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

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Bourbon Barrel Oil Of Aphrodite
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90
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85 Ratings
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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 15.48%
Wants: 33
Gots: 30 | FT: 12
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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Ratings: 85 | Reviews: 21
Reviews by Alieniloquium:
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3.54/5  rDev -13%
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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of riemster
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%
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 Jstonerock24
5/5  rDev +22.9%
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 jsurfs82
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is about as good as it gets for a Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout folks. I loved the Rum Barrel Aged Oil of Aphrodite but might like this better. I really need to drink these side by side. Hands down the best Barrel Aging Brewery in Ohio, maybe the country!

Photo of dogfishandi
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.44/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cecelia_S
3/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of williamjbauer
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of leschkie
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Photekut
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Photo of Gonzoillini
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of ohiobeer29
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A very solid job here by Jackie O's good mouth feel solid balance of chocolate vanilla walnut Belgian malts candy syrup with a bit of hops for balance a beer I'd drink again if I could find more

Photo of wellsnb
4.64/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of smakawhat
3.26/5  rDev -19.9%
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.

Photo of elkinbrown
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2015 release on tap at the brewpub.

Photo of oline73
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
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.

Photo of chrismattlin
4.48/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Drucifer
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of masterofsparks
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
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 SadMachine
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ryhouse
4.49/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Thorpe429
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Boston_Steve
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jlindros
4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

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Bourbon Barrel Oil Of Aphrodite from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.