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

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
American Imperial Stout brewed with black walnuts, aged in bourbon barrels, & conditioned on coffee.

Added by Cynic-ale on 12-14-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
85
Reviews:
16
Avg:
4.36
pDev:
6.65%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
13
For Trade:
4
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4.24/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.27/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brewski
3.94/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gaddabble
4.36/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AJmon13
4.21/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

12.7 bottle poured into Jackie O's pint glass.

A: small slightly mocha colored head. Body is a rich black color.

S: the coffee hits you but it's light then you get the Bourbon which presents itself as more a rustic leather smell. then you get this candied walnut smell.

T: lots of luscious coffee followed by some rich Bourbon toffee vanilla and walnut stout taste.

M: Lush decadent nice and chewy.

O: This is an excellent Coffee BA beer its components alone make a great beer but the walnuts come out strong in the aftertaste which I love.

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Photo of cjgiant
4.09/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle:
Pours a deep brown liquid from the bottle, creating a dark brown head. The formation of head outpaces its fizzy dying, and the remnants are a medium thin collar of deep tan to brown tightly condensed bubbles. Literally a spot or two of lacing on a filmy inner glass.

Nose has a chocolate lean to it, with vanilla being a component that might overwhelm the coffee addition a bit. A fairly sweet smelling beer, there is a hint of the walnut on a near room temperature beer. The bourbon itself is mostly hidden, but a swirl does tingle my nostril hairs a bit.

Taste has a cola aspect to it, along with the expected chocolate. A smooth, silky, oily feel isn't all that heavy. It is nicer than the base beer's more raw bitter side. Again, vanilla plays a big part, and once again it may be hiding the coffee, as well as the walnut. While I got a little in the nose eventually, not much in the taste. If I stretch, maybe a little dryness in the lingering aftertaste.

This took some of what I found to be harsher aspects of the base beer and mellowed/smoothed them out. It might have gone a little overboard in that respect. Taken on its own, I wish the coffee were a little more obvious. Still an enjoyable beverage, leaning towards the sweeter side.

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

On tap at JO's

Pours deep black in color with a wall foamy khaki head that dissapears completely. Smells of dark chocolate and espresso up front, followed by bourbon and woody oak, caramel & toasted nuts. Tastes of robust espresso up front, imparting earthy and herbal coffee notes. Mid-palate gives notes of molasses and toasted nuts, followed by sharp oak and bourbon, which brings notes of vanilla, caramel and wood. The finish is nutty with more coffee and lingers of bourbon. My favorite version Oil of A , the coffee really pops through

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

Photo of chrismattlin
4.71/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sabtos
3.9/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black with burnt red edges and mild tan froth that crops up in thin patches on the surface.

Nutty coffee nose, with a little pepper-like bite of barrel tamped down by soothing chocolate and moderately roasted malt.

Spicy, peppery sort of coffee, likely aided by the barrel, and dare I say the walnut is more prominent than regular? I'm going to have to do a side by side. I also get a hint of maple and vanilla. I actually think the barrel did some positive things for me here, which I don't often say.

Medium body, semi-dry.

I had this on draft as well, and plan to revisit when I drink a full bottle.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.35/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gregf51
4.44/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nunya
4.35/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of JohnnyMc
4.49/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours out an inky pitch black.

Smell is tons of fresh coffee, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, roast & even a hint of oak. Lots going on!

Taste follows the aroma pretty well. Lots of coffee, like black coffee, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, bit of nutty notes too. Nice roasted malt in the finish with some lingering sweetness.

Fuller side of medium bodied, kinda chewy & ABV is pretty well hidden.

Another Jackie O's winner!

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Photo of Eziel
4.27/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.15/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEER88
4.26/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mikeypnh
4.39/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lemmy187
4.35/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of domdomdomdom
4.31/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gambyt20
4.52/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AMCimpi
4.56/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Oil Of Aphrodite - Bourbon Barrel Aged W/ Coffee from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
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