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

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Bourbon Barrel Oil Of AphroditeBourbon Barrel Oil Of Aphrodite

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54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 17.78%
Wants: 33
Gots: 10 | FT: 4
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:
Beer added by: oline73 on 12-26-2012

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Photo of Cynic-ale
4.44/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LeeEvolved
4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer has been re-released in 375ml format recently. I can't speak for the old, staff only bottles but I can say this is definitely one of the better Aphrodite variants, behind only the Sherry barrel version.

This blows the rum barrel version off the map and the blend is fantastic. It's not overpowered by bourbon nor is it overly sweet like the Black Maple. It's near perfect.

This may be my favorite Jackie O's beer to date. Great beer.

Photo of Dicers
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of riemster
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I made another entry for this beer, but they flagged it as a duplicate beer even though it's not the STAFF beer. A damn shame. I even specified that in the notes. Now, this entry won't make any sense. None of the information reflects what was just released. I hope some one doesn't get ripped off by trading for this only to get the WRONG beer. Delicious beer. Everything I want in a stout. Great bourbon and nutty roasty taste.

Photo of Jenebauer
4.56/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jstonerock24
5/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the 2015 version. The other ratings do not reflect this years brew. It is fantastic all around. Full mouthfeel from the bourbon and walnuts. Sweetness that lingers throughout. It is simply amazing!

Photo of masterofsparks
4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2015 release in 375s, not the STAFF release pictured.

Photo of elkinbrown
4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2015 release on tap at the brewpub.

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of rden4654
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

this new 2015 version is spot on!!!

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2.25/5  rDev -42%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of Dactrius
1.5/5  rDev -61.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of MNPikey
4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Axnjxn
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Jeffo
2.58/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Got this one from hotpipes a while back. Cheers!

From a bomber into a snifter
Bottle 59 of 300

APPEARANCE: A ticker black pour yields a 1+ finger, medium looking, fizzy, tan head with good retention. Black body with medium levels of carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a full wisp. A faint wisp remains until the end leaving touches of lacing down the glass. Decent color, but the head is a little too fizzy.

SMELL: Bourbon, coconut, sweet cream, some butterscotch, roasted grains and cocoa powder on the nose. Pretty bold and forthcoming. Not bad.

TASTE: This just isn't right. There's some nice bourbon, sweet cream and coconut initially, but then some sour cherry and oak come through at the swallow. The tartness is okay, but doubtfully intended. Bold and lingering finish of bourbon, cocoa powder, a touch of roasted grain and some tart, slightly sour woody flavors. Not expected for a bourbon barrel aged stout.

PALATE: Medium body and medium carbonation. Watery on the palate, definitely not creamy enough, goes down oddly prickly and finishes somewhat sticky on the palate. Watery initially, yet prickly at the swallow with a bit of a burn. Some heat lingers and is slightly abrasive. Sub par for sure.

OVERALL: A relatively disappointing barrel treatment of an otherwise good imperial stout. Not sure if the tartness is the sign of a problem, but it certainly wasn't expected. The Rum version of this was solid, so I was hoping for a repeat in bourbon style here, which unfortunately didn't happen. The feel, which often tends to be watery in their stout beer, could use some work as well. Thanks again for the loot hotpipes. Always a pleasure!

Photo of portia99
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary glass.

A - Pours a deep, dark brown color - almost black. Not much for a head, just a low brown colored collar.

S - Walnuts are prominent...way up front in the aroma. Caramel and toffee, candied nuts, mild bourbon. Really smells outstanding.

T - Light tart acidity, smoky and quite roasty. A dry nuttiness, vanilla, low booze, candied nuts.

M - Medium body with a carbonation on the lower side of medium. Mild tartness.

O - Mostly good, with a slight mixed bag for me. The aroma was absolutely outstanding. Flavors were quite good although the low level tartness knocked this down a bit and also affected the mouthfeel. Wonder if this could be the start of an infection. Bottle was still quite good, but question whether this will hold up much longer.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -42%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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Bourbon Barrel Oil Of Aphrodite from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
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