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

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89
very good

69 Ratings
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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4
pDev: 15.75%
Wants: 43
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
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:
Beer added by: brew3crew on 10-08-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 69 | Reviews: 14
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look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter. 2011 vintage, bottle #33 of 298. I didn't get a chance to try this at the release, so here we go.

4.0 A: Black color. One and a half fingers of creamy light brown head. Retention is good given the ABV and lots of lacing is left behind.

5.0 S: Wow, this smells wonderful. There's a perfect balance between the stout and the barrel. Strong, yet supple roastiness. Plenty of cacoa and rich milk chocolate. The maple syrup adds complexity and gives this a uniqueness from JO's other big stouts. The honey is tough to find, but is there if you sniff deep enough. Barrel and bourbon give leather, earthy woodiness, vanilla, and hints of melon. Booze is hidden well.

4.0 T: Taste is a lot like the nose, but with a touch more booze. Big roastiness is there, which gives just a touch of burntness on finish. Chocolate joins caramel to add a sweet touch. Again, maple syrup adds a nice complexity and the honey is hard to find. The bourbon adds the leather, melon, and vanilla again, but also gives a touch of astringency on finish.

3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Smooth, but I wish this was more creamy.

3.5 D: This started off with so much potential in the nose. While this is still a tasty beer, it isn't a masterpiece. I'd put this a couple hairs below Dark App and several hundred hairs below Oil. Worth a drink. That was my first and only bottle, so adu till next release.

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Thanks Brad for this sneak peak.

Pours a reddish brown. Nice tan head. Looks very solid. Smells chocolatey and roasted, almost smoky from the barrel. Cots of barrel on the nose. Tastes boozy, hard hitting on the front. A bit harsh but the base beer shines through. Dark chocolate, nice oakiness on the tongue, the bourbon overpowers the nice rich base beer too much. Good mouthfeel but overall a solid brew.

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Tasting at Jackie O's. Thanks for the preview brad!

A-dark black body with tan head that stays arouhd

S-amazing bourbon melded well with the body

T-bourbon stands out, not that it is a bad thing. Oatmeal in the beginning. Almost a boozy chocolate candy bar to finish. This is as close to heaven as you can get

M-medium body and smooth

O-wow. What a treat.

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Bourbon Barrel Middle Of Nowhere from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.