Bourbon Barrel Champion Ground | 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): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by elkinbrown on 08-25-2015

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Ratings:
540
Reviews:
95
Avg:
4.51
pDev:
6.21%
 
 
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241
Gots:
81
For Trade:
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4.35/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.35/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rristow
4.79/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Bourbon, chocolate, caramel, molasses. Super smooth with minimal bitter bite. Hides ABV dangerously well.

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Photo of BWood
4.36/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Another great one from Jackie o's. Solid bourbon flavor. Slight coffee on the backside. But smooth all the way through. Definitely a good grab.

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Photo of PSU_Mike
4.48/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rypkr
4.3/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2015 bottle poured into a voodoo teku. Drank at 51 degrees.

L - pours dark, dark, dark brown. Very frothy light brown with hues of red. Awesome sticky lacing.

S - as soon as I cracked it I was hit with bourbon and coffee from an arms length away. Bringing it closer theres the signa ture jackie o's massive amounts of bourbon. The coffee is prominent but not in your face. Loads of vanilla and carmelized sugar. The sweetness is very intense.

T - the coffee is a definitely a very dark roast, but it's not at all bitter. Next comes intense oak of the bourbon. Very, very woody forward with vanilla and toffee not far behind. The spiciness of the alcohol is very prominent, especially considering 2 years old. The more it warms the more it drink like an iced frappuccino.

F - very creamy. Far on the dry side. Maybe a touch thin, and as already mentioned heavy with alcohol.

O - quite good. A nice slow sipper.

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4.49/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.46/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 fl oz bottle sealed with pressure cap.

poured into Spiegelau tulip.

Appearance: opaque black body. Medium brown head that pour two fingers tall at cellar temperature. Head has nice staying power and remains a thick cap for almost the entire drink. Plenty of creamy sticky lacing left behind as the head slowly recedes.

Smell: Fresh roasted coffee beans with a big bold earthy and smokey aroma. Lots of oak barrel. Light bourbon notes. Hint of cocoa nibs.

Taste: This is a coffee forward stout with a light bourbon finish. The coffee still tastes very fresh just like the aroma smells. Dark chocolate, molasses, and tobacco. Strong oak presence in the middle. Finish has a hint of oak and then the bourbon shows up. The bourbon is slightly spicy with caramel and brown sugar notes. Roasty fresh brewed coffee lingers on for minutes after each sip.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with low carbonation that is adequate. Beer drinks light despite its huge bold flavors. Not boozy at all. Very well balanced.

Overall: The coffee beans in this stout remind me a lot of Intelligensia Espresso used for crafting bourbon county coffee stout. This beer is really enjoyable because it is a coffee bomb with huge flavors that are very well balanced. This is a great Jackie O's offering!

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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cshafer7
4/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.33/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dirtyhands
4.8/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

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4.48/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.49/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.22/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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Bourbon Barrel Champion Ground from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
4.51 out of 5 based on 540 ratings.
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