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Brandy Barrel Superfly - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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62 Ratings
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 19.94%
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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IrishColonial

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

01-02-2012 00:48:53 | More by IrishColonial
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schwaeh

Ohio

3/5  rDev -8%

01-01-2012 19:27:46 | More by schwaeh
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

01-01-2012 04:03:08 | More by djrn2
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whartontallboy

New York

3/5  rDev -8%

12-14-2011 01:51:38 | More by whartontallboy
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev +8.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2011 01:13:14 | More by Sammy
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dogfishandi

New York

4/5  rDev +22.7%

12-12-2011 23:43:24 | More by dogfishandi
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +38%

12-12-2011 04:50:15 | More by ThePorterSorter
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oline73

Maryland

3/5  rDev -8%

12-05-2011 03:45:37 | More by oline73
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.4/5  rDev +35%
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

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2011 19:21:30 | More by mikesgroove
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heyta

Georgia

4/5  rDev +22.7%

11-28-2011 21:37:08 | More by heyta
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dtx00

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +53.4%

11-24-2011 06:04:42 | More by dtx00
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

11-23-2011 06:07:26 | More by Rhettroactive
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pest

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

11-23-2011 04:07:04 | More by pest
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shufon

New York

3/5  rDev -8%

11-19-2011 04:47:07 | More by shufon
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Photekut

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -8%

11-17-2011 23:34:55 | More by Photekut
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Bogforce

Ohio

3/5  rDev -8%

11-16-2011 01:52:36 | More by Bogforce
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

2/5  rDev -38.7%

11-15-2011 17:32:04 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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ej285701

Ohio

3/5  rDev -8%

11-14-2011 18:00:44 | More by ej285701
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sideshowe

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +22.7%

11-14-2011 14:37:48 | More by sideshowe
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claspada

New Jersey

1.73/5  rDev -46.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2011 14:32:31 | More by claspada
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

3/5  rDev -8%

11-14-2011 10:59:25 | More by TurdFurgison
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Arbitrator

California

2.03/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Chilled bottle into a glass. No label. I half-suspect Mike is involved in Narke Xantus redux.

A: Pours a slightly hazy reddish-amber with gold highlights. The wispy beige head retains poorly and leaves a very mild collar on the beer. A couple of streaks of lace.

S: Vanilla and oak up front: this is clearly barrel-aged. But in what barrels? There is a caramelly, oxidized grape note that could be bourbon, but a noticeable tartness in the nose suggests brandy (or even infection). Brown sugar. Earthy hops and a note of corn.

T: The taste is... odd. I pick up a mild barrel flavor with a tartness that, again, suggests brandy and some other dark fruits. Caramel is noted in the mid-palate. But the finish is dominated by earthy bitterness that lingers into the finish. Slight astringency amongst the tart flavors.

M: Medium-full body with low-moderate carbonation. Appropriate for the style. But this is unpleasantly hoppy (in terms of bitterness, not flavor), which results in a sticky, long-lasting finish that undermines the enjoyability of the barrel flavors.

O: This beer isn't abysmal, but it's not particularly impressive. I drank it blind, rated it, and sent in my review to learn what it was. A shame. I think pretty highly of several Jackie O's barrel-aged beers. This is an exception.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2011 06:03:48 | More by Arbitrator
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projectflam86

Ohio

3.93/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bomber purchased at the release. Bottle 316 of 341.

A- Pours a cloudy amber color with a thin white foam head that leaves a bit of lace.

S- Candied sugar and brandy are very evident in the nose. Smells boozy and sweet with plenty of caramel.

T- Huge amount of toffee and caramel initially with a wallop of brandy and alcohol in the finish. The brandy plays a huge part in the flavor profile offering some hints of vanilla, oak, and brown sugar. A very slight tartness is noticeable as well.

M- Medium/full bodied with slightly low carbonation.

O- A very interesting brew that I ended up enjoying quite a bit.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2011 23:26:24 | More by projectflam86
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ne0m00re

Ohio

3.18/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Review from sometime this past week... of bottle number 134/341 of the 2011 release.
A: Copper brown, fluffy cream head with great lacing.
S: Earthy brandy in forefront, caramel raisin, cocoa powder. Doesn't smell appetizing, to be honest...
T: Earthy raisin with crisp brandy character, taste is much better than smell with a woody character that is nice with mild hops.
M: Thicker, good froth.
O: OK. I've had much better JO's...

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2011 03:43:58 | More by ne0m00re
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Ryan011235

Ohio

3.08/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Jackie O's on 8/27/11

Irresponsible Tick #2

Murky brown with shades of honey amber. Wispy head. Some strands of lace. The fruity, vinous notes mesh really well with the caramel. Just a hint of wood - but lots of fruit. Has more oak flavor though. Candied caramel sweetness. Tad earthy, brandy shines for sure. A little hot. Medium body with a slick penchant. Lower carbonation. Pretty smooth. Much, much nicer than the base.

Serving type: on-tap

10-12-2011 04:15:40 | More by Ryan011235
Brandy Barrel Superfly from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.