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
Ratings:
731
Reviews:
155
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
9.16%
 
 
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320
Gots:
190
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29
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Photo of agreenman19
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pollocwr
3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sabtos
3.24/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Solid black with a soft, dense tan head that retains a nice thin but substantial blanket.

Light milk chocolate, faint walnut--overall soft and delicate aromas, with a bit of a metallic suggestion on occasion. It gets more nutty as it warm, with a hint of cheese, a little dark caramel, and a little roasty toastiness.

Taste is chocolate covered raisin, not much nut but it's there. A sort of bitter aftertaste, but all in all, the flavor is a little lacking.

Tangy, almost spicy feel, maybe the alcohol or just the certain level of roast on the malt. Medium body overall.

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Photo of SportsandJorts
4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a deep dark color, probably on the black side not too far off of mahogany. a two finger plus tan head forms even from a gentle pour. good strong retention and leaving behind a frothy lacing. completely dark and opaque.

Smell: dark fruits, walnuts, chocolate, some roasted malts and a bit of alcohol.

Taste: opens with bittersweet chocolate, transitions into a bit of dark fruits. a bit of smoke and some maple syrup or possibly molasses. walnuts come on near the end as does a small amount of alcohol.

Mouthfeel: full bodied but quite smooth. leaves behinds some light smokiness and a touch of sweetness. some warmth.

Overall: I really like this base stout and think the barrel aged versions throw away some of the nice complexity for spirit character. really nice and deep flavors that develop well. the smoothness along with the full body are key too.

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

Photo of BradtheGreat7
4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PSU_Mike
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of izzyismyrott
3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of ryanhooks81
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

2015 bottling. 12.7 oz bottle served in a snifter.

Appearance: Pitch black with no light coming through at all. Dark tan 1/4" foam upon pouring which died back to a thick ring. Thin sheets of persistent lacing.

Smell: Bittersweet chocolate with some floral notes, a hint of alcohol and fruity esters, and a quick whiff of walnut.

Taste: Bittersweet chocolate well balanced with malt sweetness, some candi sugar, and caramel. The finish is bitter in a complimentary way - roasted malts, more of the bittersweet chocolate, and a bit of an herbal bitter finish. I can detect the walnut towards the finish - it's not strong; more of a complimentary flavor like you'd find if you had put nuts into brownies or a dark chocolate cake.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth. Nice and thick and creamy. Light carbonation. Some stickiness on the teeth.

Overall / Drinkability: A well crafted stout and definitely a slow sipping beer. The walnuts are a nice compliment to this beer. It's a Double Imperial Stout no doubt, which normally is nothing but strong flavors, but this one is a bit more delicate and finely crafted. The flavors are strong, but they're not hitting you over the head. Is this an oil that will induce love from a Greek Goddess? Maybe. It certainly puts me in a good mood and is something I should pick up again sometime. Dangerously drinkable but one per evening will do fine.

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Photo of larryi86
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thank you SomethingClever for this
12.7 oz bottle poured into a tulip

A- Black with a two finger mocha head.

S- Sweet milk chocolate, faint roasted malts, some dark fruits, walnuts aren't the center piece but really come out nicely and add a great level of complexity, hints of molasses.

T- Not as sweet as the nose, roasted coffee, some chocolate, just enough walnuts, faint dark fruits, hints of candied sugar.

M- Smooth, creamy, medium to full body.

O- I was hoping that it would be as sweet as it smells, but it is still a solid beer. Would love to try the rum barrel version, feel the rum would be perfect for this beer. I feel Aphrodite would be proud of this beer.

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Photo of jws7968
4.94/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of n2185
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Beef_Curtains
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of NJB145
3.96/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.02/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

3.02/5: Not very impressive, as its boozy yet lacking a significant stout flavor beyond the walnuts

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Photo of AllanPatchin1016
5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of BPMeyer27
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jkrug5
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Oil Of Aphrodite from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
4.15 out of 5 based on 731 ratings.
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