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Bolero Brown - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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Bolero Brown
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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 14
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Thorpe429 on 05-05-2011)
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jale

Michigan

4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks Brad for this great beer.

A: Pours a dark brown with two fingers of light brown head.

S: Chocolate,Oak, roasted malt and a hint of brandy.

T: Taste is sweet roasted malt followed brandy and some alcohol heat. Nice mild oakiness and a hint of hop bitterness.

M: Medium body with good carbonation.

O: Another great beer from Brad.

Serving type: on-tap

06-03-2011 00:40:38 | More by jale
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Thanks, BC! 64oz growler into Darkness tulip. This one has been on my wants for some time, and I'm happy to finally be able to try it.

A - Pours a medium brownish color, slight red hue, cinnamon-colored head, thin ring, some wisps on top.

S - An excellent mix of burnt sugars, brandy, and oak. Just as I thought it was smell like...an amped up Brown Ale. The Brandy barrels really add a nice "oomph" and help balance out the sweetness.

T - Similar to the nose. Lots of burnt sugars, brandy, and oak. There's a touch of vanilla, caramel, and brown sugar in there as well. The alcohol is very well-hidden and the barrel notes really add to this beer. The finish is gram cracker and booze, yum.

M - Medium, good carbonation, creamy rich finish.

O - This one lived up to the hype for me and I'm so glad I was able to try it. I was told it will be a while for this to show up at Jackie O's again, so I feel very fortunate. Recommend.

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A - A finger of tan foam settles to a partial thin cap, thick collar, and a few spots of lace. Initially looks like a stout, but reveals some dark brown coloration under closer scrutiny.

S - Big molasses, brown sugar, caramel, milk chocolate, and some sweet brandy influence. Very sweet stuff, perhaps verging on cloying, but potent and quite enjoyable for the most part.

T- The taste reveals more of the base brown ale, with milk chocolate, nuts, caramel, vanilla, and mild roast character. Not as much of the brandy barrel presence here. I was told this batch is 13%, and it definitely tastes stronger than the 9.5% listed here, but it's still surprisingly smooth.

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D - Really enjoyable stuff, and very drinkable for the style and alcohol content. Perhaps a bit too sweet for mass quantities, but would definitely make a nice dessert pairing. Hard to peg the style - somewhere between Imperial Brown and Imperial Stout.

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Bolero Brown from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.