Cellar Cuvee 5 - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
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Reviews by beesy:
4.15/5 rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Listed as a blend of brandy barrel imperial amber and bourbon barrel oatmeal stout 9%abv
A pours a dark brown, opaque with a finger and a half light brown head. Again, difficult to detect clarity in low light environment.
S mostly caramel sweetness with notes of some wood, vanilla and barrel. Alcohol detected in nose.
T another full flavored blend. Dark chocolate in the background that is easily swallowed by massive amounts of caramel, barrel flavors, booze and alcohol. Not as sweet and a bit more dry and butter than #4.
M imho, the mouthfeel is spot on. Enough to hold all the flavor, but not cloyingly sweet like #4.
D still pretty low due to abv and all the flavors.
Overall, a nice blend. This would be kick ass in the fall, hanging out with friends around a bon fire.
Serving type: on-tap
12-21-2011 19:01:58 | More by beesy
More User Reviews:
2.65/5 rDev -29.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25
Bottle # 247 of 334
A: Pours a deep brown color. A thin creamy khaki colored head forms slowly, but dissipates quickly, aside from a thin edge around the glass.
S: Big notes of vanilla and maple up front. Starts very inviting, but has a strange, almost tart, apple-like hint at the back end.
T: Wow. Tartness explodes on the pallet immediately. Tastes like the most tart green apple you can find. Picks up a nice barrel characteristic when it warms, and you get past the sharpness. Caramel and vanilla notes calm the tartness. Slight roast, but a metallic tang in the aftertaste.
M: Creamy and full bodied, with very light carbonation. Feels overly acidic and harsh on the pallet. No alcohol present, but that's the least of the worries here.
O: I gotta imagine there's an infection issue here. What's inviting in the nose is completely overshadowed by the acidic tart tang in the taste and feel. i haven't been a huge fan of the other Jackie O's beers I've tried, and this one continues the disappointing trend for me.
Serving type: bottle
04-18-2013 00:01:58 | More by brydeen
2.51/5 rDev -32.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5
This must be infected?
Description on the bottle is a blend of two beers, an amber ale aged in brandy barrels and an oatmeal stout in bourbon barrels. Sounds like something out of the Firestone Walker book...some hops, mellowed by aging, combined with a nice BBA stout! Awesome.
Not so much with this one.
Appearance is like a stout, not bad.
Smell is where it gets no so great. Smells sour. ZERO barrel. Some slight roastiness, but some definite funk.
Taste is slightly better than the smell. It's like a mediocre farmhouse style stout. I'd never guess this was two barrel aged beers, but it's not altogether unpleasent.
Moutfeel is light and overly carbonated for the style.
This is not something I'd ever spend money on. By description on the bottle, I expect a rich, succulent beer. This didn't deliver, although it's certainly drinkable.
In fairness, this bottle may be infected. But, considering it's not awful, I'm not sure...who knows.
Serving type: bottle
02-11-2013 00:47:19 | More by Number45forever
Cellar Cuvee 5 from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.