Oil Of Aphrodite | Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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4.2/5
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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): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
American Imperial Stout brewed with black walnuts

Added by wagenvolks on 09-11-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,146
Reviews:
169
Ratings:
802
pDev:
8.57%
 
 
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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.69/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Walnuts, chocolate, candied dark fruits, nutty toasty malts, coffee notes

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Photo of mig100
4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of buschbeer
4.14/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12.7 FL Oz bottle
Served in a Jackie O's snifter
2014

This beer pours black as bubblin' crude. It is topped with a little mocha head that leaves little lacing.

The smell is nutty with dark chocolate.

The smell is pretty much the same. I get dark chocolate with an earthy/nutty flavor. I get hints of anise and coffee.

Full bodied. Oily, slick mouthfeel

I have not had a fresh one, but I think four years of age hasn't hurt this beer at all. It is very tasty and fulfilling.

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Photo of stephens101
4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

New to the shelf and new to my palate and hopefully a new favorite.

A shiny black brew with a thin, concave dark tan head.

Complex aroma with burnt sugar, caramel cinnamon, plum and black cherry.

The taste is equally involving with black cherry and plum along with notes of cotton candy, brown bread and tannin and pine in the finish creating a very well-balanced brew.

Heavy in body and creamy but super smooth with a hint of alcohol makes for an easy sipper.

Love it when a wish comes true.

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Photo of russpowell
3.87/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours an effervescent & chestnut hued mahogany with a pinky of caramel head. Not quite up to par head retention & lacing

S: Roasty, a little nutty, dark fruit & little booze once warm

T: Follows the nose, some coffee and dryness up front. Walnuts, a little fig, raisin, vanilla charred grain, plus woody/walnut hull bitterness as this warms, just a touch of booze. Finishes with a little Chicory, woody bitterness, a touch nuttyness & plenty of dryness, just little fig, & cinnamon

MF: Medium body, moderate carbonation

Solid Imp Stout, drinks easy enough for what it is. Not sure I would buy again, not totally in my wheelhouse

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Photo of JOBEERFB
4.17/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beginner2
4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at The Beer Temple as a run-up to an event organized by Half Acre for brewers who don't get distributed here. My first from this legendary shop that appears to have good food, too.

Often with imperials, something -- usually a smell or taste or alcohol -- comes on too strong. Not so here. Well-balanced. It was like having a bittersweet chocolate bar with nuts. Yummy.

I rarely rate this style above the average. (Only 2 are above average of the 17 that I've Had of the top 50 per BA ratings.) So my rating may not seem like high praise, but actually it is.

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Photo of mattmarka1
3.34/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a deep black color ale with a large dark brown foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of roasted malt notes with some black chocolate notes with some walnut notes also perceptible. Taste is a mix of roasted malt notes with some black chocolate, some walnut notes which fits well with the flavours profile with some residual sugar notes also noticeable. Body is about average for style with some good carbonation with no apparent alcohol notes. Interesting mix of flavours that doesn’t end up being too gimmicky.

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Photo of Jhfinn
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikexw
3.83/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gambyt20
3.65/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Muss42
4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of C_Adams
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of samEBC
4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.96/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Benish
4.01/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of chinchill
4.06/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery pub in Athens.
Clear but nearly opaque reddish-brown body with a good beige head. Patterned lacing is left sticking to the glass.
Enticing and complex aroma but without a clear walnut note.
Flavor: bold, lightly boozy, with hints of molasses, bitter chocolate and toasted dark bread. Mildly bitter finish.
Full, lightly oily body with light carbonation.

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Photo of avalon07
4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Poured from a bottle to a snifter glass. Had a dark brown / black color and a thick, opaque consistency. There was a half inch of creamy, tan-colored head that lasted an average amount of time. Good, but not great, lacing.

S: A very nice aroma of malt, chocolate, nuts, and coffee.

T: Tasted of a good amount of dark malt (present throughout), a good shot of the advertised walnuts, some chocolate notes, light coffee, a burnt quality, and caramel. A sneakily complex flavor that gets better as you go along. Subtle and sweet. Has a similar quality to Dark Apparition, but this isn't a problem. Tasty.

F: A solid amount of carbonation with a super smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is a well made, easy to drink stout. Worth a try.

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Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hophugger
4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first review of a Jackie O's beer from the great state of Virginia(a state that does not see distribution0. dark, dark brown with minimal head and almost non-existent lacing. Aroma is full of deep dark malts and sweetness. Taste is heavy malts and a nice dryness from the walnuts. This is a nice stout. MF is good, slightly dry and full of deep malts and an ever so slight bit of bitterness from the hops. the nut factor is nice but definitely not overpowering as the balance is done quite well and the overall feel is pleasant even with the higher abv. Walnuts are a player, although not big, but leave a nice feel and produce a good stout

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Photo of Mattpodos
4.56/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of novamat
3.98/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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