Oil Of Aphrodite | 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

Added by wagenvolks on 09-11-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,216
Reviews:
158
Ratings:
756
pDev:
8.81%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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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

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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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4.88/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SerMosh
5/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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3.92/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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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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4.02/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of coryhk
4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of ChilliHeights
4.54/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Excellent imperial stout from this Ohio Brewery. Great dark almost black color and nice lacing on the glass. Great smooth taste and finish.

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Photo of ajm5108
3.61/5  rDev -14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Color as you'd expect, moderate tan cap that settles quickly. Aroma is surprisingly woody considering it isn't barreled at all - some vague earthiness from the walnut, a little vague sweetness from the syrup, traditional roasted malt. You can tell what the ingredients impart but yet somehow they lack a concrete identity.

Taste isn't far off from your run-of-the-mill stout; a well-made one, undoubtedly, but lacks distinction. There are traces of nut flavors floating around, but you can barely find any of the Belgian syrup the bottle proports. Ends pretty hoppy as well, which you may or may not like in a stout. Mouthfeel is a bit thin as well.

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

Thanks goes out to MastaaaGrillaaa for this brew, from NBS BIF#6

12.7 oz. Bottle

My first from this brewery.

Poured into a tulip a pretty nice dark brown/black color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice one-finger light tan head, which leaves a pretty nice medium size oil slick, and some sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, with some dark chocolate, toffee, vanilla, walnuts, some licorice. The taste is pretty nice, malty, with some dark chocolate, toffee, vanilla, walnuts, licorice. Full Body, ABV hidden pretty well, a pretty nice complex brew. Overall, this is pretty nice. Definitely like to see what else they have to offer.

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

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.17/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CaptainHate
4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Oil Of Aphrodite from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 756 ratings
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