Cellar Cuvée 11 | Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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4.33/5
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65 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: British Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
A blend of barleywines aged in bourbon barrels.

Consisting of 30% Bourbon Barrel Brick Kiln, 30% Bourbon Barrel Skipping Stone, 15% Bourbon Barrel Patriarch, 15% Wood Ya Honey and 10% Chiron's Flame.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 06-19-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
65
pDev:
6%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
9
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 65 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of khargro2
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Warren2621
4.54/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mig100
4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrutisDestructus
3.44/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Brian29
4.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.59/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased from the brewery in the bottle and poured in a snifter.
This beast of an ale pours a lightly murky deep dark mahogany with a
nice khaki head of foam that dissipates to a thick ring, thin wispy pool,
and shows some great sudsy lacing for a barley wine. Nose of toffee,
rum soaked raisins, dark cherries, bourbon, oak, vanilla, and strong
booze. Flavors nail it out of the park with rum and raisin notes mingling with
dates and dark cherry elements that dance about light rye spiced notes.
Sweet bourbon and vanilla showcase on the middle of the taste and fade into
the rear with oak and brown sugars that are steeped in strong booze and
toffee. Excellent mouth feel; medium body, warming, boozy, rich, sweet,
and showing low carbonation with a rich full and warming finish that lingers
long.

Overall one of the best darn barley wines I have had outside of Thomas
Hardy's and worthy of laying down for a long nap---say 7 plus years or
so in the doomsday beer closet. Excellent!

Cheers

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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaydoc
4.22/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JCaweinstein
4.2/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zonian1
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kccraftenthusiast
4.16/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of darktronica
4.03/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Cellar Cuvee 1 is my favorite Jackie O's beer, so I've always looked forward to their blending experiments. This one is billed as a blend of five barleywine-esque beers, but it doesn't quite come across with that temperament. I think the Skipping Stone quad pulls the concept out of alignment from an intended barleywine result. It's an interesting bunch, for sure, but the overall impression I get is more of a mix of barrel-aged brown and reds, like perhaps if I blended Noble Sorrel with Clown Shoes' Rexx. I don't get as much of the classic English barleywine notes, as it's a bit less sweet than expected from that, with some Belgian spice, floral hops, and graham cracker emerging.

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Photo of SerMosh
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Vidblain
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FalconOne
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pagesofphotographs
4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brycevolk
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.06/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dannycohen62
4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BMMillsy
4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beersnake1
4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from fridge temp. Pours a very dark brown with a decent amount of head. Nose is huge caramel, bourbon, some roasted malts, some chocolate, and raisins. Taste is raisin, toffee, molasses, bourbon, licorice, and tons of other dark fruit. The beer comes with some alcohol heat, suggesting that a bit of age might help. Also a tad bitter. I have another bottle that I'll crack in a few months. Mouthfeel is really nice and bold. Coats the mouth and the flavors linger.

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Cellar Cuvée 11 from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 65 ratings