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

Bourbon Barrel Oil Of AphroditeBourbon Barrel Oil Of Aphrodite

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BA SCORE
86
very good

37 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 37
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 14.84%


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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: oline73 on 12-26-2012)
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Ratings: 37 | Reviews: 11 | Show All Ratings:
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.54/5  rDev -7.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2013 04:09:57 | More by Alieniloquium
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

02-12-2014 04:10:02 | More by Axnjxn
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Jeffo

Netherlands

2.5/5  rDev -34.9%
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!

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2014 13:16:02 | More by Jeffo
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portia99

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2013 23:40:42 | More by portia99
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kscaldef

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

09-03-2013 00:45:33 | More by kscaldef
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

08-28-2013 02:05:24 | More by dfhhead25
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BMart

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -41.4%

08-28-2013 02:04:31 | More by BMart
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beernads

Florida

4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-22-2013 12:54:57 | More by beernads
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Kuemmelbrau

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-09-2013 21:09:12 | More by Kuemmelbrau
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pyite

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.2%

07-02-2013 15:35:52 | More by pyite
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surlytheduff

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

06-24-2013 14:06:16 | More by surlytheduff
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Envelopes

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

05-21-2013 05:38:35 | More by Envelopes
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Photekut

Tennessee

4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

05-19-2013 00:52:22 | More by Photekut
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gpawned

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

05-17-2013 05:17:43 | More by gpawned
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev +10.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2013 02:25:51 | More by jlindros
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.69/5  rDev +22.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2013 20:53:14 | More by rudzud
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.2%

03-31-2013 17:07:50 | More by spycow
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Romulux

Michigan

4/5  rDev +4.2%

03-24-2013 13:58:31 | More by Romulux
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alysmith4

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

03-13-2013 17:19:47 | More by alysmith4
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dctriman

Virginia

3/5  rDev -21.9%

03-11-2013 16:02:36 | More by dctriman
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.23/5  rDev -15.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2013 19:45:31 | More by smakawhat
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jacewg

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

03-10-2013 05:10:17 | More by jacewg
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Florida9

Illinois

3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Black color. Smallish dark tan colored head. Decent retention. Very little lacing. Aroma is okay. There is heavily roasted malts, coffee, and a slight bit of char, but then there is a slightly sour green apple quality as well. Taste is on the way out. Tart. Sour coffee. Roasted malts and molasses, but not at all sweet. Mouthfeel is full bodied, but the tartness dominates. This may have been a great beer at one point, but its not anymore.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2013 21:26:17 | More by Florida9
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IMSPEAKNOENGLISH

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.2%

02-09-2013 19:38:18 | More by IMSPEAKNOENGLISH
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.2%

02-09-2013 03:35:13 | More by imperialking
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Bourbon Barrel Oil Of Aphrodite from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
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