Oro Negro | Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
American Imperial Stout brewed with black walnuts & conditioned on vanilla beans, oak staves, habaneros, cacao nibs, & cinnamon sticks.

Added by elkinbrown on 09-18-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#235
Reviews:
162
Ratings:
897
pDev:
7%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
219
Gots:
178
Trade:
30
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4.3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.21/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lr300
4.37/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bubseymour
4.3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pagesofphotographs
4.48/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Pitchfork2322
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mishi_d
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
4/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Montanabeerz
4.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MWolverines66
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Snowcrash000
3.94/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a pitch black coloration with a medium, creamy head. Smells quite nicely of chocolate and cinnamon, with hints of vanilla and chili coming through as well. Taste follows the nose initially, being dominated by dark chocolate, roasted malt and cinnamon with a hint of vanilla as well. Then the chili peppers start to kick in though, being a LOT more prominent on the tongue than in the nose. There's also an underlying earthy, musty, woody note to this. Finishes with a light bitterness and quite a bit of chili heat, that lingers on the tongue for a long time. Smooth, but not praticularly thick or rich mouthfeel with a light/medium body and low carbonation. This actually reminds me a little bit of Hunahpu because of that heavy cinnamon note and earthy, musty, woody character, but packs a lot more chili heat and is even more poorly balanced, with a much lighter body. That is not to say that it's a bad beer at all, personally I rather like the hot chili note, but it's still too heavy-handed on the cinnamon and chili, not leaving enough room for more subtle flavours to evolve. It is also let down by a relatively light body. Highly overrated in my opinion, which is another thing it has in common with Hunahpu. Neither can hold a candle to Bomb!, the undisputed king of chili stouts.

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3.92/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours completely black in color, with a nice, fluffy beige head.

Its nose is defined by cinnamon and rock sugar, creating a sugary sweet impression among a noteable chili aroma. The beer thrives from an earthy cocoa note, which gently tones down the peppers in benefit of the cinnamon.

Has a surprisingly light body, light mouthfeel with a soft, nuanced carbonation. This makes the beer very easy to drink, if it wasn‘t for the prominent peppers, making you slow down your pace to prevent any accumulating burn.

Tastes of dusty cinnamon, subtle wood bark and a note of bakers chocolate in the beginning. The flavour then switch gears, heading for the opposity direction, which offers a coal accompanied dryness with earth and whiff of licorice. The beer tastes „darker“, roastier than it did during the beginning with a borderline heavy impact of peppers, slowly working their way down the throat. Finishes with its now established interplay between roast, dryness and peppers, leaving a long lasting trace behind on the palate, which lets you taste the beer for minutes after each sip.

I do appreciate the boldness and flavor composition in this. Its nothing like huna or bomb, but instead chooses a very hot pepper profile with a well working dark malt rusticness. The mouthfeel is a little underwhelming, it lacks required depth to tone down the peppery burn with some desired, smoothing whipped cream. Apart from that, it is an interesting approach in the realm of mexican chocolate stout iterations.

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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bigdoc91
4.22/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of atone315
4.24/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.31/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.81/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.21/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Buck89
4.45/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Just had this one right after Oil of Aphrodite. Same look with a modest tan head. Great nose with cinnamon, some vanilla, and faint pepper. Wow is this big on the palate - great blend of cinnamon, vanilla, chocolate, nuts, and a great warming heat on the back. The right amount IMO, enough for emphasis but not detracting from the other flavors. Great beer.

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4.48/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dragginballs76
4.64/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pours black with one finger tan head that settles to a think ring strings of lacing all around the glass.

Aroma - Great balance of cinnamon, vanilla, peppers, dark fruit, Mexican chocolate, and light nuttiness. All of the aromas really work well together.

Taste - Up front lots of cinnamon and a ton of heat from the habanero peppers. Earthy/nutty flavor from the walnuts, vanilla i love the way the slight sweetness of the vanilla balances the heat. Nice rich chocolate finish.

Feel - Full creamy feel, lingering heat from the peppers very smooth and soft.

Overall - Loving the flavor and aroma balance, everything plays well off of each other nothing overpowers.

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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Johng19751
5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of BergBeer
4.31/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Opaque jet black with a medium khaki head. No activity visible.

Smell: Rich and velvety. Notes of Dark chocolate, espresso, black licorice, cinnamon, vanilla, leather, and a tingly sort of spice.

Taste: Intense Mexican chocolate on the attack. Notes of dark chocolate, cinnamon, chili pepper heat, light vanilla, and cold brew. Then a body of a more prickly pepper heat and light green pepper flavor. There is a light fruity sweetness the pepper note. The finish is suprisingly hoppy with a piney hop dryness, more prickly spice, and a alcohol finish that is a bit intense.

Feel: Rich but not oily. Quite spicy. Medium alcohol. Moderate bitterness. Semi dry body with a semi dry finish.

Overall: A unique brew and one that actually nails Mexican chocolate. A lot of beers like this and they can be quite weak but all the flavors in this are very forward and you really get each one. The heat is quite intense and really keeps this a sipper. A well made beer but a once in a while treat.

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Oro Negro from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 4.43 out of 5 with 897 ratings