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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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46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 17.87%
Wants: 31
Gots: 4 | FT: 1
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:
Beer added by: oline73 on 12-26-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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3/5  rDev -20%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

A good beer but an $11.99 price point for 12.7 ounces......Meh a little to expensive for a beer with this type of rating on it.

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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1.5/5  rDev -60%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Jeffo
2.58/5  rDev -31.2%
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 +9.9%
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 -6.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

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2.25/5  rDev -40%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +20%

Photo of jlindros
4.23/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to rudzud for sharing at my 30th birthday whale tasting.

Pours very dark light head that fades fairly quickly, super dark pitch black beer with thick legs.

Nose brings big malts, peanut butter and nuts, walnuts, light cocoa, hint of booze, not a soy aroma but a crazy dark pure darkness thing, barrel with vanilla, cocoa, and toasted.

Taste is very creamy, lush cocoa, chocolate galore, acidic, melted rich choc, velvety, little metallic, light warming booze, vanilla oak barrel, hint of bourbon and nice powdered cocoa.

Mouth is big and creamy, lush, lighter but decent carb, little tingly booze.

Overall pretty nice, fairly well done beer, a bit too much on the ridiculously dark malt characters, but nice flavors and nice barrel.

Photo of rudzud
4.69/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared with JLindros at his Birthday Whale Tasting. Reviewed from notes. HUGE thank to miketd for this bad boy.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip an oily black hue with not much of a head, but a nice mocha halo. Pretty straight forward.

S - Sweet zombie Jesus! Walnuts galore! Chocolate (bakers), caramel, light vanilla..everything is soft and and inviting with a nice bourbon backing.

T - Taste is just like the nose. More of those outstanding walnuts , chocolate, caramel, roasted malts, oak, vanilla, smooth bourbon. Just delicious.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, lightly creamy, with the ABV hidden nicely.

O - Not really sure how this is under a 4...this beer was unbelievably delicious and was the favourite Jackie O's cracked, until I opened Skipping Pappy. Awesome brew.

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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Bourbon Barrel Oil Of Aphrodite from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.