Bourbon Barrel Oro Negro | Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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4.49/5
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491 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
American Imperial Stout aged in bourbon barrels and conditioned on vanilla beans, habanero peppers, cinnamon & cacao nibs.

Added by IMFletcher on 08-06-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#190
Reviews:
74
Ratings:
491
pDev:
6.68%
 
 
Wants:
95
Gots:
44
Trade:
6
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Ratings: 491 |  Reviews: 74
Photo of gbiello
3.71/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lsthwy
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Scottsbeer
4.41/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Not Shure why some ratings are low. This bottle was from a trade as an extra and stayed in the stash for a while so it has been aged. Definitely not the"hot mess" I have seen some reviewers describe.

Look dark and minimal head

Smell cinnamon, chocolate, barrel, pepper.

Taste if you don't like hot peppers you will not like this. Spicy with chocolate, cinnamon, hot peppers and a touch of caramel.

Feel nice medium thick

Overall I would definitely do this again. Great BA stout with some spice. Very close to BA Bomb.

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Photo of bmf5581
4.49/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of superspak
4.35/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

375 ml bottle into snifter, 2017 vintage bottling. Pours opaque dark brown/black color with a 1 finger dense and rocky tan head with great retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, walnuts, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, fudge, marshmallow, vanilla, cream, cinnamon, habanero pepper, bourbon, toasted oak, and dark/brown bread; with light notes of coconut, molasses, licorice, raisin, fig, date, smoke, char, leather, tobacco, herbal, and roast/toast/oaky earthiness. Touch of booze in the aromas as it warmed, but not overwhelming. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt, walnuts, spices, and bourbon barrel notes; with great strength. Taste of huge milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, walnuts, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, fudge, marshmallow, vanilla, cream, cinnamon, habanero pepper, bourbon, toasted oak, and dark/brown bread; with light notes of coconut, molasses, licorice, raisin, fig, date, smoke, char, leather, tobacco, herbal, and roast/toast/oaky earthiness. Mild herbal/roast/char bitterness, and bourbon/oak/pepper/cinnamon spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, walnuts, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, fudge, marshmallow, vanilla, cream, cinnamon, habanero pepper, bourbon, toasted oak, dark/brown bread, light dark fruit/smoke/char, leather, tobacco, and roast/toast/oaky earthiness on the finish for a while. Amazing complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, walnuts, spices, and bourbon barrel flavors; with a great roasted bitter/sweet and spiciness balance; with no cloying/acrid/astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness and bourbon/oak/spiciness. Light-medium carbonation and fairly full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/velvety, and lightly sticky/chalky/tannic mouthfeel that is fantastic. Mildly increasing warmth of 12.1% and pepper heat; with minimal barrel booziness lingering after the finish. Overall this is an amazing barrel aged imperial spiced stout! All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, walnuts, spices, and bourbon barrel flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the big ABV, with the mildly bitter/spicy/drying finish. Amazingly rich malt complexity, perfectly balanced spices, and bourbon barrel presence/integration. Not overwhelming on any aspect. A bit more soft and mellowed out on spice after the barrel aging. A highly enjoyable offering as expected. Liked it just a bit more than the base beer.

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Photo of The_Epopt
3.98/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hop_God
3.96/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tafyob41
2.86/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of motoxrdr21
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JamFuel
4.19/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours jet black with a ittle bit of chocolate colored foam.

Smell is rich and sweet, with notes of walnuts, chocolate, coffee, golden syrup and vanilla.

Taste takes all the elements from the nose and adds oak, booze and slightly hot chilis.

Mouthfeel is full, well carbonated.

Overall, a very good stout, with just a little bit too much heat from the chillis for me.

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Photo of dirtyhalos
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hawkfish
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SkiBum22
4.35/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CraftFan5
4.94/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Rothobinide
4.09/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Spaten454
4.12/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Cibsie
4.62/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JM5671
3.94/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bruno74200
4.6/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L - pitch black with a two fingers mocha head

S - cinnamon, cocoa powder, walnut

T - very spicy with habanero pepper and cinnamon. The bourbon aging smooths the whole thing out. It also brings some coconut notes. Some vanilla is noted but I don't know if it's from the vanilla added or the barrel aging. Certainly has a bite

M - very thick and smooth with a fine carbonation

O - A world class beer from these guys once again. Nice!

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Photo of eawolff99
5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ArtAttackEd
4.29/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of atrocity
3/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MFMB
4.43/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a jet black with a tight light tan head. Nose is of spices. Cinnamon, a bit of heat and dark roasted malts. Taste is extremely mellow. I mean that in a good way. This is a extremely easy drinking and pleasant beer for being a BA Imperial Stout. Notes of roasted malt, black coffee, caramel, candied bourbon, cinnamon and vanilla. Finished of with a slightest touch of heat from the peppers and bourbon heat. A little nuttiness in there as well. Silky medium to full body with a bit of chewiness to it. Really enjoyed this one. It’s smooth!

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Photo of joemochas
4.44/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KidSalami
4.28/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Bourbon Barrel Oro Negro from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 4.49 out of 5 with 491 ratings