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: American Wheatwine Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Thorpe429 on 12-06-2010

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Ranking:
#2,238
Reviews:
78
Ratings:
304
pDev:
9.29%
 
 
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84
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Photo of CaptainHate
4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2017 12.7 oz bottle @ 13%

Have been waiting for a crisp night for this. Happy Autumn!

Poured into a DFH tulip. Dark brown body with a small light tan head. Smell of booze, barrel and vanilla; very pleasingly intense. Taste is nicely boozy sweet but not a honey like sweet. Also I'm not getting a malt or charred blast like I do in a stout, by design I'm sure, but it's refreshingly puzzling to my palate; maybe these Wheatwine Ales merit further exploration. Mouthfeel was pleasantly light and clean.

Wasn't really aging this by design but it just happened that way. These bad boys are too expensive to buy in large quantities for cellaring, at least for me, but this tasted fairly balanced at a year or so. Not sure what further aging of this style would do but it's a moot point to me unless something highly unusual happens.

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Photo of BenBreeg
4.09/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2017 edition, 13% ABV.

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Photo of kwjd
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 22Blue
4.01/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BrutisDestructus
3.85/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FBarber
4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nograinleftbehind
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2016

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Photo of Muss42
4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of novamat
4.49/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.51/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of damndirtyape
4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
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 -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Montanabeerz
4.49/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nat1975
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SerMosh
3.92/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kevanb
3.81/5  rDev -9.3%
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 -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of avalon07
4.34/5  rDev +3.3%
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 -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnnyMc
4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
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 -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Wood Ya Honey from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 304 ratings