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

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Bourbon Barrel Oil Of AphroditeBourbon Barrel Oil Of Aphrodite
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 oline73 on 12-26-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#881
Reviews:
50
Ratings:
314
pDev:
9.09%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
78
Gots:
88
Trade:
19
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Reviews by Alieniloquium:
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.54/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottle #82/300.

Appearance - Inky like the base beer, but lacking the surface presence. A few stray bubbles and it still stains the glass.

Smell - Nutty! Coffee and walnuts. Some hints of barrel in the shape of Bourbon and oak. Nothing very mellowing about the barrel flavors. Still has an acidic aroma. Even more than the soured version of the base.

Taste - Very acidic, but not like an infection. Coffee flavor, maybe because of the acidity. Nuttiness is less intense, or maybe just harder to isolate. Chocolate and bitter malts. Acidic finish.

Mouthfeel - Nice viscosity, as with the base. Still too acidic for me. I don't know what causes it in this one though. Well carbonated.

Overall - Still acidic, not sour. Never a traditional stout from Jackie O's. I like the walnuts, but the stout flavors never really come out.

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Photo of riemster
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I made another entry for this beer, but they flagged it as a duplicate beer even though it's not the STAFF beer. A damn shame. I even specified that in the notes. Now, this entry won't make any sense. None of the information reflects what was just released. I hope some one doesn't get ripped off by trading for this only to get the WRONG beer. Delicious beer. Everything I want in a stout. Great bourbon and nutty roasty taste.

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Photo of Jstonerock24
5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the 2015 version. The other ratings do not reflect this years brew. It is fantastic all around. Full mouthfeel from the bourbon and walnuts. Sweetness that lingers throughout. It is simply amazing!

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

Poured a pitch black into the Jackie O's snifter with a small, dark khaki head that disipated into a fine ring around the glass with nothing in the middle.

Smells like bourbon, oak, vanilla, carmalized sugars, slightly charred malts, cocoa, and leather.

Taste follows suit. Sweet up front. Brown sugar, molasses, VERY subtle bourbon. Then some deep roasted chocolate malts, and the nutty (Walnut) flavor from the base beer. Finish is bitter, but not overly so.

Body is very solid for a barrel aged beer. Average carbonation.

Overall, this is what I was looking for (but did't get) in the Rum Barrel version. It took and outstanding stout to world class. While I think that the base stout flavors are better in Dark App., this one is on par with Bourbon Barrel Black Maple for balance/integration of barrel qualities. A top 3 beer from a brewery that owns barrel aged beers in Ohio.

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Photo of jsurfs82
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is about as good as it gets for a Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout folks. I loved the Rum Barrel Aged Oil of Aphrodite but might like this better. I really need to drink these side by side. Hands down the best Barrel Aging Brewery in Ohio, maybe the country!

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Photo of DanGeo
4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Walnuts come through but not in your face. Great stout but could use a bit less sweetness. Take my review with a grain of salt though, I'm drinking it warm, out of the bottle in a bag, on a bus, in 90 degree weather. Def not optimum drinking conditions.

Edit: poured the 2nd half into a papercup, shit is beautiful, I get where the name comes from. Both smell and taste are dominated by boozy caramel with a bit of hop bitterness and some walnuts at the end. Score was bumped up once #properglassware was acquired.

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Photo of gibgink
4.54/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of dogfishandi
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of PSU_Mike
4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of boogerisu
4.48/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of Cecelia_S
3/5  rDev -30.1%

Photo of williamjbauer
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of Zonian1
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -6.8%

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

Photo of SomethingClever
4.44/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

375ml bottle poured into chalice glass.

A: Small mocha colored head. Body has pure blackness no light escaping.

S: Lots of crushed walnuts, Aharo Bourbon characteristics lots of oak. vanilla, toffee, a little dark chocolate.

T: Lots of soft Bourbon, and chocolate. Then you get a nice toffee vanilla oak taste and then some nuttiness that develops nicely through the finish.

M: Medium bodied a good bit of slickness from the Alcohol not very thick.

O: This beer is hidden by a lot of the Bourbon, but it is still delightful with lots of great Bourbon flavors and still finishes with some amazing walnut flavors.

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

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

A- Black with a bit of tan head and lacing
S- Sweet and nutty. Bourbon. Alcohol. Fresh oak
T- Sweetness upfront followed by nice mellow nuttyness from walnuts. Finishes with bourbon and then candied sugar.
F- Very nice and robust mouth feel
O- Solid BA stout

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Photo of Thedusanmandic
4.69/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wow. Big bourbon pop. Worth seeking out.

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Bourbon Barrel Oil Of Aphrodite from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 314 ratings
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