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Oil Of Aphrodite - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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482 Ratings
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Ratings: 482
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 315
Gots: 141 | FT: 22
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:
Beer added by: wagenvolks on 09-11-2010

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Photo of linnymtu
3.9/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chart813
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Filabee
3.23/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Great look and smell...The taste and feel just did not match for me.

Photo of Farnswurth
4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dvmin98
4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of CBodamer
4.74/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of skaboom420
4.02/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EuphonicHops
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaymo18
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rollzroyce21
4.16/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 2beerdogs
4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Wow.

Friends poured his beauty at a small gathering/bottle share.
Pour is mahogany, what slight head there was dissipates quickly.
Nose is nutty, a bit of molasses, chocolate, and maybe dry fruit.
Taste is amazing. Malt comes through with a bit of cocoa, caramel, dried fruit, definitely walnuts, and just a hint of roast.
Finish is much the same with a gentle nuttiness lingering with the sweet.

Great. Sisd-by-side with the rum barrel version. This blows the rum version away.

Photo of VeganUndead
4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Treyliff
4.14/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

poured into a snifter

A- pours a nearly pitch black color with a small foamy light-tan head that reduces completely leaving some film floating on top

S- very nutty aroma from the addition of the black walnuts, Belgian candied sugar sweetness mixes with some earthy smoke and chocolate

T- nutty flavor follows the nose with the candied sugar sweetness, hints of chocolate and roast, slightly earthy, complemented by the walnuts, it actually drinks more like a Belgian stout

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a sightly foamy mouthfeel and a silky finish

O- nice nutty notes in a very drinkable stout, the addition of the Belgian sugar adds a new dimension as well

Photo of dtm426
3.74/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tylertut
4.36/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HookemHoos
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of deadonhisfeet
4.49/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Imperial stout brewed with candied syrup and locally-produced black walnuts obtained on a recent trip out to Jackie O's. Poured from a bottle into a Lost Abbey Teku. The pour is very dark, not quite black, and produces a very impressive 3 fingers of fine tan head that retains very well. The nose is rich and roasty with notes of toffee, nuts, vanilla, campfire, and cappuccino.

Full body with a fairly creamy feel and a very unique flavor. Opens up with loads of sweet toasted malt, some toffee, caramel, cocoa with marshmallows, and a hint of bitter chocolate. The nutty malt flavors really seems to dominate here, its sweetness supplemented by the candied syrup and its flavor strengthened by the black walnuts, which are certainly evident. Just enough roast and char to remind you that this is a stout and not a barleywine. Like pecan pie and vanilla ice cream served with a cup of hot chocolate and a shot of espresso. Finishes with a hint of bitter roastiness and a lot of creamy, nutty, bready sweetness. Seriously delicious.

This one might be a bit sweet to please some BAs, but for me it's one of the better non-barrel-aged imperial stouts I can remember having. I really dig the intensely sweet, malty flavor. Really looking forward to trying the rum barrel-aged version of this beer I have in my fridge. I'd definitely pick this one up again. A dream stout for BAs who love malt bombs.

Photo of atrocity
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of amsguitarist
4.37/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of djtomain
4.17/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Boilerup
4.34/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of humuloner22
4.57/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I honestly had not heard anything about this brewery until recently, but I will definitely inquire about more in the future.

Appearance: Dark but not the blackest stout I have ever had. It has some transparency to it. Large head when aggressively poured and it sticks around all over the glass until finished.

Aroma: Sweet aroma almost like a barleywine in that regard. It has some nuttiness and a bit of smoke or something to that nature going on.

Taste: Sweet, not cloyingly sweet but on the sweeter side of stouts. It has a complex flavor profile. I can certainly detect the black walnuts in this one. Its got a little alcohol burn but for the abv. its pretty well hidden. Very smooth on the tongue and enjoyable. Not the best stout I have ever had but I would say it is complex enough to make the top 20 anyway. I am looking forward to trying the other iterations of this beer, which I do have!

Overall: Solid stout by this brewery and very enjoyable in the flavor profile. I liked the nuttiness and the viscosity that the "oil" brings! Sexy label and enticing for sure. If you get an opportunity to try this one do. My only complaint, if any, is that the beer is a bit high priced for the volume. I wish they came in a larger vessel. But that is not that big of a deal in the world in which we live.

Photo of Nick_B
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Oil Of Aphrodite from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 482 ratings.