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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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very good

46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 17.87%
Wants: 30
Gots: 4 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: oline73 on 12-26-2012)
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Reviews by Alieniloquium:
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.54/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottle #82/300.

Appearance - Inky like the base beer, but lacking the surface presence. A few stray bubbles and it still stains the glass.

Smell - Nutty! Coffee and walnuts. Some hints of barrel in the shape of Bourbon and oak. Nothing very mellowing about the barrel flavors. Still has an acidic aroma. Even more than the soured version of the base.

Taste - Very acidic, but not like an infection. Coffee flavor, maybe because of the acidity. Nuttiness is less intense, or maybe just harder to isolate. Chocolate and bitter malts. Acidic finish.

Mouthfeel - Nice viscosity, as with the base. Still too acidic for me. I don't know what causes it in this one though. Well carbonated.

Overall - Still acidic, not sour. Never a traditional stout from Jackie O's. I like the walnuts, but the stout flavors never really come out.

Alieniloquium, Feb 12, 2013
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3.23/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from the bottle into a snifter glass at Smoke & Barrel DC for the bottle share. Thanks to jacewg for the bottle.

A very light tan collar is presented on the pour, and a simple classic dark walnut brown body. Not as dark as I expected, but pretty much textbook.

Nose is tannic dry nuts, but also really mushy smelling. Very odd and weird nose, almost like a paper-mache wet paste sensation. Some good mix of roast malts and barrel aging character hide behind. I wouldn't say it's awful.

Palate is just weird. A light sour sensation mixing in with the roast character gives a sense of almost acrid grain. Dominates on the palate with a very thin body, without much of barrel feel and flavors coming through.

Overall this is a bit of a disappointment for my first Jackie O brew.

smakawhat, Mar 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a goblet. Bottle 225 out of 300.

Appearance: The beer pours a black color with a finger of tan head. The head sticks around nicely.

Smell: Sweet roasted malt with some bourbon up front. I'm getting dark fruit with some chocolate and vanilla. More sweetness than roast.

Taste: More dark fruit and roast here than in the smell. Peppery bourbon notes along with some oak. I'm getting mild dark chocolate with caramel and vanilla. The finish is a bit hot with some malt sweetness.

Mouthfeel: The body is on the thick side of medium with very smooth carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: I enjoyed the balance of sweet and bourbon. A great dessert beer. Happy I have more.

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

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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.

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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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S- Lots of caramel in the nose. Touch of bourbon and some roasted malts. Very nice smell.

T- Same caramel. Little bit of bourbon on the back end and something sour? That might just be in my head. Taste is behind the smell though

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O- Lots of good thing going on here but that sourness is really messing with my head

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A: Pours very dark with about an inch and a half of dark brown head.

S: Smells different than most bourbon barrel aged stouts. Very little bourbon with a lot of caramel like sweetness.

T: Not a lot of bourbon. More in the aftertaste. Tastes more like a milk stout with a lot of sugary, caramel like tastes and even a little licorice.

M: Very smooth with a good amount of creamy thickness and little carbonation.

O: A good beer that doesn't really fit its style.

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This is very similar to the rum barrel oil. Delicious, nutty and fairly sweet base beer, even more sweetness from the barrel aging; lots of vanilla and caramel and in this case a lot of butterscotch too. A tanginess from the barrel that isn't in the base beer--rum oil is like that too and I thought it was a product of the rum barrels, but apparently it's just how this beer interacts with barrels. Great beer, as good as if not better than bourbon dark apparition, not quite as magical as rum oil.


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