Review: Jackie O’s Pub & Brewery Bourbon Barrel Oil of Aphrodite | Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine
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Jackie O’s Pub & Brewery Bourbon Barrel Oil of Aphrodite
91 out of 100
Jackie O’s Pub & Brewery Bourbon Barrel Oil of Aphrodite

Style: Barrel-Aged Flavored Stout

ABV: 11.5

91/100
Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 18
Mouthfeel: 5

Jackie O’s Pub & Brewery Bourbon Barrel Oil of Aphrodite

What the brewers say

“Brewed with black walnuts and Belgian candied syrup. Pacific Northwest hops accompany English, German, American, and Belgian malts to create a sweet and rich springboard for deep nuttiness. Aged in bourbon barrels for 8–12 months.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Chocolate, umami, light fenugreek and maple syrup. Moderate alcohol up front with slight fruity plum note reminiscent of Belgium esters. Roast malt, caramel, and vanilla. Some alcohol. Almost like vanilla coke with a light shot of Kahlua.”

Flavor: “Coffee roast character is soft and sweet and buoyed by a fair amount of caramel and chocolate and some nice nutty elements. Moderate vanilla and light leather. Coffee with a touch of rum and a shot of vanilla cream soda.”

Overall: “Big chocolate/mocha stout with bourbon. Touches of coffee and dark chocolate, but mostly sweet chocolate and bourbon. Fair bit of pleasant ethanol warming throughout. A good, enjoyable, easy-drinking stout.”

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