Oil Of Aphrodite - Rum Barrel Aged
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #307
ABV:
11.5%
Score:
94
Ranked #1,246
Avg:
4.26 | pDev: 11.97%
Reviews:
96
Ratings:
493
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Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
 
Ohio, United States
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Rotating
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Gots
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SCORE
94
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Reviews by wheelzntoys:
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1.64/5  rDev -61.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Bummer, infected

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wheelzntoys from California, Oct 09, 2017
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Photo of Mantooth
3.75/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A friend was in Ohio the day these were released, he snagged me two bottles. I wanted to love this beer but the rum sweetness was over the top, saccharine. I'll revisit this brew again - maybe my palate was off when I first tried it. There's a lot going on, wood, char, nuttiness - but the rum does a damn good job of masking those elements.

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Mantooth from North Carolina, Jan 22, 2015
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4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Molasses, Walnuts, Booze, Wood

Here we have an Imperial Stout that has seen a healthy duration of rum barrel aging with the company of walnuts, the rum character is pleasantly noticeable which compliments the massive stout character this brew brings to the table. The 11.5% abv does not show itself until about halfway through the glass, new subtle complexities with each sip. Finishes with suggestions of walnuts, floral alcohol, brown bread, mild molasses, and faint woody rum ... amazing.

STYLE: American Double Stout | ABV: 11.5% | AVAILABILITY: Rotating

Review from BeerAdvocate magazine issue #96 (JAN 2015)

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BeerAdvocate from Massachusetts, Aug 25, 2015
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the best rum beers that I've had. Great mouth feel, well balanced, subtle but tangible rum notes.

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mportnoy from Pennsylvania, Dec 21, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to rudzud.

No head, pitch black long legs.

Nose light, mild dark choc, cocoa and mild fluffy nougat, faint barrel notes.

Taste sweet cocoa, caramel, aged dark malts, some rum and boozy notes, chewy dark caramel malts, fudgey cocoa, char, etc. Mild bitterness and earthy hop.

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jlindros from Massachusetts, Apr 01, 2015
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

375ml bottle from the 2014 release. Poured into a snifter 11/19/2014.

A- Dark black body, oily and thick. Half finger offwhite head, minimal retention time, no lacing. Has nice legs on it. Pretty much looks like what the name implies. [4.25]

S- Sweet rum, dark fruit, oak, dark chocolate. Not particularly complex, but for a rum-barrel aged beer, the rum really plays nicely with the rest of the base beer. One of the few rum-barrel aged beers where this is the case. [4.25]

F- Smooth milk chocolate, rum sweetness, dark fruits, oak, dark chocolate, finishing with a mild piney bitterness. Nice complexity, and as in the nose, the rum plays nicely with the rest of the beer. This definitely works. [4.25]

M- Thick bodied, on the lower end of carbonation for the style. Smooth, slick and sticky. This is fairly nice with a slightly over-bittered finish. [4.25]

O- This was pretty impressive in how the rum was so strong but played very nicely with the rest of the beer. Nice complexity and mouthfeel as well. This is a more than solid stout to try. [4.25]

Final score: 4.25

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Stevedore from Wisconsin, Nov 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

ADTaber from South Carolina, Feb 04, 2015
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3.42/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Anaxagoris from Washington, Mar 26, 2015
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

MrVonzipper from California, Jun 03, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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3.25/5  rDev -23.7%

DarthKostrizer from California, Jun 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Holy rum. I am not a huge rum fan. A sniff from the glass after pouring smelled like an empty rum fith. It tastes great. If you like rum. It is a great beer. But I enjoy bourbon better. The bbaooa is much more balanced as well. Good beer, but I think Ill stick with the bbaooa.

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Hayes86 from Michigan, Jul 10, 2015
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

thanks to drlovemd87 for sharing another epic bottle that cant be bought in colorado! this is a neat one, and although i have never had the base beer for this, i have to imagine the rum barrel brings it to this elite level of quality and uniqueness. aromas of Caribbean spice meld with very dark roasted barley and the coffee notes that accompany it. i get a little dark chocolate, a heavy hit of vanilla bean, and a woody character thats earthy and has some minerals to it. very interesting. the taste of this one, and most barrel aged beers ive had from these guys, is a lot less about trying to pick apart the elements and analyse them, as it is just drinking and savoring the whole. the rum influence is obviously heavy, but the flavors are integrated to a level not often seen, and its unfair to this beer to dissect it like i normally tend to do. the mouthfeel is just insane, a touch sweet from the rum, but velveteen softness and the viscosity of a good port wine. carbonation is minimal, but i dont wish for more of it. there is something delicate about this enormous beer, and thats tough to come by. jackie o has continued to blow me away, and i must now rank them with my favorite breweries in the country. this is next level stuff!

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5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

For me, this beer is gall damn perfecto

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Brewstradamus from West Virginia, Feb 10, 2015
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1.21/5  rDev -71.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

jminch from Ohio, Apr 14, 2016
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

dfhhead25 from Pennsylvania, Aug 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

pagriley from Illinois, Feb 07, 2016
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Cazlo from Pennsylvania, Mar 15, 2013
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4.52/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.62/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Zaphog from Michigan, Dec 16, 2014
Oil Of Aphrodite - Rum Barrel Aged from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 493 ratings