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Oil Of Aphrodite - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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BA SCORE
94
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456 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 456
Reviews: 109
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 312
Gots: 127 | FT: 20
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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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This one is almost as beautiful as beer gets. It's a thick, inky black that lets in no light whatsoever but somehow doesn't look obscenely heavy. The head is a magnificent medium brown one, settling to two finger of hefty substance, not just foam. As the beer recedes it drops incredibly sticky lacing in large clumps everywhere to the bottom of the glass. It's a perfect 5 if the retention left a little more on the top with time.
It smells fantastic, and there's no real disconnect from the nostrils to the taste buds. The roast is there without going harsh and also letting the sweetness come through. Creamy, not-quite-fudgy cocoa gives way to a slightly fruiter, more sugary sweetness that's kept in check. A bit of something almost, maybe not quite, woody comes out. There's a general nuttiness underlying, but where it would really pick up would be more specifically walnut notes, maybe something a little meatier, to be more noticeable. Caramel rides underneath the whole way. There's just enough hops to balance, both the overall sweetness and the depth, and the alcohol adds warmth while remaining inconspicuous for its weight.
The body is rich and thick without sitting like a brick, a big body supporting all the flavor without being overbearing. It's creamy and smooth with just enough carbonation to keep it layered on the palate.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

This was one of the guest options at the recent de Garde event. Really liked this one. Lots of chocolate, vanilla and light coffee, but with that interesting nutty, pecan-like flavor I seem to pick up in a lot of the Jackie O stouts and porters. Very smooth, long and full bodied on the palate, with alcohol very well integrated into the flavor proflle. Excellent stuff!

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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Great beer

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Serving type: 12 ounce bottle poured into an Anderson Valley Bourbon Barrel Stout snifter.

Appearance: Pitch black, nice cream tan head with lots of tiny bubbles, looks great in a glass. Nice lacing on the glass.

Aroma: I was drinking another Jackie O stout earlier and I got this strange chemical like aroma, sam e here, there's a strange chemical aroma but it leads into a beautiful chocolate roasted malt aroma.

Taste: Big roasted malts, chocolate, dark roasted nut, dry, I got some bitterness on the front end, not getting any alcohol burn for a 10% beer, great flavor.

Mouthfeel: Medium mouthfeel, nice carbonation, dry finish, a little alcohol burn, not much, but a nice medium mouthfeel.

Overall: Stout with walnuts, turned me off at first but this is a really good double stout. Really nice, a must try for stout lovers, I am not sure what it is but there is some strange chemical like aroma on the beer's front but I don't anything like that on the taste. I got this in a trade and I don't know how old the beer is, but this is really good, nice big chocolate roasted malt flavors and I don't get walnut flavors. In Ohio, stop by Jackie O's and ask for this!

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Oil Of Aphrodite from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 456 ratings.