Cellar Cuvee 4 | 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): 9.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Deuane on 11-30-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.89/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Picked this up many moons ago at Jackie O's. Served in a taster glass at Nora and Jason's place.

A - Thin tan foam settles to a collar and wisps, leaving behind tiny specks of lace. Turbid and murky brown body.

S - Massive oak and bourbon, supported by roasted and peated malts, dark fruits, and a bit of red licorice. The barrel does a pretty good job of balancing the malt sweetness, but this is still surprisingly boozy after nearly three years.

T - The taste is quite similar and delivers what one would expect: barrel-aged 'stuff'. Loads of oak, bourbon, roasted and smoked malts, hints of coconut, vanilla, marshmallow, caramel, and treacle. I'm definitely getting more barley wine and scotch ale flavors here and only a little in the way of roasty stout.

M - Medium-full body, lower carbonation, tannic, oaky and dry, with some definite alcohol warming. Perhaps a tad watery with the dearth of bubbles.

D - It's a solid barrel-aged blend; you can definitely discern elements of each component beer. However, it somehow seems like less than the sum of its parts and fades from the memory rather quickly. Also, seems over-oaked as Jackie O's is wont to do. However, no sign of infection, which was a pleasant surprise. Had no problems finishing the bottle amongst a few friends.

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2010 vintage bottle 78/300
thanks davolebomb for the hookup

pours deep brown with a small tan head. smell is all sweet dark cherries and bourbon oak vanilla coming through. Taste follows the nose quite a bit with the cherries upfront that mellows out about 1/4th the way thru to a almost date bread like taste with a little bit of bourbon...not overpowering. Mouthfeel is very close to a good barleywine a little thinner on the body with just enough carbonation. Overall pretty good beer...definitely alot going on and i will gladly take any bottles that people have sitting around.

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3.62/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark dark brown liquid with a purplish hue and a khaki brown head that reduced to a thin film leaving spotty of lacing.

Aromas are quite barrel forward with bourbon generated notes of vanilla, oak, alcohol and dark fruit all mingle together. Traces of roasted malt and coffee also emerged after a bit, although the bourbon becomes the focus as it warms.

The tastes begin with tangy dark fruits with a hint of sourness amid all of the bourbon warmth, vanilla sweetness and oaky tannins. A mild tart cherry aspect developed mid-way, lasting through to the backend, then finished with a fair amount of roasty dark malt and an earthy hop bitterness.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium to low carbonation. and somewhat bristly carbonation. Finish has an oily texture but is fairly dry with mild bitterness and a hint of sourness on the palate.

Overall this comes across as a bit muddled and a bit Bourbon forward. There also might be some slight infection setting is as the cherry and dark fruit presence seems a bit too dominant. Jackie-o's continues to spit out infected, bourbon bombs with these bottle releases. I won't be trading for anymore anytime soon.

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Cellar Cuvee 4 from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 63.1% out of 100 with 84 ratings
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