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:
#1,269
Reviews:
159
Ratings:
768
pDev:
8.81%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
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4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
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4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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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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4.24/5  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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4.73/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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4/5  rDev -4.8%
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4/5  rDev -4.8%
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4/5  rDev -4.8%
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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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4.12/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
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3.92/5  rDev -6.7%
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Oil Of Aphrodite from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 768 ratings