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

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91
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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
Ratings:
481
Reviews:
90
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
12.38%
 
 
Wants:
357
Gots:
118
For Trade:
20
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 481 |  Reviews: 90
Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ri0
3.53/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured 350mlbottle into a snifter, this beer pours a very dark brown, almost black color with a 1 finger tan head. Lacing is minimal with small spots on the glass. Aroma is pleasant with a big roasted and sweet malt characteristic in an imp stout. Dark chocolate, coconut, and walnut all are present. The flavor...what happened here? There is a bit of tartness, presumably from the rum barrels. It's not bad, but it does seem off. I want more of the roasted malts and dark chocolate, but I am picking up some tangy coffee and almost an olive flavor. The feel is good with a smooth rich liquid and soft carbonation. If only the taste was like the aroma, this would have been outstanding.

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Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of darktronica
3.76/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

2014 release. One of the most strongly aromatic bottles I've ever opened, but the first word that comes to mind is... pungent. Not immediately offputting or even unpleasant, but a distinct combination of rum with walnut oil that has perhaps gone slightly rancid. I don't think the beer is infected or has gone bad--I still quite enjoyed the flavors upon drinking it--but I think the walnut is just now starting to turn. I'm glad to have cracked it now rather than later when it might become overpowering.

Other smells include lychee, clove, a touch of sour cherry, and cedar. The walnut is prominent in the flavor, along with the barrel character and some tartness. I would be very interested to try this on draft or as a fresh bottle from the next release.

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Photo of Gaddabble
3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SundayLobotmist
4.81/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Only unsatisfied with the light head, and the feel wasn't as creamy as I enjoy. But the taste, mmm, fantastic

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Photo of boot11222
3.85/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bristopher89
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vicinandp
4.37/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dave_Treat
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of neenerzig
4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I was lucky enough to get my hands on a bottle of this recently. Poured into a snifter, this beer pours a very dark brown, almost black color that is not at all interested in letting in any light. The liquid looked thick as I was pouring it. Has a tan/light brown head that is about 2/3 of an inch thick when first poured that settles to a nice thick ring lining the inside of the glass along with some big clusters of surface foam. Decent lacing. Has aromas of rum, dark roasted caramel malts and chocolate hints followed by some vanilla nuttiness as well. A very nice smell indeed! The taste is quite similar, as flavor wise this starts off with a nice subtle rum presence that gives way to a good sweet, malty taste with hints of caramel and chocolate followed by some vanilla nut that is rounded out with a good hint of black coffee bitterness and a bit of hop bitterness as well. The rum flavor certainly comes out more as the beer warms up a bit. Has a mainly smooth, slightly chewy and oily, velvety, medium to full bodied mouthfeel with fairly light carbonation. Has a clean and slightly dry finish. Very easy to drink, especially considering the 11.5% ABV. Very nice indeed!

Eric

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Photo of buyyourfreedom
4.54/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mabermud
1.9/5  rDev -53.9%
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 lupercmda
3.67/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice black opaque black. Smells like it fermented with brett. I get a sour dank smell with a little rum smell. Taste is sour and unbalanced. Has a lot of of rum predominating the taste. I wonder if I got an infected bottle as I truly thought this was a sour.

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
4.42/5  rDev +7.3%
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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Photo of RajaSTL
4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Preluderl
3.46/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ZEB89
4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hayes86
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
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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Photo of Jlang2012
4.48/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wayne17
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HollyHops
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Grodd87
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bourassa23
3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jayhunter357
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Oil Of Aphrodite - Rum Barrel Aged from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
4.12 out of 5 based on 481 ratings.
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