Old Jive Turkey | Voodoo Brewery

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Old Jive TurkeyOld Jive Turkey
Old Jive TurkeyOld Jive Turkey

Brewed by:
Voodoo Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: English Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
A traditional Old Ale aged in Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrels.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 76
Photo of sposter4
3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at house of 1000 beers. Pours light amber with minimal head. Smells of sweet toffee, malt and barrel. Pretty light on the palate with toffe, carmel and some oak present with not a lot of barrel in the taste.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.68/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Amber body. Small white head. Heavy bourbon aroma. Almost completely dominated by bourbon. Strong caramel. Taste is also completely dominated by bourbon. Vanilla. Oak. Some caramel. But all bourbon. Boozy. Heavy. Medium carbonation. Tasty, but all bourbon.

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Photo of imonhiatus
3.43/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

thanks scott! he brought these to a tasting and refused to take them home, so here I am drinking them. enjoyed(?) side by side with taco flavored kisses.

deep dark purple almost brownish black. thin grey head streaky lace nose is very soft and subtle breadiness. taste is also fairly mundane...nothing pops at all, but it is a nice old ale that is mostly bready malt without much caramel or toffee or bourbon. body is a bit thin. really seems like a BA old ale lite. not bad, just nothing special. I will not be finishim the taco flavored kisses (ick) but this I probably will finish. a very solid decent.

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Photo of Beer4B
3.32/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Medium brown color with a little head. The nose is pretty good with some toffee and maybe a bit of caramel mixed with the barrel. The taste is a little less then the nose would suggest. Very light mouthfeel from what I was expecting. Not a very deep beer and finishes quickly.

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Photo of Morey
3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Flavors and aroma are there, but the body is just a bit too thin for an Old Ale in my opinion. A little more of a sticky malt body would help this a lot in my opinion.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to jmgrub for sharing this one at mrbubbler's tasting.

Bottle # 393. Bottled 12/22/14.

Pours a hazy orange-brown with a foamy tan 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, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, bourbon, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with caramel, toffee, brown sugar, vanilla, bourbon, and wood flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of wood bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and sticky mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with great bourbon barrel qualities that are slightly better in the smell to me.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of BMMillsy
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from Joe, poured to my brand new VooDoo teku. Thanks man! Bottle #228. Poured deep brown colored with a one finger off white head on top. Aroma of a lot of oak, a bit of caramel, cardboard, bourbon booze. Flavor is very much bourbon influenced, very dry, with notes of toffee and caramel, lots and lots of oak, lower sweetness than I was hoping for here. Medium-heavy mouthfeel, medium carbonation, dry finish. Overall a solid brew, but seems to be more of a BA American Barleywine than an Old Ale. In any case, pretty nice.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A pretty good beer. But struck me as very one dimensional and rather hot. No real heavy degree of character to pull off of it, but a nice enough sipper. Probably my least favorite of the barrel room beers I have had from Voodoo.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.42/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Voodoo Homestead.

Clearish, medium brown color, with an off-white collar on top. Aroma of caramel, lots of oak, sugary sweetness, bourbon, some diacetyl. In the taste, malty/sugary sweetness, marshmallow and caramel, wet oak, earth and mineral, and some of the diacetyl from the aroma. Medium body, but fairly viscous. Not bad overall, but I wasn't a huge fan. Reminded me a little of K13.

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Photo of stakem
4.44/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Big thanks to Curt and Tom for allowing me to preview this yet to be released barrel room collection offering. From an unlabeled 22oz bottle into a voodoo snifter. It appears a dark copper to mahogany color with beautiful clarity and a slightly off-white cap that holds around the perimeter of the glass.

The nose is classic old ale. All caramelized sugars smelling like vanilla and toffee with a pleasant barrel influence that is not only whiskey spiked but also has layers of oakiness. As the beer warms up it almost smells like toasted marshmallows and coconut.

The taste is like candied bourbon...except it isnt that hot nor is it overly sweet. Complex flavors of vanilla, caramel, bourbon/oak and toasted coconut. The aftertaste is focused on oak with a nice blend of fruity alcohol and slight herbal hop bitterness to keep everything balanced.

This is medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation. The 10% abv is integrated perfectly. Drinking an entire bottle yourself would be effortless...seriously. This offering has pretty much extracted all of my favorite characteristics of what I look for in a barrel aged beer. This is exquisit and will inevitably blow people's minds. I am so greatful to have the chance to try this and now need to find a way to get more.

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Old Jive Turkey from Voodoo Brewery
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 76 ratings