Review: Jackie O’s Brewery Coconut & Vanilla Rum Barrel Oil of Aphrodite | Craft Beer & Brewing

Style: Barrel-Aged Vanilla & Coconut Stout

ABV: 12.8 IBU: 66

89/100
Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 17
Mouthfeel: 4

Jackie O’s Brewery Coconut & Vanilla Rum Barrel Oil of Aphrodite

What the brewers say

Brewed with walnuts, aged in rum barrels, conditioned on coconut and vanilla beans.

What our panel thought

Boozy nose with aged dark-malt character, hints of dried cherries and soy sauce. A bit thin, but with rich dark fruit and chocolate. Dry roasted finish. Strong rum and vanilla notes add a nice spiciness to the swallow.

What our editors thought

A captivating umami note grounds the strong, sweet rum overtones in the nose, while a bit of Thai-style spice (sweet yet savory) layers over more round dark-fruit notes giving the very rum-forward sip an almost tiki feel.

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