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

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Ratings: 108
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 30
Gots: 23 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  11.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: MasterSki on 12-03-2012)
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Chestnut brown with a khaki, filmy head that leaves sheets of tan lace on the glass. The nose is really nice, toasted caramel malt. oak and whiskey in perfect harmony. The first sip tells me that this is a really well made and tasty beer. Caramel and toasted oak, vanilla and bourbon with some alcoholic heat and faint tannins. I feel the heat in my chest more than on my palate. Silky smooth, mildly carbonated and a little sticky. This beer is awesome fresh and will only get more polished with age.

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375 ml capped bottle for $12. October/November release

A - Opaque deep brown, with a ruby tint. 2-3 finger tan head with a "here it comes" pour into my snifter.

S - Immediate bourbon, and lots of it. It gives you a blast of vanilla and some oak, along with the typical English Barleywine notes of toffee, carmel, dark, sweet fruit.

T - Fairly sweet up front. Then the bourbon follows and is present throughout the rest of the taste. So is the caramel malt base. Noticeable chared oak. A little bit of sourness at the back end. The taste comes across a little flat compared to the smell to me.

F - Medium body. Alcohol is not in your face like R Lee Ermey in Full Metal Jacket, but not the hot girl in baggy clothes either. Carbonation is fairly low.

O - The taste didn't live up to the smell, but that doesn't mean it is bad. I thought I was diving into a Sucaba when I stuck my nose in it. I think the bourbon flavor, while very good, is just a hair on the hot side like BB Dark Apparition. To me, that is the only difference between this beer and the elite bourbon barrel barleys. It just isnt as smooth and balanced as a Sucaba or Bourbon County, or even their own Black Maple for example. Still, an outstanding beer. They continue to roll out one great barrel aged beer after another.

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Opaque, dark ruby elixir poured into Hoppin' Frog snifter. Two finger, tan/mocha head, down to 3mm foam as tasting commences. Large splotches of lacing remain.

Dark fruits, bourbon, oak, vanilla and caramel round out the fantastic aroma.

The taste closely follows the nose with the bourbon a subtle, constant background to the dark fruits, oak and sweet caramel.

Medium to full body, alcohol present but not right in your grill.

Overall a very nice BA barleywine. Price point a bit extravagant, but to me, worth it for this nice, cold weather sipper.

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Bourbon Barrel-Aged Brick Kiln from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.