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Jackie O’s / Casita - Carrots & Sticks | Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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4.26/5
Outstanding
19 Ratings
Jackie O’s / Casita - Carrots & SticksJackie O’s / Casita - Carrots & Sticks
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Carrots & Sticks was brewed in collaboration with Casita Brews and is a strong ale brewed with walnuts, spices, lemon zest, and raisins. Fermented with carrot puree, conditioned on vanilla beans, and aged in bourbon barrels. Centered around the admiration of triples and quads, the idea of infusing the sweet and spicy elements of carrot cake with our favorite Trappist styles was hard to ignore. Aged for 14 months in bourbon barrels, this exhilarating collaborative brew has layers of love, surprise, and spicy personality, much like its architects.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
19
pDev:
7.28%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
2
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 19 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of BerryKumquat
4.56/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

L: Decent amber color.
S: Sweet carrot notes.
T: Starts with a pepper notes, with a strong carrot notes, and ends with lemon and raisin notes.
F: Light pepper notes with lemon/raisin notes.
O: Tastes similar to carrot cake.

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Photo of Nunya
3.72/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DangerDawg
4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.9/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Knapp85
4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of darktronica
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is, simply put, a dope experiment. I can't imagine a carrot cake beer concept being carried out more faithfully while also working so well. It's a BBA carrot cake tripel. What more do you want?

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Photo of ONUMello
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

375mL bottle poured into a snifter
A: Dark orange/light brown with a thin head that disappears quickly
S: Raisin, caramel, carrot, hints of walnut/vanilla, fairly sweet
T: A lot going on here. This deinitely tastes like carrot cake with all of the herbs, spices, nuts and cream cheese frosting one would expect in the dessert. That said underneath are the malty/warming elements of a nice quad
M: Full bodied, moderately sweet, a bit boozy but balanced overall
O: Very well conceived, a unique collaboration with perfect execution

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.6/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Notes of carrot cake, some banana, carrots, walnuts, raisins, dried fruit, dates, lemon zest, some spices, vanilla beans, big bourbon, woody oak, toasted bready malts, caramel syrup, almost maple

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Photo of Muss42
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 7irondave
4.09/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sabtos
4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Muddy prune juice copper-brown with a khaki blanket that fizzles out to a thin creamy ring.

Smell has me a bit cautious at first, as it exhibits an unexpected sharpness, like nearly tart red fruit, and Jackie O's has had way too much trouble with infection lately. Thankfully, my fears don't seem to pan out, as it actually does exude a touch of spiced carrot cake with caramel, bourbon and even vanilla cream cheese frosting.

Taste is boozy caramel up front, as a substantial barrel character supports and enhances the added vanilla, which is creamy and deceptively rich. There is a touch of walnutty, spiced carrot cake here too, which I can't help but be impressed by, because it seems like this would have taken quite a bit of practice to achieve. Some dark fruit barleywine-ness runs underneath all of this throughout.

The medium body has a mild, tingly carbonation that finishes with a slightly stinging, slightly sticky semi-dry swallow.

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Photo of Eziel
3.49/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas
4.49/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Would I buy this again? Absolutely.

This is a solid take on the flavors they're going for. Full of carrot cake frosting with a nice walnut after-taste.

Very well done and worth owning.

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Photo of gobuccos
4.58/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gaddabble
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy caramel color. Sweet malt, bourbon, and carrot on the nose with some mild nuttiness. Taste follows. Fairly complex. Silky/velvety feel with alcohol dryness on the end.

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Photo of Brian29
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Peculiar. Unique.
Really quite good.
Delicious even.
A surprise hit

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Photo of rypkr
4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I dig it

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Photo of Zonian1
4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of chrismattlin
4.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Jackie O’s / Casita - Carrots & Sticks from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 19 ratings