Bourbon Barrel-Aged Brick Kiln - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
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Ratings: 55 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
4.01/5 rDev -1.7%
yes ! yes!! YESS! the niners are going to the suberbowl!
tradition in my house has been drinking a big ba barleywin for every niner playoff game. Huge thanks to kurtis for making my traditions continue!
a- looks great dark dark ruby red with a slight finger of head.
s- a bit let down by the nose, not as large as i was hoping but when it comes up its pretty good. barrel and brown sugar up front with some alcohol and some dark fruits.
t- not as sweat as the nose indicated, lots of burnt barrel character, some vanilla and burnt sugar. some dark fruits in the after taste
m- very clean, not as sticky as i was expecting. medium to thick body and it is well carbonated
o- another good jackie os beers, pairs well with the niners victory! not as big or immense as i was expecting, and not the best from jackie os but good in its own right
thanks againe lechskie!
01-20-2013 23:55:49 | More by KevSal
4.08/5 rDev 0%
Thanks to Kan for sharing this unlabeled bottle acquired directly from the brewery. Served in a Russian River tulip.
A - Thin white foam settles to a thin collar, stray wisps, and a bit of spotty lacing. Murky brown body.
S - A nice mix of red fruits, coconut, vanilla, earthy bourbon, treacle, toffee, and caramel. Not much booze, and oak is understated.
T - Taste is quite similar, with caramel, toffee, oaky vanilla, hint of milk chocolate. Bourbon and oak are surprisingly restrained for a Jackie O's offering, and integrate very well with the base beer.
M - Smooth, medium body, lower carbonation, minimal alcohol warmth, and a dry and oaky finish.
D - A very solid and well-crafted barrel-aged barleywine. Surprisingly mature and restrained for Brad and co. and I dig it. Hopefully this is scheduled for the December release, as I think it's ready for prime time. Would happily drink again.
12-03-2012 06:27:23 | More by MasterSki
4.14/5 rDev +1.5%
Thanks to umich03jm for this one! It'll be the first thing I've had from Jackie O's although I have a few of their bottles waiting in my cellar. Bottle #61 of 342, Batch 12. This beer is murky, nebulous, and looks like the second runnings of swamp water; brown and mahogany with barely any head that forms; it looks thick and big, on par for a big-ass barley wine.
Sweet plums and dates smothered in more sweet syrup, backed up with a robust silhouette of oak and spicy bourbon. The back end of the aroma contains a nice heap of black licorice; I like black licorice like I like rug burn, but it's buried enough here between the heavy bourbon, oak, and dark fruits, so my panties aren't in too big of a bunch.
Warm toffee and a light coconut and vanilla barrel-induction finish things off. Not as much caramel or brown sugar or just all around malt-assault as I'd expect for an 11%+ ABV barley wine, but I guess hanging out in bourbon barrels for a while can blunt some of those things. Definitely smells like a big mother effer; we'll see how it translates to the taste.
The first sip is honestly much better than I expected it to be; I'm not sure exactly what that means, because I didn't think it smelled *bad*, but I guess I just wasn't expecting it to taste this good. Sticky toffee and malty brown sugar (there we go) lathered all over a mound of bourbon soaked wood, plums, dates, and sharp cherry skins.
Vanilla, coconut, and anise are taken down a notch in the flavor, but I can forgive that as I'm pretty satisfied with the increase in brown sugar and toffee. Lots of boozy warmth all around, almost maybe a bit beyond just "warmth"; just like eating a handful of Hot Tamales, it burns, but it hurts so good. Dry oak finish; the body is thick and sticky, microwaved Aunt Jamima consistency with a slick and chunky mouth feel.
First offering from Jackie O's and I really quite enjoyed it. Barley wines are a delicate style for me, and can be pretty hit or miss. This was definitely more on the "hit" side. I actually enjoyed it more than the AleSmith BA Old Numbskull - the big ol' "popular" and highly acclaimed BA barley wine that I was expecting to like more. Like settling for the slightly less appealing assistant captain cheerleader then finding out her parents are millionaires.
07-17-2013 11:27:47 | More by tectactoe
4.14/5 rDev +1.5%
650 mL bottle poured into a snifter. 2012 bottle with no bottle number.
Appearance - Deep reddish brown. Not much of a head. Pencil thin collar. Just a few bubbles on the surface.
Smell - Rich vanilla. Lots of vanilla. Loaded with caramel and nice Bourbon notes. Nice aroma.
Taste - Lots of caramel. Just as much vanilla. Deep caramel and Bourbon. Just a touch of hops, very faint. A lot of oak. Astringent.
Mouthfeel - Pretty boozy. Astringent and a little harsh. Par for the course.
Overall - It's Jackie O's and it's not sour! Yay! Very nice barleywine. Excellent barrel character.
03-05-2013 02:16:22 | More by Alieniloquium
4.19/5 rDev +2.7%
Thanks to womencantsail for sharing this one at GRG1313’s tasting.
2012 vintage. Bottle # 84/342.
Pours a clear brown with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, brown sugar, caramel, bourbon, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with bourbon and wood flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of woody bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with a nice bourbon presence in the aroma and flavor.
05-08-2013 01:08:58 | More by UCLABrewN84
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Brick Kiln from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
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