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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

Brewed by:
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Ohio, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by oline73 on 12-26-2012

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Reviews by Alieniloquium:
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3.54/5  rDev -17.3%
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 +11%
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 +16.8%
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 +5.1%
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 +11%
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 +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mctizzz
4.36/5  rDev +1.9%
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 +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dogfishandi
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.44/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cecelia_S
3/5  rDev -29.9%

Photo of williamjbauer
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Zonian1
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of imbuckeye
4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Thedusanmandic
4.69/5  rDev +9.6%
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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Photo of leschkie
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.65/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Photekut
4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of tclipse
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dailyminefield
4.53/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gonzoillini
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of earlholman
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zimm421
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of glass_house
4.79/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

12.7 oz. bottle poured into a snifter

Pitch black pour with two fingers of dense, milk chocolate colored head. Maintains a substantial collar with moderate oily lacing. Aroma is absolutely incredible as soon as I pop the cap. Big waves of vanilla, dark cherries, fudge, bourbon, and a freshly opened pouch of Red Man. Wow. For my money, beer just can't smell any better than this.

Taste starts off predictably with bittersweet dark chocolate, followed by layers of molasses, vanilla, toffee and caramel. Some bitter, roasted malt notes in the middle, but the Belgian candi syrup definitely keeps this one leaning toward the sweet side. Never syrupy or cloying though. The walnuts seem to contribute a slightly dry gritty facet to the slick, viscous body, more so than anything they do for the taste. Excellent bourbon flavor without any noticeable heat. Some woody notes linger on the palate. The mouthfeel is rich enough, but I find myself wishing it were just a bit more full and thick. But it is generally smooth and creamy and coats the palate well.

Overall, another masterpiece out of Athens. This is easily the best beer I have had in quite a while. The only thing better than this beer on Saturday was drinking it while watching OSU hammer *ichigan.

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