Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Ohio, United States
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy
3.85 | pDev: 10.65%
Jun 05, 2015
Oct 10, 2009
Very Good
Notes: None
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4 by Eziel from Ohio on Jun 05, 2015
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4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Treyliff from West Virginia

Bottle #89/192

A-pours a dark brown color with a small fizzy off white head that reduces to a small layer skimming the top

S- peat is still prominate after two years giving some smoky malt notes, loads of caramel/toffee malt with a hint of chocolate, smoked peat, finishing with bourbon barrel juice

T- smoky peat flavor gives flavor notes of smoked pork, sweet caramel/toffee malt mixed with barrel juice and oaky vanilla, slightly tart finish with more barrel notes on the finish

M- medium body with low carbonation, slightly oxidized but still some kick to it.

O- peat has subdued after two years, but still prominate. Not for people who don't like peat, but I loved it

Dec 27, 2014
4.25 by zbodnar1 from West Virginia on Nov 20, 2014
3.75 by williamjbauer from Colorado on Nov 15, 2014
3.5 by throwback from Ohio on May 28, 2014
3.5 by dfhhead25 from Pennsylvania on Jan 27, 2014
3.75 by BMart from Pennsylvania on Jan 20, 2014
4.25 by boxcar01 from Kentucky on Nov 15, 2013
3.75 by thebouch01 from Pennsylvania on Oct 03, 2013
3.75 by beergorrilla from Michigan on Jul 04, 2013
3.75 by Zaphog from Michigan on Jul 04, 2013
4.25 by Mike from New Hampshire on Jun 06, 2013
3.75 by CheapBeerBuzz from California on May 19, 2013
3.75 by westcoastbeerlvr from California on May 19, 2013
4.5 by gpawned from Illinois on May 17, 2013
3.75 by spycow from Illinois on Mar 31, 2013
4.25 by Gobzilla from California on Mar 31, 2013
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3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by EgadBananas from Louisiana

Dark brown color, slightly lighter edges, light brown head, small lace.

Plentiful bourbon barrel notes, peat, wood, dark fruits, and a cherry liked note in the back.

Taste was a little lighter on the bourbon barrel, nice woody peat note, dark fruits, spiciness. Cherry notes weren't there in the taste and especially once it warmed.

Full bodied mostly, good carb, pleasant slickness.

Mar 24, 2013
4.25 by bum732 from Lesotho on Mar 02, 2013
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3.7/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Alieniloquium from Florida

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottle #5 of 300.

Appearance - Deep brown. Small brown head. Nothing exciting. Nothing bad.

Smell - Fruity and a touch of acidity. Always acidity with Jackie O's. Slight aroma of smoke. Just a touch of Bourbon.

Taste - Much fruitier. Acidic from the fruits. I guess it's plums. More smoked malt than the nose. Bourbon also more prominent. Fruitiness lingers throughout.

Mouthfeel - I'm always afraid these will turn sour. It doesn't. Nice slick body with medium low carbonation

Overall - Had this after Alesmith BA Wee Heavy so it fell short, but the fruits added a nice, although distressing, dimension.

Feb 05, 2013
3.5 by AlexFields from Tennessee on Jan 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by nlmartin from Ohio

The beer was served chilled in a snifter.

A- The body of the beer is dark brown coloration with ruby highlights. The head was a thick nugget coloration and had serious staying power.

S- The aroma of the beer was bourbon, combined with smokey peat, vanilla, oak, cocoa and a bit of earthyness.

T- The beer is loaded with bourbon flavor. Vanilla and caramel sweetness meet slightly smokey peat light cocoa and leathery flavors.

M- The body of the beer is just shy of full. The carbonation is moderate and works well. This is a very smooth and easy to drink beer. No alcohol in the mouth but plenty of alcohol warmth.

O- Dam tasty beer! Drank several of these at the release and would have been thrilled to have some more.

Dec 28, 2012
4.75 by dtx00 from Pennsylvania on Dec 20, 2012
3.75 by vrbulldog22 from Ohio on Dec 17, 2012
3.75 by kbuzz from North Carolina on Dec 16, 2012
3 by seeswo from Ohio on Dec 16, 2012
3.5 by Envelopes from Ohio on Dec 15, 2012
4 by t0rin0 from California on Oct 17, 2012
3 by ygtbsm94 from Utah on Feb 11, 2012
4.5 by fo1ksguitar from Missouri on Feb 01, 2012
4 by bsuedekum from Missouri on Feb 01, 2012
4 by Photekut from Tennessee on Nov 17, 2011
4 by ej285701 from Ohio on Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by movingtrain from Ohio

Bottle number 16/72--bottled on 11.16.09, and sampled roughly two years later. Picked this bottle up at the brewery at my first bottle sale at Jackie-O's (maybe Jackie-O's first bottle sale ever?)

Pours with very little carbonation, a brown-reddish color.

Hints of plum, cherry, vanilla, wet wood, red grapes, and a hint of bitterness in the nose with this one.

After two years, this beer seems to have aged well. Notes of sour grapes, vanilla, oak, and tart cherry in this beer. It is very tart, and lingering on the sour edge.

Overall, the color and consistency of the brew works for the style. It is flavorful, and has that wonderful, creative hint of Jackie-O's innovation to it--slightly sour, full of flavor. Tasting this two years after the bottling date left the beer a bit flat, but not lacking in its original mission--tasting great.

Nov 08, 2011
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3.48/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by Spider889 from Ohio

Had at the One Funky Afternoon release.

It was the best-looking beer I was served that day. Long lasting, though short, head on it. Nice antique lace colored head.

The aroma is built upon sweet brown sugar. There's a light tartness and some char/burnt sugar and molasses as well. Smelled boozy.

Tasted of very fresh bourbon. Must've been wet barrels. Vanilla comes into play. Charcoal, raisin, and toffee. Also sweet ripened cherry.

Sweet with bitter oak and char on the finish.

An interesting take on the style. With some refinement this could really be something quite good.

Jun 07, 2011
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4.27/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by mikesgroove from South Carolina

Enjoyed during my long weekend in Tampa. I had the chance to meet some great people and try some new and some amazing new things. Had a lot of fun, but glad to be home. Enjoyed on 4/11/2011.

Pours a thick, black as night dark oil color with a huge tan head that caps the top very nicely. Lots of smooth, chocolaty lacing drips down the sides and coats the entire glass with a thick wall of chocolate colored lacing.

The aroma is warming, boozy and full of sweet, sugary notes. Smoked malts, brown sugar, molasses, tobacco, and leather all coming forward, the warmer it gets the sweeter it becomes. The first sip reveals a thick, creamy feel that lets the flavor coat the tongue and really provide a tremendous amount of depth to this. For being a base for some of their bigger stouts, this was amazing. Rich chocolate and coffee mix with brown sugar and molasses. Really very well done here. Rich tobacco and smooth licorice wrap up the finish and leave a long lasting flavor on the tongue.

Overall just a really, really good version of the style. No clue on the abv, but it was warm for sure, but so well pulled off and with soo much depth, really just a top notch offering from Jackie o.

Apr 20, 2011
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3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by Thorpe429 from Illinois

One tap at the brewpub.

Pours a moderately-dark brown with a good off-white head followed by a thin collar. The nose brings the barrel character forward with some mild bourbon plus a bit of light roast. Overall, the components are fairly shy. Light chocolate there as it warms. The taste adds in small amounts of dark cherries and some dark fruits. Light sweetness and a bit of bourbon. Body is medium with light carbonation. Pretty good; I enjoyed it.

Apr 13, 2011
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2.92/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
by MbpBugeye from Ohio

On tap during One Funky Afternoon and bottle release. 6oz served in a tulip.

This was one of the best looking beers in my line up of tasters from Jackie O's. It had a substantial, frothy head that held there the whole time. Plenty of lacing was the result. The beer is a grayed down black.

This stuff smells weird and not at all what I expected. Its very peppery. Like black peppercorn as well as bell peppers. There's also a healthy dose of raw molasses which is a nice aroma on its own but I can't get past that strange pepperiness.

Equally as strange. There is an unavoidable flavor of wet paper towels. Some bourbon and oak help things move along. Plenty of peat and smoke. It gets much better as it warms.

Very dry. Too dry.

Apr 04, 2011
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4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by brew3crew from Ohio

On tap at jackie os

A-dark body with a tan head
S-very weird scent that I have never smelled before. Smoky and sweet at the same time
T-very strange. Wow. Complex and very sweet. I cannot nail down anything that this tastes like
M-medium body and smooth
O-very complex and strange. Not that that is a bad thing

Apr 02, 2011
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3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by BeerAndBourbon from Ohio

On tap at the experimental beer fest. 8 oz. pour

A. Pours brown with red edges leaving string of lacing.

S. Lots of smoke with bourbon and a slight tartness.

T. The oak comes through in this one with some vanilla notes alongside the bourbon. The smoke and the cherry-like tartness also come through.

M. Medium body with medium level of carbonation.

D. Drinks well for a 10%. A good beer; I really like its contribution to the Cellar Cuvee 4.

Nov 07, 2010
Thorogood from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 50 ratings