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

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

55 Ratings
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 13.73%
Wants: 24
Gots: 2 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 12-03-2012)
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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

UCLABrewN84, May 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

djrn2, Feb 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

acurtis, Feb 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

spycow, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of MasterSki
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

MasterSki, Dec 03, 2012
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4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a tasting snifter. This was opened at a BA Barleywine tasting.

There is more caramel and vanilla in this one than there was in the rum version. I love the sweet caramel notes and thought the beer was quite smooth. There is more bitterness in the finish and less fruit notes than the rum. I'd have more in the future.

oline73, Feb 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

imperialking, Feb 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

duceswild, Jan 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Gonzoillini, Nov 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

iL0VEbeer, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of Alieniloquium
4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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.

Alieniloquium, Mar 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Cynic-ale, Dec 14, 2013
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4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

tectactoe, Jul 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

kscaldef, Sep 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

prototypic, Mar 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2%

AlexFields, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of cbutova
4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

One of my only semi-ticks of the Ebenezers weekend. Large enough pour and big thanks to CypherEnigma for sharing this with the group at like 11AM. Reviewed from notes.

A- Dark brown body with some red edges. Small tan head with decent retention. Small silky ring remains around the edges but only a few tiny spots of lace.

S- Fresh Bourbon and oak atop a nice caramel Barleywine base. Definitely on the English side of things with a noticeable lack of any hops and more raisin, nutty, spice and caramel malt forward. Nice vanilla sweetness and spicy whiskey layers on superbly.

T- Super smoothed out whiskey, oak and vanilla from the barrels integrated into the Barleywine base. Caramel, cocoa, raisin, toffee, brown sugar and nutty malts come to mind. The spicy whiskey blends in very well with the big malty base.

MF- Thick moderately oily body with lower end carbonation. Slight alcohol heat in the finish.

A smooth bourbon barrel-aged Barleywine. The whiskey and vanilla oak works well with the malty base beer.

cbutova, Aug 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

williamjbauer, Mar 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Hanzo, Jun 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

IrishColonial, Jan 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

seeswo, Jan 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Morey, Oct 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

mrebeka, Jul 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photekut, May 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

LambicKing, Jun 17, 2013
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Bourbon Barrel-Aged Brick Kiln from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.