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Cellar Cuvee 2 - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

35 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 6
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rhinos00 on 12-10-2009)
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

t0rin0, Oct 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

spycow, Dec 07, 2011
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

ygtbsm94, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of mikesgroove
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

mikesgroove, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of MasterSki
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

MasterSki, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of oline73
3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

oline73, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of duceswild
3/5  rDev -22.7%

duceswild, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of corby112
3.48/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

corby112, Apr 03, 2011
Photo of HopHead84
4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle consumed on 12/19/2009 and poured into a snifter. The beer appears black with a large and thick light brown head. Good retention.

The aroma is of cinnamon, dark chocolate, vanilla, and coffee. The cinnamon is well balanced and well integrated into the beer. Chocolate cinnamon cream. A light bourbon character is evident.

The cinnamon is a little stronger
in the flavor, and it contributes a light spiciness to the beer. Notes of vanilla, chocolate, coffee, and light bourbon are noticeable. There's a light astringent quality on the palate and a dash of sweetness. The mouthfeel is smooth, sticky, and creamy with moderate carbonation. I really enjoyed this.

HopHead84, Dec 23, 2009
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Rhettroactive, Dec 03, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

bsuedekum, Apr 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

AgentZero, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of gford217
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle courtesy of alexsdad06.

Pours dark mahogany that looks close to black in the glass but definitely has light showing through the edges. There is a very small beige head that recedes to a thin collar.

The aroma is really unique and extremely nice with lots of cinnamon, vanilla and chocolate. Lots of lightly roasted malts in the background with espresso beans. The barrel is present with some bourbon but not a ton, very subtle.

The taste is a lighter, thinner version of the aroma. There is a quick hit of spicy cinnamon up front with some chocolate and coffee following close behind. The finish stings with bourbon and cinnamon spices. Bigger booze kick than I expected from the aroma.

The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied for the style and a tad watery. This is probably the biggest downside to this one as it needs to be a bit fuller bodied.

The aroma got me pretty excited about this one but the feel was a bit too thin to make this one a great stout. Nonetheless, I like what the cinnamon adds to the stout and the aroma is really excellent.

gford217, Nov 10, 2010
Photo of tpd975
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

tpd975, Mar 09, 2010
Photo of DavoleBomb
3.13/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

DavoleBomb, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of scottfrie
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

scottfrie, Jan 18, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

PittBeerGirl, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of koopa
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 :)

koopa, Jan 23, 2011
Photo of rye726
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

rye726, Apr 06, 2010
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photekut, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Spider889, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of Urbancaver
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Urbancaver, Oct 08, 2011
Photo of callmemickey
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

callmemickey, Feb 13, 2011
Photo of coldmeat23
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

GLASS: Snifter
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.

coldmeat23, Feb 24, 2011
Photo of Stigs
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Stigs, Dec 04, 2011
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Cellar Cuvee 2 from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.