall: An enjoyable Imperial Stout. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2011 09:22:02 | More by HopHead84
Oil Of Aphrodite from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 240 ratings.