Wood Ya Honey With Nuts | Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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4.21/5
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Wood Ya Honey With NutsWood Ya Honey With Nuts
BEER INFO

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

Style: Wheatwine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Honey Wheat Wine Style Ale aged in bourbon barrels & conditioned on toasted nuts.

Added by AlexFields on 12-05-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,740
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
56
pDev:
8.55%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
10
Trade:
2
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Reviews by Nunya:
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4.09/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

More User Reviews:
Photo of SomethingClever
3.67/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12.7 oz bottle poured into a willybecher glass.

A:Small slightly off white super creamy head. Body is a murky brackish Carmel amber.

S: Lots of honey almonds dates figs light Jam smells.

T: the taste is not as large as the nose. Mostly muted alcohol a little figs and dates.

M: super soft low carbonation

O: it's an over the top beer with very little depth or character. Pretty much a disappointment in the lexicon of Jackie O's beers.

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

Photo of zimm421
4.71/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bunuelian
4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wellsnb
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Treyliff
4.14/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Jackie O's

Pours a deep brown color with a small foamy off white head that leaves a ring around the edge. Smells of caramel and toffee up front with undertones of bourbon, earthy wood and some toasted nuts. Tons of vanilla and caramel up front, followed by earthy oak and toasted nuts. Sweet malty finish, with a linger of earthy wood and bourbon. Medium body with medium carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a creamy finish. The nut addition is a nice take on this variation

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Photo of kbuzz
4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 11-52_4hops
4.34/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of elkinbrown
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of oline73
3.84/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sabtos
3.3/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Having this freshly bottled, (as opposed to the un-nutted version I had aged for over a year), the head readily displays a nice finger of tan, dense, lazy fizz settling to a thin collar, on top of a red mahogany body with bronze edges.

I have to say, the aroma notes are really subtle, complex, and difficult to discern, and very much on the hard spirit spectrum more so than the ale spectrum. I get brandy, light oak, cherry bitters, spiced rum, honey drizzled cashew, and leather.

Hooooo weee that is some hot shit! Taste is fucking tequila man and I'm not even playing. A very distinct impression of that magic golden distillation of agave comes out right off the bat and I'm not entirely sure why, or how! I think this element is more prominent when cold. In other words, it's best to serve this at room temperature. In any case, I try to swig this around on the palate for some nuance, and man, does it sting. It's a challenge. I get hints of honeycomb, waxy walnut, brandied raisin, a little toast, but oh my god, that booze is unrelenting. It's impossible to penetrate until it warms. And even still...damn...maybe a little caramel and nougat.

There is no fucking way this is just 11%. I could feel this swirling around in my head and heating up my ears instantaneously. It goes without saying, after all of the above, the feel is very much like liquor as opposed to beer. Smooth and slick, but hot as hell with a barely dry, fuming exhaust finish. I thought having this freshly bottled--and the nuts version no less--would maybe change my experience from the base version. However, I probably did myself a disservice. As long as no unintended flavors emerge, this will probably be much, much better a few years--at least--down the line.

I have to say, I get the appeal of this kind of drink on a cold night, maybe by a fire, or a digital representation of one, but, for me, I'm all about beer first. Once it starts verging this heavily into spirit territory, I start having reservations.

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Photo of BeerBucks
4.53/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phoodcritic
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I have had some extraordinary beers from Jackie O's. This is not one of them. I was hoping that it would be similar to Sweet Repute, which was outstanding. However, this one has neither the body nor the complexity of Founder's wheat wine. It's thin and the bourbon overwhelms the honey, the nuts--everything, really. Considering the high price, I can't recommend it.

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

Photo of zbodnar1
5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Ohiovania
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of krome
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WesMantooth
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter from a 375ml bottle

It is a dirty, mud puddle like brown. Small tan head with little retention.

It smells rich/sweet. Bourbon, caramel, burnt sugars, butterscotch, dark fruits, and trail mix.

A lot of bourbon flavor along with Honeycomb cereal, caramel, brown sugar, figs/raisins, and sugar coated, or honey roasted peanuts, and almonds or cashews. A bit of alcohol in the aftertaste.

Body seems like it may be a bit fuller than the original version, but still a hair on the thinner side for the extra wheat. A little bit of alcohol burn.

I really like the addition of the slightly salty, nutty flavor. It really compliments the base beer and in my opinion, improves on it.

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Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jgunther71
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of grover37
3.91/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Duff27
4.01/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AlexFields
4.63/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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Wood Ya Honey With Nuts from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 56 ratings