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Oil Of Aphrodite | Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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4.2/5
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741 Ratings
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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:
#1,213
Reviews:
157
Ratings:
741
pDev:
8.81%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
320
Gots:
190
Trade:
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 741 |  Reviews: 157
Photo of devilfluff
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of cd_beer_disapear
4.67/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
3.93/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.77/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pkalix
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.

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

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

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

Photo of TomMorris
3.88/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Josholson666
4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CNoj012
4.26/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours an extremely dark brown with a one finger mocha colored head. Retention is minimal and there is spotted lacing. Smell is great. Roasted malt, chocolate, toffee and nuts. Taste is similar, but not quite as complex. Feel is medium, but a bit lighter than I expected. Not sticky or chewey, but smooth. Overall a very good stout, but I wish it was a bit more full and thick.

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

Photo of boilermakerbrew
4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours black as night with a creamy, small head of about 3mm. Retention and lacing are both very good. The pour is thick in the glass.

S - Big, dark, and moderately bitter roasts and black licorise are first and foremost in the scent. The licorice is the prominent flavor, even towards the middle of the smell, during which a bit of chocolate sweetness appears. The end of the scent is a mix of bitter dark malts and sweeter chocolate flavors that leads to an overall impression similar to molasses that lingers in the nose.

T - Just like the scent, big, bitter roasts come through first and dominate the front end of the drink. Again, the licorice dominates the flavor. Next comes a touch of nuttiness from the walnuts which wasn't found in the smell. Just a touch of the Belgian candy syrup appears at the back end of the drink to balance out some of the earlier bitterness. The drink ends with a dry and bitter impression overall with just a touch of nut and syrup sweetness.

M - This one is thick and smooth, as expected. It drinks a little sticky on the palate due to the candy syrup. The alcohol isn't really detectable, but the drink is slowed somewhat due to the strong bitterness in the flavor.

Overall, this one is a definite keeper. If you are a fan of bigger, roasty, more bitter stouts, this is the beer for you. I wish that the walnuts were featured a little more prominently, but that is if I am really searching for something to improve.

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Photo of facefox
3.24/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of fredmugs
3.5/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaydoc
3.86/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of LAp
4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tried on tap in a 4oz tasting glass. An opaque black with a beautiful thick chocolate-brown head. The nose is classic imperial stout, with cocoa, coffee, and hints of vanilla. The palate of this beer airs entirely on the less sweet and more mature side of the imperial stout domain, with chocolate and coffee assuming a more bitter/savory tone here. A vague nuttiness is present, though no distinct walnut notes are found. This is, overall, simply a truly solid representation of an excellent Imp Stout.

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Photo of Mateo2699
4.39/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pour is a viscous dark brown nearly black. Big bubbled khaki colored head with excellent lacing on the glass. Smell is roasted malt foward with plenty of dark roasted coffee, chocolate and vanilla in the back end. Hints of nuttiness, fudge and toffee as well. Taste follows the nose well with plenty of roasted malts but even more of a profound fudge, nuts and toffee flavor. Almost a dessert like sweetness to it, but not overly so. Mouthfeel is is thick, the chocolate/fudge sticks to the palate with low carbonation. Excellent brew.

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Photo of waiting4lunch
5/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Viperman1316
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eddiehop
4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of That_Bearded_Guy
4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

A mix between dark app and oro negro, this stout is perfect. Brewed with walnuts gives it the nutty flavor while holding a beautiful color, smell and taste

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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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