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

Oil Of Aphrodite - Rum Barrel AgedOil Of Aphrodite - Rum Barrel Aged
BA SCORE
89%
Liked This Beer
4.22 w/ 481 ratings
Oil Of Aphrodite - Rum Barrel AgedOil Of Aphrodite - Rum Barrel Aged
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Ohio, United States
jackieos.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by TurdFurgison on 11-06-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,151
Reviews:
90
Ratings:
481
Liked:
428
Avg:
4.22/5
pDev:
11.85%
Alströms:
4.42
 
 
Wants:
359
Gots:
117
Trade:
18
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Ratings: 481 |  Reviews: 90
Photo of JohnnyMc
1.2/5  rDev -71.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

At time, aged for over a year in cellar conditions.

INFECTED.

INFECTED.

INFECTED.

Sour fruit notes, minimal aroma, tart taste through and through. Very disappointing. This beer could have been amazing!

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Photo of jminch
1.21/5  rDev -71.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of mabermud
1.9/5  rDev -55%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Fantastical hard pour into my favorite, and only 15.5 ounce brandy snifter that does not create magnificence.

Look: Deep and dark looking body capped with a wispy, broken, filmy mocha colored head. The harder than normal pour did not create anything but an unconnected film over the top and a thin halo.
Smell: Deep and rich aromas of sweet, dark roasted malts, milk chocolate/lactose, and rum barrel. Upon first sniff, I smelled 7-up with rum. The walnuts are detectable and worthy of mention.
Taste: Hmmmmm...I think I have a bad bottle...maybe, maybe not. Is it supposed to taste like this. Some sourness like a whiskey sour...
Feel: Not memorable.

Overall - Is it supposed to be like this...

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Photo of kscaldef
2/5  rDev -52.6%

Unpleasant tart note (although not in a way that screams infection). Considerably less enjoyable than the base beer tasted side-by-side.

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Photo of ehammond1
2.24/5  rDev -46.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Bottle (2011)

Thanks for opening this with me, DarthKostrizer!

(Aged for 6+ months)

Black throughout with a moderately sized brown head that leaves dots and spots of lace down the glass. This has appropriate visible carbonation per the style.

A somewhat strange aroma, especially for the style. There's a good amounts of wood and caramel aroma, along with some off-putting acidic/funk character. I'm sure that isn't intended. There's some chocolate and roast elements as well, but something is off here.

The flavor is also I'm sure unintended funked and acidic. The wood notes taste moldy, the rum flavors sharp and acidic, and the rich chocolate and cream flavors don't hide something going wrong here.

Medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation.

Not good.

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Photo of KevSal
2.42/5  rDev -42.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Big thanks to msgraves for this huge want, thanks man! I really enjoyed the regular,

2011 bottle number 85 of 206 poured into 2 eclipse snifters.

A- looking real good, somewhat still with a small white head that doesn't last long.

S- woa this one is huge on the alc, it's so heavy it covers up everything else. Smells more like tequila/ cheap rum. I'm not liking this too much.

T- taste is better but still not to my liking. The base comes through here covered with that same tequila like rum flavor. No sign of walnuts like the base had but the roasted stout is there.

M- mouthfeel is average for a ba stout, not very much carbonation and somewhat thick body. It's alright, works well to cover the mouth, including that tequila alc taste

O- not sure what happened here, I've had ccb Neils and loved it. This one was much different than that, and I dont think it worked well with the rum, I can see this base better in whiskey, brandy or bourbon. I was wondering if I had a bad bottle or maybe it wasn't aging well (6 months) but reading some other reviews it sounds like this is how it's supposed to taste (atleast this batch anyway) so I guess it's one of those cases that its just not for me.

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Photo of Ohiovania
2.46/5  rDev -41.7%
look: 4 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Infected

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Photo of kiki3drt292
2.58/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.66/5  rDev -37%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to DarthKostrizer for sharing this one at his tasting.

Bottle # 92/206. 2011 vintage.

Pours an opaque black with a dark khaki head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, wood, rum, and some funky dirty feet aromas. Taste is much the same down to the funky flavors. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty poor beer with some sort of infection going on.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
2.74/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

A big thanks to Jeff for this little gem. 375ml capped bottle into OEC stemware. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a .5 finger mocha colored head with little retention. Beer is thick, oily and pitch black. Lacing is stringy and spotty with good stick and big, filmy legs. Quite menacing.

Nose is alarmingly tart. Notes of sour dark fruit, roasted malt, cocoa powder, lactose, chocolate and booze. A bit strange though very aromatic.

The first taste confirms that my nose isn't lying. Opens tart plum and prune. Some chocolate, vanilla and roasted malt hides in the background but these are almost completely overtaken by the roasty, grainy sour taste. Boozy throughout but that just enhances the tartness. Roasty finish with a puckering, smoke and tart dark fruit aftertaste. I'm sure this isn't what the brewer intended.

Full bodied with low carbonation. Thick and chewy in the mouth and goes down slightly hot and viscous. Messy finish with a lingering, heated aftertaste. Decent.

As a sour stout, this isn't terrible... but its not good either. As a regular stout, this is clearly infected. Just not a very good beer.

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Photo of McNazz
3/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

There's just something off about this which is a shame because I love all of the other BA Jackie O's.

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Photo of beagle75
3/5  rDev -28.9%

Photo of Reagan1984
3/5  rDev -28.9%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.15/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black body with a small off-white head. Very thin collar.

Smell - Rich dark chocolate aroma. Rum is equally strong, but doesn't overwhelm. It has a strong buttery aroma, too.

Taste - Lots more rum. It dominates. Extremely boozy. Butterscotch flavor is almost overwhelming. Chocolatey, but rum lingers in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Overwhelmingly boozy. Medium body.

Overall - The butterscotch is too much. Detracts from the beer.

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Photo of IrishColonial
3.15/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Slightly tart, may be off bottle.

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Photo of DarthKostrizer
3.25/5  rDev -23%

Photo of NW2285
3.25/5  rDev -23%

Photo of djmichaelk
3.25/5  rDev -23%

Photo of kkleu357
3.25/5  rDev -23%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Nice sweet aroma. Smells like a good bottle of rum. Tastes sort of like Bacardi though. seemed to have that sourish taste Bacardi has. Didn’t really care for that since I’m not a big Bacardi fan. Drank too much 151 back in the day.

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Photo of pagriley
3.25/5  rDev -23%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BMart
3.25/5  rDev -23%

Photo of nrbw23
3.37/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Pours a black color with a very very thin brown head. Head is pretty much a ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass and no lacing left behind at all.

S- Smell is pretty roasty, bakers chocolate, spicy rum and wood. There it is again the same funk that I get from all these BA brews.

T- Taste is a lot like the nose. A bit more booze than I expected. Same funk is here again. Not quite how to explain this funk.

M- Fuller side of medium for sure and light carbonation.

O- This same bit of funkiness that I keep picking up in their brews is a bit of a let down. I really enjoyed the regular version.

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Photo of EB1
3.41/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Anaxagoris
3.42/5  rDev -19%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Damian74
3.43/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Oil Of Aphrodite - Rum Barrel Aged from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 89% out of 100 with 481 ratings
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