Wood Ya Honey | Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Wheatwine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Thorpe429 on 12-06-2010

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#1,623
Reviews:
77
Ratings:
293
pDev:
9.31%
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Photo of damndirtyape
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12.7oz bottle, 2017 bottling. Poured slowly into a snifter glass to leave the sediment behind.

Appearance: Very dark brown. Very thin light tan ring of foam, with some occasional islands of foam that would slide down the glass to rejoin the ring of foam.

Smell: Mostly bourbon, with a hint of oak/vanilla, and some raisin as it fully warmed up.

Taste: Bourbon notes first, then caramel/toffee, then some marzipan, then another hit of bourbon. Light lingering nutty bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Soft, chewy, nicely thick, dry finish, very warming.

Overall / Drinkability: A great slow sipping and savoring beer. Potent at 13% ABV (as per the label on the bottle). I really could not taste the honey and felt it was masked by the bourbon, but, it's still a very good beer and different than the typical Russian Imperial Stout aged in bourbon barrels at this high of a ABV. I think I would want to try the base beer without the bourbon barrel aging at which point I think I might pick up more of the honey character, but still, worth the high price I paid and a great beer to have on a winter evening.

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Photo of rspauldi
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Montanabeerz
4.49/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nat1975
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SerMosh
3.92/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of JCaweinstein
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kevanb
3.81/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

375ml bottle, 2016 vintage, poured into a 14oz snifter glass.

The beer pours a deep brown color, dark amber, reddish hues with a faint, bubbly bone colored head, low retention and spots of lace. Tons of caramel, brown sugar, rich smooth brown bread, light bourbon, smooth oak barrel, mild charred wood with a light booze that lingers. The flavors are good, very rich and grain forward, dark bread, smooth caramel and toffee, lots of brown sugar with a nice amount of bourbon, lingering charred oak barrel with strong alcohol. The mouthfeel is good, heavy full body, low carbonation, very gentle and smooth, a touch flat at the end that finishes warmly.

Verdict: A good barrel aged wheatwine from Jackie O's. Very rich and smooth, nice grain forward beer. That being said, it's not distinctly wheat forward, but still quite enjoyable as a barleywine style.

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Photo of Pbarg
3.93/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jonnydrinker
4.41/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of avalon07
4.34/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Poured from a bottle to a snifter. Had a medium brown color and a thick, murky texture. There was a small amount of off white, foamy head that quickly dissipated. Not a whole lot of lacing.

S: A very interesting aroma of honey, caramel, bourbon, and vanilla.

T: Tasted of a lot of caramel (never a bad thing), some honey, a whole bunch of bourbon (almost overpowering at first), light vanilla, oak, malt, and a lightly nutty quality. This is a big, bold, slightly boozy flavor that's quite well done. It's complex, powerful, and kind of unusual.

F: An average amount of carbonation with a warming, yet enervating finish. Medium-bodied.

O: I haven't tried that many wheatwines, but this is probably the best. Well made and drinkable.

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Photo of dcmchew
4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnnyMc
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a dark amber with brown hues & a thin ring of head.

Aroma is sweet for sure with caramel/toffee, vanilla, a touch of honey sweetness & some bourbon too.

Taste is also on the sweeter side without being cloying. Caramel/toffee, almost a slight molasses character, touch of honey, some vanilla richness & sweet bourbon. Touch of dry oak in the finish.

Lighter-medium bodied, medium mouthfeel, very smooth and ABV is well hidden.

Really tasty offering from Jackie O's and a nice departure from their BA Stouts!

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Photo of SadMachine
3.92/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VeganUndead
4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dr_Fox
3.81/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.8/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Sample at Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2017, blue session. Dark reddish brown color with tan head. Aroma has raisins, bourbon, brown sugar and dried fruits. Taste follows, boozy, dark fruits, bourbon and toffee.

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Photo of Dragginballs76
4.57/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pours dark burgundy color with nice tan head that dissipates to a thin ring around the glass. not much lacing.

Aroma - Lots of vanilla, plum, bourbon and oak.

Taste - Super smooth reminds me of a barleywine. Lots of dark fruit plum, figs and a ton of bourbon. The bourbon does not overpower but is warm and smooth. Seems like a slight sweetness from the honey I assume and a light nuttiness. Vanilla and caramel as well.

Feel - Full bodied and creamy. Soft carbonation warmth from the bourbon.

Overall - Just an amazing beer wonderful flavors easy drinking and smooth.

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Photo of NMA
4.71/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from bottle into oversized Nut Smasher tulip
approx 40 - 45 degrees

Not what I was expecting..dark red/amber color w small off white head

Smells like honey sweetness, vanilla and medium toast oak, graham cracker, w chocolate notes and a huge bourbon character that all Jackie O BA beers are famous for! Mouth watering for sure!

Tastes boozy for sure but the honey sweetness is balancing and delicious. Tastes like a vanilla graham cracker dipped in chocolate and soaked in bourbon (like u would dunk an oreo in milk) Bourbon and heat on the finish w a smooth creamy mouthfeel that makes me wanna drink fast...slow down its 11%

Outstanding job..I almost wanna not rate so high because I rate all Jackie O BA beers high but they are simply DELICIOUS & deserving IMHO!

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Photo of rypkr
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CPAles
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Immortale25
4.46/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Sierra Nevada Spiegelau glass. Label says 2016.

A- Pours a medium brown color with a 1/4 inch light tan head that retains decently before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a half sheet of surface foam. Resilient lacing leaves a solid ring behind.

S- A lot more bourbon character than your usual Jackie O's offering and a big helping of clover honey complements that character very nicely. Also has a bit of a nutty thing going on.

T- Elegantly smooth bourbon flavor as usual with lots of vanilla, oak and of course some honey. Nutty, raisiny finish and not very hot at all which is what I was expecting given the intensity of the aroma.

M- Semi-creamy with medium-low carbonation and a fullish body.

O- And they do it again. These guys know their way around some bourbon barrels, I'll tell ya.

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Photo of Uconnelmo
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tommy5
3.89/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Wood Ya Honey from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 293 ratings
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