1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Bourbon Barrel Black Maple - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

Not Rated.
Bourbon Barrel Black MapleBourbon Barrel Black Maple

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
100
world-class

140 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 140
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.67
pDev: 6.64%
Wants: 98
Gots: 46 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  11.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: zbodnar1 on 08-04-2014)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 140 | Reviews: 11 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by bluejacket74:
Photo of bluejacket74
4.85/5  rDev +3.9%

375ml bottle, 2014 vintage. Served in a DFH snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about a half inch tan head that fizzled away quickly. There's a small amount of lacing. Aroma is amazing, the brew smells like maple, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, and roasted malt. The taste is mostly sweet and mapley. It tastes like maple, vanilla, bourbon, chocolate, roasted malt, and a bit of dark fruit. Mouthfeel/body is full, it's coating and creamy with low/moderate carbonation. The 11% ABV is well hidden in this brew, it doesn't seem like I'm drinking something that strong at all! This is definitely one of the best beers I've drank in a while. Hopefully they're aging more of this down in Athens right now, because it would be a shame if this was just a one time brew. Definitely recommended if you can get some! $11.99 a bottle.

bluejacket74, Aug 22, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of AlienSwineFlu
4.85/5  rDev +3.9%

A- Straight, thick black. Held in front of a bright light and there is still no transparency. Not too much head on this one, but what is there is light tan.

S- Lots of bourbon, some dark fruit, and a hint of dark chocolate.

T- Does not follow the nose to me. The bourbon really takes a back seat to the more prominent flavors of nuts, chocolate, and maple. For contrast, I get much more maple out of this beer than I did with Beyond Good & Evil from Hill Farmstead. The bourbon has what I would define as a perfect subtleness... it complements the other aspects without emerging into the foreground. Extremely drinkable for an 11%+ brew. Delicious.

M- Heavy and warm, exactly what I would hope for out of an Imperial Porter such as this.

O- Jackie O's has knocked it out of the park yet again. I love this beer and am left just hoping I can get some more. Cheers!

AlienSwineFlu, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of kingston2
5/5  rDev +7.1%

Wow, Jackie o's has done work on this beer. The pour is solid dark brown/black with dark 1/2 inch head formation. Rapidly dissipated leaving gentle lacing around edge of glass.
The smell is divine. Bourbon, vanilla, chocolate..just glorious.
The taste is every bit as perfect. No burn or bite from bourbon, but all the lovely nuanced flavors are there. Sweet but never cloying. Very long finish.

Really fantastic beer. Brilliant I'd say. If you can get it you need to do so.

kingston2, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of cmrncrzy10
4.86/5  rDev +4.1%

A- Gorgeous. Liquid magic. Dark with minimal lacing. Any that is there dissiaptes
S- Like a true bourbon beer should smell, a little boozy, almost cigar like. Chocolate and a hint of maple.
T- Can not verbally do this justice. Truly a top tier beer. And not just for porters. Dark, slight smoke, chocolate, bourbon that presents itself perfectly. Then a great maple finish. Just the right amount of sweetness.
M- After a taste like this, who cares what the mouthfeel is like
O- Certainly not someone who tends to over rate beers. If its possible to get your hands on this brew, accomplish that. Well done Jackie O's, youve knocked it out of the park

cmrncrzy10, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of SanFranJake
4.75/5  rDev +1.7%

SanFranJake, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of Shankopotamus
5/5  rDev +7.1%

Shankopotamus, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of Cynic-ale
4.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Cynic-ale, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of HoppySeb
4.75/5  rDev +1.7%

HoppySeb, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of williamjbauer
4.5/5  rDev -3.6%

williamjbauer, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of jtladner
4.25/5  rDev -9%

jtladner, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of striker2160
4.5/5  rDev -3.6%

striker2160, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of Zhillsgator
4.92/5  rDev +5.4%

Zhillsgator, Yesterday at 02:41 AM
Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
4.25/5  rDev -9%

UWBadgerFan4Life, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of zimm421
4.9/5  rDev +4.9%

Poured from the 375 ml bottle into a tulip. Appearance is completely black, with a thin brown head. The head dissipates fairly quickly, leaving a layer of film on top, as well as a ring around the edge of the glass.

The nose is loads of bourbon, some chocolate, and good dark fruit. As it warms, the bourbon becomes more present and really becomes the main player here. The taste follows the nose in many ways, but the dark fruit takes more of a back seat, hiding in the middle of each sip. A touch of roastiness comes through here as well. The bourbon is the focal point at the end of each taste.

The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, with just the right touch of carbonation. It goes down smoothly, and each sip leaves you going back for more. Overall, this is an absolutely wonderful beer, and is everything you're looking for in this style. The flavor profile as a whole is exceptional, and the complexities continually draw you in looking for more. Jackie O's continues to amaze.

zimm421, Yesterday at 06:48 PM
Photo of Leftofthedial
4.8/5  rDev +2.8%

Leftofthedial, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of ohiobeer29
4/5  rDev -14.3%

ohiobeer29, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of Denzo
4.25/5  rDev -9%

Denzo, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of TheSamKuehn
4.5/5  rDev -3.6%

TheSamKuehn, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of TWStandley
4.4/5  rDev -5.8%

Poured from the bottle into a HF tasting glass.

Appeared a jet black, oil color.

Smelled of sweet dark fruits, a bit of char, and slight maple.

Taste is delicious. Rich, dark fruits covered in dark chocolate. Maple isn't too prevalent in the taste but might add to the richness.

Mouthfeel is thick with little carbonation.

Overall a delicious brew.

TWStandley, Sunday at 01:23 AM
Photo of tourdot
4.75/5  rDev +1.7%

tourdot, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of DBowers
4.75/5  rDev +1.7%

DBowers, Wednesday at 09:07 PM
Photo of griffeyb
4.5/5  rDev -3.6%

griffeyb, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of ddedhed
4.75/5  rDev +1.7%

ddedhed, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of vrbulldog22
4.5/5  rDev -3.6%

vrbulldog22, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of EthanJDay
5/5  rDev +7.1%

EthanJDay, Sep 04, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Bourbon Barrel Black Maple from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
100 out of 100 based on 140 ratings.