Bourbon Barrel Oro Negro
Jackie O's Brewpub

Bourbon Barrel Oro NegroBourbon Barrel Oro Negro
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From:
Jackie O's Brewpub
 
Ohio, United States
Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #95
ABV:
12.1%
Score:
99
Ranked #238
Avg:
4.48 | pDev: 6.7%
Reviews:
101
Ratings:
519
Status:
Active
Rated:
Thursday at 09:14 PM
Added:
Aug 06, 2016
Wants:
  97
Gots:
  50
SCORE
99
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Bourbon Barrel Oro NegroBourbon Barrel Oro Negro
Notes: American Imperial Stout aged in bourbon barrels and conditioned on vanilla beans, habanero peppers, cinnamon & cacao nibs.
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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.
Thursday at 09:14 PM
 
Rated: 4 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania

Nov 09, 2022
 
Rated: 3.61 by BMBCLT from South Carolina

Oct 30, 2022
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Reviewed by NCSapiens from Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Taste is really developed with cinnamon, cacao nibs, bourbon barrel, and spice from the habanero. There is almost a sour aspect that is unusual. Overall it is really nice.
Aug 21, 2022
 
Rated: 4.23 by paresis from Massachusetts

Aug 21, 2022
 
Rated: 4.85 by mattycasey from Massachusetts

Aug 01, 2022
 
Rated: 5 by JamesLeung from Florida

Jul 24, 2022
 
Rated: 4.31 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania

Jun 26, 2022
 
Rated: 4.44 by BLPasch from Michigan

Jun 12, 2022
 
Rated: 4.46 by ScottP from New Hampshire

May 28, 2022
 
Rated: 4.4 by Ben1313 from New Hampshire

May 28, 2022
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Reviewed by BigIronH from Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Decent vanilla character, some oaky barrel notes, plenty of spice from the habaneros and a spicy cinnamon note that hits in just the right spot. Very good beer.
May 18, 2022
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Rated by KT3418 from Colorado

4.47/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This is definitely awesome and delectable. I probably can't say anything different that someone else already hasn't. Just buy a bottle if you see it
May 15, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by Affinity from Missouri

May 02, 2022
 
Rated: 4.34 by jak from North Carolina

Apr 18, 2022
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Reviewed by Snowcrash000 from Germany

4.47/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a pitch-black coloration with a small, fizzy head that quickly recedes. Smells of slightly roasted, caramel malt and distinct chocolate and vanilla notes, as well as some cinnamon and hints of licorice and oak. Taste is an excellent balance of slightly roasted, caramel malt, strong milk chocolate and vanilla, lighter cinnamon and chili heat, as well as hints of dark fruit, with accents of raisin and fig, licorice, leather and bourbon-infused oak. Finishes with a light sweetness and some chocolate, vanilla, bourbon and a pleasant chili heat lingering in the aftertaste. Full mouthfeel with a rich body and light/medium carbonation.

It's been so long since I managed to get my hands on a decent mexican chocolate stout, so this BBA brew goes down a real treat. I've had regular Oro Negro before and really enjoyed it, while the BBA version feels a lot richer, with the bourbon character coming through marvellously here. While this also makes the beer a little bit more sweet and boozy, with that bourbon and additional vanilla notes really standing out, the spice and roasted notes balance this out very nicely, with the chili heat being just right for my personal taste. Overall, this makes for a very rich mexican chocolate stout with an excellent balance of sweet and spicy notes and a great bourbon character, as well as full body and mouthfeel.
Apr 03, 2022
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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

4.58/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Look - fantastic thick black with a tan head and lacing
Smell - chocolate vanilla spice and barrel
Taste - about the same as the smell
Feel - medium full body with medium carb
Overall - pretty tasty Mexican ba stout
Feb 01, 2022
 
Rated: 4.33 by not2quick from Missouri

Jan 16, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by Lucoli from New York

Jan 09, 2022
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Reviewed by Roguer from Connecticut

4.26/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Modest head production and retention, but it's not completely still.

Wonderful aroma. Bourbon isn't as prominent as other Jackie O's BBA stouts. Smooth and semi-sweet, with vegetal pepper notes along chocolate and vanilla.

Really nice melange of flavors on the palate. Peppers are very restrained, noticeable for my palate only from very large sips - but I get very little pepper in chili beers normally unless it's strong and prominent. Chocolate is rich and smooth; the vanilla is complementary; I don't get any cinnamon; the bourbon, as with the nose, is restrained but wonderfully complementary. Overall flavor is a big, semi-sweet imperial stout, arguably more of a dessert stout than a chili stout - quite reminiscent of the last few years of Mexican Cake.

Mouthfeel is adequately full and lively; I would prefer both more thickness and more activity, but it's a very drinkable beer.
Jan 09, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by micada from New York

Dec 26, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by Juggerr from New York

Nov 14, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by IanX from New York

Nov 14, 2021
 
Rated: 4.74 by beermanben from Wisconsin

Oct 05, 2021
 
Rated: 4.59 by desint from Belgium

Sep 12, 2021
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Reviewed by Sheppard from Massachusetts

4.21/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours inky black with minimal head. Aroma of roasted almonds, chocolate syrup on the nose. Some vanilla and oak as well. Lots of chocolatey notes in this one. Some vanilla and oaky burn on the finish. It's not super sweet, but there's enough sweetness. It's lean and doesn't have the heft of the some of the thiccer bois you hear a lot about these days. The heat from the habaƱero burn is unignorable on this hot summer day and the idea that it's always stout season seems incomprehensible at the moment. This is a nice stout though and it's always cool to get a top 250 beer in distro.
Aug 26, 2021
 
Rated: 4.63 by MJSFS from Florida

Aug 20, 2021
 
Rated: 4.68 by JBowenGeorgia from Georgia

Aug 08, 2021
 
Rated: 4.74 by Sweffin from Wisconsin

Aug 03, 2021
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Reviewed by UrbanCaveman from Ohio

4.79/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
12 oz bottle, poured into a goblet at 40 degrees F and allowed to warm during consumption.

L: Poured an inky black with no real head to speak of, and what little did form vanished quite swiftly.

S: Thick black bread leapt out of the bottle upon the cap being removed, and swirled in the air during the pour. Alongside it, blackstrap molasses, petrichor with fresh herb garden topsoil, chopped walnut, and oaky booze are prominent in the nose when cold. As it warms, the walnut aroma becomes far more prevalent.

T: When cold, this opens as a mouthful of herb garden soil just after a spring rain, with both chopped walnut and wet green walnut husk present. Black bread lurks in the background, and oaky tannic barrel notes slither around the edges. The aftertaste contains a touch of spicy heat. As it warms, those characteristics remain, but additional layers begin to appear - some dark sugary fruit like raisins, figs, and dates, molasses, a tinge of leather, and some distant cocoa. The heat remains in the aftertaste.

F: Full and thick, this brings to mind liquid bread blended to syrup.

O: This is a complex delight of a barrel-aged stout. But hey, it's Jackie O's. They're not exactly a slouch of a brewery.
Jul 25, 2021
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Rated by jb_4226 from Texas

4.9/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Good stuff!
Jul 06, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by hopley from Massachusetts

Jun 26, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by Rkitchen from Michigan

Jun 25, 2021
 
Rated: 4.31 by DaveCash from New York

May 30, 2021
 
Rated: 4.52 by Bennick218 from Ohio

May 25, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by travelguy from Ohio

May 16, 2021
 
Rated: 4.16 by leaversuch from Massachusetts

Apr 17, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by mrmsmith from District of Columbia

Feb 09, 2021
 
Rated: 4.75 by ArsMoriendiOU818 from Virginia

Feb 05, 2021
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Rated by Jcoleman4 from Ohio

4.74/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Chocolate spicy walnuts. Thick and lucious.
Jan 31, 2021
Bourbon Barrel Oro Negro from Jackie O's Brewpub
Beer rating: 99 out of 100 with 620 ratings