Oil Of Aphrodite | 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

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

Added by wagenvolks on 09-11-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
731
Reviews:
155
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
9.16%
 
 
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320
Gots:
190
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Photo of Dewsby
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L) Surprisingly very little head on this beer, even with a vigorous pour into my snifter. It is a tad old, but I wouldn't think it would effect things that much. It is a lovely, oily, black however.

S) There are notes of espresso, vanilla, toffee, and even some bourbon notes, but no tree nut vibes.

T) The taste is rich and roasty. There is definitely some strong espresso, a lingering sweetness from the malt, a smidgeon of vanilla or marshmallow, and some notes of roasted walnut or chestnut (but I honestly wonder how much of me detecting those flavors isn't just me knowing they are in there). The tree nut flavors most certainly are not dominant.

F) The beer is medium-low carbonated with a silky mouth feel.

O) It isn't bad, I wish the walnut flavors were stronger and that the beer actually had a head and lacing, but perhaps my bottle is funky.

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Photo of Prager62
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A 12.7 ounce bottle with no visible date recently sent to me by fellow BA LeperJim. Pouring it in a 12oz. snifter for the review.

Look- Pours a thick oily looking dark brown that borders black leaving a few centimeters of tan colored foam. It appears nitro-like with very active tiny carbonation bubbles that surface with a reverse cascading action. Some moderate lacing is left behind.

Smell- Dark roasted malt, molasses, figs, tobacco and a hint of char.

Taste- Dark roasted malt, figs, raisins, tobacco, leather and some char. There's a slightly bitter taste in the finish before it opens up to reveal something woody in nature. I'm guessing the black walnuts?

Feel- Medium thick and oily with a slightly bitter semi dry finish.

Overall- A very well made non barrel aged stout that delivers some complex flavor. It almost tastes like it was oak aged. I'm guessing the black walnuts may have something to do with that? Whatever the case, this is one every lover of robust stouts should check out.

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Photo of FBarber
3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours pitch black with a thin brown head that dissipates leaving nothing but a ring of tannish foam along the outside of the beer.

Smell has notes of sweet carmelized syrups, walnuts, some roasted malt notes, and a hint of dark fruits.

Taste has notes of walnuts, some cartelized syrup, roasted malts, strong pine notes and some sap. Lots of bitterness on the back end. Some chocolate notes are here - but more like bakers chocolate with some bitterness. Im kind of surprised by how bitter this stout is. Its not bad, but for some people that could be an immediate turnoff.

Feel is sticky and oily. Mild carbonation. Some heat on the back end - drinks like more than 10%.

Overall this is a solid stout, but I'm just not seeing it. For me, the bitterness is a bit much, and its a very hot stout. Definitely more of a unique taste.

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Photo of cjgiant
3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle, no apparent date (bought at brewery):
Pours a dark, not quite oily color - I'll go black. The tan head builds nicely - almost two fingers. Large bubbles find a home in creaminess. The head is slow to leave, and is ready to return on a swirl.

The nose has a little roastiness, but I really get the walnut (mostly a oily nut, but knowing it's walnut makes the scent more obvious). It's actually impressive, but also leads to me wanting some of the stout base.

The feel is one of a lighter, more oily stout. The taste is roastiness with a cola aspect. Now this is only one part of the beer - I'd say just less than 50% of it. The walnut is a big part of this beer (again, mildly impressive in itself). The skins and slightly bitter notes of the nut fight the stout - and tend to grab my palate more. The back end comes with what appear to be the PNW hops - piney bitterness which I think loses me a tad as it's a little too bitter after the nut bitterness.

Really it's the back end bitterness that doesn't work for me. I wish the perceived hop bitterness were dialed back. I prefer a roasted char bitterness in my stouts - perhaps accented by hops. This one comes across to heavy-handed on this aspect.

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Photo of SaxmanRick
4.59/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dipaslife4me
4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CharlesK
3.97/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CPAles
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Maillard
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VABA
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEER88
3.91/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 11-52_4hops
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stephenjmoore
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark syrupy brown with a thin tan head on top. Aroma is nutty and grainy with hints of caramel and sweet bread. Flavor is roasty and nutty, sweet with a big of a toasted flavor. Feel is smooth, slightly syrupy, medium carbonation, sticky lingering flavor. Nice complex stout with some interesting flavors.

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Photo of tjwarren
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pitch black with a thin tan head. Smell overly sweet but taste is far more balanced. Starts sweet finishes bitter and dry. Taste is nutty and chocolate. Smooth creamy mouthfeel. Some heat from the alcohol. Very good. A favorite.

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Photo of tsgooch79
3.67/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gobuccos
4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 5EKF
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of glass_house
4.36/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of yesterdayfaraway
3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: pours a bit thin and brown. Looks black in the glass with a film of brown head
S: milky lacto chocolate sweetness, with a slight nutty aroma
T: artificial chocolate sweetness and nutty.
F: medium thickness, coats pretty well too.
O: not a big fan of this one.

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Photo of Nat1975
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wcu80
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chestertonian82
4.68/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Oil Of Aphrodite from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
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