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Cellar Cuvee 5 - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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BA SCORE
84
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62 Ratings
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 20.75%
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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t0rin0

California

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

10-17-2012 01:26:51 | More by t0rin0
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womencantsail

California

3.18/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark brown in color with small tan head. Booze is definitely a prominent aroma. A strong note of stale hops followed by cocoa, oak, and a mild fruitiness (mostly prunes). The flavor is a touch metallic followed by some mild bourbon, roast, and cocoa. A touch acidic, for some reason, with a little bit of dark fruit. Not a fan of this one at all.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2012 20:48:37 | More by womencantsail
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

04-14-2013 19:39:09 | More by acurtis
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spycow

Illinois

5/5  rDev +34.8%

12-07-2011 04:31:40 | More by spycow
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emerge077

Illinois

3.3/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a tulip, thanks Dan for sharing!

Dark brownish black body, frothy light tan foam. Lasting skim of foam across the top, some spotty lace but not much.

Tobacco and a lightly boozy aroma, appropriate for a barrel aged strong ale. Seems a little subdued though, and lacking some essential complexity.

A biting, alcoholic bourbon finish cuts into the malty base flavors a bit. Some tobacco and roast malt that is overshadowed by the bourbon elements. In the end it seems a bit heavy handed, more whiskey shows through than necessary, raw and unrefined. Light to medium feel, medium level of carbonation. Could use some blending to mellow it out. Thankfully not a diacetyl bomb like the last Cellar Cuvee I tried.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 07:19:58 | More by emerge077
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MasterSki

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2012 22:20:08 | More by MasterSki
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oline73

Maryland

2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

09-11-2013 02:12:50 | More by oline73
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beernads

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

08-22-2013 12:57:07 | More by beernads
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +7.8%

12-05-2013 03:55:37 | More by XmnwildX12
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zestar

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

01-31-2014 11:57:36 | More by zestar
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duceswild

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

12-16-2012 17:28:35 | More by duceswild
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billab914

Virginia

2/5  rDev -46.1%

01-02-2014 23:56:12 | More by billab914
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +7.8%

12-03-2011 18:48:32 | More by Rhettroactive
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.4/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

650 mL bottle poured into a taster glass. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Dark and nearly black. Not much head. Some bubbles, but that's it.

Smell - Oak and vanilla. Nondescript combination of bourbon and brandy. I don't get a ton of the base. Maybe some light roast and chocolate.

Taste - Less barrel. Tangy vinous character that gets a touch sour. Chocolate and molasses. Vinous in the finish and slightly boozy.

Mouthfeel - Vinous and quite flat. Not great. Boozy, but not a whole lot of it.

Overall - Tangy. Intentional? Not a bad tang, but it kills some flavors that I would like to taste more.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2012 17:28:14 | More by Alieniloquium
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bsuedekum

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

04-27-2013 04:13:08 | More by bsuedekum
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jophish17

Georgia

3/5  rDev -19.1%

12-16-2011 23:38:53 | More by jophish17
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

01-03-2012 02:08:02 | More by bpfrush
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

3.28/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I don't know how excited I should be to try this. This is made of a 50/50 mix of Brandy Barrel Superfly and Bourbon Barrel Middle of Nowhere Stout. I had the BBMoNS yesterday and though it was good enough, so that I'm not worried about. Rather, the BBS has been polarizing. On-tap when it was released, I thought it was wonderful. From a bottle a month ago, I thought it sucked. Thus I'm not sure how mixing these beers will result. I guess there's only one way to find out.

Poured into a snifter. Bottle #20 of 336.

3.5 A: This looks more like the stout for obvious reasons. Dark brown, nearly black color. Two fingers of creamy tan head. Retention is about average and a short ring of lacing is left.

3.5 S: Interesting. The stout seems to be driving the nose, with the amber adding subtle complexity. All of the components of the BBMoNS are apparent - the maple syrup, the honey, the roastiness, and even the oats. The bourbon is a bit diluted from the original, which is to be expected, but still adds leather, earthy woodiness, vanilla, and some melon fruitiness. The amber itself is tough to find, though it seems to have contributed the the caramel that is also found in the stout. Rather, the biggest player from the BBS is the brandy. It gives a well integrated vinous character along with grape fruitiness. Booze is apparent, but not distracting

3.0 T: I'm not really sure what to think of the taste. One sip I get bourbon and stout, the next I get brandy and stout, and after that I get bourbon and brandy. I just can't get on board with this. It seems strange and muddled, but isn't really bad overall. What I pick up most is roastiness, maple syrup, leathery bourbon, brandy, vanilla, and some astringency from the barrels.

3.5 M: Heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Reasonably creamy and smooth.

3.5 D: I honestly don't know what to think of this. I either love it or hate it, but I decided to split the difference in my scores. Either way, it was an interesting experiment that I'm glad I got to try. I'm not a huge fan about the Cellar Cuvee series as a whole actually...until Brad decides to mix a Rum Barrel Oil with a Bourbon Barrel Kopi Dark App.

I do like how this has come together, but I'm still not crazy about it.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2011 03:56:06 | More by DavoleBomb
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Sean9689

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks, Jason! 22oz bottle poured into Narke tulip.

A - Pours a darker brown color, mocha head, thin collar.

S - Booze, chocolate, caramel, oak, vanilla, and slight roast. Pretty boozy, but it's pretty fresh, so that was kind of expected. A nice dose of chocolate and caramel notes, and the oak is spot-on.

T - Even more boozy then the nose suggests. Chocolate, hot alcohol, oak, burnt sugars. Not much roast on the palate, as the booze is pretty powerful here...lots of Whiskey.

M - Medium, good carbonation, creamy finish.

O - I think this one needs a little more time before the Whiskey notes die down and the other characteristics show themselves. I would sit on this for a few months, at least. Decent.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2012 18:58:55 | More by Sean9689
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ehammond1


3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle (2011)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, MrHirschybar!

Black throughout, at least in Churchill's dim lighting, with a finger's worth of dark brown head that doesn't leave too much stick to the glass.

The aroma is rich and inviting from the onset and it only gets better with warming. The initial blast is of freshly ground and roasted fine coffee grounds, with maple syrup, honey, and oak combing in the background to complement the rich roast characteristics. The aromas combine better and better as it warms.

The flavor wasn't quite as successful as the aroma, especially at the cooler temperatures. While there was still plenty of big, roasted coffee, maple, and oak flavors, there was a distinct, unfortunate alloy/metallic flavor, especially on the finish. As the beer warmed, the metallic flavor nearly disappeared, but not completely. Complete and tasty, though with a few unfortunate misgivings holding it back from greatness.

Medium to full bodied with low to moderate carbonation, though a bit metallic when cool.

A very nice, creative, and interesting blend. This one was significantly better at room temperature and quite disappointing when cool.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2012 17:25:57 | More by ehammond1
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prototypic

Ohio

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!

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2012 02:33:02 | More by prototypic
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

12-28-2012 14:45:20 | More by AlexFields
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kscaldef

Oregon

3/5  rDev -19.1%

09-03-2013 00:43:54 | More by kscaldef
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scottfrie

California

2.01/5  rDev -45.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

22oz bottle into snifter. Bottled in 2011, batch 335/336. Thanks to HosP for sending me this one years ago.

A: Pours near black with a finger of dense light brown head that slowly faded into a thick collar.
S: Scents of maple and honey are sweet but not cloying and easily stand out above scents of rich caramel, chocolate syrup, sherry, and musty oak.
T: The sherry flavor from the nose dominates the taste, and is in fact a tart sour cherry infection. Tart cherries hit up front followed by musty earth, sweet molasses and caramel, and a kiss of chocolate. The finish is lightly sour, and a sweet honey/molasses/caramel sweetness lingers.
M: The carbonation screams infection as well. It’s prickly and tingly and really froths up on my palate. Medium body, slick and frothy mouthfeel.
O: Had I drank this fresh the infection might have been unnoticeable, but alas I forgot about it in my cellar for too long. The drain got 95% of this bottle.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2014 02:23:19 | More by scottfrie
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-28-2013 11:24:38 | More by williamjbauer
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Cellar Cuvee 5 from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.