Oro Negro | Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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Brewed by:
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Ohio, United States
jackieos.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
American Double Stout, brewed with black walnuts and conditioned on oak, cacao nibs, vanilla beans, cinnamon sticks, and Habanero peppers

Added by elkinbrown on 09-18-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
737
Reviews:
125
Avg:
4.45
pDev:
6.29%
 
 
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Ratings: 737 |  Reviews: 125
Photo of Tommo
3.71/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This was surprisingly thin given that jackie os is supposed to be a stout brewery. The flavor is nice, wierd walnutly flavor with some other less perceptible flavors. Its not bad, but its so thin for 10% stout, drinks like a 5% brown ale

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Photo of mflamar
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of macrosmatic
3.99/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Thanks to bellsfounder for sending this one! Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 12.7 oz. bottle into an El Catador Barrel-Aged glass.

A: Very dark brown, essentially opaque but remains translucent around the edges. Low amount of visible carbonation, and a thin tan band of foam. This does look a bit thin during the pour - this isn't glass-staining or anything, but it does have nice legs down the sides of the glass.

S: Cinnamon and spicy peppers hit first. Then chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts. Milder sweet vanilla also. There’s a bit of vegetal green pepper, though I'm not sure if this is from the coffee roasted malts or the spicy peppers or both. Either way, it’s not a huge part of the aroma. There's a touch of cola as well as it warms.

T: Chocolate, cinnamon, and spice peppers. There's less coffee than the nose suggested, but there’s still some coffee aspect to the roasted malts. Cacao, mild vanilla and some sweet aged leather. The spice from the peppers swells up near the end, along with some roasted and milder hop bitterness in moderation. The capsaicin lasts with sweet malts in the hang.

M: The alcohol content is well-hidden, and a bit low carbonation sensation but about average for style. As a double stout, the body is a bid thin - it's towards the thing side even if described as an American Stout.

O: Good. It's not close to Hunahpu, or Mexican Cake, Abraxas or Bomb! though. The mouthfeel is biggest detraction point here, but this falls a bit short in the richness of flavors as well. But it’s still tasty enough. I don’t get any oak – maybe just a hint of dryness towards the end? But the spicy peppers are more dominant, though never to the point of being obnoxiously spicy. It’s fine, though nothing I’d seek out like the obvious four comparison beers.

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Photo of superspak
4.3/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

375 ml bottle into snifter, 2016 vintage bottling. Pours opaque dark brown/black color with a 1 finger dense tan head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, maple, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, molasses, walnut, vanilla, cinnamon, pepper, oak, fudge, and toasted dark bread; with light notes of smoke, char, dark fruit, herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt, walnuts, spices, and oak notes; with great strength. Taste of huge milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, maple, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, molasses, walnut, vanilla, cinnamon, pepper, oak, fudge, and toasted dark bread; with light notes of smoke, char, dark fruit, herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate roast/char bitterness and light pepper/cinnamon spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, maple, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, molasses, walnut, vanilla, cinnamon, pepper, oak, fudge, toasted dark bread, light smoke/char, herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, walnuts, spices, and oak flavors; with an awesome roasted bitter/sweet and spice balance; with zero cloying/acrid flavors after the finish. Light dryness from roast bitterness and spiciness, lightly increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and fairly full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky, lightly slick/sticky/chalky, and slightly tannic balanced mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 10%, with zero lingering pepper heat after the finish. Overall this is an incredible spiced imperial stout! All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, walnuts, spices, and oak flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the big ABV. Extremely well rounded imperial stout complexity, with pretty much perfect balance of spices. Never overwhelming, but a touch more drying than I’d prefer. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of jwilcox767
4.41/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - inky black, opaque. Very thin head around the rim.
S - lightly toasted everything. Cocoa, walnuts, malt, peppers (?)
T - inline with the smell, there is an element of heat, not sure from what.
M - Nice level of carbonation. Seems like something that would benefit from nitro instead of co2. Nice level of coating and aftertaste.
O - fantastically executed, well balanced. Jackie O's is notoriously overpriced (IMHO), this one was $8, but this may be the first of 10+ beers of theirs that I'll buy another of.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.25/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of neenerzig
4.41/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into one of my tulip glasses out of a 12/7 oz. bottle, this beer pours a very dark brown color that is not interested in letting any light whatsoever. Has a tan brown head that's an inch thick when first poured that eventually settles to a nice tick surface coating of foam along with a thick ring lining the inside of the glass with some nice lacing. Very strong aromas of cocoa nibs, vanilla, cinnamon, and oak along with a hint of chili pepper spice along with some roasted nuts, strong hints of figs and raisins and a bit of coffee. The taste is pretty much the same, with cocoa and vanilla notes with a bit of roasted, bready caramel malt sweetness. This gives way to a nice oak presence and a bit of chili pepper spice that gives way to some roasted nuts. All of this is then followed by some sweet hints of figs, plums, and raisins. All of this is finally rounded out with notes of black coffee and some earthy hop bitterness. Has a slightly crisp, somewhat chewy and oily/sticky, fairly smooth and creamy, medium to full bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Has a pretty dry aftertaste, and the spice notes fro the chilies along with the black coffee and hop bitterness linger on the palate for a long time after each sip. The bitter notes do see to be slightly dominant over the other flavors. Very decadent. The 10% ABV is well masked. An excellent beer all around.

Eric

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Photo of Keffa
4.7/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kboutelle
4.44/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Egotist
3.96/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tyecko
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DraftDaddy
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.68/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours very dark oil black in color with an off-white head that laces the glass before disappearing. Aroma of chocolates, malt sweetness, dark soy sauce and fruity alcohol esters.
The flavor has vanilla, roasted malt, dark chocolate, soy, with just a little spice from the cinnamon and peppers. Spices build a little as the beer warms, mostly deep chocolate and the soy which could point to a slight oxidation.
Full bodied beer with a complex finish from the added spices and peppers. Alcohol is perceived but not overpowering.
Overall, it's good beer, and very complex, but the soy aspect due to possible oxidation was distracting. A lot of beers from Jackie O's taste the same way and seems that dark beers from them really carry this oxidized note; maybe its by choice?

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Photo of CaptainHate
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CPAles
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ToddBeans
4.04/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ONUMello
4.47/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12.7oz bottle, 2016 edition, poured into a snifter
A: Pitch black with a thin tan head that quickly settles
S: Very complex - cocoa, burnt chocolate malt, vanilla, a hint of habanero pepper and nuts
T: Also very complex. The vanilla shows up first followed by the cocoa, then a nutty midpalate and a chocolate/molasses finish with just a hint of flavor and no heat from the habanero
M: Full-bodied, smooth, balanced with no alcohol heat
O: This is one to sit back and savor as you sip. I look forward to trying more with additional age

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Photo of ADG2995
4.33/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wilhelmr3
3.71/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of tommy5
4.13/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thedifferencemaker
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dohedan
4.43/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.29/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of goblue30
4.44/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bugsmcl
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Oro Negro from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
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