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

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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

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Added by Cynic-ale on 12-14-2013

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52
Reviews:
9
Avg:
4.41
pDev:
7.48%
 
 
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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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4.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.16/5  rDev -5.7%
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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5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.02/5  rDev -8.8%
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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4.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to rudzud

Light fizzy dark head fades quickly, nice legs, dark almost black color

Nose tons of fresh roasted coffee, nutty earthy but sweet pepper spicy coffee, dark roasted, little chocolate cocoa, big fudge, little vanilla, some nutty aromas, little cookie dough.

Taste brings sweet candy malt, little brown sugar syrup, almost maple sweet but not a ton, dark choc fudge, fresh roasted coffee, quite nutty candied walnuts, touch fruity, little bitter roasted and earthy hop, fresh coffee grinds, touch vanilla barrel. Finish big fresh coffee, little earthy hop, nutty caramel fudge lingering

Mouth is fuller bod fudgey, little creamy, decent carb.

Overall pretty nice but big sweet.

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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Photo of bgold86
5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Huge huge fudgyness and mocha profiles on the nose with hints of vanilla and slight nuttiness, the oak really shines through as well. Huge chocolate and coffee on the palate, just utterly huge (huge!), with a creamy mouth-feel to boot. Taste reminds me of brownies with walnuts, absolute spectacular, 100/100! The brewmaster/s at JO's deserve a hearty congrats on one of the finest beers I have ever enjoyed (at the time of this review am a hop and a skip from 1,000).

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