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

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Ratings: 151
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 272
Gots: 32 | FT: 3
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:
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(Beer added by: TurdFurgison on 11-06-2010)
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2.23/5  rDev -47.4%
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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2.42/5  rDev -42.9%
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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2.65/5  rDev -37.5%
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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3/5  rDev -29.2%

06-16-2013 22:49:19 | More by beagle75
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3/5  rDev -29.2%

06-18-2013 02:17:48 | More by Reagan1984
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3.25/5  rDev -23.3%

06-11-2012 20:44:54 | More by DarthKostrizer
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3.25/5  rDev -23.3%

06-17-2013 05:11:54 | More by djmichaelk
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3.25/5  rDev -23.3%

08-28-2013 02:30:12 | More by BMart
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3.38/5  rDev -20.3%
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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Yukon (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

09-24-2013 08:08:26 | More by jaminjohnson
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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

12-15-2013 19:48:36 | More by NorthCoastPranqster
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North Dakota

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

03-23-2014 22:39:30 | More by jarrgal
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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

01-10-2014 04:33:46 | More by nesarebad
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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

05-15-2014 15:04:56 | More by Morey
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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

08-28-2013 02:08:33 | More by dfhhead25
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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

03-26-2014 19:04:16 | More by beernads
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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

10-17-2012 01:39:02 | More by t0rin0
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South Carolina

3.53/5  rDev -16.7%
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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New York

3.61/5  rDev -14.9%
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


3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

05-14-2014 16:49:23 | More by CHILLINDYLAN
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

05-21-2013 05:23:01 | More by Envelopes
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

09-03-2013 00:45:23 | More by kscaldef
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3.85/5  rDev -9.2%
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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New York

3.93/5  rDev -7.3%
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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3.95/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to chswimmer for sharing.

Pours jet black and viscous with a small tan head.

The aroma is pretty chocolatey with molasses and booze, nuts, a little rum and oak.

The flavor is rather nice, a little ashy with dark chocolate, anise, soy sauce, oak, and rum-soaked toasted walnuts.

Very full-bodied with low carbonation - a bit too low - and very slick.

A good imperial stout overall, maybe not as good as the non-bal version though as crazy as that is.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2011 18:29:46 | More by nickd717
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Oil Of Aphrodite - Rum Barrel Aged from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
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