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

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Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Ohio, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by TurdFurgison on 11-06-2010

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Photo of rhinos00
4.72/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Split amongst rye726, doodler, and forgetfu at a recent Jackie O's tasting. Poured from a bomber into several pint glasses.

A- Pours a dark chocolate color with a fingers worth of cream colored head. Reduced to a thin ring throughout consumption. Minor lacing was left on the sides of the glass.

S- A wonderful bouquet of aromas. Plenty of chocolate and roasted malts with brown sugar, molasses, rum and walnuts. Imagine a chocolate brownie soaked in rum with walnuts on top. Good stuff!

T- Like the aroma, but really cohesive. There's a roasted, chocolate sweetness upfront from the malts. Following is a combination of earthy notes from the walnuts, vanilla and a slight amount of oak. The rum flavor is perfect cap on a great tasting beer. Finishes with a nice, rum alcohol flavor.

M- Medium to heavy bodied. Really enjoyed this aspect of the beer. Velvety and smooth, just how I like it.

D- At 10%, this beer is dangerously drinkable. I had a hard time putting this one down.

Overall, probably the best offering I have had from Jackie O's to date. Very impressed by well the rum barrels were integrated into this beer. Highly recommended!

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Photo of Deuane
4.72/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle 50/192. Big thanks to beace for the hook up! Sampled some at the brewpub over the 2010 Thanksgiving weekend but felt taking notes inappropriate. Glad to have the opportunity to crack a bottle and share with some fellow BA's at the 2010 Bullfrog Holiday Party.

A-Rich, viscous, deep black with a thin tan head that reduced to a thin ring and left moderate lace. An invigorating swirl left flecks of foam and a coating of oil like liquid slowly sliding back into the pool below.

S-Shazam! Impressive notes of alcohol, deep, dark roasted malt and tannic astringency. This reminded me of those delicious rum cakes from Bermuda.

T-Incredible complexity with flavours of roasted malt, dark chocolate, fresh crushed walnuts, sweet vanilla and a subtle, yet intoxicating, blast of rum alcohol burn, Finishes roasty, earthy and dry.

M-Medium to medium-heavy bodied with a viscous, oily slickness. The smooth factor on this one is off the charts. Carbonation is quite low making this one more like liquid velvet,

D-I could reach Nirvana tonight drinking this one! One mighty fine sipping brew for sure. I bet if you drank enough of this one it could cure your asthma too! An impressive brew that Brad should be VERY proud of!

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Photo of ffejherb
4.67/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Deuane for breaking this out at the Bullfrog Xmas party on 12/19/10!

A - Poured an oily black liquid with a thin tan head that reduced to a thin ring of retention and stringy lacing.

S - Man this beer smells yummy! Think rum-soaked vanilla candy with a hint of honey and walnuts.

T - Amazingly complex flavor with plenty of chocolate character, dried nuts, a subtle rum presence and a hint of spices and vanilla. Finishes with a tinge of earthy bitterness and a nutty astringency.

M - Medium pushing full-bodied with a slick, oily texture and subtle carbonation. Exceptionally smooth with minimal alcohol presence. Finishes with a hint of warmth and astringency on the palate.

D - Look here brother... who you jivin'? This is easily one of the best Imperial Stouts I have ever imbibed. Amazing! Hey Brad... what kind of guru are you anyway?

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Photo of Jmoore50
4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle number 119 of 192. This is another bottle courtesy of Jh1982. The regular version was good, but with a kiss of a barrel this thing turned into something fantastic. This beer really transformed from the fridge temperature to room temperature.

The appearance of this one is like the oil spilt in the gulf. With an aggressive pour it produces a half finger brown head that instantly leaves. This is barely different than the regular version, it just has a bit of a lighter brown edge which is a small sign that this beast of a beer MIGHT have thinned out because of the barrel.

The rum is a very large influence on this one. It owns such a distinct smell and taste that only this kind of liquor could give. The base beer has a bit of a nut character with strong hints of cinnamon. This lends a lot of its smell to a spiced rum, some coconut as well. A little bit of oak with a strong caramel and chocolate malt background.

I could almost copy and paste the smell characters into the taste category. Strong malt backbone that brings flavors of cinnamon, walnuts, chocolate, and toffee. Then the barrel just creeps in as smooth as silk, really spicy rum barrel. I have not had many rum barreled beers, but this is delicious. The barrel changes the beer for the better, adding a delicious complexity.

A very thick beer with a great level of carbonation and thickness. These beers are sippers, and this one is no different. Lots of flavor paired with thick mouthfeel makes this one a great beer to be shared with friends. Im glad I was around when this was opened.


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Photo of beachbum1975
4.7/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Urbancaver was kind enough to break this gem out for our stout tasting on 11/13. Taken from notes.

Poured a thick, black and oily with a dark tan head. The head was small and didn't last long, leaving a fine halo around the edge of my tulip.

I get an amazingly rich blend of caramel, woodiness, nuts (pecan and almond) and light coffee. Fantastic!

The taste was world-class. This was the largest, most complex and satisfying RIS I have had in 2010. Dare I say, putting it in the ranks among Dark Lord. The rum barrel added a more subtle edge to this beer, but the flavor was just incredible. Malts, coffee, dark chocolate, figs, tobacco and oak all mixed in an amazing way.

Highly recommended! We poured this next to their regular Oil Of Aphrodite and both were fantastic in their own way, but this one stood out by far. I know they are hard to land, but try to get one!

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Photo of Sean9689
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks goes to Brad, once again, for breaking out this gem at our little get together!

A - Pours black, tan-colored head, thin ring around the glass but no real lacing or retention.

M - Mocha/expresso, caramel, oak, rum, malt/dark fruit sweetness.

T - Some chocolate, malts, dark fruits, oak, and lots of spicy rum. Not a huge fan of rum-barrled beers, but this one works well with the walnuts and oak notes. It makes for a spicy, chocolate, nutty, oak bomb.

M - Full, rich and viscous, smooth, creamy finish.

D - Yet another wonderful beer from Jackie O's. Brad really does make some gems, and this is another winner. Thanks again, Brad!

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Photo of MasterSki
4.37/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Brad for sharing this while visiting Chicago. Served in a Lost Abbey Rastal Teku glass.

A - Pours with a dime of foam that quickly settled to a thin ring, leaving no lace. Pitch black body. Looks exactly like the base beer.

S - Spice wood, huge cane sugar and rum notes. Not as much nut character as the original beer. Some dark fruits and roasted malt in the periphery.

T - This is probably the most rum-heavy beer I've had, and thankfully it isn't infected like the rest of them. The rum character is very similar to aged, spiced rums. There's a big nut character in the finish. I'm not sure if I prefer this to the base beer.

M - Lower carbonation, extremely smooth medium-full body, with minimal heat. Finishes slightly sticky. Again, very similar to the regular version. Thankfully didn't lose much body in the barrels.

D - This was slower drinking the original, as it had a much stronger spirit character. I can't slam rum, and since this has such a big rum character I ended up feeling the same way.

If you dislike rum, you'll probably hate this beer.

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Photo of Urbancaver
4.9/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Thick black pour that coats the glass like no other...
Hints of black walnut like the oil but strong strong rum flavors underlying everything.
This is the thickest, strongest, tastiest beer I think i have had in a long time! Hard to rate this cause it's so very very good!

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Photo of TurdFurgison
4.82/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap at Jackie O's for the Experimental Beer Festival. There were also 16 cases for sale, with labels stating "Malt beverage brewed with walnuts and aged in rum barrels".

This was the best in show today, a really well crafted beer. It poured a dark brown/black color, opaque, with a thick tan frothy head. It smelled just delicious, cocoa and caramel and nice rum overtones. A very well defined roasted malt character, with nuttiness getting a nearly perfect complement from the barrels, rum worked well with this stout.

It tasted perfect, just exactly the flavors I wanted from this barrel aged stout. The black walnuts pair well with the chocolate malts, and rum (apparently aged in wet rum barrels for 8 months) flavor added to perfection without dominating. It has to be tasted to be believed, really very good.

Thick bodied and viscous, nice lasting flavors after every sip. Delicious.

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