Bourbon Barrel Oro Negro
Jackie O's Brewpub

Bourbon Barrel Oro NegroBourbon Barrel Oro Negro
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Jackie O's Brewpub
Ohio, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #91
Ranked #239
4.48 | pDev: 6.7%
Oct 29, 2023
Aug 06, 2016
American Imperial Stout aged in bourbon barrels and conditioned on vanilla beans, habanero peppers, cinnamon & cacao nibs.
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Rated: 4.49 by SayBoom from Ukraine

Oct 29, 2023
Rated: 4.34 by jhavs from New York

Sep 07, 2023
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Reviewed by DoctorZombies from Florida

3.62/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Purchaed at the Athens, OH brewery in June 2023. Poured at 56°. Thin layer of rocky tan bubbles which vanished quickly, leaving no cap retention, ring nor lace; no legs; black with ruby edges. Spicy nose, followed by chocolate and a bit of bourbon; hot spicy/boozy (13.7%) retro nasal. Spicy hot green chilies sauce entry; black pepper; chocolate (Oreo cookies come to mind); bourbon; cinnamon as beer warms; minimal vanilla; no walnuts from the the base beer. Hot mouth warmth from habaneros, spices and alcohol; thin watery body; light carbonation. Overall, unbalanced; my mouth is on fire; it’s so hot the beer burns all the way down my gullet; not enjoyable; I like spicy Mexican cake style stouts, but this beer is extreme; glad I only bought one.
Jul 08, 2023
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Reviewed by snaotheus from Washington

3.88/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
375ml bottle served in a little snulip. Vintage 2022. Got it from @ozzylizard in NBS BIF #17.

Pours black with no head, looks still. Smell is bourbon and vanilla, burnt toffee and near-burnt nuts, sweet molasses, hint of something like cinnamon or nutmeg.

Taste is (for me) dominated by cinnamon. Nuts are still there, and something comes across as milk chocolate. Molasses sweetness. I was feeling a little bit of spice on my lips and thinking it was a bit odd for cinnamon to have that much power but not be totally overwhelming for me, and then I read on the label that it contains habaneros, and that's clearly evident now that I saw it. As it's warming up, the cinnamon is becoming even more powerful.

Mouthfeel is nicely thick and chewy. appears to be a pretty good stout with a nice level of pepper, but too much cinnamon for me.
Jul 04, 2023
Rated: 4.36 by guzzleacoldone from Ohio

Jul 01, 2023
Rated: 4.35 by dan_amdg from Illinois

Apr 22, 2023
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Reviewed by Marjohn

5/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I fell in love with this beer from the beauty on the label to the deep dark color to smooth finish. I used to drive all the way to Danvers to purchase it at Total Wine. Then Covid hit. Are you going to brew up a new batch? I would buy an extra large Tee shirt of the lovely lady and walk around as free advertising too.
Apr 20, 2023
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Reviewed by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Bourbon Barrel Oro Negro from Jackie O’s, 12.7 oz bottle. Received from brewery 05/04/23. Reviewed 10/04/23 (Review 3070). Note that I use DD/MM/YY protocol.
Printed on the label “2022”. Stored at 34 degrees at home. Served at 54.6 degrees F in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter. The final temperature was 59.0 degrees F.
Appearance – 3.75.
First pour – Ruby Brown (SRM 24), almost opaque.
Body – Deep Brown (SRM 30), opaque. Under direct light, same. When rear lite, shows a translucent olive at the top edge and ruby at the bottom.
Head – None. While pouring, a five mm crescent of large bubbles appears on about a third of the circumference but quickly evaporates.
Lacing – None.
Aroma – 4.25 – Bourbon and barrel are the predominant aromas, no malt, no yeast, no hops, no chocolate. Oddly, no habaneros. No ethanol (13.7 % ABV as marked on the label) aroma.
Flavor – 4.5 – The habaneros set up a nice oral burn, not too hot and lacking any vegetal flavor. Cinnamon rides in on the aftertaste. Initially no hops, malt, or yeast; light chocolate and ghostly vanilla. Slight gastric warming, but that could be from capsaicin as well as ethanol. No dimethylsulfide or diacetyl.
Palate – 4 – Medium; creamy; soft carbonation.
Final impression and summation: 4.25 Lacking both head and lacing, the appearance loses a few points. Both the flavor and aroma are quite good, with distinct hits of habaneros, cinnamon, cocoa, and even detectable vanilla, all supported by the bourbon and barrel. Very good and well worth grabbing if you run across a bottle or six. Extra points for having a lizard on the label.
Apr 10, 2023
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Reviewed by Blogjackets from Ohio

4.4/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 12.7 ounce bottle, the body is a dark cola brown. Small initial head that quickly dissipated and no lacing of consequence.

Aroma is a complex mix of bourbon, cinnamon, vanilla, and chile. The habanero aroma is muted but present.

Taste follows nose though the barrel is a tad sweeter than the nose. You'll need to be patient to pick up the notes of walnut and oak rising from the stout upon which this beer was made (Oil of Aphrodite). The habanero is felt in the swallow, but it's a light heat. In fairness, I love habs and you might perceive more heat. The cinnamon and cacao nibs balance the pepper and the barrel holds everything together in an unlikely tasty stout. A bit more malty char would be welcome, but that's a personal preference and not a complaint.

Mouthfeel is good but not great. I'd love a bit more body in this stout. More carbonation would be welcome.

Overall an outstanding stout that I interestingly found a bit better when colder than I usually drink stouts. The mix seemed more flavorful when first poured.
Apr 08, 2023
Rated: 4.46 by KevinL from Michigan

Apr 04, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Feb 28, 2023
Rated: 4.49 by sbrock22 from Rhode Island

Feb 21, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by bruindre from Massachusetts

Feb 08, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by rare_bird from Michigan

Feb 01, 2023
Rated: 4.4 by Gkruszewski from New York

Jan 20, 2023
Rated: 4.46 by shelby415 from Oregon

Jan 16, 2023
Rated: 4.08 by Zaximus from Colorado

Dec 27, 2022
Rated: 4.09 by GarrettBoots from Georgia

Dec 24, 2022
Rated: 4.46 by Cwarwick812 from Massachusetts

Dec 17, 2022
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Reviewed by cdinardo21 from Pennsylvania

4.46/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
This is a very nice stout - cinnamon and cacao nibs with a bakers chocolate taste, then the heat from the peppers. Nice barrel, but not overpowering. I really enjoyed this.
Dec 01, 2022
Bourbon Barrel Oro Negro from Jackie O's Brewpub
Beer rating: 99 out of 100 with 639 ratings