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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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Gfunk720

Connecticut

3.83/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Recieved in the Brewery Release BIF, special thanks to the BA that sent it. 22oz bottle, no label, marked "oil" on the cap.

A- It pours a very nice black color with a very interesting browinsh black head. There is a healthy amount of foamy head, which retreats to a slight ring after a few minutes.

S- Smells of coffee, chocolate, and roasted malt. It has a very rich and creamy smell. It almost is slightly burnt/soy smell to it, but very very subtle.

T- Smooth, but a bit watery up front. A strong taste of burnt malts then become very prominent. I get strong flavors of coffee grounds and burnt coffee. There is a lingering coffee aftertaste.

M- A little thin, but the carbonation is pretty good. Aside from the watery intial flavor, it is pretty complex and tasty.

O- Overall, this one is a little too bitter and burnt tasting. The smell really got my hopes up, but I feel the taste was a bit of a let down. All in all a pretty average stout.

-GFunk

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2011 01:29:11 | More by Gfunk720
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scottfrie

California

4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle into Jackie O's snifter. Thanks for sharing Mark.

A: Pours a super dark brown with a thin bubbly head.
S: The nose is nutty and roasted with a hint of vanilla.
T: I get notes of bourbon, nuts, chocolate, vanilla, raisins, leather, and oak. The finish has flavors of smoke, and the aftertaste warm and lingering. I get just a hint of coffee as well.
M: Tingly but low carbonation with a medium-thick body and a touch of alcohol warmth.
O: A really really good beer that was a pleasure to drink. It’s nutty, smooth, thick, creamy and complex. Thanks again for sharing, Mark.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2011 02:53:16 | More by scottfrie
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AgentZero

Illinois

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

A - Thick, black beer with a tan head that didn't stay for long, didn't leave anything on the sides.

S - Very roasted smell, black walnuts are somewhat pronounced and can be picked out if you're looking or them. Some bitter coffee with a bit of chocolate.

T - Roast, coffee, roasted nut taste. Slightly sweet with a bit of bittering from coffee. The sweetness and roast mix pretty well together.

M - Smooth, pretty close to full bodied, lower carbonation.

O - Good beer, addition of black walnuts is unique and gives this beer some distinctive characteristics. Good stuff, would have this again if I could get a hold of it.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2011 04:43:20 | More by AgentZero
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DaveHS

California

3.73/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

thanks to kundog18 for this one.

Vintage 2011, bottle 59/144

A- Pitch black with 1/2 inch of coffee colored head. Fades quickly, leaving slight traces of soapy lacing.

S-Coffee beans, baking chocolate, flaked dried coconut, heath bars.

T/M-Very roasty on the front end, quickly yielding to a bitter melange of hops and walnuts. I think they are probably the source of the tannic dryness in the finish. The back end is a little hot, but I'm sure it would mellow with a year or two in the bottle. Full bodied with low carbonation.

O-Good, but undeserving of the hype. Would take plenty of other imperial stouts over this one, factoring in both availability and price. Worth trying once, but don't trade half your cellar for the privelege.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2011 01:13:48 | More by DaveHS
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SpeedwayJim

New York

3.4/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to Rudylaw for this one. Poured from a 22oz. bottle (88/144) into Lost Abbey stemware. Reviewed from notes.

A: Standard pour yields near no head. Beer is an opaque black. Lacing is spotty and stringy with no cling but nice legs. A bit below average. Thick and viscous looking though.

S: Nose is chocolate, raspberry, yogurst sweetness, brownie, sweet molasses, and some roasted malt notes. Very rich and sweet and I really like that yogurt scent in my imperial stouts.

T: Molasses, raspberry, vanilla, chocolate, roasted malt, brownie batter and some residual booziness. Some roasted malt bitterness to balance out an overall sweet beer. Sweet brown sugar and brownie finish with an aftertaste of molasses. Just slightly above average but doesn't really stand out from others I've had.

M: Medium bodied with low carbonation. Oily and silky in the mouth and smooth going down. Finish is spicy and accented with a clean, slightly lingering finish. A bit on the thin side.

O: My first experience with Jackie O's and this beer falters on a number of levels. Appearance isn't all that and body is a touch thin. However, the yogurty flavor makes up for a lot. Worth a try but definitely not worth the hype surrounding it.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2011 14:08:06 | More by SpeedwayJim
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prototypic

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle courtesy of csmiley. Many thanks, dood!

Bottle 178/192

Oil of Aphrodite lives up to its name. It looks like thick, black oil! Not a hint of light cuts through. Very ominous. Unfortunately, there’s not much head to discuss. Carbonation seems extremely light. A few, dark mocha colored bubbles collected on the surface, but fell very quickly. Lacing was very light and faint. Love the color!

The nose is very good. It kicks off with a really nice mix of barley, chocolate malts and roasted malts. The chocolate variety smells mostly like bittersweet dark chocolate. It’s not sweet at all. Roasted coffee and a light praline, nutty scent follows. Molasses is secondary, but complements the other scents well. Alcohol is masked well. I wouldn’t guess 10%.

The flavor is even more impressive. The base of roasted malts, barley, and chocolate malts is intense! It’s an explosive combo! The chocolate malts are definitely bittersweet and reminiscent of dark chocolate. There’s a sugary sweet, candied flavor that’s interesting. Praline nuttiness is quite strong in the mix, and adds quality character and depth. Secondary flavors include coffee, molasses, and black licorice. Alcohol is a little noticeable, but isn’t indicative of 10% territory. Finishes chocolaty, nutty, roasty, and a little sweet.

Oil of Aphrodite isn’t quite as thick or viscous as you might expect. Rather, it’s on the lighter side of a medium body and feels a bit thin. Carbonation is extremely light. It would benefit from a bigger body, but the carbonation does lend a little smoothness to the feel.

Oil of Aphrodite is a really nice release from Jackie O’s. The flavor is extremely impressive. I wasn’t sure how well the nutty aspect of it would come through. Loud and clear is the answer. It’s not perfect. I would prefer a few more bubbles and more body. Addressing those two shortcomings would improve it a little. Fantastic beer nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2011 02:45:31 | More by prototypic
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Mora2000

Texas

4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to someone for sharing this beer. I think it may have been thirdeye11.

The beer pours a black color with a tan head. The aroma is very strong. I get a lot of walnuts as well as a lot of dark chocolate. Very nice. The flavor is just as good and a little bit more complex. I get a lot of chocolate and coffee as well as some oak and molasses notes. Very easy to drink for a beer that is 10 percent alcohol. Medium to thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Outstanding.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2011 22:17:14 | More by Mora2000
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TheDudeRules

Minnesota

2.2/5  rDev -47.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Review taken from my notes from 4-3-11. Hooked up from a generous guy named pimpmyporter. Thanks Brian.

This beer has been long sought after by me. Jackie O's in general has. I'm eager to get my piano fingers on about anything they offer. This beer specifically has been a top 10 want for me.

My trusty Darkness snifter at my side I wait for the bottle to come my way and pour it into my eager glass. Whew. This is a deep jet black pour with a chocolate color head.. Is there a Krakken living somewhere in there. You would never see it if so.

Cocoa nib on the nose. Earth tones as well. Not what I was expecting. Wow. Not at all. There is earth funk on my tongue now. Dirt, tobacco leaf, and a walnut on the finish. It's just a big mess in my mouth. Nothing taste wise works. Majorly disappointed.

So I turned my head so nobody would see the tears rolling down my cheeks. The major hype train was a chugging on this one. Sorry gang it's derailed off those tracks. Flat out drain pour for 8 guys including me. I have higher hopes for other Jackie O's offerings. I would trade this one away while you can get a small fortune for it for the rarity aspect, because taste wise it is worthless.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2011 16:39:49 | More by TheDudeRules
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steve8robin

Massachusetts

4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this from a recent trade, thanks Eric! 22oz bottle...

A: Super amazingly dark black liquid pours into my snifter and created a thick 1+ inch mocha dark colored head that fades at a decent pace to a nice bubbly lace atop the brew. Awesome!

S: Smells of pure chocolate upfront with some very thick pronounced cocoa in the middle with some nice vanilla on the backend. Mild roastiness hidden on the back. Very good!

T: A nice roasty coffee upfront with some hint of lactose quickly followed. Some amazing heavy cocoa on the backend with hints of vanilla blended in. Good!

M: Medium body with a awesome carbonation. A nice clean creamy finish. Very good!

D: This goes down so easy! Very good.

All in all, bravo! This is a fantastic beer from Jackie O's. It's not overly thick, but not too thin either. It flirts with a perfect balance of coffee and chocolate. Definitely try if you like stouts! Worth hunting down a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2011 02:11:08 | More by steve8robin
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mdfb79

New York

4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From 03/27/11 notes. Brought to a DC tasting, poured into a tulip. Been pretty excited to crack this one open.

a - Pours a pitch black color, with one inch of tan head and light carbonation evident. No real lacing or head retention.

s - Smells of chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, tobacco, and smokey malts. Nice, and the chocolate is up front.

t - Tastes of sweet milk chocolate, coffee, bitter chocolate, roasted malts, toasted malts, and very light smoke. Pretty good.

m - Full body and moderate carbonation, pretty thick and smooth body. No alcohol heat which is nice.

o - Overall this isn't my favorite beer from Jack O's, but it is something I definitely enjoyed quite a bit. Lots of chocolate and roasted qualities mixing with like smokey malts. I was a little surprised no vanilla here, as most stouts from Jackie O's have some vanilla to it, but I guess that's because it isn't barrel aged. Something I would certainly like to have again.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2011 16:58:44 | More by mdfb79
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thagr81us

South Carolina

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

Massive thanks to mikesgroove for sharing this one with myself, beeruser, and funkydelic during Hobo Tasting #6! Batch #2! Served from bottle into a Bell's tulip. Poured black as night with a minimal brown head. Maintained minimal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, dark chocolate, caramel, and tobacco. The flavor was of sweet malt, caramel, and tobacco. It had a heavy feel on the palate with mild carbonation. Overall this was an excellent brew. This one was very tobacco heavy for some odd reason to me. It had a great aroma and pretty good flavor on this one. I couldn't drink a lot of this one due to the tobacco aspect present, but could probably drink an entire bomber. Definitely get your hands on this one, you won't regret it.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2011 15:22:52 | More by thagr81us
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nhindian

Pennsylvania

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

22oz bottle poured into a Jackie O's snifter. Bottle provided by normyk, thanks Rob!

Bottle #127/192

A - A beer has never been so aptly named before (sans perhaps Old(er) Viscosity), as this beer looks eerily similar to something that should be changed in a car every 5,000 miles. Everything about this beer screams 'black', which is surprising given the playful label art. A bubbly, dark brown head slowly but surely rises from the depths of the beer seconds after it pours, gasping for air shortly before being drawn back under the midnight abyss. Several minutes later, the only remnants of the head are in the form of a few swatches of foam grazing the surface of the liquid and a rather bubbly ring around the glass. Likewise, the lacing is sparse and is thickest where the head crested, with runoff foam making up the lace below that.

S - Given the intimidating appearance, the aroma isn't as dense as I would've imagined. There's a good amount of malt in here, imparting a sweetness and chocolate aroma similar to a heavily-malted oatmeal stout. The malts also give off a nice roastiness as well. There's a huge amount of walnuts as well; really nutty, earthy, and robust. I can't say I'm getting much of the Belgian candi syrup, but it could be blended into the sweetness of the malts.

T - The taste takes the roast of the nose and gives it about an extra shot and a half of espresso in it. The chocolates here are quite bittersweet, as well as a good amount of molasses and smokiness that reminds me of some light tobacco. The nuts don't really come through until the finish, where they last well into the finish. Overall it's a pretty sweet beer, almost bordering on too much, but the nuts and roast really cut this. The alcohol is well-hidden, almost to the point of not being there.

M - Mouthfeel is moderately light-bodied with moderate carbonation. It's strange, it starts off pretty light, but as it travels through the mouth it seems to pick up viscosity. Surprisingly creamy and smooth.

D - Drinkability is moderately high. To be honest I was expecting a bit more from this beer, and would like to see the roast cut down just a tad as it currently overshadows the subtlety of the other flavors. It did achieve its goal of giving off the walnut flavor, however.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2011 21:30:22 | More by nhindian
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

shared at hobo tasting 7.5 with calton, cam and zach, along with newcomer chad. served in snifters.

pours out like motor oil. thick, viscous with no real head but soo think and oily it was impossibly to look at it any other way then used motor oil, lol.

aroma is odd. lots of tobacco, popcorn, leather and hints fo really dark and bitter chocolate. unlike anything i had run across before it seemed to be soo heavy. really bitter licorice coming through now as well. interesting. as you take the sip the think feel washes over the palate. really a huge profile with notes of leather and tobacco are dominating along with a huge hit of like 95% cacao and licorice in the finish.

overall it was a very nice stout but put up against some of the others we had today, it could have been a bit better.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2011 02:01:50 | More by mikesgroove
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

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

22 oz bottle into a couple of tulip glasses. This is another one shared by the ever generous Stakem as part of a recent tasting. I didn't get a chance to grab the bottle # on this one but it's from the latest release.

Pours a dense black in the glass, with a thin ½ finger covering of fizzy dark mocha head. This maintains some frothiness on the edges, leaving back a good bit of spotty froth and brown oils down the sides of the glass. The aroma is thick with chocolate and smoky smelling roast. The walnuts aren't immediately identifiable to me but there is definitely an interesting nuttiness here that sets this apart. Some hints of molasses, brown sugar, and citrusy hops round out the edges of the nose.

The taste is similar, with a mix of acrid roasted coffee and sticky notes of dark chocolate and toffee. Pithy fruit and pine combine with the roast to add some lightly aggressive bitterness to this. The nuttiness of the walnuts is much more evident to me in the taste and really adds some uniqueness to the profile. This finishes dry, roasted, and warm. The mouthfeel is full bodied and definitely has some thickness to it in the mouth, courtesy of 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.

They are definitely putting out some innovative beers at Jackie O's and this is a good example, as the walnut addition (even if you aren't super familiar with the flavor) adds a definitely interesting spin on your usual Imperial Stout. I'm glad I had the opportunity to try this one. Thanks again Adam!

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2011 20:04:34 | More by Kegatron
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Urbancaver

Ohio

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

Pours pitch black with a decent amount of head. Very dark and thick. Doesn't look to highly carbonated. Smells roasty with hints of nuttiness. The smell opens up a lot when it warms up. Tastes very strongly of black walnut. a very unique taste! And the thickness is amazing. I don't think I've ever had such a thick beer. Very drinkable for its percentage and overall a great drink

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2011 18:12:13 | More by Urbancaver
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Tripphop

Virginia

3.85/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep black with a small tan head. Aromas are of bold roasted malt, almost a brunt character. Flavor is good, rich malt fornt with pleasant balancing bitterness, mouthfeel is slick with a light acidic bite. A great beer for a drier styled stout, but I'll stick with the Dark Apparition.

Serving type: on-tap

02-20-2011 19:12:40 | More by Tripphop
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earthboundagain

Colorado

4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

From Notes:

Ok got to try this on tap at the bottle release: I did pick up a bomber which will sit in my basement for a few years.

Ok they were doing 4 oz sample pours so I ordered two so I would get a nice sample.

A-The beer pours black with a small tan head, this beer is pitch black and has a steady stream of rising bubbles.

S-Ok we have lots of roasted dark malt, with a hint of nuttiness and some smoke.

T-Oh we have lovely malt and roasted walnut, some sweet dark brown sugar and a kiss of chocolate.

M-Attention all RIS and Double Stout brewers, this is how a big stout should feel, rich, creamy, and oh so sticky. You need to chew this brew and it still leaves a coating on the teeth.

D-The abv is so hidden you could almost binge on this, but the mouthfeel makes it a sipper

Serving type: on-tap

02-09-2011 01:37:26 | More by earthboundagain
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Ryan011235

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into an E&J Cask & Cream glass on 1/19/11

Bottle 177/192

Deep, inky-brown color; settles pitch black in the glass. At first it didn't seem like much, if any, head would rise but all of a sudden - whoosh, a good inch & a half or more. The head thins very slowly to an even layer leaving a solid wall of lace that becomes webbed as it dries. Cool.

The ingredients make for some odd aromas, at least to these old nostrils. The black walnuts impart a high quotient of nuttiness & dirty, earthy tones which are caressed by a tangy fruitiness, presumably from the candied syrup mentioned on the bottle. These two aromas account for much of the nose; undertones of coffee beans, dark chocolate & grain act a trio roasted of wallflowers. The whole of the aroma starts to come together as the beer warms.

The potency of the black walnuts carry over in flavor exponentially. A sharp nuttiness is present throughout with a dry, musty dirtiness that creeps up toward the end; the best way I can describe it is actually eating a handful of black walnuts. A mild tanginess bridges the gap between the walnuts & the base beer, which is also more expressive of its own accord, with welcoming semi-sweet chocolate smoothness, a spot of espresso & a subtle hop note.

While the feel is thick & viscous, it nevertheless maintains an air of free-flowing, languid calm. Carbonation adds a soft agitation to the peripheries but is otherwise comparably smooth to match the rest of the beer. The finish is equally hefty; black walnuts & a semblance of chocolate-covered espresso beans linger.

Once acclimated to the somewhat odd flavor profile, this is an easy drinker. Alcohol is incredibly well-masked. One to weather slowly, Oil of Aphrodite is steadfast until the end. The payout of drinking a bottle by yourself over the course of a few hours is well worth it.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2011 05:40:05 | More by Ryan011235
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maximum12

Minnesota

3.65/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Great thanks to thethrone for hand-delivering this, amongst other good-looking & -tasting brews, at Darkness Day as part of an off-the-reservation BIF. Split with my wife.

Pours dark black with minimal, almost no frosting. Smell is nailed - walnuts. Really. Had plenty of beers that hinted at nuts, but nothing like this. Wow.

Oil of Aphrodite is what a nut brown ale should be. Nuts, nuts, nuts. Candied sweetness, bitter, bitter chocolates complement the nuts. Roast, too. Hopping bitterness slurves in at the end. Creamy smooth, warm.

Good beer. Massively original, but the walnutting lends this such a bizarre air that I find myself puzzled with almost every sip. Wild.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2010 05:27:38 | More by maximum12
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Arbitrator

California

3.55/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Chilled bottle into a glass. Thanks to nickd717.

A: Pours a nearly pitch black body with some ruby translucence at the edges. The head is... was there head? A second pour shows some frothy bubbles that vanish quickly. The beer is really leggy, though, with a coating, syrupy appearance. Hmm. Dark Lord comparisons spring to mind.

S: Nuts, roast, dark chocolate, molasses. It's really quite sweet in the nose, but I'd be lying if I said it weren't pleasant.

T: As in the taste, nuts come through very strongly, as does an initial burst of roasted grain. The mid-taste gets progressively more syrupy and conveys flavors of molasses. It's not exactly cloying, because the roast carries over and provides a nice balance, but it is very rich and thick. The finish is surprisingly clean, with nuts making their way to the forefront again. A touch of pine bitterness in the aftertaste.

M: I'm not a subscriber to the idea that imperial stouts HAVE to be rich, thick, and syrupy. If anything, I think the ones that take it too far that way (Dark Lord) are problematic in general. I think this one carries its heft well, though I was expecting more complexity for the amount of sugars found here.

D: Definitely an enjoyable beer. But like I said above, it's quite rich and syrupy, and I found myself gravitating toward some other stouts on the table that were considerably less rich, yet more complex (Bourbon Barrel Dark Apparition amongst them). Pretty hard to drink a lot of this.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2010 01:52:06 | More by Arbitrator
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nickd717

California

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Huge thanks to Ryan011235 for hooking up this tick.

Pours black and rather thick with a thick tan head good lacing. Serious viscosity.

The aroma is nice and rich. Big roast and nuttiness, anise, and hops.

The flavor is also rich. Big intense coffee and roast, dark chocolate, walnuts, molasses, and piney hops.

Extremely full and heavy on the mouthfeel with lower carbonation. A little too heavy for my tastes, as well as the tastes of most others who shared this. Almost like Guinness! (hahaha)

Intense beer, and a pretty good one. Not all hype.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2010 00:02:12 | More by nickd717
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largadeer

California

4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Thanks, Nick! Bottle 109 of 192.

Fitting of the name, it's oily and black as pitch, pouring with a dense frothy head that quickly disappears. Swirling reveals syrupy brown legs.

Huge chocolate on the nose, nuttiness, toasted malt, molasses. A lot of sweetness, but it's a good clean aroma.

Tastes good, too. Very chocolatey, nutty, not overly roasted and only lightly bitter. The body is extremely syrupy, this has a lot of residual sugar, a lot of molasses sweetness. The finish is mellow, toasty and nutty. A very solid imperial stout, though the viscosity hurts drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2010 05:43:23 | More by largadeer
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jrallen34

Illinois

4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank from a bottle into my Darkness glass...Black beer with a light tan head, not much carbonation, no lacing and only about a finger of head that doesn't last to long...The aroma is great, roasted coffee with a great nut aroma to it, totally different than a brown. The nuts have depth, fresh and sweet...The taste is equally nice, nutty chocolate, roasty and smooth.

This is really good and worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2010 15:53:28 | More by jrallen34
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Jackie O's 5th Anniversary party.

Pours motor-oil black with a pretty good head and a nice bit of light lacing. The aroma blew me away right from the start. There was some really nice roasted nut character along with some nice dark chocolate. There were nice notes of espresso and dark fruit underneath with just a touch of booze.

The flavor is equally as nice and quite complex. I was a bit fan of how everything came together and it had a nice kick in the end. Chocolate, dark fruits, and espresso danced and were further highlighted by a beautifully-thick mouthfeel. Just a hint of warmth in the finish. This was my favorite of the Jackie O's brews and I'm looking forward to hopefully trying this again.

Serving type: on-tap

12-07-2010 19:19:23 | More by Thorpe429
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rye726

Colorado

4.6/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours near black with a silky espresso head.

Really nice nose has lots of oats, nutty malts, cocoa and dark toffee.

Taste is full with a great finish. Chocolate, roasted malts, nuts and more caramelized sugars.

Another great stout from Jackie O's....

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2010 19:55:42 | More by rye726
Oil Of Aphrodite from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
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