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Oil Of Aphrodite - Rum Barrel Aged - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

Oil Of Aphrodite - Rum Barrel AgedOil Of Aphrodite - Rum Barrel Aged

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

141 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 141
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 12%


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: TurdFurgison on 11-06-2010)
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cosmicevan

New York

3.61/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

bottle 59 of 300 from 2013, big thanks to evan12 for the share. enjoyed from a mini snifter at the southampton IRS release and then the capped bottle was uncapped at home and re-enjoyed from a JO mini...review is a combo of notes from first impression and 2nd impression a few hours later.

a - brew poured a watery black, but coated the glass in stoutiness. what little head present was gone quick. some nice dark brown highlights but once the head was gone, it was gone for good...little sludgy.

s - nose is fairly peaty. folks at the release when the bottle was first opened were surprised that this vintage seemed to lack some of the magic of previous vintages (or other bottles)...some fruitiness from the rum was there, but hidden behind the soggy peat the leads in the nose.

t - flavor follows the nose to a degree leading with peat, but presenting a wash over the rum infused stout.

m - mouth is carbonated and a bit chewy, fairly big and bold, even for the style.

o - overall, a bit of a let down. i've had several JO brews over the years and always heard that this was the highlight and i've definitely had others that were better. nice to finally get the tick though.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 19:40:28 | More by cosmicevan
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Dope

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle 71/300 of the 2013 batch.

A: Pitch black pour with a small but dense dark brown head. Head fades pretty quick due to small initial size but great retention and a nearly solid wall of heavy lacing to boot.

S: Interesting aroma. Hard to place. It's nutty, mainly. Even without the label I would have said walnuts, and a whole lot of them. Some sweet chocolate to mix in and some vanilla to boot? Very unique.

T: Again, super nutty initially but now there's a good amount of sharp rum in there mixing it up. Quite a bit of chocolate in the middle to boot. Kinda tastes fudgey. Some caramel in the finish joins it. Pleasant bittersweet chocolate aftertaste with a hint of walnuts. The boozy rum especially likes to linger.

M: Big, smooth and borderline creamy.

O: I've had the regular version of this and I don't remember it being quite so nutty. Rum is sharp but cuts the thickness and add some complexity. A very unique brew, I debated quite a bit on the scores. It's a little odd up front but fantastic on the back end.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2014 03:17:41 | More by Dope
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robwestcott

Indiana

4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured cold from the tap at Jackie O's with a hint of a short lasting tan head, clean and leaving no lace but a thin ring around the edge.

Subtle rum and oak?, sweet molasses, smoke?

Big bodied, chewy, rum barrel, char after, super cool brew.

Drinkable - are you serious ?

Serving type: on-tap

10-10-2013 00:44:21 | More by robwestcott
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle opened on 8.1.13
#114/206

A - Pours black with a 3/4" brown head that creeps to the edges forming a ring.

S - Rum, booze, raisins, dark fruits.

T - Rum, nutty, wood, sweet chocolate and fruit, chocolate covered raisins.

D - Lower carbonation with a heavy body.

O - Dark heavy and boozy, lots of rum, raisins, and fruit.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2013 04:35:23 | More by HuskyinPDX
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bashiba

Iowa

4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

warning: very sick black Pacific coffee colored head.

the nose is sick what the hell has the molasses Sunapee quality touch of dark malt.

the flavors and very heavy face picchocolate and burn black milds along with a half heavy smoke and some light rum flavors there's just a touch of 19 s with a light bit over the hops.

the mouth feels tremendously therapy very sick long lasting oily quality.

I highly recommend this beer.
is this review looks questionable is all done with Google Voice.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2013 01:58:26 | More by bashiba
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sampled on 4/10/2013. Thanks to Koelshtrinker for sharing. Bottle #58 of 216. Pours a mahogany hue with no head, just a cluster of bubbles along one side of the glass. Nose expresses sweet malt, cocoa, ethanol, vanilla and a hint of the rum barrel. Taste follows nose, but also a little watery with some vinous notes. Mouthfeel is medium-light in body with an even carbonation and some residual heat. Overall, an excellent beer - could use more body; however, the flavor and nose really make up for this aspect.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2013 00:15:35 | More by Jwale73
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mdfb79

New York

4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From 12/31/12 notes. Big thanks to jslot38 for sharing this one; I liked the base beer a lot so was excited to have this one. 22 oz. bottle into a taster glass.

a - Pours a deep brown color, almost black, with one inch of tan head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of sweet chocolate, rum, roasted malts, vanilla, coffee, toasted malts, and burnt malts. Nose is very interesting...a nice mix of chocolate, rum, and vanilla. I like it quite a bit.

t - Tastes of cocoa, sweet chocolate, roasted malts, rum, alcohol, coffee, cream, burnt malts. Nice, though a little more alcohol here and not blended quite as well as the nose.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Pretty easy to drink overall.

o - Overall a pretty good stout. I think the base beer is a really solid, good American stout, and think this is a little bit of an improvement on it. Rum usually isn't my favorite barrel to see beers in but it worked well here; the nose is really nice and complex. Would love to try the other variations and have this one again.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2013 20:42:25 | More by mdfb79
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oline73

Maryland

3.95/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a hunahpu's snifter. Bottle 140 of 216.

Appearance: Beer pours a black color with just a touch of tan head that goes away completely.

Smell: very sweet with lots of roasted malt and dark fruit. The rum plays a large roll in the smell. Burns the nostrils quite a bit.

Taste: Lots of roasted malt sweetness and a rum flavor that is accompanied by a pretty intense burn. Mild vanilla with lots of dark fruit. A bit oaky. The nuts are stuck in the background. The finish is warm and sweet.

Mouthfeel: The body is quite thick and could use more carbonation. The finish is very dry.

Overall: the taste is quite nice even if the beer is a bit hot. I would have liked a little more carbonation. Good overall.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2013 01:55:31 | More by oline73
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Dreadnaught33

District of Columbia

4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bottle shared thanks to Justin, thanks for the taste!

The beer pours a nice color that you'd hope for in a stout, very dark brown highlights and a totally black core color. Decent Ning of brown head and some lacing.

The smell is very nice and quite complex. The rum really melts in beautifully to the sweet cocoa and roasted malt stout base. It really smells like a decadent fudge based dessert, it's great.

The taste really follows suit, it opens up pretty sweet and chocolatey and ends with a nice mix of the spirit and a ton of coffee roast. It's a fine beer, maybe a bit on the sweet side up front but still quite tasty.

The feel is ok, it is a bit light for a big stout like this and has a bit of burn, which is ok, but seems a little astringent on the palate for me.

Overall a very good beer, great for a tasting, probably wouldn't be great to drink a lot of.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2012 22:17:52 | More by Dreadnaught33
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joefuzz

New York

3.93/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Decided to play russian roulette with my 1 and only bottle of the 2011 batch 138/206

Pours jet black with almost no head

smells like a really nice pure cane rum and powdered hot choclate mix

taste starts as a nice malty sweet stout that moves onto a smooth rum taste and finishes with dry cacao(thanks tosh for suggesting i taste cacao)

mouthfeel is normal for an imperial stout very light carbonation

overall really glad i tried this and super glad it wasn't infected...another very good jackie o's offering

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2012 06:34:13 | More by joefuzz
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared tonight with friends
Pours an inky black color with a smallish tan head that dissipates as soon as it musters. Smells of alcohol, oak, rum, dark sugar, chocolate, roasted coffee, and oily nuts. It really a unique aroma, at times I get a creme brulee thing going on then it seems like burnt caramel or roasted nuts. It's very complex. The flavor follows the aroma with a bit more alcohol heat than the the aroma promised. Nutty rum and chocolate flavor with a hint of stout and coffee. Medium to thick body with a light level of carbonation and a sweet boozy mouthfeel. I really enjoyed this beer, but a bit less alcohol burn would have sent this to the stratosphere for me.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2012 04:41:51 | More by johnnnniee
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nrbw23

Ohio

3.38/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Pours a black color with a very very thin brown head. Head is pretty much a ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass and no lacing left behind at all.

S- Smell is pretty roasty, bakers chocolate, spicy rum and wood. There it is again the same funk that I get from all these BA brews.

T- Taste is a lot like the nose. A bit more booze than I expected. Same funk is here again. Not quite how to explain this funk.

M- Fuller side of medium for sure and light carbonation.

O- This same bit of funkiness that I keep picking up in their brews is a bit of a let down. I really enjoyed the regular version.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2012 21:32:39 | More by nrbw23
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

After trying the regular I'm curious how well this beer fares...

The beer pours a jet black with an oily head that fades quickly. The nose is sweet with a big rum barrel aroma and some malty sweetness. There is nothing tart about this beer, unlike the regular OoA was. The taste presents even more sweetness with just as much rum present in the nose. There is a slightly metallic aftertaste. This beer has a medium body with a residual sweetness and roastiness. The carbonation is just right and it drinks velvety smooth. Great beer and worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2012 23:39:10 | More by ThePorterSorter
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ehammond1


2.23/5  rDev -47.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Bottle (2011)

Thanks for opening this with me, DarthKostrizer!

(Aged for 6+ months)

Black throughout with a moderately sized brown head that leaves dots and spots of lace down the glass. This has appropriate visible carbonation per the style.

A somewhat strange aroma, especially for the style. There's a good amounts of wood and caramel aroma, along with some off-putting acidic/funk character. I'm sure that isn't intended. There's some chocolate and roast elements as well, but something is off here.

The flavor is also I'm sure unintended funked and acidic. The wood notes taste moldy, the rum flavors sharp and acidic, and the rich chocolate and cream flavors don't hide something going wrong here.

Medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation.

Not good.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2012 18:35:18 | More by ehammond1
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UCLABrewN84

California

2.65/5  rDev -37.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to DarthKostrizer for sharing this one at his tasting.

Bottle # 92/206. 2011 vintage.

Pours an opaque black with a dark khaki head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, wood, rum, and some funky dirty feet aromas. Taste is much the same down to the funky flavors. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty poor beer with some sort of infection going on.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2012 20:56:12 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Spider889

Ohio

4.48/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Review from a full pour on draft at the release last year. I will admit that the bottle I opened a few months later was a drain pour due to really harsh astringency/huskiness and dirty booziness. Needless to say, this beer may exhibit some variation.

For now I cannot find notes on the bottle so I will limit my review to the notes (draft) I do have on hand...

A - Black and a bit more thin looking than the regular full body of the base Oil of Aphrodite. Very little head but there are some dark fudgy twinges of color at the top ringing my glass.

S - The oak component is really prominent - damp and musty; full of age and knowing. There's some tartness from the liquor but rum is bound to do that to some extent I think. Sweet toasted coconut wafts up at me - the evidence of a clean-drinking dark rum.

T - Where I found the aroma to be good, the flavor was pure excellence. The rum is really potent and assertive. Hot but not really boozy/offensive. I was getting boatloads of coconut and vanilla bean from the barrel. Happily, the base beer was still wonderfully present. Lots of sweet roast and nuttiness, coffee undertones, and bitter dark grains.

M - Light carbonation, pleasant density - though some more fullness/body would only help to add impact to this beer. The rum starts smooth but gains in harshness on the finish. I'd venture that some age in properly stored/handled bottles might do this beer wonders. (I wouldn't take this advice on any 2011 bottles though.)

O - This (on tap) was a beer that lives up to the hype.

Serving type: on-tap

05-31-2012 20:20:14 | More by Spider889
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stakem

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber # 70/192 from the original release. This was proclaimed by a local advocate to be one of the single best barrel aged beers ever created. So going into this my expectations were set pretty high. Poured into a matching Jackie O's snifter, the brew appears black in color with a dark mocha head. The cap fades leaving a bit if spotty lace sticking to the glass. Some leggings of alcohol creep down the wall of the glass slowly. The head holds in mainly a ring around the outside of the glass.

The aroma is dark and roasty as expected with a kilned quality producing the expected scents of coffee, chocolate and an overall fresh roastiness. In the background is a faint nutty aspect mixed with some alcohol tang, citrus and mineral elements. A bit of sulfur emerges when swirled across the back. In the nose, the barrel character never really jumps outright, it primarily plays a supporting role to the alcohol scent.

The taste includes some fortified alcohol aspect overtop a bitter roasted grain base. Espresso mixes with unsweetned chocolate and a bit of citrus that seemingly comes feom
coffee instead of hops. There is a very nutty aspect that blends into some barrel flavors of caramel and toast. Some fruity alcohol flavors are present before the onset of mild vanilla that lasts into the aftertaste.

This is a boozy brew but overall is integrated nicely. I enjoyed the subtile barrel nuances but was a bit disappointed that the base nutty character i enjoyed so much was almost completely lost under the increased alcohol presence. It is a medium bodied brew with a modest level of carbonation. I had no issues finishing my glass and would had reached for more if it was possible. This is not the worlds best barrel aged beer but it is most certainly worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2012 15:19:16 | More by stakem
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4.48/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle into a couple of snifters. Batch #1. Bottle 70/192/ Huge thanks go to Stakem for sharing this. I’m glad I could be there when you finally decided to open this!

Pours a pitch black, topped with a ½ finger of rich and creamy chocolate colored head. This maintains a robust ½ finger, leaving back a thick cascade of brown oils and frothy lace. The aroma smells of fudge, molasses, vanilla, dark fruit, dark roast, and some spicy warmth towards the back. This is smooth and delicious in the nostrils.

The taste is just so smooth and well integrated across the board here, with notes of rum, spice, vanilla, chocolate, toffee, some darker ripe fruit, and then some dry roasted notes and char on the finish. The mouthfeel is full bodied and just so smooth and creamy on the palate. There is a very light sharpness to the carbonation but the overall feel here and ridiculously well hid alcohol content just carries all of that sticky sweetness so well.

I REALLY liked this! The rum character seems to cover up a lot of the walnut flavor that was so prominent in the regular version of this but man, the melding of the base and barrel flavor here is just so well done. This one grew on me more and more as I worked through this glass. I’ve been really enjoying these BA Jackie O’s beers that I’ve had so far. I look forward to checking out more in the future.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2012 16:38:28 | More by Kegatron
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to foofaa for bringing this one to Imminent Liquidation II. I have wanted to try this one for awhile now, glad to finally have the chance.

A - Pours jet black with a nice one and a half finger tall tan head leaving thin streaks of lace down most of the glass.

S - Smells of plenty of dark roast, warm rum, vanilla, coffee, chocolate and a surprising amount of walnuts for how much this beer has added to it. Grows a little spicier as it sits in the glass, most likely from the rum.

T - Starts off with some chocolaty sweetness and a bit of dark roasted malt slowly giving way to hints of walnuts, vanilla, coffee and plenty of spicy rum. Finish has some dry oak tannins and some sweet roast, not lingering on the pallet for very long.

M - Big body and flavors with moderate carbonation. The carb works very well with the flavors and while they are strong they don't overpower the pallet for very long.

O - I really liked the base of this one so I was looking forward to trying this treatment and it didn't disappoint. I look forward to trying some of the other ones in the future.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2012 01:35:18 | More by orangesol
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KevSal

California

2.42/5  rDev -43.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Big thanks to msgraves for this huge want, thanks man! I really enjoyed the regular,

2011 bottle number 85 of 206 poured into 2 eclipse snifters.

A- looking real good, somewhat still with a small white head that doesn't last long.

S- woa this one is huge on the alc, it's so heavy it covers up everything else. Smells more like tequila/ cheap rum. I'm not liking this too much.

T- taste is better but still not to my liking. The base comes through here covered with that same tequila like rum flavor. No sign of walnuts like the base had but the roasted stout is there.

M- mouthfeel is average for a ba stout, not very much carbonation and somewhat thick body. It's alright, works well to cover the mouth, including that tequila alc taste

O- not sure what happened here, I've had ccb Neils and loved it. This one was much different than that, and I dont think it worked well with the rum, I can see this base better in whiskey, brandy or bourbon. I was wondering if I had a bad bottle or maybe it wasn't aging well (6 months) but reading some other reviews it sounds like this is how it's supposed to taste (atleast this batch anyway) so I guess it's one of those cases that its just not for me.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2012 04:19:16 | More by KevSal
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Jeffo

Netherlands

4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Bomber provided by Claaark13 in a trade a while back. Thanks heaps for the stuff man!

From a bomber into a snifter
Vintage: 2011
Bottle 94 of 206
Drunk right after the base beer

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. Exactly the same as the base beer.

SMELL: Very nice stuff, and the barrel is wonderfully potent. Rum, milk chocolate and vanilla are there for sure. Some roasted malts, smoky notes and hints of licorice in there as well. Bold enough with hints of the base beer showing through. Nice stuff.

TASTE: Some roasted notes up front and quickly washed away by a big rum barrel. Lots of rum, milk chocolate and loads of vanilla on the palate, as well as some well measured boozy notes. Aftertaste is bold and lingering with smoky notes, roasted malt and a touch of bitter, dark chocolate form the base beer, as well as lots of rum and barrel notes. Very flavorful, enjoyable, and the base beer isn’t totally dominated by the rum and vanilla flavors from the barrel. Full on.

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. Suffers from the same watery palate as the base beer, which holds it back a bit.

OVERALL: It’s too bad the feel isn’t quite up to par, as the nose and flavor profile on this one are world class. The barrel is potent, interesting and flavorful, and the base beer is strong enough to play a nice roll in the flavor profile. Certainly a tasty brew that I’d love to have again. Perhaps a future batch will provide the feel this beer really needs to take it to that extra leve? Only time will tell. Thanks again for sending this one over Claaark13. We really enjoyed this one.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2011 15:03:56 | More by Jeffo
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doopiedoopiedoo

Netherlands

4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Shared by Jeffo. Thanks, man.

bottle 94/206.

A hard pour in a snifter revealed a fairly thick stout with a nice one centimeter mocha colored head. Minor lacing.

A smell i do remember from back in the day when I would actually drink rum. So rum barrel present on the nose together with some dark fruits, vanilla and dark malts

Bold and complex flavors. The but falvors from the base beers shines through. Also picked up enough of the roasted malts and sweetness.

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.

Highly recomended!!!

Thanks Jeff for bringing this for random beer night!

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2011 12:20:32 | More by doopiedoopiedoo
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Ryan011235

Ohio

4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Jackie O's on 8/27/11

Irresponsible Tick #5

Dark brown, almost black. Only a few specks of foam rest atop the beer. Ooh... strong rum notes permeate the aroma; spicy and awesome. Molasses across the board and some roasted chocolate. Kinda reminds me of Captain Morgan Private Stock. Oh man, tastes friggin' good. Spicy rum notes still shine but blend astoundingly with the base. So well rounded. Semi-sweet chocolate malts with a dash of coffee. Burnt undertones. Full body, slick and viscous. Low carbonation. Slightly tangy finish. Yesss....

Serving type: on-tap

10-12-2011 04:28:57 | More by Ryan011235
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PDXHops

South Carolina

3.53/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2011 vintage, bottle 65/206, courtesy of Ryan011235. A vigorous pour into the middle of an oversized snifter yields nary a bubble. I tried pouring a little into a narrow tulip, but no dice. Appropriately dark, though, and it leaves nice legs. Repeated swirling finally coaxes a few hints of wispy foam.

The rum presence in the nose is steady but not overpowering, although it does manage to take a bit of the edge off the walnut blast of the base beer. Still smells plenty nutty, though. Cocoa powder and dry roast malt aromas with a touch of chocolate sweetness. Burnt, buttery, oaky, inviting.

Burnt and roasted malt flavors are immediately followed up with a flash of alcohol heat. Dark fruit with plenty of rum and oak. More boozy than warming; the nuts finally at the end of the finish after the heat dies down. Sweet and tangy at times, charred at others. I'm reminded of homemade caramel. Modest carbonation. The booziness seems to hurt the otherwise coating, oily feel a bit.

Pretty nice sipper here, although the booziness makes me wonder if I should have held onto it for a while before enjoying. I suspect if I had another bottle in a year, it would score higher. I liked the regular Aphrodite better than this one, but I'd certainly be up for trying the other variations.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2011 00:54:07 | More by PDXHops
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

4.6/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this at the August 27th bottle release. A couple 4 oz pours from tasting snifters.

4.5 A: Black. Came with nearly no head, but the light brown head that was there stuck around a while and left some lacing.

5.0 S: Wow! The regular is already wonderful, but now its perfect. Rich chocolate, caramel, decent general maltiness, black walnut nuttiness, and candi sugar. The rum and barrel adds plenty of vanilla, some oak, and of course some sweet rum.

4.5 T: The taste is similar to the smell. Chocolate, caramel, walnut nuttiness, moderate toastiness, soft roastiness. The rum and vanilla are quite strong in the taste and indeed probably a bit stronger than in the nose.

4.5 M: Heavy body, but on the lighter end of the spectrum. A decent bit thicker than the regular. Great creaminess and super smooth.

4.5 D: Great base beer. Great treatment. I could drink Oil all day.

Serving type: on-tap

09-02-2011 02:56:12 | More by DavoleBomb
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Oil Of Aphrodite - Rum Barrel Aged from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
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