Cellar Cuvée 1 | Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by wagenvolks on 06-27-2009

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Ratings: 84 |  Reviews: 21
Reviews by Urbancaver:
Photo of Urbancaver
3.97/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown with no real carbonation. No head. Looks a bit disappointing. Smells great though! Chocolatey and malty. A bit tart but not sour. A nice bit of barrel on the nose and tongue. A bit bitter but enjoyable. Low carbonation level. Overall pretty solid but not my favourite cuvee

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Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PSU_Mike
4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of leschkie
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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

Photo of Photekut
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of zimm421
4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a solid black with a thin, wispy brown head. The nose is very sweet, with loads of honey, bourbon and touches of roasted malts. The taste is nicely complex, with the notes from Wood Ya Honey coming through at first, and the Dark App coming through on the back end. The honey is quite obvious at first, but is quickly overwhelmed by the roasted malts and the bourbon character. The finish is sweet, but not overly so. The mouthfeel is thick and full. Overall, it's a wonderful blend of the two. I love each beer on its own but I will also take them together any day of the week.

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Photo of beveritt
3.9/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: Had on tap recently at the brew pub. Described as a honey wheat wine and imperial stout aged in Cabernet barrels. Arrives in a snifter.

Appearance: Thin cap of light tan head. The beer itself is medium-dark brown with hints of red.

Smell: Sour with hints of strawberries.

Taste: Semi-sweet cherry upfront with hints of vanilla and oak. Sour in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Average carbonation level. Body is very good.

Drinkability: Full and flavorful; I could have many of these.

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Photo of wellsnb
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Treyliff
4.57/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

375ml bottle poured into a snifter
10th Anniversary Vintage

A- pours a deep black color with a small foamy dark-khaki colored head that retains shortly, before settling to a ring around the glass

S- aroma immediately gives a strong sweetness of fresh honeycomb drenched in bourbon, followed by rich, nutty dark chocolate fudge brownie. More sweet aromas of brown sugar and molasses kick in, along with some dark fruit. The aroma closes with bourbon soaked spicy oak and more sweet honey

T- as with the aroma, the taste up front brings a big honey sweetness, quickly followed by dark chocolate & cocoa nibs & fig. The mid-palate brings on strong bourbon barrel with spicy toasted oak, along with some toasted walnut. The finish brings more sweetness with notes of brown sugar and molasses, with a linger of bourbon and alcohol

M- medium body with low carbonation leads to a slightly foamy mouthfeel and a warming finish

O- BA Dark Apparition and Wood Ya Honey are both very good beers on their own, but blended the two creates an even better beer. The honey stands up to the bourbon and stout brilliantly, very well done

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Photo of dvmin98
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brenlinn
5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Interesting mix of sweetness and bourbon. Smell is more sweet but with the barrel and bourbon, some of the sweetness is canceled out in the taste. Not a strong ale fan, but this is fantastic

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Photo of vrbulldog22
4.32/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of elkinbrown
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Papparoachy
4.59/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2015 bottle.
Originally on draft in 2009. First time bottled in 2015.

Pours pitch black with small quarter-inch light brown head.

A:Huge notes of bourbon, vanilla, oak, and chocolates as well as some sweetness that I suspect is from the honey. An absolutely delicious smelling beer.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Nice thick syrupy mouthfeel that hits of bourbon vanilla, toffee, chocolate, oak, and a honey sweetness that follows the nose perfectly. Not cloying at all. Getting some heat on the finish but no where would I guess it was the 11.25% listed on the bottle.

Overall: a really nice blend of a honey ale (Wood Ya Honey) and their Bourbon Barrel Dark Apparition. I cannot understand why the reviews are scoring this so low. This should not be turned down as it was an enjoyable treat for any bourbon barrel aged loving Beer Advocate. Jackie O's is killin' it. I wish I had one to cellar.

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Photo of oline73
3.3/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this on-tap at Jackie O's during the release this weekend. Served in a sample glass.

Appearance: Pours a dark mahogany color with no real head to speak of.

Smell: Sweet and loaded with dark fruit, maple syrup notes, and malt. Perhaps a bit creamy as well.

Taste: A lot like the smell. Very sweet, malty and a bit creamy. I'm picking up some maple and mild vanilla. The finish is warm and sweet.

Mouthfeel: The body is thick with mild carbonation and a slightly slick finish.

Overall: This is a really sweet beer but I enjoyed the amount I had. Much more would have been too much.

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Photo of smanson56
3.84/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This poured about one shade lighter than black in color. Almost no head from the bottle even with an aggressive pour. The smell is sweet honey and hints of maple. The taste is sweet a lot of honey in the front which really seemed to over power the maple that just barely showed up in the back of your mouth. Smooth to drink but a little heavy on the honey for my taste.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
3.97/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

4 oz. sampler at JO's 6th Anniversary. I made damn good review notes, but then I lost them. Bear with me on this.

3.5 A: Lightly hazed dark brown color. Came without a head.

4.0 S: Interestingly this still has a fairly big bourbon component. Leathery, oaky woodiness, and earthy. The Dark App dominates the nose, offering a soft roastiness, milk chocolate, and hints of coffeee. The wheatwine adds a neutral wheaty sweetness.

4.0 T: Even more interesting, the wheatwine takes control in the taste. Lots of wheat flavor with peppery spiciness, and boatloads of light fruits. The Dark App offers the same flavors as in the nose, but just less of them. The bourbon component is much subdued, but still adds an earthiness to the complexity.

4.0 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Super smooth and reasonably creamy.

4.0 D: A very interesting blend. I'd say there's not way it was a 50/50 blend though. The color is too light for that, especially given that the wheatwine is dark amber to start. Anyway, I really liked how the stout dominated the nose, while the wheatwine controlled the taste.

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Photo of RinZo
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sabtos
4.01/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Taken as a whole--bottle, label, body and head--I'm seeing black gold all over. Black with a a quickly fizzling out tan head that recedes to a thin gold chain.

Smell is walnut, oak, caramel, and Tootsie Rolls. Hints of marshmallow and brownie tease the nose at it warms.

Taste is honey graham, chocolate, hot bourbon, oak, and raisin. As it warms, caramel, toffee, and toasted nuts develop.

Medium body with a moderate fizz going down semi-dry.

Why are the Jackie O's blends so much better than their bases? They really need to do more of these, and more often!

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Photo of Rhettroactive
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of schwaeh
2.5/5  rDev -41.5%

Photo of DangerDawg
4.44/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IPAchris
4.07/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of outoffocus
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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