Brick Kiln
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Ohio, United States
Barleywine - English
Ranked #111
Ranked #12,260
3.98 | pDev: 9.3%
Jan 30, 2021
Aug 21, 2012
Very Good
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4.15 by psweendogg from Connecticut on Jan 30, 2021
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3.66/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

Another review from Christmas 2015, this one got poured in the evening.

Pours chestnut brown moving towards that dark ruby color towards the edge of the glass when held up to light. Pretty thin head on it, 1/5" beige stuff. Aroma of dark fruit, toffee, Maris-ness caramel that raisin word gonna pop up at least once might as well start now.

Taste was nice, strong, but not overly bitter to where you question its fitting for the English barleywine subgenre. Same aroma notes in the taste, toffee, raisin, caramel, thankfully the dark fruit bitterness wasn't full fledged. Didn't think it was that choclatey contrary to some assertions. Even though this is the base version, there is a wood like feel to it, although its like au naturale because a little bit of vanilla might have been nice.

This is a good cigar barleywine I bet. Was thrown into a trade as an extra, was worthy stuff.

May 22, 2020
3.96 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana on Feb 21, 2020
4 by Theyrcoming from Ohio on Sep 04, 2019
3.88 by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington on Apr 13, 2019
4.06 by cd34 from Illinois on Jan 08, 2019
4.14 by gobuccos from Ohio on Apr 25, 2018
4.24 by 11-52_4hops from Virginia on Feb 02, 2018
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3.78/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by deadonhisfeet from Kentucky

2014 bottling poured into a MadTree snifter. The pour is dark ruby-red with a hint of gold and sports a very thin head. Lots of toasted malt on the nose. Very sweet-smelling and toffee-like with a little alcohol on the nose that gives it a slightly medicinal quality. Possibly a small amount of oxidation as well.

Medium-full body with an oily feel and a sweet, malty flavor. Lots of malt up front with huge notes of caramel and toffee and just a small hint of roast. On the back of the palate, the flavors get a little abrasive as the soft, sweet malt turns to dark fruit, alcohol, and a little misplaced hoppy bitterness. These flavors linger along with just a little of the sweetness.

I have had the bourbon-barrel-aged version of this beer and it is a triumph. This one was a little disappointing, especially on the finish. It's wonderful up-front, but I don't care for that little bit of bitterness on the finish. Perhaps it's supposed to be there and I just don't drink enough English Barleywines to be a good judge. That is entirely possible. I'm simply reporting my likes and dislikes.

Jan 19, 2018
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Wasatch from Colorado

Thanks goes out to MastaaaGrillaaa for this brew, from NBS BIF#6

12.7 oz. Bottle
2014 Vintage

Poured into a tulip a pretty nice dark brown color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger tan head, which leaves some pretty nice creamy sticky lacing behind. The nose is very nice malty, with some nice sweetness, nice touch of dark fruits (raisins, figs, plums, cherries, dates). The taste is pretty nice, malty, nice sweetness, with a nice dark fruit comples (raisins, plums, figs, cherries, dates). Full Body, ABV hidden pretty well, a nice complex brew. Overall, a pretty tasty brew.

Oct 23, 2017
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3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by cjgiant from District of Columbia

Bottle, purchased at brewery 3 months ago:
Pours dark, almost deep brown, but with a deep rusty red aspect to it. Head is nice, rust-tinged beige. Thick collar and interesting swirl design are nice, though there's only a few specks of lace.

Nose is a classic American barleywine nose, with toffee malt and a pine barrel balancing note. A light orange rind accent presents on a swirl.

Taste opens with a thin but light caramel note more than toffee. The orange note combined to bring a sort of bing cherry note. A little aspect of alcohol presents on the thin but soft liquid before the light spruce and wooden bitterness begins. The bitterness isn't strong in the end, and as it takes hold, there's a light hint of a cacao nib or two inthe transition.

A nice beer, to me at this point midway between English and American style, leaning slightly towards the latter.

Aug 05, 2017
4.25 by CPAles from Illinois on May 20, 2017
4.46 by akopczyk from Ohio on Mar 24, 2017
4.72 by zao77 from Ohio on Jan 15, 2017
4.16 by Jerk_Store from Canada (QC) on Dec 15, 2016
4 by mychalg9 from Illinois on Dec 14, 2016
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4.3/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by darktronica from Indiana

An excellent English barleywine, redolent with sweet caramel and strong malts, but still with enough hop character to provide a counterpoint. Great fresh, and with more flavors emerging as it warms.

Nov 08, 2016
4.18 by boogerisu from Iowa on Oct 02, 2016
4.17 by rawfish from California on Aug 06, 2016
4 by jschott75 from Illinois on Jul 24, 2016
4 by wvsabbath from West Virginia on Jul 22, 2016
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5/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by brenlinn from Ohio

awesome barley wine. no need to wait on drinking this, as i have had many different years. hazy brown in color. solid head that disappears but leaves a strong aroma

May 30, 2016
4.17 by leprechaunandfatman from Ohio on May 29, 2016
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5/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by goldenbooter from Ohio

Great base beer to the BA version. Perf levy barley wine. Seems to be able to age. Sweet but not overload. Smells strong. Would take this beer anytime

May 11, 2016
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4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by spacecake9 from Illinois

Poured into a snifter glass.
A - Pours an opaque brown with a small head that disappears quickly.
S - The aroma is quite boozy with a hint of molasses.
T - Flavor is a bit of raisin, caramel, some alcohol a a surprisingly sweet finish.
M - Low carbonation, medium mouth feel.
O - This is a very tasty barleywine.

May 05, 2016
4.19 by matt_duthie from Michigan on Apr 26, 2016
3.75 by rspauldi from Texas on Apr 21, 2016
4.04 by glass_house from Ohio on Mar 24, 2016
3.96 by StoutItOutLoud from Illinois on Mar 15, 2016
3.92 by ivegot3Dvision from Oregon on Mar 12, 2016
3.08 by Marzen_Fan from Ohio on Feb 16, 2016
4 by jds16 from Ohio on Feb 06, 2016
3.5 by smartassboiler from Illinois on Feb 05, 2016
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2.16/5  rDev -45.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2
by briancregg101 from New York

2014 pulled out of my cellar. Too many off flavors.

Jan 29, 2016
4.5 by amalburg from Michigan on Jan 24, 2016
5 by Ben_ from Ohio on Jan 16, 2016
4.16 by Kegatron from Pennsylvania on Jan 16, 2016
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4.26/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Thomas_Wikman from Texas

Dark murk color with a very thin head. The aroma is sweet with some alcohol. The taste was a positive surprise. The bourbon comes across very nicely, with roasted toffee, vanilla, raisins, and more. Despite the alcohol level it did not come across as boozy. Very flavorful and pleasant drinking.

Jan 09, 2016
3.75 by DVMin98 from North Carolina on Dec 27, 2015
4.05 by jbfarris from Georgia on Dec 26, 2015
Brick Kiln from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
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