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Jackie O's Brewpub
Ohio, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #914
Ranked #5,233
4.24 | pDev: 4.48%
Apr 26, 2023
Nov 25, 2021
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Notes: After a layover of 17 months in Bourbon barrels, prepare for descent into rich maltiness and flavors of faraway lands. Careful additions of toasted sesame seeds and Szechuan peppercorns bring floral and nutty tones to this decadent Stout.
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Reviewed by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4.09/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Bottled on: ???????

A - Dark raisin colored pour with thin toffee colored lacing.

S - Big sticky aroma with dark fruit, raisins, leather, Bourbon, brown sugar, and a slight hint of molasses.

T - Follows the nose (for the most part) with toasted brown sugar, Bourbon, oak, figs, raisins, dark fruit, leather, oak char, and a slightly salty floral presence that finishes on the sweeter side with lingering molasses, Bourbon, and toasted toffee.

M - Thick with a slight bit of frothy texture and warming in the back of the throat leaving a wet tongue and a semi-dry mouth.

O - Not stellar but rock solid and that totally works for me.
Apr 26, 2023
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Reviewed by JayQue from Virginia

3.98/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Very good strong stout. Don't know if it was worth the $14. I paid for it, but i did enjoy it!! I sipped this one on a crisp afternoon in front of my outdoor fire pit. Poured into a pint glass from a 12.7 oz bottle, this beer featured a dense black body with no light coming through, There was a small dark brown bubbly white head that faded quickly. No lacing to speak of. That is fire for a beer that weighed in at 14,8% .abv!!! Aroma was surprisingly weak for a strong Bourbon Barrel Aged beer. Taste was pretty basic, but good. An equal balance between the bourbon barrel flavoring and rich, slightly sweet toasted and bready malt. The sesame seeds probably enhanced the toasted malt flavor. Mouthfeel was rich, somewhat sweet with some underlying alcohol presence. This is a rich, slow sipper, but the alcohol is not of the burning, intrusive type, mostly warming with very little harshness. Well done and quite enjoyable
Mar 20, 2023
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Reviewed by SpaceCamp from Virginia

4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
L: Pours a dark, syrup brown that forms a thin espresso head, which dissipates quickly to reveal a hint of cloudy retention. Zero lacing. When held to the light, it is dark umber, with a viscous look.

S: Bourbon barrels, chocolate, roasted malt, brown sugar. Hints of pepper and Himalayan salt that lend some kick.

T: Decadent, lacing. Bourbon barrel, roasted malts, caramel chocolate. Molasses, char, oak, and some pepper towards the finish.

F: Medium-to-full bodied. Coating.

O: This is a very strong bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout. Good balance of flavors. Aromas were pungent. Worth the price tag.
Mar 16, 2023
Rated: 3.96 by PittBeerGirl from Ohio

Jan 20, 2023
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Rated by Danzifer from Ohio

3.97/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4
Pitch black color. Smells of raisins. Strong taste of cocoa. Strong taste of alcohol. Super thicc boi. It's pretty aight.
Dec 01, 2022
Rated: 4.29 by BMBCLT from South Carolina

Oct 17, 2022
Rated: 4.28 by prototypic from Ohio

Aug 27, 2022
Rated: 4.34 by petrusek23 from Ohio

Aug 15, 2022
Rated: 4.6 by BrookW from Virginia

Jul 16, 2022
Rated: 4.39 by MJSFS from Florida

Jun 22, 2022
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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

4.06/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Look - Black and thick with slight rimming
Smell - Chocolate fudge and a nice barrel
Taste - Chocolate fudge and barrel like the smell with a slight bitterness along with maple and some salt
Feel - medium full body creamy and light carb
Overall - pretty good fairly standard besides for the salt but still good
Apr 03, 2022
Rated: 3.94 by westcoastbeerlvr from California

Feb 21, 2022
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Reviewed by bluejacket74 from Ohio

4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12.7 ounce bottle, 2021 vintage. Served in a Dark Apparition chalice, the beer pours dark brown/black with about a half inch tan head that fizzled away kinda quickly. There's a small amount of lacing. I like the aroma, the brew smells like bourbon, vanilla, peppercorns, salt, roasted malt and dark chocolate. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also some burnt/charred malt, oak, molasses and some sesame in the finish. Mouthfeel/body is coating and a little syrupy with a low/moderate amount of carbonation. Easy enough to drink, doesn't seem like it's 14.8% ABV. I thought this was a pretty good overall brew, certainly worth trying if you get the chance to!
Jan 30, 2022
Rated: 4 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Jan 27, 2022
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Reviewed by firesidewithphil from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Return to Jackie O’s with Return Flight; a bourbon barrel stout with the addition of sesame seeds and peppercorns. These ingredients don’t see much play in the beer world so I was excited to try them from one of favorite breweries. This stout has much more body than most of the Jackie O’s aged stouts and I appreciate that. It is sweet, savory, and umami. You get a nice hit of roasty, toasty from the sesame seeds that balance out the overall sweetness. I like savory creations and this one really hit the spot.
Jan 08, 2022
Rated: 4.44 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin

Jan 08, 2022
Rated: 4.24 by Sparky44 from Illinois

Dec 30, 2021
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Rated by pathman from Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
12/28/21 bottle @ home
Dec 29, 2021
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Reviewed by Brutaltruth from Ohio

4.41/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
From the bottle in a snifter via Jungle Jim's Eastgate. This stunner pours
a dark coal black with a faint head of khaki foam that sizzles to a thin ring, but
with light motion she's got legs! Nose of bourbon, salinity from the sea salt, dark
roasted malts, subtle pepper notes, and light oak. Sea salt mingles
with char, cocoa, bourbon, oak, vanilla, and light white pepper touches (Sichuan
pepper from the ingredients) that are wonderfully balanced and smooth.
Excellent mouth feel; smooth, coating, slick, full body, light to faint carbonation,
and finishing warming and lightly dry.

Overall---again....Jackie O's...equal the sum of the parts....WOW!

Dec 26, 2021
Rated: 4.33 by Zonian1 from Ohio

Nov 25, 2021
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