Cellar Cuvee 2 - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
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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
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
3.5/5 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
3.65/5 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
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
3.8/5 rDev -2.1%
22oz bottle brought to you by ipa257. Huge thanks for sharing man. Bottle # 145/156, bottled 12/2/09.
A: Pours almost black with a thin light brown head that receded into a thin collar that left spots of soapy lacing down the glass.
S: Smells strongly of coffee grounds. I can detect some of the cinnamon that this is brewed with, and maybe a hint of nuts, but these flavors are not huge.
T: Follows the nose with a big black coffee ground flavor. Coffee hits first, then the cinnamon, with hints roasted coconuts and nuts in the finish. Aftertaste is full of toffee.
M: Body is on the fuller side of medium with tingle carbonation that is low enough to not be frothy. Slight alcohol in the finish.
D: If you love coffee or cinnamon you'll love this. Not a bad beer, but not the best coffee stout out there either. Still, thanks again for opening this one Jeff.
01-18-2011 03:58:15 | More by scottfrie
3.83/5 rDev -1.3%
This is an imperial stout blended with a coffee/cinnamon stout aged in bourbon barrels.
Pours a dark mahogany with a tan head. Light lace.
Great nose is a blend of espresso, chocolate, roasty malts, cinnamon, whiskey, oak and vanilla.
Taste has an interesting tart cherry presence that really gets in the way of the rest of the flavors. But there is some really nice stuff going on as well. Dark roasty malts, light cinnamon, coffee, molasses, wood and bourbon.
Body is thin.
Not bad, quite unique.
04-06-2010 04:43:30 | More by rye726
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
3.9/5 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
3.98/5 rDev +2.6%
limited release thanks to markwise.
A: Pours a deep dark black with a small tan head. No real retention or lace.
S: Aromas of oak, booze, coffee, and cinnamon (sort of hunahpus esque).
T: Flavors of coffee grounds, bitter cinnamon, chocolate, and wood.
M: Medium in body, medium carbonation.
D: Does not blend together as well as hunahpus, but it still works. I liked it.
03-09-2010 22:44:12 | More by tpd975
3.98/5 rDev +2.6%
22oz bomber # 104 of 156 shared at an epic tasting last night by myself. I had no idea what this one was a blend of when we popped the top and it turned out being a fairly abrupt style departure from the sours we were drinking before hand!
Appearance: Pours dark brown with red folds. No crown or lace.
Smell: Spent coffee grinds.
Taste: Same as nose but more rounded out with some soft stone fruits and chocolate.
Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation.
Drinkability: Fairly easy to drink if you like coffee grinds :)
01-23-2011 15:35:22 | More by koopa
Cellar Cuvee 2 from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
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