Bourbon Barrel Vanilla Black Maple | Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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4.34/5
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Bourbon Barrel Vanilla Black MapleBourbon Barrel Vanilla Black Maple
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,142
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
91
pDev:
7.83%
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
6
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 91 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of jschott75
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mothman
4.16/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SerMosh
5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JCaweinstein
4.23/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Treyliff
3.76/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

2016 vintage
375ml bottle poured into a tulip

A- pours a deep brown color with a one-finger foamy off-white head that reduces to a ring around the edge

S- initial aroma is loaded with nutty fudge, maple, chocolate and bourbon barrel. Undertones of brown sugar, molasses, fig & raisin. More bourbon at the end

T- maple sweetness up front, followed by hints of chocolate and roasted nuts. Mid-palate falls off a bit, before picking back up with bourbon barrel notes of barrel juice, wood & caramel. The finish gives a bit more maple and chocolate, having trouble finding any vanilla

M- medium body with low carbonation leads to an almost flat mouthfeel that continues to give just a hint of carbonation on on a thin finish

O- I love JO's barrel program, but something just seemed a bit off with this one

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Photo of oline73
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of buschbeer
4.36/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12.7 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a Jackie O's snifter

This beer pours black and is topped with a skim of mocha head that leaves no lacing.

The smell is soft bourbon, caramel and vanilla.

The taste is just so damn smooth. I get bourbon, caramel, vanilla, and dark chocolate. They all blend perfectly for amazing flavor.

Full bodied. Smooth as silk

This is a fantastic beer. The vanilla didn't really pop any more than the non vanilla version, but I am not complaining. I am enjoying every sip.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
4.49/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From the bottle via the brewery in a snifter. This solid brew pours a deep
muddled brownish black with a nice head of tan foam that settles to a thick ring,
thin light pool, and showcases some nice light lacing. Nose of bourbon, oak, rich
vanilla, brown sugars, maple, and nutty roasted malts. Flavors impress as always
from this fine brewery with a rich toast malt background awash in boozy bourbon
and nicely balanced vanilla with hints of oak and subtle brewers licorice mingling
into a light coffee and maple note on the rear. Excellent mouth feel; medium full
body, warming, boozy, low carbonation, and a rich boozy finish.

Overall, a SOLID brew from a fantastic brewer.

Had this one on tap and was unable to get a growler for review....
no offense to one of my favorite breweries, but if people are willing to
pay for it please offer something other than what is available in a can.

When you brew it----they will come.

Cheers

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Photo of CaptainHate
4.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.22/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Dark brown in color. No light seeping through. Vanilla, toffee, chocolate, booze and oak. Light bodied. Bit of roasted malt. Nicely balanced, not too sweet. Real good.

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Photo of petrusek23
4.79/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 11-52_4hops
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Really nice black as night pour. Had some head, but retention was minimal (seems a common theme with many of the J-Os BA stouts). Nose has hints of molasses with a little bit of that maple. Taste is pretty epic. Heavy dose of the vanilla without losing the bourbon and maple. What particularly works for me is that the bourbon is not too sweet which I think allows the other main flavors to come through and even a little vanilla extract bitterness in the end. Packed with flavor - absolutely delicious. Nice thick feel - just needs a few more bubbles.

Fantastic beer from a brewery that really puts out some excellent tasting stouts. Doesn't miss epic by much.

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rspauldi
4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a fairly dark black, with a small head, and not much lacing.

This smells very strongly of maple, with some slight sweet creamy vanilla, chocolate, sweet bourbon, toffee, and caramel.

This takes a decadent beer and takes it one step further. The regular Black Maple is so good that it doesn't really need to be changed, but the vanilla definitely adds a touch more complexity to the dark maple goodness this beer provides. There's lots of malty chocolate, and some caramel and toffee, with a hint of oak, and bourbon that's well folded into the whole beer.

This is medium bodied, creamy and rich, but not exceptionally thick, with a moderate level of carbonation.

Jackie O's has one of the best barrel programs in the country, and this is another worthy entry. I enjoyed this very much.

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Photo of Eziel
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of caahare
4.46/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beersnake1
4.6/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from fridge temp. Pours jet black with quickly dissipating head. No trace of bubbles on the edge of the glass. Nose is typical BBBM - lots of maple and bourbon. This has a nice amount of vanilla that compliments the other notes. Getting chocolate, a bit of black licorice, and some dark fruit. Taste is amazing. Bourbon is really strong, and the vanilla is there but subtle. Lots of chocolate and maple. This is incredible. Mouthfeel is super thick and creamy.

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Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.09/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Nat1975
4.32/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gaddabble
4.17/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Philcassella
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerBucks
4.55/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Bourbon Barrel Vanilla Black Maple from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 91 ratings