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Bourbon Barrel Middle Of Nowhere - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

Bourbon Barrel Middle Of NowhereBourbon Barrel Middle Of Nowhere

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

65 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 65
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 14.25%


Brewed by:
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brew3crew on 10-08-2011)
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kundog18

Indiana

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-05-2011 17:53:34 | More by kundog18
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured into FFF Teku. Batch 11, bottle #55/298.

A: Pours deep dark brown almost black. Almost no head at all. Looks pretty still.

S: Mellow bourbon, chocolate, and vanilla. Odd tartness to it.

T: Woah, this is infected. Very sour and vinegary with an astringent bite at the end. Tartness really blocks most other things out.

M: Thin and watery. Very tannic and acidic.

O: No idea what this could have been if it wasn't infected. Really thin in body though, despite whatever happened. What a shame :(

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Pours jet black with a small brown head. Spotty lacing down the glass with a tad bit of retention.

Lots of things going on in the aroma. Tons of fudge, dark chocolate, vanilla, oak and a touch of smoke to go with some heavy roasted malt. Bourbon and maple syrup are present, but not overpowering.

Unfortunately the flavor does not live up to the rich, complex nose. Still a ton of chocolate and roasted malts in here, but the sweetness takes over and swings the balance. Don't get a ton of maple syrup, but the honey overpowers everything else and creates a weird combo with the barrel notes which are much too subdued for my tastes.

Medium bodied and good carbonation levels, but the beer is a touch thin. Still finishes somewhat roasty and dry, but with the honey sweetness adding to that the combo just doesn't work.

Interesting concept and something that sounds great on paper, but the execution here didn't do it for me. If they could actually make something that tastes like this smells, I'd be all in. As it played out, this was just a thin, honey sweet jumbled mess.

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siege06nd

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3.68/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Stout brewed with maple syrup, honey, and then aged in bourbon barrels. Yeah, I'm interested...

Poured into a snifter...

A. Like most stout...inky black with a half finger medium brown head. Head is just a touch loose and lacing is somewhat spotty. Still, it's a good looking stout.

S. Oh wow, great bouquet here. Heavy doses of brownie batter, vanilla, honeycomb, oak char, and coffee. The maple syrup is there but it augments the nose more than anything else, I really get mostly honey and treacle for the lighter notes. Pretty good amount of dark fruit on this one. Barrel adds some char qualities and some sweetness from the bourbon, but it is very subtle which, for this beer, is a very good thing. Outstanding nose.

T. Chocolate, caramel, and honey. A lot of toasted malt characteristic, very roasty. Not particularly sweet, the chocolate notes are mostly of the baking variety and have a certain amount of bitterness. Not really picking up the maple syrup, but the honey is certainly there, as is a light tannic quality that seems to pervade every Jackie O's barrel aged beer I have had. It's like a high, sour sweetness that is either the bourbon, the honey, or a mild infection. Hard to tell, but I'm not the biggest fan. It covers up the chocolate and malt flavors and really makes this one a bit thin.

M. Moderate bodied and well-carbonated. But the finish on the flavor is just very puckery and thin. The roasted qualities fall off dramatically and you are left with a drying, sweetness that just really doesn't work. Would have enjoyed a more robust mouthfeel.

O. Bourbon barrels, honey, maple syrup, imperial stout? It sounds like a dream, like CBS' little brother. What this is, though, is fairly disappointing. It's thin and tannic, almost metallic at times. Just a huge drop-off in taste after the nose. So why? Well, it could be the honey or it could be the type of bourbon barrel or it could be some very mild infection. Truly, I have no idea. But what I do know is it is mediocre. And I encounter the same tannic flavor/feel in far too many JO's offerings.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2012 00:52:14 | More by siege06nd
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Bourbon Barrel Middle Of Nowhere from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.