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Brandy Barrel Superfly - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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63 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 19.88%
Wants: 3
Gots: 18 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brew3crew on 08-26-2011)
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nhindian

Pennsylvania

3.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22oz bottle poured into a Stone taster. Bottle split at a recent Pittsburgh BA tasting, I don't know who brought this, but thank you!

A - Pours a hazy, dark orange, like that of burnished copper or an old penny. There isn't much head at all to speak of, but what is there is comprised of tiny bubbles with a tan hue. As it fades, it leaves behind a thin coating of soapy lace.

S - The smell of the Brandy Superfly brings a nice marriage of caramel malts and the grapes of a brandy. There's also a good amount of apples, slight chocolate, oak, and even a slight bit of coconut.

T - Given the eclectic and exciting nose, I was pumped to get to the meat of this beer, but I ultimately found myself a bit underwhelmed by the flavors. I felt that the malts did not complement the brandy barrels very much, as the caramel, toffee, and chocolate of them clashed with the more fruity aspects of the brandy. It was still possible to pick out the apples and grapes within the brandy, but I found it to be rather muddled and conflicting, without really establishing an identity.

M - Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with good carbonation. Fairly smooth and the brandy comes across nicely with a slight alcohol burn.

D/O - Drinkability is moderate. Jackie O's has definitely had better barrel-aged offerings than this beer, and I'm not sure if it's just the base beer that is conflicting with the brandy or if it hasn't had enough time to mellow, but it just came across a bit awkward.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2011 06:19:09 | More by nhindian
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Brandy Barrel Superfly from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.