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Brandy Barrel Superfly - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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BA SCORE
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63 Ratings
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 19.57%
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:
Beer added by: brew3crew on 08-26-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 63 | Reviews: 23
Photo of Sammy
3.57/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

My first Jackie-O. The aroma had the brandy. Sour, cherryish, astringent, medicinal. Overcarbonated. Grows on me, so its drinkable. Decent beer, expected more hops and more caramel , but overall disappointing, ideas that did not come together. A tad boozy. More balance needed.

Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.5/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared at FosterJM's birthday celebration courtesy of MrHirschybar.

Bottle # 328/341.

Pours a murky honey brown with a khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour and is mainly of malt and dark fruit. Taste is the same with a slight kick of brandy on the finish. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but it's pretty weird in my opinion.

Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
2/5  rDev -38.8%

Photo of mikesgroove
4.38/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

dark orange colors swirling about and a good sized head of white reaching up and over the top to around two inches before settling back down again. Really nice layered look to the sides of the glass as it was thoroughly coated all the way down, really good retention here I have to say. Lots of malt in the nose right off. Caramel, sweet notes mixing with a very big hop note, especially as it warms. Piney with a sweet orange rind like citrus touch as it comes close to room temperature. Very thick feel, sticky and full with nice carbonation, definite enough to get it done. Initially you get the piney hop bite as you take the first sip, but it became very well balanced mid palate as the rich, almost scotch ale like buttery notes start to come through and really give it quite a smooth flavor. A bit hot still

Photo of womencantsail
3.01/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Thanks, Richard!

Pours amber in color with a khaki colored head. There’s a light butter quality to the nose which is not very pleasing. Some sweet toffee and other sugar notes to go with a hint of vanilla and oak. Just a hint of brandy on the nose. The flavor is similarly lackluster. Mild brandy, sweet toffee and malt, and too much butter (well, any is really too much). Maybe just a hint of dark fruit. Medium body and carbonation.

Photo of oline73
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of MasterSki
2.99/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle #244 of 341 shared by Sean - thanks dude! Served in a Darkness glass.

A - A finger of tan foam settles to a thin collar, leaving patchy haze on top and a few stray spots of lace. Hazy dark red brandy color - guess the combination of red ale and brandy will do that.

S - Extremely sweet - verges on cloying. A mixture of red licorice, brandy, treacle, toffee, sugar, and bit of harsh alcohol for good measure.

T - Taste is a bit better, with some doughy bread and a hint of cocoa(?) offsetting some of the massive sweetness from the caramel malts, brandy, sugar, and red licorice. The finish is bitter and slightly unexpected - so sort of mixture of oak and alcohol bit I'm guessing?

M - Thick, chewy, viscous, boozy, with a tannic finish. Carbonation is medium-low, body is full, alcohol is present in copious quantities. Other than the heat, this is quite nice.

D - Reminds me of Mikkeller BA Weinbrand, but less good. I can see why this particular experiment might have been appealing, but it just didn't turn out very well. I ended up pouring out a good portion of my glass, as there were too many other beers to try to struggle with this one.

Photo of Rochefort10nh
2/5  rDev -38.8%

Photo of orangesol
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of kscaldef
2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of Gobzilla
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of drummermattie02
2/5  rDev -38.8%

Photo of AlexFields
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of TurdFurgison
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of claspada
1.83/5  rDev -44%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Pours a hazy dark red brandy color with a small amount of tan foam that settles to a thin cap leaving patchy haze on top and a few stray spots of lace.

Aromas begin with extremely sweet maltiness and sweet brandy barrel. A mixture of red licorice, brandy, treacle, toffee and bit of harsh alcohol for good measure.

The tastes are worse that the aroma, at first it reminded me of a red ale with shot of brandy mixed in, but as it warms it doesn't even taste like brandy just cheap vodka and light caramel malts. There is some doughy bread and a hint of toffee offsetting some of the massive sweetness from the caramel malts and fusel alcohol.

The mouthfeel is thick, chewy, viscous and way way too boozy. Carbonation is medium-to-low, body is full, but the alcohol is present in copious quantities.

Overall this is a huge miss for me. I can make a pretty good comparable beer by grabbing any American Amber and dropping a shot of cheap brandy in the glass. Jackie-O's hasnt impressed me yet with any of their offerings as most seem to be way too boozy and unbalanced with I personally think is key for any barrel-aged beer. Hopefully they can redeem themselves in my mind if I am fortunate to sample some of their other offerings down the road.

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3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of BMart
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of AgentZero
3.36/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Brown colored beer, a little hazy, with a bit of a head that left some stick on the sides.

S - Smell is kind of odd, there is some maltyness like a big amber, but it's overpowered with some thing that is kind of a combination of sweet cheese, candy corns, and sweat socks. Not particularly great.

T - Some butter, toffee, a little barrel. Brandy comes through more than on the nose. I have a hard time distinguishing the base beer here, but a bit of malt comes through.

M - Medium bodied, nice carbonation.

O - Not one of my preferred Jackie O's beers, but wouldn't mind seeing Brad give this another go as it's an interesting concept.

Photo of whartontallboy
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of dfhhead25
4/5  rDev +22.3%

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Brandy Barrel Superfly from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.