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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
Ranking:
#1,096
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
122
pDev:
6.44%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
18
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 122 |  Reviews: 24
Reviews by Alieniloquium:
Photo of Alieniloquium
4.02/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black, but not viscous looking. No head. Very thin collar.

Smell - Sharp, green coffee aroma. Some bourbon. Chocolate.

Taste - Again, the coffee flavor is very sharp and green. Sharp and acidic. Chocolate. Bourbon rounds it out.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Low carbonation.

Overall - This suffered after DB Hunahpu, but it's very good. A Jackie O's stout that's good! What!

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Photo of jegross2
4.77/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Reviewing the Bourbon Barrel Aged Oil Of Aphrodite With Coffee from Jackie O's Pub and Brewery out of Ohio.

Score: 98

2013 vintage. Bottle 11 of 230. Served in an O'so snifter and enjoyed on 01/28/14. Thank you Jon and Mark for the bottle!

Appearance: Black body, with brown highlights at the upper edges when held to light. Pours a quarter finger of khaki head that quick settles to a ring around glass. Average lacing, good retention. Lovely browning of the sides of the glass when swirled, with good legs. 5/5

Smell: Big vanilla, coffee that is overshadowed by the vanilla but still quite present, chocolate, and a light roastiness. Molasses and bourbon aroma too. The balance of coffee and vanilla present in the nose reminds me a lot of Prairie's Pirate Bomb. Overall, this is a really lovely mix of aromatics, with a sweet leaning profile that is vanilla forward. I could smell this all evening. 4.75/5

Taste: Big vanilla backbone, overlaid with coffee (more so than in the nose), smooth bourbon, molasses, and milk chocolate. Most of the chocolate flavor is towards the finish. As it warms up, there more coffee initially comes through, giving added bitter balance to the sweetness of the vanilla. However, by room temp, more molasses comes through tipping the balance back towards sweetness again. Finishes with a mix of chocolate, light vanilla and residual coffee. The finish is perfectly bittersweet. Everything is wonderfully integrated here. 4.75/5

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, quite viscous. Spot on carbonation. Oily mouthfeel. Sweet leaning profile, but still well balanced. No real booziness. 4.75/5

Overall: A really awesome bourbon-forward bourbon barrel aged beer with a good level of sweetness and coffee flavor done right. The integration here is marvelous. This and Coffee Dark Apparition are two great beers from Jackie O's that prove they have the talent to produce elite beer, yet also epitomize why most of their other barrel aged released to date have been massively disappointing. Seek a bottle of this one out.

Cost: $20 for a 22 oz (bomber) bottle.

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Photo of DanGeo
4.19/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OompaMentor
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very enjoyable!

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Photo of boogerisu
4.6/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of williamjbauer
4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chinchill
4.16/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottle shared with Drsilverworm (thanks) at RBWG-2014.

Aroma: Nutty dark roasted grains with coffee. Strong and complex but of a mess. All the elements come together nicely in tasting, although the walnuts in this "walnut stout" are never apparent.

Feel: Smooth, medium-full body.

O: Strong refined complex taste make this an excellent sipper.

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Photo of Stigs
5/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of SomethingClever
4.45/5  rDev +2.3%
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 Ciocanelu
4.6/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Black color with brown head. Aroma has bourbon, chocolate, some astringent roasty notes and coffee liquor. Taste is bourbony, roasty with chocolate and coffee notes. Some nuts and coffee bitterness on the finish. Medium body and carbonation. Nice variation on the original with the coffee integrated really well.

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Photo of zimm421
4.33/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beergorrilla
4.34/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wellsnb
4.48/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GRG1313
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Treyliff
4.44/5  rDev +2.1%
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 bluejacket74
4.49/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12.7 ounce bottle, 2017 vintage. Served in a Jackie O's snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch tan head that stuck around for a little while. There's also a good amount of lacing. I like the aroma a lot, the brew smells like coffee, bourbon, vanilla, nuts, chocolate, and roasted malt. It tastes like bourbon, vanilla, oak, coffee, nuts/walnuts, earthiness, chocolate, roasted malt and molasses. I think it's more of a sweeter tasting imperial stout. Mouthfeel/body is full, it's creamy and coating with a good amount of carbonation. Thought this one was pretty good, but then it is a Jackie O's stout so of course it's going to be good. Really enjoyed this variation of Oil of Aphrodite, it's certainly worth buying a bottle or 2 if you come across some! $11.99 a bottle.

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Photo of n2185
4.22/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beersmith90
4.27/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vrbulldog22
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of teamwiggum
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AJmon13
4.21/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of oline73
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Zaphog
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Oil Of Aphrodite - Bourbon Barrel Aged W/ Coffee from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 122 ratings
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