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Bourbon Barrel-Aged Brick Kiln - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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203 Ratings
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Ratings: 203
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.17%
Wants: 54
Gots: 76 | FT: 18
Brewed by:
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  11.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: MasterSki on 12-03-2012

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Ratings: 203 | Reviews: 32
Photo of Rempo
5/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of Idavis2
5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Brewstradamus
4.96/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This is THE english-style barleywine in my book. Phenomenal.

Photo of scott2269
4.86/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of gobuccos
4.83/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DangerDawg
4.76/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Slick50
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Really enjoyed this BBBW. Right up there with the BC and Kuhnhenns flavor level. Not "right there" but close. Kinda expensive but worth it I think.

Photo of TaylorK
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of TasteTester
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of SaintJonah
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of EricGGMU
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of Sintech
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of KJ2013
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of caahare
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of rden4654
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: I was a little surprised here,BBA it pours a magnificent dark ruby/burgundy color, the beer looked great!!!

S: Up front I got booze, bourbon, and dark fruits, then it mellowed out with some caramel, toffee and maybe a little roasted coconut that I'm guessing. I absolutely love how this beer smells, and tastes!

T: Initial flavors are bourbon chocolate and what I think are dark fruits, In totality you get booze, caramel toffee, and light hints of coconut, again I love how this beer tastes, and feels , it is a helluva good beer!

M: Very much like the bourbon in this beer, It is syrupy, smooth, dries quickly, and the taste has the Jackie O's brewers signiture all over it and it very much so compliments the beer!

O: It is not a very traditional barley wine, but damn it is good!

Photo of grover37
4.74/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On par with BCBS imo.

Photo of deadonhisfeet
4.73/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bottle into a Lost Abbey Teku. Very dark, but clear mahogany with ruby tints. Extremely impressive head for a barrel-aged beer. A solid 3 fingers that slowly dissipates down to a thin layer of foam. Monstrously good nose on this beer. Tons of rich toasted malt malt, vanilla, bourbon, toasted oak, and butterscotch.

Full body, solid feel, and smooth sweet flavor. Loads of sweet caramel, black strap molasses, creamy vanilla, and rich bourbon notes come at you. Strangely, the only place I don't get a huge wallop of flavor is right at the front of the palate. It's almost as if the individual flavors can't decide which one wants to come first. Then, just when you think the flavor is going to be rather bland, they all charge at you like liquid marshmallows and bourbon without any bite at all. The alcohol is very well-hidden, despite all the bourbon notes, except for a nice warmth on the finish. How a brewer can make such a bourbon-infused beer that drinks so smooth is beyond me.

This is one of those rare beers that would be perfectly content to be poured over a dish of vanilla ice cream. It is easily in the top 3 of all the bourbon-barrel-aged English barleywines I've had, ranking only slightly behind BCBBW and Sucaba and only because it lacks some of the complexities of flavor of those beers. A beautiful beer from Jackie O's that I thoroughly enjoyed.

Photo of superspak
4.72/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

375 ml bottle into snifter, 2014 vintage bottling. Pours hazy opaque dark brown color with a 1 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings around the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big raisin, plum, caramel, toffee, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, coconut, butterscotch, vanilla, bourbon, oak, light chocolate, and oak/toasted earthiness. Incredible aromas with fantastic complexity and balance of dark/bready malt and bourbon barrel notes; with great strength. Taste of big raisin, plum, caramel, toffee, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, coconut, butterscotch, bourbon, oak, light chocolate, and oak/toasted earthiness. Light oak bitterness and bourbon spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of raisin, plum, caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, brown bread, coconut, butterscotch, bourbon, oak, light chocolate, and oak/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Absolutely insane complexity and perfect balance of dark/bready malt and bourbon barrel flavors; with an awesome malt/barrel spice balance zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very smooth, creamy, and fairly slick mouthfeel that is incredible. Alcohol is well hidden with a light-moderate warmth lingering after the finish; but not boozy at all. Overall this is a world class BA English Barelywine style. Pretty much perfect balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and bourbon barrel flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. An absolutely mind blowing offering all around.

Photo of baybum
4.71/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of queerforbeer
4.7/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of StoutFox
4.67/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: pours very dark, one of the darkest barleywines I have had, not much head
Aroma: Blast of Caramel notes and bourbon, sweet toffee, malt, and vanilla not much more than that, smells like your average BABW but on steroids.
Taste: Tons of toffee and bourbon (lots of bourbon), The bourbon stays lingers but the flavor changes form toffee to caramel to vanilla than back to caramel. as it warms up The flavors seem to meld together but not so much as you cant distinguish the flavors.
Overall: very complex and changes well as it warms. quite a remarkable beer. I will certainly be picking up a couple more of these to age (if i can find them again).

Photo of BuckeyeFaninMI
4.65/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rjp217
4.64/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BWCampbell
4.63/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PenguinBeerFan
4.6/5  rDev +8.7%

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Bourbon Barrel-Aged Brick Kiln from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 203 ratings.