Bourbon Barrel Coconut Champion Ground
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #926
ABV:
12%
Score:
93
Ranked #8,834
Avg:
4.31 | pDev: 8.82%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
16
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Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
 
Ohio, United States
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Notes: Around the brewery we listen to a lot of reggae, drink a fair share of coffee. And are devoted to our barrel aging program. In 2015, we had a one off imperial stout aging in barrels for close to a year. These barrels had a rich chocolate/vanilla character, but were asking for a boost. Stauf’s coffee roasters in Columbus, OH nailed the perfect roast on some authentic Jamacian Blue Mountain coffee to compement this barrel-aged stout. The illustration on this label is of Charlie Ace’s Swing-a-ling mobile record shack which was notorious for broadcasting “Champion Sound!” An additional conditioning on toasted coconut adds even more island vibes to this decadent coffee stout.
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bluejacket74 from Ohio

4.55/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12.7 ounce bottle, 2021 vintage. Served in a Jackie O's snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch tan head that didn't stay around for too long. Small amount of lacing. I like the aroma, the brew smells like coconut, coffee, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate and roasted malt. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also the addition of some oak, caramel, brown sugar and nutty flavors too. Good amount of barrel character noticeable without it being overpowering. Mouthfeel/body is full, it's slick and rich with a moderate amount of carbonation. I liked the base Champion Ground a lot, and I think this version is just as good if not better! Definitely worth grabbing a bottle or 2 if you're able to. I know I want to pick up some more! $15.99 a bottle.

Saturday at 08:41 PM
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maximum12 from Minnesota

3.22/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Big old thanks to fiver29 for knocking this long-time want off my list. 375ML bottle for me.

The pour is 2:00 AM black with only a flippant stray bubble or two. Tiny ones. The nose is hefty coconut that masks whatever lies beneath.

Coconut Champion Ground – Barrel Aged is a 2021 rarity – it is subtle. Everything is gentle & integrated; coconut, roast, bourbon, sweetness akin to brown sugar. A less kind man would put ‘muted’ in place of ‘subtle’. At least it’s easy going down.

Compared to the borderline perfect BA Champion Ground this is a huge letdown & as dull as the original is bright & aggressive. Decent enough.

Apr 23, 2021
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qrazvan from Romania

4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Medium carbonated, dark body, reduced foam.
Woody smell, the bourbon of course, mapple.
The coffee is behind somehow, some liquorice, a bitter feel, candy, bourbon, cognac.
I was expecting something else, but quite good.

Mar 12, 2018
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Sabtos from Ohio

3.8/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Burnt brown-red edges but black in the center with a creamy thin tan ring.

Smell is fresh and fleshy coconut, chocolate covered nuts, roasted almonds and amaretto.

Taste still features that hot bourbon, while the coconut is accentuating the barrel and adding complexity, like nutty amaretto. The coffee has an almond paste quality with a dusting of cocoa, and is quite drying, which amplifies the heat. The yeast may have been agitated, contributing a red apple-like flavor in the coconutty finish.

Compared to the base, this has a surprisingly big froth, but still some heat glides through the medium body. Finish is very dry, and dries out even more so after the swallow.

Jan 08, 2018
Bourbon Barrel Coconut Champion Ground from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 16 ratings