Bourbon Barrel Naja
Jackie O's Brewpub

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Jackie O's Brewpub
Ohio, United States
American Imperial Stout
3.99 | pDev: 12.78%
Nov 21, 2016
Sep 18, 2014
India spiced imperial stout (cinnamon, cayenne, ginger, star anise, cardamon, and jaggery) aged in bourbon barrels for 9 months.
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Reviewed by JohnnyHopps from Indiana

4.17/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Appearance – The pour was a murky black color.

Smell – This is a cinnamon bomb!

Taste – In beer form, this is the cinnamon challenge. As the beer warms, the potency of the cinnamon seems to mellow. The burn of the cinnamon lingers. The bourbon is light which is a little disappointing. The cinnamon seems to be drier in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel – I expected thicker. The cinnamon sticks regardless.

Overall – The reviews are polarizing, and even I can’t decide how much I like this one. I am warming to it.
Nov 21, 2016
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Reviewed by cpetrone84 from Pennsylvania

1.86/5  rDev -53.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5
Pour is black with a tan head. Nose is overly sweet, the cinnamon mixed with the barrel gives it an odd aroma, kevin called it toothpaste and that probably accurate. Some malt aromas, woody, light booziness. Flavor is thin, the spices make it really odd, the beer is incredibly sweet, the barrel adds little, syrupy feel, just not good.
Oct 24, 2015
Rated: 3.69 by Stinger80OH from Ohio

Sep 20, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by matt2591 from Ohio

Sep 10, 2015
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Reviewed by zimm421 from Ohio

4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a solid black with a thin brown head. The nose has cinnamon, black licorice, touches of bourbon and dark roasted malts. The taste follows suit with good sweet and roasted malts, bourbon, oak and a nice cinnamon and pepper presence. The star anise is very present here, and when fresh it is actually off-putting (I'm not a fan of black licorice). Having this beer aged for about 16 months, this backs off a bit and it becomes much more tolerable and very enjoyable. Overall, it's a good beer that can definitely benefit from aging if you're not a fan of black licorice.
Aug 30, 2015
Rated: 4.73 by LeeEvolved from Virginia

Aug 10, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania

May 29, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by beergorrilla from Michigan

Apr 23, 2015
Rated: 4.4 by xJMFCx from West Virginia

Feb 01, 2015
Rated: 3.77 by Zaphog from Michigan

Dec 17, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by NJB145 from Michigan

Dec 15, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by hollywood_15063 from Pennsylvania

Dec 14, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by brycevolk from Ohio

Dec 09, 2014
Rated: 4 by BeerMeBro720 from Ohio

Dec 07, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by ScottJWing from Ohio

Dec 07, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by Cynic-ale from Texas

Dec 06, 2014
Rated: 3.72 by vrbulldog22 from Ohio

Dec 06, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by jordanimal from Ohio

Dec 06, 2014
Rated: 4 by Bencooper27 from Ohio

Nov 17, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by spycow from Illinois

Nov 16, 2014
Bourbon Barrel Naja from Jackie O's Brewpub
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 37 ratings