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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:
#1,212
Reviews:
157
Ratings:
741
pDev:
8.81%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
320
Gots:
190
Trade:
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Ratings: 741 |  Reviews: 157
Photo of UrbanCaveman
3.83/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, poured into a snifter at ~45 degrees F.

Appearance: Pours a deep, dark black, forming a few patches of bubbles along the lower edges of the glass, and forms a thick, long-lived head of a dark khaki, verging towards actual brown. Lacing is, as one would expect, impressive.

Smell: The aroma is almost tangible. Deep, rich dark chocolate, plummy fruits, newly tanned leather, and roasted nuts all swirl out of the glass, in gorgeous unison.

Taste: Oddly, less complex than the scent led me to believe. There's a distinct heat and astringency from the ABV, which likely fades if one is not drinking a freshly released bottle. Underneath that, there is a smooth, delicious stout, with flavor notes including dark chocolate, fig, plum, bitter earth, walnut, and leather. I'd like to try this again with some age on it.

Mouthfeel: Oddly light for an imperial stout, presenting itself as crushable rather than full, rich, and sticky.

Overall: Not my favorite Jackie-O's stout - that award currently goes to their Dark Apparition. That being said, this has scads of promise for developing into something truly spectacular with a bit of age, so I'll be picking up some more bottles to cellar. I'll revisit it once I try some aged.

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Photo of cd34
4.06/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of pgrenvicz
4.37/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lotgod
4.44/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of bman13
4.69/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of stickydankhop
4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

tastes of bourbon and with nutty tones. smell is roasted malt and bourbon. My father said he liked this better than Founders KBS. This was a real treat to have and is right up there with other bourbon aged stouts

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Photo of twizzard
4.32/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JoeyDubs
4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of ShanePB
3.79/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JNForsyth
4.44/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eziel
4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Fireslayer
4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.96/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cvm4
4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L - Pours a decent black thickness with a dark tan one finger head. Okay lacing and okay retention.

S - Great roasted malt character, black walnuts are definitely in full effect and the sweet candied syrup rears its head.

T - Black walnuts combined with vanilla that transform into huge roasted malts. The Belgian candied syrup is on the money and definitely holds the beer together. There is a char character as well.

F - Full bodied and medium carbonation. A bit sugary and sweet, but not cloying sweet. Smooth and velvety body.

O - A rich stout that is to be appreciated.

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Photo of dheldman
4.39/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jho3325
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bisco42
4.51/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Doesn't get much better than this for an American Double Stout.

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Photo of cosmicevan
4.55/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

375 enjoyed in a jackie o mini snifter...once again, thrashd...thank you!

a - brew pours watery black, not too sludgy...no head to speak of. minimal lace.

s - nose is a nice chocolate stout with notes of vanilla and nuttiness. good roast character...very nice blend.

t/m/o - zing. super smooth and tasty stout. walnuts show themselves in a vanilla nutty vibe glazed over a deep chocolate rich stout with light to moderate roastiness. so much yum in these little bottles. have had this one in the past and really don't remember digging it as much as now...in fact, have had a bunch of jackie o recently and very impressed vs my initial impressions after they first came on the scene. goes to show...it is always worth it to check in again down the road after a lack-luster first impression.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
4.36/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours beautifully. Thick and lasting dark tan head that really lingers and laces my glass nicely. Flavor profile is outstanding. I do get some walnut character here, mostly on the backend and as an accent. Also, I get what seems like a mild molasses. Dark chocolate seems to be hinting, but also lingering as a faint accent, like the walnuts. There is a mature degree of sweetness here that is at the perfect level and I assume it comes from the Belgian candied syrup, as noted on the label. Overall, it's just heaps of rich malts piled on top of each other.

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Oil Of Aphrodite from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 741 ratings
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