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Oil Of Aphrodite - Bourbon Barrel-Aged With Coffee | Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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4.36/5
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154 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Ohio, United States
jackieos.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
American imperial stout brewed with black walnuts, aged in bourbon barrels, and conditioned on coffee.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#818
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
154
pDev:
6.42%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
20
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 154 |  Reviews: 33
Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.42/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.98/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a nice large dark brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of light roasted malt with some black chocolate notes, coffee with some bourbon, vanilla and light woody notes are also perceptible. Taste is a mix of black chocolate notes with quite a bit of residual sugar notes with some light floral coffee notes and some bourbon, subtle vanilla and woody notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. Enjoyable but I was expecting a bit more bourbon notes.

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Photo of Damian
4.29/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Drank from a 12.7 fl. oz. bottle purchased at Craft Beer Cellar, Belmont, MA
Served in a snifter

Dark brown/black appearance. Fuller bodied for the style. The beer was capped by a small, bubbly, khaki colored crown that quickly dissolved. A thin collar encircled the oily looking liquid. Streaks and drops of patchy lacking trickled down the glass.

Bourbon notes came through strong in the aroma. Loads of fresh vanilla bean too. Some brown sugar sweetness was apparent. Raisins were also noticeable. Unfortunately, I picked up no walnut or coffee. Overall, very pleasant but not super complex. Both the bourbon and the sweetness intensified as the beer warmed.

The flavor was similar to the nose though perhaps not as rounded. Big roasted malt presence on the front end. Touch of caramel too. Vanilla notes appeared in the center. The beer finished with a moderate boozy/bourbon quality that smoothed out as the beer warmed. Subtle raisin notes also came forth, as did the overall sweetness. A touch of bitter char lingered after the swallow.

The beer was medium bodied bodied for the style. Oily and slick on the palate. The liquid contained a moderate effervescence that turned creamy and smooth on the palate. After a few sips, I could feel the sugars in the beer leaving a slightly sticky film on my lips.

Despite the fact that I picked up neither coffee nor walnuts in this, Oil Of Aphrodite - Bourbon Barrel-Aged With Coffee was a tasty and enjoyable, though perhaps somewhat forgettable, imperial stout. Jackie O’s beers were very hot commodities a few years ago, but I understand why today they seem to get lost in the fray.

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Photo of Abe_Froman
4.47/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Holderness
4.23/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L -- Pours a pitch black body with a scant half finger of light brown head produced with moderate pour. Minimal retention and some lacing
S -- Bourbon, dark chocolate fudge, dark roast coffee, sweet raisin, prune, molasses, caramel, vanilla
T -- Boozy bourbon, bitter herbal hops, espresso, rich fudge, toasted walnut, oak, brown sugar. Booziness is a tad harsh, perhaps due to the bottle's freshness
F -- Big mouthfeel, medium- carb. Pretty intense boozy/hoppy bitterness and not too sweet
O -- A nice, robust flavored imperial stout. The walnuts are hard to pick out but the coffee and bourbon barrel come through big time. Pricey (~$14/12 oz bottle in MA)

85/100

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Photo of Montanabeerz
4.49/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 7irondave
4.23/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rjp217
4.22/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CaptainHate
4.28/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 2017 12.7 ounce bottle bought in the middle of the year into a DFH tulip. For once I did the right thing and let the bottle warm to room temperature before opening (breweries please take note for your big stouts)

Very dark brown body topped by a small hot chocolate colored creamy head which dissipated quickly but left a tight bubbly lacing on the glass side. Sweet barrel boozy chocolate smell with other flavors coming in and out. Can taste the coffee faintly but maybe the year plus cellaring has faded it back with the walnut and dark fruits. Booze is there but not overly hot. Feel is perfect for a stout like this as the tastes linger in the mouth. I had the regular Oil of Aphrodite relatively fresh and don't recall it being nearly as good as this.

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Photo of Muss42
4.44/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jt_thomas18
4.46/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of samEBC
4.3/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.85/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Notes of rich candied dried dark fruit, raisins, walnuts, toasted brown bread, dark roasted malts, immense robust roasted coffee, dark chocolate, caramel, molasses, oak, vanilla, bourbon

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Photo of beergoot
4.32/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Opaque ebony body with a thick, light tan head (pretty good for a high ABV beer); excellent lacing along the glass. Nice charred grain scent infused with bittersweet chocolate and coffee ground notes. Very rich and balanced flavor profile, mimicking the aroma but also adding some well-blending alcohol notes, some with bourbon tones. Heavy body; slick and oil; chewy; semi-sweet finish with a bit of alcohol heat.

BA currently lists the ABV at 10.0%. The bottle label shows 12.1% ABV (update submitted).

A powerfully strong and seductive dark beer that deftly balanced strength and seduction in one fine package. It makes for one fine morning cup o' coffee...

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Photo of GOBLIN
4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DangerDawg
4.23/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dertyd
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours out a dark black color, with a thin hazel nut colored head------------- the aromas are of fudge, vanilla, bourbon and oak(amazing aroma)------------- the flavors are of lightly bitter coffee, soy sauce, tobacco, chocolate and oak, the beer had a thick mouthfeel with a dry finish------------- overall this beer is world class - this was one tasty imperial stout, it's a big chocolate fudge bomb that drinks so smooth for over 12%-

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Photo of grover37
4.45/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kwright
5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jschott75
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jheimbigner
3.77/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of maltznhopz
4.11/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of buschbeer
4.12/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12.7 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a Jackie O's snifter

This beer pours black in color and is topped with less than an inch of mocha head that leaves little lacing.

The smell has coffee, hints of bourbon, caramel and vanilla.

The coffee is not in your face but present. It marries well with the bourbon. Caramel and vanilla give it a dessert character.

Full bodied. Thick and viscous.

This is a very good beer from a great brewery. It is not the best that I have had from them, but I wouldn't pass on it.

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Photo of Futbolmanby
4.34/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SerMosh
5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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Oil Of Aphrodite - Bourbon Barrel-Aged With Coffee from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 4.36 out of 5 with 154 ratings