Cellar Cuvee 5 - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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65 Ratings
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 20.22%
Wants: 5
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brew3crew on 10-08-2011)
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4.97/5  rDev +34%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Tasting at Jackie O's. Mix of bourbon barrel middle of nowhere and brandy barell superfly

A-dark body with s tan head that quickly disapates

S-great meld of the two beer. Characteristics of both are present. Mmmm delicious

T-more bourbon than Brandy, but the brandy is still present.

M-medium body and smooth

O-what a treat brad. Can't wait to sit on it some more!

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Live review of a 2011 22 oz bottle number 112/336.
A: Very dark brown, nice creamy head quickly faded to a good collar with some lacing.
S: Nice vanilla bourbon up front, with some merlot fruitiness, and a molasses or licorice character on top of dark chocolate with some dark fruits.
T: Creamy molasses and brown sugar with a kiss of woody maple, overall drying with dark fruit and a crisp yet mellow alcohol, which lingers on the breath with the fruit.
M: Creamy and frothy which slowly transforms into a crisp almost tartness.
O: Overall, rather enjoyable to drink. Complex.

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4.2/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Jason for sharing this one. Bottle #308 of 336. Served in a Surly Darkness glass.

A - Quick-dissolving tan foam settles to a thin ring and a few tiny spots of lace. Very dark brown body that is a tad lighter at the edges of the glass.

S - Wood, booze, honey, chocolate, vanilla, roasted nuts, and perhaps a hint of brandy. It's pretty boozy, but never reaches offensive levels. The flavors are quite nice, but the barrel presence is a touch heavy-handed.

T - Taste is a pleasant mix of chocolate, roasted grains, maple syrup, and caramel - once you get past the intense oak and bourbon, that is. Gets significantly better and more balanced as it approaches room temperature.

M - Medium-full body, lower carbonation, sticky and chewy, with definite warming alcohol.

D - I was initially wary when I heard this contained the mediocre Brandy Superfly in it, but this is actually a pretty enjoyable high-gravity blend. Probably my favorite Cellar Cuvee so far, although I haven't tried # 1, 2 or 6. Might be wonderful in six-to-twelve months if the booze dies down a little.

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4.15/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Many thanks to csmiley for the bottle

Cellar Cuvee 5 pours a very dark chocolate fudge color. It’s onyx. No light cuts through, even at the edges. A light tan head covers the top. It rises just above the surface and falls back quickly. Lacing was definitely light and spotty.

The nose is good. It starts out with a nice mix of chocolate and caramel. It smells a little sweet, but the chocolate smells like the darker variety. Bourbon is definitely noted. Its presence is moderately strong. It doesn’t overpower. I’m not getting much brandy. Secondary scents include honey, oak, vanilla, and a hint of maple syrup. Alcohol is definitely noted and smells a little strong. We’ll see how that plays out. Smells good though. Rather complex and interesting.

The flavor is very good. It starts out with a mix of bittersweet, dark chocolate and sweet caramel. It’s a rather sturdy malt base. Sweeter than expected though. A subtle hint of maple syrup only adds to the sweet factor. Barrel aging certainly added a host of flavors. Brandy seems to be more apparent than bourbon in flavor. Interesting. There are also rather strong oak and vanilla flavors. They all work together quite well to produce a satisfying flavor. Honey is noted throughout and adds quality depth. Alcohol is prominent, but doesn’t seem warm or hot. Finishes chocolaty with a twist of oak and brandy. Very impressive.

Cellar Cuvee 5 has a medium body that feels just a tad thin. Carbonation seems light and soft. The feel isn’t bad, but it seems to need a little more body. For what it’s worth it goes down rather easy.

Cellar Cuvee 5 is an interesting mix of a brandy barrel aged imperial amber ale and a bourbon barrel aged oatmeal stout. The end product is very good. I really like the creative, trailblazing approach that was taken with this one. If it has any faults, the body is tad too light. That’s about it though. Very good stuff. Thanks a ton, Chris!

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4.15/5  rDev +11.9%
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.

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4.13/5  rDev +11.3%
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Cellar Cuvee 5 from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.