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Brick Kiln - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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43 Reviews
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Reviews: 43
Hads: 259
Avg: 3.99
pDev: 21.55%
Wants: 9
Gots: 52 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: DavoleBomb on 08-20-2012

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Reviews: 43 | Hads: 259
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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Photo of Dope
4.14/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

No bottling date spied.

A: Pours a dark mahogany. Mid-sized and dense light brown head. Decent head retention with zero signs of lacing.

S: Very malty aroma. Lots of caramel. HEAVY bread. Hints of chocolate. Sweet and decadent.

T: Oh yeah. Light hoppiness up front (herbal mainly). Heavy dark bread mixed with tons of sweet caramel. Caramel everywhere. Light hit of bitterness on the back end before diving into more decadent cocoa and caramel. Aftertaste is remarkably like trying to eat a spoonful of cooca with the dry bittersweetness of it all.

M: Not as heavy as you'd think but a nice viscous and smooth brew.

O: Nice example of an english barleywine. Loads of maltiness, typical caramel, bread and cocoa flavors. Light bits of noble hops I'd say. Well balanced. Smooth and easy drinking.

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Photo of mabermud
3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look - Pitch brown body. The mocha head quickly retreated to a thin halo. The legs are splotchy.
Smell - A favorite aroma of mine - Sweet playdough. Very rich dark bread. Faint dark fruit and wafting booze.
Taste - Deep malt sweetness + the sticky mess left behind at the bottom of a bag once full of prunes.
Feel - Soft. The feel of this brew reminds me of some Hair of the Dog action.

Overall - Simple and solid.

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4.24/5  rDev +6.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of Jpinoniemi
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent barley wine, one of the best I've had

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Photo of BuckeyeSlim
3.68/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

32 oz growler filled Labor Day weekend at the tap room poured into a NB snifter and allowed to warm from a very cold fridge.

A - Pours a hazy reddish brown. Almost no head - just some loose, British khaki color bubbles and an island of thin sheen in the middle of the surface. Held to a full-spectrum light, the beer is mostly a dark rosewood that moves toward chocolate in the middle of the glass. It's quite opaque, allowing a small bit of light to penetrate.

S - Subtle nose of moist, chewy fig and dark fruit. Light caramel in the background. Toffee mixes with some ABV. Rather closed - have to work to pull these notes out. Hints of leather, wet wood, and chocolate nibs after it warms up. Burnt caramels in the final glass emerge.

T - Soft caramels on toasted and slightly roasted malts. Woody herbal hops deliver a bitter-dominant finish that includes raisins after it warms. A hint of anise. Back end of the finish takes on an almost charred-wood bitterness that begs to be paired with something for balance. Burnt caramels and chocolate nibs appear in the last glass.

M - Soft, neutral carbonation. Body feels a bit thin for the style but not lacking substance. Tight structure of completely integrated components. Moderately long finish that takes some time to fully fade.

O - Working through a growler of this demonstrates why I like the BBA version of this so much better - the bourbon aging nicely balances the bitterness of the standard BW. It's a good BW, but definitely leans toward the bitter, and thus lends itself to being paired with something for balance while drinking. It also really needs to be allowed to warm up in the glass to let its sugars better present themselves. Even then, the woody bitterness dominates the profile.

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Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev -6%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of jminch
3.46/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of WVbeergeek
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very dark barleywine I've never seen one this dark it's almost black barely looks burnt mahogany brown maybe a touch of ruby highlights with light khaki tan head going on, fine speckled lacing.

Aroma has cocoa notes, dark fruits, toasted nuts very English malt profile going on with herbal notes of herbal hops going on.

Flavor dark cocoa, caramel malt sugars come through...herbal hops just barely balancing it out. Darker roasted malts than most barleywines I've been through. Dark fruit raisin lingering with each sip the malts are in full force.

Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied even slow bubbled carbonation, rolls off the palate pretty smooth with each sip.

Overall, I'm happy with this complex ale going on here. A really nice barleywine in the heart of Ohio's Appalachia!!!

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Photo of chinchill
4.24/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Clear mahogany body with a good head.
Lightly boozy, in a good way. Very good balance.
Burnt brown sugar and toffee here, but not too sweet.

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3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of Moondoggy68
4.22/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured dark reddish brown with a light tan 3/4" head into a snifter. Head dissipated within anout 10 minutes. Smell is roasty caramel, molasses, and raisin. Tastes delicious. Hints of the carmel and raisin and molasses with a warm alcohol taste. Reminds me of a scotch! How much more so would the barrel aged version taste? This was a special treat, very enjoyable and highly recommended.

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3.52/5  rDev -11.8%

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4.19/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of geodonnokepyo
4.27/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SomethingClever
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

On draft at Jackie O's
12 oz snifter

A: Very dark brownish black appearance very dense creamy head

S: toffee, raisins, dates

T: very nice for the style lots of dark fruit tastes bread toffee maybe a little vanilla

M: Super creamy very low carbonation I had to ask if it was on nitro very beautiful

O: While not an amazing beer it's pretty fair and true to style where this beer shines is the mouthfeel, if you see it on tap treat yourself don't search for it though.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Roguer
4.19/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very appealing dark reddish brown brew, topped by a modest tan head. OK retention, fading to a nice foaming ring around the edge of the glass that lingers throughout.

Huge aroma: brown sugar and caramel, vanilla, toffee, prunes, a touch of banana esters, and a noticeable earthy, herbal hop load. A touch of oxidation, and a touch of chocolate. I could swear this smells barrel aged.

Flavor wise, this sits somewhere between an English and an American barleywine (although it's billed as the former). There's quite a hop bite up front, bringing massive bitterness, and the oxidation makes itself known right away. They didn't forget the malt, though, which brings a huge caramel and fruit presence. Sweetness lingers on the long aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is shockingly thin, even as it warms. Silky and smooth, very little carbonation, a bit of heat. Very drinkable, although I'd prefer more heft to it. Fairly wet finish after a brief alcohol effervescence.

They may bill this as an English barleywine, but I honestly find it leans much closer to aged Bigfoot.

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3.91/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

The Brick Kiln packs a wallop! This beer is big....yet tasty. The beer poured a opaque brown with ecru head that is not leaving a lace. The scent carries a peat caramel type flare. The taste was a nice malt balance that had scotch/peat like base with subtle dark fruit on top. The mouthfeel was full in body with subtle carbonation. Overall this is a decent barley wine and I would recommend it.

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Brick Kiln from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.