Oil Of Aphrodite - Vanilla - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
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Ratings: 14 | Reviews: 7 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by MbpBugeye:
4.05/5 rDev -13.8%
On tap at the August release.
OoA is always dark black at the core with only suggestions of chocolate colored edges. It doesn't hold a head very long, but looks very thick in the glass.
There is a lot of sweetness here. This creamy, vanilla sweetness seems to push the nuttiness from the walnuts outward. It begins to remind one of nuts over ice cream, in a way. The vanilla and nuttiness also give me notions of Worther's Originals or creamy caramel. The burnt aromas of the base beer are there, but quelled.
There is a lot of vanilla. The roasty bitterness is given a run for it's money, but still provides assertive ash and bitter burnt flavors. Again, the walnuts seem to be brought more here, which is a nice touch.
Certainly is oily. The creamy body is the perfect match for the creamy sweetness of the vanilla.
Perhaps a bit too much sweetness here, or the vanilla and the char of the beer are butting heads. What ever it is I just don't think this came together as well as the other treatments.
08-31-2011 03:48:34 | More by MbpBugeye
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4.47/5 rDev -4.9%
Big thanks goes out to mikesgroove for sharing this one with me during the Halloween festivities at his house! Thanks buddy! Served from growler into a Bell's stemmed tulip. Poured a massively dark brown (almost black) with a minimal brown head. There was no lacing evident throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, roasted malt, caramel, wood, sweet alcohol, and vanilla. The flavor was of sweet malt, vanilla, dark chocolate, and wood. It had a heavy feel on the palate with mild carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. While the flavor wasn't very complex on this one, it still managed to keep me coming back for more and more. The aroma on this one was quite excellent and very well balanced with the vanilla notes keeping things interesting on-top of the roastiness present. A definite must try if you get the opportunity as I was very happy to do so myself.
10-31-2011 15:08:12 | More by thagr81us
4.65/5 rDev -1.1%
opened by my mother in law while i was out so i had ti drink it,,,,
poured the nice brown liquid into the glass. A small head of light tan quickly peaked up and say maybe a half an inch from the top, settling down it left behind a nice little touch of lacing along the side. Some nice hazelnut color along the bottom and sides of the glass when held up to the light. Aroma is loaded with vanilla. Very strong at first and nearly hiding everything else that comes behind it, this one needed to warm up a bit too fully appreciates the depth of it. Brown sugar, light cocoa and tons of maltiness underlying the rich vanilla bean profile. Each sip carried off much the same with a huge bite of vanilla up front that slowly faded to let you take a look at the sweet malty notes that lay underneath. Very sweet though and to be honest it would not lend itself to more then a couple due to that.
Overall very, very solid. Great use of vanilla here
10-08-2011 02:25:29 | More by mikesgroove
4.6/5 rDev -2.1%
Had this at the August 27th bottle release. 4 oz pour from a tasting snifter. Since all of the variants of Oil were quite similar to the regular, I'm using my review of the regular as a base and supplementing when necessary.
4.5 A: Black. Came with just a touch of light brown head that left lots of lacing.
5.0 S: Rich, sweet malty base. Plenty of bittersweet chocolate and caramel. Moderate roastiness, toasty, with touches of coffee and molasses. The nuttiness from the walnuts makes this a special, truly unique beer. The candi sugar adds a final layer of complexity. The only difference is that there is now a strong vanilla component, which works all too well with the walnuts.
4.5 T: Full flavored chocolate, caramel, molasses, and a general neutral maltiness. A touch of coffee with a moderate roast. Again, the walnuts add a toasty nuttiness that I cannot get enough of. Vanilla is strong again. Pretty much the same as the regular in terms of quality. I like intense vanilla more in the nose than in the taste generally.
4.5 M: Heavier medium body. Vanilla adds a bit more creaminess than the regular and a touch more body. At least it seems this way.
4.5 D: Love the Oil. Love it on-tap. Love the variants. Perfect beer for a vanilla lover.
09-02-2011 03:10:00 | More by DavoleBomb
4.33/5 rDev -7.9%
On tap at the OoA release.
A: Pours black. No head or lacing. Par for the course with these stout treatments.
S: Smells of rich vanilla and creamy chocolate. Similar(in my mind) to vanilla ice cream topped with chocolate and nuts.
T: Super creamy vanilla with lots of chocolate. This brew is rich and sweet but not enough that it detracts from drinkability. I'm still reminded of vanilla ice cream, in stout form. This is well balanced with the vanilla blending seamlessly with the base beer.
M: Smoother than the other versions but still lacking in carbonation. Heavy side of medium bodied.
O: This was top notch; It was far and away my favorite variation from the release. I could drive another hour and a half to sip on a few more glasses of this gem.
08-28-2011 22:15:01 | More by schwaeh
4.5/5 rDev -4.3%
Side by side with the other variants. My favourite for sure.
Almost no head. jsut some light tan around the edges of the glass. Lots of vanilla on the nose. The walnuts peak through. maybe a bit too much vanilla but stilll quite enjoyable. If the vanilla was backed down a touch this would be my favourite Jackie O's beer I think!
08-29-2011 15:15:38 | More by Urbancaver
4.97/5 rDev +5.7%
On tap at jackie os
A-dark black body with tan head that disapates
S-nice vanilla smell with a little bit of a malt backgone
T-great vanilla taste but not overpowering. Great finish
M-medium body. Very smooth and great vanilla
O-awesome. Simply awesome...
08-27-2011 15:14:16 | More by brew3crew
Oil Of Aphrodite - Vanilla from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
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