Thorogood | Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Ohio, United States

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by rhinos00 on 10-10-2009

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Ratings: 50 |  Reviews: 21
Reviews by Alieniloquium:
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3.7/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of Mora2000
4.32/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to bman1113VR for sharing this bottle. Bottle 9 of 72.

Pours a murky, medium brown with a small white head. The aroma is great, with cherry, oak, vanilla and bourbon. The flavor is vanilla cherry with some oak character. The overall flavor is semi-sweet. Medium mouthfeel and low carbonation.

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

Photo of Treyliff
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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Photo of kbuzz
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of EgadBananas
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
3.82/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

rhinos00 hooked me and the brother up with some super rare Jackie O brews... Steven cracked this at the most recent bigger tasting to, "punish everyone who left early." Anyway, Alex hooked us up and is a trader who truly understands what this community is all about.

Bottle #66/72

Clear dark brown.... thin lite tan head... no lacing.. little retention.

Nose shows bunches of caramel and some minor vanilla.... a weird fruity ester quality sorta permeates the entire beer in the aroma and the glass... makes me think of cherries... the bourbon is a touch too much.

Flavor is more fruity than the nose.. the bourbon is pretty heavy showing cherries and vanilla .. the "Scotch Ale" characteristics are sorta drowned out... caramel maltiness seems a tad thin... a bit earthy on the finish...

Body is medium/lite with a little too much prickly carbonation... I really do appreciate the overall take and the bottle, but "one bourbon, one scotch, and one beer" leaned too heavily on the bourbon for me to like a bunch.

Again.. interesting... yet too much of too much stuff crammed into one 22.... That said, damn glad I got to try it... Cool trade Alex... Truly appreciated.


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Photo of mikesgroove
4.27/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of Mike
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of Spider889
3.48/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of movingtrain
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of nlmartin
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of thebouch01
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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