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

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351 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Oil of Aphrodite is an American double stout brewed with locally harvested black walnuts and Belgian candied syrup. English, German, American and Belgian malts are accompanied by Pacific Northwest hops, creating a sweet and rich springboard for deep nuttiness. This stout was aged in bourbon barrels for 8 to 12 months creating an amazing brew worthy of goddesses and gods alike. A beer passionately created to transcend your glass and provide a truly memorable experience.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,268
Reviews:
60
Ratings:
351
pDev:
9.09%
 
 
Wants:
78
Gots:
90
Trade:
20
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Ratings: 351 |  Reviews: 60
Photo of edthehead
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JLK7299
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jdhilt
4.45/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a one-finger tan head that vanishes leaving no lace. Black color, no highlights. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Bourbon nose and flavor bourbon, dark fruit, and sweetness from the Belgian malts. Higher ABV (12.1%) is hidden. Pricey at $15.45 for a 375ml bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.

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Photo of buschbeer
4.44/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12.7 Fl Oz bottle
Served in a Jackie O's snifter
2015

This beer pours like used motor oil. It is black and viscous. A timid pour yielded no head.

The smell is caramel, vanilla, and nuts.

The flavor follows the smell. I get caramel, vanilla, and an earthy, nutty flavor. In addition I taste chocolate and hints of coffee.

Full bodied with a slick, viscous mouthfeel

I like this beer quite a bit. I like it better than the BB Dark Apparition. This is one of the better bourbon barrel-aged beers that I have had from them.

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Photo of CraftPicks
3.4/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I wanted to like this beer more. This was a 2015. I tasted oxidation.

VISUAL: Ruby brown color with a small amount of thin brown foam that quickly collapses and minimal lacing.

AROMA: Nutty aromas, brown sugar, and whiskey.

TASTE: Highly sweet linger, moderately sweet, with a mild metal.

MOUTHFEEL: Light body, slightly warming and a little carbonation.

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Photo of samEBC
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mig100
4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sammy
3.9/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gambyt20
3.31/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of akopczyk
4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 7irondave
4.09/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rimbimhoot
4.15/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12.7% poured into snifter

Huge dark fruit from yeast, nutty character, bourbon, light roast, chocolate. Elements of an English stout. Good and unique but better options out there

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Photo of Muss42
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jrc1093
4.36/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

No bottling date.

Pours a toasty black with a thin film of surface-level beige head and a light, foamy ring on the edges; sparse but present lacing.

Aroma is striking; plenty of brown sugar, chocolate-dipped cherries, candied syrup, and toffee upfront; light bits of vanilla, toasted walnut, and vague but promising dark malts make their way into the fold as well, with the vanilla fitting in nicely as a primary supporting tone; rich but restrained, and incredibly dynamic. This is subtly unique and very pleasant.

Taste brings a great balance of roasty malt, fresh baker’s chocolate, and cherries upfront; then, some wood, subtle candied syrup, vanilla beans, and a mild nuttiness to round things out. Complex yet approachable flavors to accompany a great toasted malt backbone.

Mouthfeel is slick, never too sticky and maintains a near perfectly-balanced body throughout; that this is over 12% is just absurd. It’s absolutely effortless through and through, only making its presence felt at the most appropriate of intervals.

Stunningly unique and well-built stout; so many great flavors in sync and are resonating with me quite a bit. This is how a BA stout is done in my eyes.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chinchill
4.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewery pub in Athens together with the regular version.
Clear but nearly opaque reddish-brown body with a good beige head. Patterned lacing is left sticking to the glass.
Enticing and complex aroma with a moderate impact of BBA. Again, no clear walnut note.
Flavor: bold, lightly boozy, with plenty of bourbon and some wood from the BBA. There are hints of molasses, bitter chocolate and toasted dark bread but these are faint and restricted to the finish and aftertaste. Notably sweeter than the regular version, with a smoother body, and preferred.
Full, lightly oily body with light carbonation.

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Photo of Sirnickatnite
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dry with nutty green walnut, roasted coffee flavor. Very unique and true to what it was going for.

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4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bobhits
4.9/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Beer for the trained beer drinker.

I just want to rave about how wonderful this is. I'm not sure I'd get how great this is even a few years ago. The mix of nuts, chocolate, raisins, vanilla, oak...all those notes don't really do this one justice. This is sweat, savory, and bitter all at once. The mid pallet is beyond complex and rich beyond words. There are light hints of fruit, so much chocolate (and different types from fudge to dark bitter chocolate and multiple steps between), the nutty notes are as complex as I have had and while walnuts are certainly there, it's so much more.

Just to make this beer all the better the body is rich, full, and creamy.

I thought I'd had this before, but honestly I need to buy more bottles. The beer is comically expensive at 11.99 for a slightly over 12 oz bottle, but this is truly a special beer. I almost hate to tell people how good this one is.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
4.27/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kwright
5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Hayley_86
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Piglet_rulz_da_yard
4.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Shocking I don't have a tick up for this one as it's one of my favorites from a brewery I love. The oil in general is a great brew from the nuttiness... the BA version just ups the decadence. A classic and one of the best although some of the more recent stouts take it to an even next level, this is a worthy beverage.

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Oil Of Aphrodite - Bourbon Barrel-Aged from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 351 ratings