Oil Of Aphrodite
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #578
ABV:
10%
Score:
93
Ranked #1,803
Avg:
4.2 | pDev: 8.57%
Reviews:
188
Ratings:
852
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Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
 
Ohio, United States
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SCORE
93
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Oil Of AphroditeOil Of Aphrodite
Notes: American Imperial Stout brewed with black walnuts
Reviews: 188 | Ratings: 852 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Psilo:
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Psilo from California

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.

May 14, 2018
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Houser from Pennsylvania

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

really solid stout with added ingredient. im not quite sure what black walnuts taste like, but there was definitely something different about this one. maybe some nuttiness?

Apr 17, 2016
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FBarber from Illinois

3.83/5  rDev -8.8%
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.

Jul 08, 2017
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sliverX from S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.

4/5  rDev -4.8%

Aug 08, 2012
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DonFrap from Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Aug 15, 2013
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Storm21 from Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Sep 13, 2014
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Mora2000 from Texas

4.42/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to someone for sharing this beer. I think it may have been thirdeye11.

The beer pours a black color with a tan head. The aroma is very strong. I get a lot of walnuts as well as a lot of dark chocolate. Very nice. The flavor is just as good and a little bit more complex. I get a lot of chocolate and coffee as well as some oak and molasses notes. Very easy to drink for a beer that is 10 percent alcohol. Medium to thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Outstanding.

Apr 24, 2011
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bmf5581 from North Carolina

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

Feb 08, 2016
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Gkruszewski from New York

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

Jul 08, 2018
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bret27 from California

3.49/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bottle courtesy of BigTimeADL as extra.
L: black with brn head.
S: burnt coffee, nuts. Metal.
T: Spicy burnt wood. Notes of chocolate.
F: Viscous and slightly slippery slick.
Overall: fairly solid stout base. The problem might be however, that walnuts are kind of bitter and gross by themselves. A bit of a metallic smell and saliva-like consistency didn’t help. Couldn’t finish.

May 23, 2020
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PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

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

Feb 27, 2016
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riemster from Ohio

4/5  rDev -4.8%

Jul 13, 2013
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Shawner from Minnesota

4.07/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Mar 03, 2015
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Brew33 from Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Sep 18, 2014
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goveia75 from California

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

22 oz bottle courtesy of Photekut. Won this bottle in an LIF. Thank you so much! Been wanting to try this for such a long time.

A: Oil pours a deep, dark chocolate colour with mocha-tinted head. Substantial head retention with broken web of delicate lace that cling onto the glass. Very nice.

S: Scents of dark chocolate and roasted nuts. Most likely the black walnuts I smell here. Very inviting. Traces of subtle coffee, most likely from the malt?

T: Brilliant! Again, a nice combo of dark chocolate and roasted walnuts. This beer is superb. While the combination works, just wish there was a little more going on here.

M: Spot-on carbination with medium to heavy body. If this were a little bit thicker and creamier, it would earn a perfect score here.

O: Can't describe how happy I am to be able to try this. This beer is very well done. Great work Jackie O's. Now I just need to seek out the rum barrel version!

Thanks again Photekut!

Dec 12, 2011
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Viperman1316 from Indiana

4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 10, 2016
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pkalix from California

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

2014 bottle. very roast-y, very dark, no head.... not sure i'm getting the walnuts but i am getting the dry, side of the mouth kind of feeling i get from eating walnuts. overall, it's decent. very drinkable for a ten percent stout..... not spectacular.

Aug 07, 2016
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SaisonRichBiere from Michigan

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

Feb 08, 2017
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heystevec from Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Dec 12, 2014
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strohme2 from Michigan

4.32/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

May 25, 2015
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BarryMFBurton from Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

Jun 15, 2014
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lanciloti from Illinois

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

Nov 06, 2015
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grover37 from District of Columbia

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

Dec 26, 2014
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Holland from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

May 27, 2013
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PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania

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

May 19, 2016
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