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

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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #753
ABV:
12%
Score:
93
Ranked #5,792
Avg:
4.31 | pDev: 10.67%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
25
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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.
Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 25 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by BeerBucks:
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BeerBucks from New York

4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

May 30, 2021
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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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MJSFS from Florida

4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Mar 22, 2021
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nmann08 from Virginia

2.71/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

May 29, 2021
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zimm421 from Ohio

4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Oct 22, 2017
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Stinger80OH from Ohio

4.09/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Jan 08, 2019
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Zonian1 from Ohio

4.71/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Sep 24, 2017
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Eziel from Ohio

4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jan 11, 2019
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WesMantooth from Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Oct 23, 2017
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caahare from West Virginia

4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Oct 08, 2017
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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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akopczyk from Ohio

4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 14, 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
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CaptainHate from Ohio

4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2021 12.7 ounce bottle poured into a DFH tulip. Very little head which faded immediately over an inky brown body. Smell is of boozy coconut over a molasses and coffee malt base. Taste follows the smell but richer and more complex. Mouthfeel is the typical Jackie O's big stout chewy feel. This is what happens when you tell the A Team to make you a barrel aged coconut stout.

May 16, 2021
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pathman from Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

03/31/21 bottle @ home

Mar 31, 2021
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Treyliff from West Virginia

4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

375ml bottle poured into a tulip

A- pours jet black in color with a one-finger foamy khaki head that reduces to a ring around the glass

S- earthy and herbal coffee notes mix with a bold aroma of dark chocolate up front, followed by undertones of toasted coconut, vanilla and toffee, candy bar vibes. Oaky bourbon closes out the nose

T- bold notes of toasted coconut up front are followed by creamy dark chocolate up front. Mid-palate brings out some herbal and peppery coffee that adds some espresso notes, followed by caramel, toffee and brown sugar. The finish brings out oaky barrel juice that seems to emphasize the coconut, as it lingers long after

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that continues into a slightly warming and thin finish

O- the coconut really comes through and compliments the base beer very well

May 29, 2021
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brentk56 from North Carolina

4.21/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours espresso brown with a tan head that fades to a ringlet with a floating island; leggy with a few dots stranded

Smell: Strong aromatics of chocolate, coffee, coconut and vanilla; the Bourbon supports it all, underneath

Taste: Chocolate, vanilla and coconut forward with the coffee emerging; it takes a while for the Bourbon to hit the palate, but the barrel drives home the finish

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation

Overall: While full-bodied it lacks a thickness I would prefer; otherwise this is top notch

May 15, 2021
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Brian29 from Ohio

4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Mar 27, 2021
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Sparky44 from Illinois

4.36/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

May 14, 2021
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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.

May 08, 2021
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Phoodcritic from Michigan

4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jul 12, 2021
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emerge077 from Illinois

4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

May 31, 2021
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chrismattlin from Ohio

4.51/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Apr 29, 2021
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trevormajor from Ohio

4.93/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12.7 oz bottle, vintage 2021, poured into a snifter at 49 degrees F:
L - black and oily with a hazelnut head that quickly disappeared
S - bourbon, coffee, coconut
T - bourbon and coffee with a light coconut taste on the late finish (just the way I like it)
F - thick mouthfeel with minimal carbonation
O - great beer, coconut is understated and bourbon flavor is excellent!

Jul 22, 2021
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jschott75 from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jul 22, 2020
Bourbon Barrel Coconut Champion Ground from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 25 ratings