burg326 (5662) - Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2011
Poured pitch black, with the same aroma as the regular oil of aphrodite with a suubtle cherry aroma. Taste was out of this world, it reminded me of the choclate covered cherries you buy near christmas time. You also get a slight nnutty flavor as well. As the beer warms you get a more prominent walnut flavor with some hints of coffee. Thiis maybe a 10%more beer, but sure as heck didn’t drink like one, really good, smooth, and easy to drink. ucusty (2693) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 10, 2011
On tap @ Jackie O’s. Dark Pour with a thin patch of beige head. Aroma is you guessed it chocolate & cherries added to the mix of the normal Oil. Very nice treatment that adds a new level of complexity DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2011
Had this at the August 27th bottle release. 4 oz pour from a tasting snifter. Since all of the variants of Oil were quite similar to the regular, I’m using my review of the regular as a base and supplementing when necessary.
4.5 A: Black. Came with no head on this one.
5.0 S: Rich, sweet malty base. Plenty of bittersweet chocolate and caramel. Moderate roastiness, toasty, with touches of coffee and molasses. The nuttiness from the walnuts makes this a special, truly unique beer. The candi sugar adds a final layer of complexity. Light cherry and a good bit more chocolate take this to the height of enjoyment.
4.5 T: Full flavored chocolate, caramel, molasses, and a general neutral maltiness. A touch of coffee with a moderate roast. Again, the walnuts add a toasty nuttiness that I cannot get enough of. The mint does nothing but distract and adds nothing of value. Fortunately, it doesn’t do too much damage. Coffee addition makes this beer a great coffee beer, but surprisingly it isn’t much better than the original. There some cherry and a bit more chocolate, but otherwise this is the same in quality.
4.5 M: Medium to heavier medium body. Good creaminess and super smooth. A tad creamier than the regular.
4.5 D: Love the Oil. Love it on-tap. Love the variants and this is a very good one.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 09-09-2011 21:21:57 JaBier (8445) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Sample at the brewpub on 8/26/11. Darkest brown pour with a thin tan head. Aroma of walnuts, chocolate, roast and cherry. Chocolatey flavor with nuts and cherry character before a roasty finish. chibuck (3521) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2011
draft... this is really sweet, the nose is lots of cherry with nuts... tastes like a cherry chocolate dr pepper, super malty a touch to sweet to drink a ton of, 4-6 oz and this is great
Dogbrick (14389) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2011
Sample at the Jackie O’s Bottle Sale on 08/27/2011. Pours black with a minimal light beige head that is gone quickly. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of dark chocolate and nuts and a hint of cherry. Rich body with a chocolatey character that mostly dominates the black cherry in the background. Some roasted nut flavors as well. The finish is nutty and chocolatey. Good overall but one of the lesser treatments in my opinion.