Jackie O’s 2017 ‘Oil Of Aphrodite’ BBA Imperial Stout


45238221_975976025919876_5952434908268855296_n“Oil of Aphrodite is an American double stout brewed with Integration Acres black walnuts  and Belgian candied syrup. English, German, American, and Belgian malts are accompanied by Pacific Northwest hop to create a sweet and rich spring board for deep nuttiness. Lay this beer down for a while and share with friends and loved ones.”

Glassware: Snifter.

Appearance: Impenetrable black with a wispy head that snaps back to the rim. It still manages to coat the sides of the glass though.

Aroma: Like dessert in a glass! The olfactory’s are treated to a moreish fusion of brilliant barrel character, high end bourbon, coffee, vanilla, molasses, earthy nuts and spices, raw cacao, dark chocolate and a caramelly almost maple-esque sweetness. Some of that 12.1% AbV showing up as it warms. Unbelievable depth and complexity, but also balanced….just next level.

Flavour: Follows on from the nose with impeccable barrel character which gives rise to the bourbon, vanilla, caramel and spice. Nice and warm through the middle, some sharpness from the booze and molasses along with rich dark chocolate notes. The finish is again rich and luscious with lingering nuts and coffee on the back end.

Mouthfeel: Oily, sharp and well rounded. The 12.1% AbV provides some kick. Medium-full body with moderate co2.

Overall: Simply put it’s just a superb barrel aged stout. Overflowing with rich and intense aroma and flavour and lit up by a big AbV. A beer with attitude…we love it.