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 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
Ranking:
#1,286
Reviews:
161
Ratings:
772
pDev:
8.81%
Bros Score:
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Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Dark brown-black body, largely opaque, with thin tan head, minimal, with extensive, super tight bubbled lacing.

S - Surprisingly quiet nose, malt and chocolate present, but just a trace.

T - More roasted malt and char on the tongue, joining nutty chocolate and malted milk ball notes. Close is mildly bitter, building over time, but not harsh.

M - Brisk feel on the tongue, some minimal warmth, and a slightly dry finish. Given this beer's heft, it is amazing how easy this one drinks.

O - Surprisingly refined and clean, especially for the ABV. Enjoyable enough, but this has a couple years on it and may have experienced some drop off, as the flavors are a touch less saturated than I'd expected.

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Pours dark brown from the bottle, sits black in the glass. Khaki cap sticks around, but not much lacing left behind.

Smells of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, nuts.

Taste follows. Lots of roast and bitter coffee. A distinct nuttiness which I can't quite place as walnuts specifically. Chocolate sweetness and some lingering alcohol on the aftertaste. Bitterness lasts for some time.

Medium bodied, slick and oily. Rather smooth. A worthy stout.

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Photo of guzzleacoldone
4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of rkarimi
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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

Photo of psweendogg
4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Buck89
4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter. Clear dark brown on the pour yielding a modest tan head. Walnuts jumped out on the nose, followed by chocolate malt, caramel, and some floral notes. The taste followed closely - I picked up the nuts with a hint of saltiness at first. Bitter chocolate and floral bitterness ensued, with some char especially on the finish. I liked the nuttiness which then gave way to a classic RIS taste.

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Photo of ericsbrown
4.73/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of KeyWestGator
4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Coho11
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of axf4129
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.09/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of bshefftz
4.6/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of crobinso
3.82/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AleHunter805
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vidblain
3.9/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oil of Aphrodite pours a deep brown-black with a pleasant, light brown head. When cold, there's not special about the smell or taste - it's a fairly muted nutty stout without any particular characteristics to the taste aside from that nuttiness.

As the beer warms, the walnuts become a bit more present. This is both good and bad - much like Avery's Nutty Professor, the beer takes on an unpleasant salty quality which leaves a profoundly bad taste in your mouth. This is one stout that I prefer when it's quite cold. At least the consistency and feel are excellent - it's very rich and thick and leaves your glass significantly coated.

I'm curious to see what barrel-aging does to this beer. Does it tame that saltiness? Are the walnuts still too present? Have to track down a bottle.

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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.12/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of bb-magic
4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Oil Of Aphrodite from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 772 ratings