Cellar Cuvee 2 - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
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3.5/5 rDev -9.8%
Big thanks to Ben for sharing this rarity. Served in a GI Black Friday tasted glass.
A - A thin tan foam settles to a collar, wisps, and a few tiny specks of lace. Very dark brown body.
S - Coffee, roasted malts, touch of cinnamon. Slightly stale, with a fruity old coffee grounds flavor going on. There's a slightly musky quality, and some papery oxidation - might be developing an infection or just could be old. Surprisingly mild barrel presence.
T - Chocolate, coffee, some fruity cherry notes, a touch of sweet tarts - definitely some kind of unintentional sourness here. Not as old tasting, and not as much cinnamon flavor here as well.
M - Medium-full body, chewy, dry, tannic, and roasty, with low carbonation. Not much alcohol heat at this stage.
D - Not bad, but nothing mind-blowing. Probably past its prime, and developing some odd and unexpected falvors, but still fairly enjoyable.
02-11-2012 23:20:34 | More by MasterSki
3.7/5 rDev -4.6%
I had this on-tap at Jackie O's during the release this weekend. Served in a sample glass.
Appearance: Pours a very dark mahogany color with no real head to speak of.
Smell: Sweet roast, mild vanilla, dark fruit, cinnamon, and some warm bourbon.
Taste: Lots of sweet malt with some strong notes from the barrel. Dark fruit and some bourbon, but the overall flavor seems to be a bit watered down.
Mouthfeel: Medium body with mild carbonation and a finish that is a bit dry.
Overall: I would have liked the flavor to be a bit fuller, but the taste that was there is good. I would consider trying it again.
12-05-2011 00:17:10 | More by oline73
3.13/5 rDev -19.3%
4 oz. sampler at JO's 6th Anniversary. I made damn good review notes, but then I lost them. Bear with me on this.
3.5 A: Black color. Came without a head.
3.5 S: The cinnamon has persisted in this one. I can't say the same about the coffee. As for the stouts, they are quite tame now. Very soft roastiness with a touch of peat. Even less chocolate.
3.0 T: This isn't sour, nor is it really tart, but there's something sourish about this brew. It's like a tart butterscotch for lack of a better descriptor. That said, this brew isn't bad, but it isn't good either and it certainly doesn't taste much like what it's allegedly made of. Cinnamon and roast can be found in the taste. The bourbon, on the other hand, barely shows up or perhaps it is the bourbon that is showing up as the funky goofiness above.
3.0 M: A little on the lighter side. Good moderate carbonation. Lacking the creaminess that I want.
3.0 D: This is probably the worst of a series that isn't all that impressive overall anyway. Oh well, like all JO's brews, I'm happy to have tried it.
12-04-2011 22:57:32 | More by DavoleBomb
4.05/5 rDev +4.4%
pulled this gem out of the cellar
dark as night, thick and inky black with a nice two finger head of cocoa brown on top that really capped it off just about perfectly. Dripping tan lace down the sides it really just looked the part quite nicely i have to admit.
Aroma is of deep roasted malts, lots of cocoa, a touch of a light peat, or smoked flavor and a really well balanced and nicely put together coffee bitterness. This carried over well into the flavor which was rich, creamy and smooth with hints of light chocolate that welcomed the palate first and were soon followed by a nice blend of coffee, roasted malts, light hop notes that dried the palate out quite nicely and a rich, even, semi dry and sweet finish.
12-03-2011 19:00:33 | More by mikesgroove
4.38/5 rDev +12.9%
Jackie o's tasting baby!! Thanks for pulling this from the cellar brad! Both.ed 12/9
A-dark black body with tan head that quickly disapates
S-lots of chili, which apparently wasn't intended
T-little bit of cinnamon aand maybe vanilla? Chili isn't so prevalqnt as the nose
M- medium boey and smooth
O-very good, even though its not what it was
10-08-2011 17:48:41 | More by brew3crew
3.9/5 rDev +0.5%
A special brew pulled from Brad's cellar
Pours a dark dark brown. A nice orange reddish tint. Some nice tan head.
Smells chili heavy, some nice cinnamon on the nose on the back.
Tastes sharp and roasty. There is a lot of cinnamon on the tongue. Funkiness is a bit odd. Good solid mouthfeel. Overall enjoyable.
10-08-2011 17:47:04 | More by Urbancaver
3.48/5 rDev -10.3%
Bomber 2009 vintage, # 114/156 courtesy of iceicebaby. Thanks again Sean!
Pours pitch black and completely opaque with a half finger light beige head that quickly fades into a lasting ring. Minimal spots of lacing.
Nice robust, roasted dark malt aroma with hints of bittersweet dark chocolate, dry coffee/espresso bean and oatmeal but not acrid/burnt smelling at all. Slight lactic creaminess along with a subtle bourbon barrel presence. Sweet bourbon in the nose but not much vanilla or oak. Also, the spice character is very faint and I'm not picking up much cinnamon at all.
Medium bodied but a little thinner than expected with a very odd combination of flavors. Much spicier than the aroma suggests with lots zesty pepper and cinnamon up front. The barrel presence is also stronger than expected with some sweet boozy bourbon and dry, toasted oak/wood flavor. I'm still not picking up any of the smoother vanilla/marshmallow notes. Underneath there is a dry roasted malt presence with a very strong, dry acrid coffee flavor. The coffee has faded a bit, resulting in the beer becoming overly dry and even slightly burnt tasting. The dry bitterness lingers into a long finish. As it warms, the smoother chocolate and oatmeal notes start to show balancing things out a bit.
Overall this beer was pretty weird but still enjoyable. Bourbon, coffee and cinnamon sounds like an unlikely match and it doesn't really work all that well for my taste. I admire the experimentation but this wasn't my cup of tea.
04-03-2011 07:42:13 | More by corby112
3.83/5 rDev -1.3%
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 45 degrees
Bottled: 12/2 2009 Bottle #111 of 156
Huge thanks to my buddy, normyk, for hooking me up!
Super dark brown color. Backlight gives way to beautiful magenta overtones. A loose and foamy head forms then quickly dissipates. It leaves a surface ring of bubbles. The lacing is tiny little flecks, but very sticky.
Huge coffee presence. Like no other beer I've come across, actually. Massive. I also get a very good ammount of cinnamon. Nice oak hints with a touch of bourbon presence. Very light notes of vanilla. Light hints of dark chocolates.
A complex nose, but the coffee definitely dominates.
The coffee is still dominant, though not nearly as palate killing as the nose implied it would be. The cinnamon is an interesting touch. It brings a unique warmth and spice to the mix. The bourbon is a bit more represented now. Very light traces of oak and vanilla and chocolate.
This has a medium body, which is nice. Unfortunately, the carbonation level is too low to match up to the body. It's very smooth, but it has no creaminess or viscous-ness(?).
Flavorwise, this is very drinkable. (Granted, it will help out immensely if you like coffee.) Bodywise though, it loses a bit of desirability.
02-24-2011 06:31:22 | More by coldmeat23
3.65/5 rDev -5.9%
Consumed January 2011.
A: Dark brown/black body. No signs of a head or lacing.
S: Coffee! Dark roasted coffee grounds. Some licorice, chocolate, and generic roasted malts.
T: Fairly one dimensional. Just a shit ton of roasted coffee grounds with only a hint of licorice and chocolate.
M: Medium-full bodied, some boozy astringency.
D: The one dimensional flavor profile gets in the way of things here. The coffee was just way to assertive for my liking.
02-13-2011 02:57:57 | More by callmemickey
Cellar Cuvee 2 from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
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