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Oil Of Aphrodite - Spumoni - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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Oil Of Aphrodite - Spumoni
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BA SCORE
92
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22 Ratings
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Ratings: 22
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 11.29%
Wants: 8
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed with chocolate-mint, cherries, cocoa nibs and vanilla.

(Beer added by: brew3crew on 08-27-2011)
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Reviews by DavoleBomb:
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

4.93/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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 no head on this one.

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 variants add, in decreasing order: coffee, vanilla, chocolate, mint, and cherry. I must say that this combination (even with the mint) makes this one of the most complex and enticing noses around.

5.0 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. The mint does nothing but distract and adds nothing of value. Fortunately, it doesn't do too much damage. Coffee addition makes this beer a great coffee beer, but surprisingly it isn't much better than the original. Same adjunct flavors as in the nose. The base is quite complex in itself, but now it is seemingly infinitely complex with all flavors working in harmony.

4.5 M: Medium to heavier medium body. Good creaminess and super smooth. A bit creamier than the regular.

5.0 D: Love the Oil. Love it on-tap. Love the variants and this is my favorite. Next time I'm drinking a lot more of this if available.

Serving type: on-tap

09-09-2011 21:27:04 | More by DavoleBomb
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homebrew311

Illinois

3.86/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Back logged review from notes. Poured from growler to snifter. Appearance is dark brown with minimal head, splotchy lacing. The nose is layered and starts with cherry followed by mint. Some chocolate comes through on the tail... and look at that, all of the components of spumoni! Very nice. Flavor is heavy on the cherry with some tartness paired with robust chocolate. Mint is a bit buried on the flavor. Body is medium with moderate carbonation. Overall, tasty beer that packs a lot of nice flavors into it, just wish the taste matched the nose.

Serving type: growler

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Spider889

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Black with a reddish tinge to the color. Short dark head.

The aroma is roasty, bitter, and also sweet - with aspects of chocolate and warm nuts.

Tastes really sweet (more so than the base beer). Also quite sticky. The nuttiness of the base beer are even more pronounced in the flavor here and is present throughout, while cherry presents itself mid-palate. Mint finish.

Overall this was a fun take on the base beer, and one of the better treatments on this beer. The mint actually works very well despite my reservations (few other beers that use mint are drinkable in my book).

Serving type: on-tap

05-30-2012 20:08:07 | More by Spider889
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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

03-26-2012 19:36:11 | More by hannydawg
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -7.8%

12-18-2011 15:54:21 | More by acurtis
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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

11-23-2011 04:08:44 | More by pest
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Ohio

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11-19-2011 19:10:00 | More by Dael5859
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Ohio

5/5  rDev +15.2%

11-19-2011 17:18:52 | More by projectflam86
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Tennessee

5/5  rDev +15.2%

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ej285701

Ohio

5/5  rDev +15.2%

11-15-2011 14:08:03 | More by ej285701
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

4/5  rDev -7.8%

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Ryan011235

Ohio

3.58/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

Irresponsible Tick #12

Medium dark brown. No head, no lace. Chocolate cherry cordial with coffee hints. A lighter tone - vanilla? Sure. Nah, that's what it is. Lots of coffee. Lighter and candy-like. Cherry, vanilla and chocolate. Too simplistic to be great. Full body with moderate carbonation. I'm not as big a fan as others.

Serving type: on-tap

10-12-2011 04:50:36 | More by Ryan011235
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cwguy5

North Carolina

4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed this on-tap at the Jackie O's release, 8/27/11.

A - deepest brown, virtually black; no head, no nothing; no lacing either
S - muted, mild aromas of mint, cherry, vanilla and toffee; a nice start to this one!
T - cherry and mint at first followed by light chocolate and light coffee; moves toward medicine but deftly avoids it; a nice, pleasant drying finish with a bit of mint
M - light, prickly carbonation; medium body and just a tad chalky but not too distracting; dry linger on whole mouth
D - super duper tasty! i am really glad that i tried this one; the combination of treatments could have easily been to much or too medicine-y; nice mouthfeel and body; flavors easily cover any alcohol(10% !!!)

Serving type: on-tap

09-15-2011 06:33:10 | More by cwguy5
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MbpBugeye

Ohio

4.58/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap at the August release. This is Oil Of Aphrodite with chocolate-mint, cherries, cocoa nibs and vanilla. Sounds crazy, but turned out to be my favorite OoA treatment.

Appearance
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.

Aroma
It smells minty, and it smells great! It does take on that mint chocolate chip type of smell as the cocoa pushes through as well. The mint is fairly strong, but I think it just remains nicely noticeable and allows the chocolate, cherries and vanilla to come out and add decadence.

Taste
The mint seems more tamed back here, which is probably a good thing. It seems nicely integrated, especially for being such a potently flavored herb. There is a light hint of cherry with silky vanilla surrounding it, creating a chocolate covered cherry or chocolate sundae profile.

Mouthfeel
As think as any other Oil Of Aphrodite. The low carbonation and silky body really helps drive this beer, and it's ice cream inspirations, home.

Overall
One of my favorite experiments to come from Jackie O's (yeah I know I say that a lot). I thought it was going to be a mess because it seemed like it was just created to use up the left over ingredients from the other treatments, but this ended up being a well thought out, integrated treat.

Serving type: on-tap

08-31-2011 03:26:16 | More by MbpBugeye
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Urbancaver

Ohio

3.38/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the release. Thanks Brad but man is this a weird one!

Pours a dark dark brown almost black. Some light tan head that dissipates quickly. Smells minty and overloaded. Its weird that's for sure. Some vanilla on the nose but the herbal mint is overwhelming. Tastes similarly strongly of mint. Some light chocolate but the herbal mint gives it an almost medicinal quality. Smooth good body. Overall too weird for me

Serving type: on-tap

08-29-2011 15:06:36 | More by Urbancaver
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schwaeh

Ohio

4.13/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the OoA release.

A: Black and still. Very little carb, no head. Don't judge a stout by it's cover.

S: Walnut, cherry, mint, chocolate. The flavors are deep and rich. This is complex and roasty.

T: Wow, I really can't help but think of cherry cordial initially, just with less sweetness. Mint follows along finished by some roasty bitterness. I would say the rich chocolate is the dominant flavor, complimented by the other additional ingredients.

M: Low carbonation on this but it still seems decadent.

O: This was a very nice experiment. I could see this getting tweaked a little and being bottled. A very nice change of pace from your standard RIS. I would have to rate this 2nd amongst the other OoA variations.

Serving type: on-tap

08-28-2011 22:05:07 | More by schwaeh
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Preismj

Illinois

4.9/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

hands down, my favorite variation of this beer on tap. from what I was hearing, this was a bit polarizing...with the mint being the questionable ingrediant. I loved it, though...just an out of this world brew.

Similar to the base beer with a super dark appearance. Everything else has changed. Nose is slight cool mint with a sweetness of chocolate and sour cherry finish. The walnut here plays the roll of pistachio and does it very well. The nuttiness of the base goes very well with the chocolate and cherry but the key is the mint which give a mint chocolate chip feel here. Furthermore, the mint plays the roll of cooling this beer down so much on the opening that zero alcohol is detectable and it truly give an impression of ice cream. Just unreal. A truly unique beer and I hope this is bottled some day.

Serving type: on-tap

08-28-2011 14:26:23 | More by Preismj
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brew3crew

Ohio

3.65/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at jackie os. Love these treatments

A-dark black body with a tan head that quicklydsapates

S-mint dominates. I don't like mint very much

T-little bit of chocolate. Lots of mint. I don't like mint.

M-medium body and smooth

O-OK if you like mint. Can't get past it

Serving type: on-tap

08-27-2011 15:19:17 | More by brew3crew
Oil Of Aphrodite - Spumoni from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.