Brick Kiln
Jackie O's Brewpub

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Jackie O's Brewpub
Ohio, United States
English Barleywine
Ranked #133
Ranked #12,074
3.98 | pDev: 9.3%
Oct 18, 2022
Aug 21, 2012
Very Good
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Rated: 5 by Scott_45 from Ohio

Oct 18, 2022
Rated: 4.15 by psweendogg from Connecticut

Jan 30, 2021
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.66/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
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
Rated: 3.96 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

Feb 21, 2020
Rated: 4 by Theyrcoming from Ohio

Sep 04, 2019
Rated: 3.88 by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

Apr 13, 2019
Rated: 4.06 by cd34 from Illinois

Jan 08, 2019
Rated: 4.14 by gobuccos from Ohio

Apr 25, 2018
Rated: 4.24 by 11-52_4hops from Virginia

Feb 02, 2018
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Reviewed by deadonhisfeet from Kentucky

3.78/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
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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Reviewed by Wasatch from Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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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Reviewed by cjgiant from District of Columbia

3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 4.25 by CPAles from Illinois

May 20, 2017
Rated: 4.46 by akopczyk from Ohio

Mar 24, 2017
Rated: 4.72 by zao77 from Ohio

Jan 15, 2017
Rated: 4.16 by Jerk_Store from Canada (QC)

Dec 15, 2016
Rated: 4 by mychalg9 from Illinois

Dec 14, 2016
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Reviewed by darktronica from Indiana

4.3/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 4.18 by boogerisu from Iowa

Oct 02, 2016
Rated: 4.17 by rawfish from California

Aug 06, 2016
Rated: 4 by jschott75 from Illinois

Jul 24, 2016
Rated: 4 by wvsabbath from West Virginia

Jul 22, 2016
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Reviewed by brenlinn from Ohio

5/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
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
Rated: 4.17 by leprechaunandfatman from Ohio

May 29, 2016
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Reviewed by goldenbooter from Ohio

5/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
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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Reviewed by spacecake9 from Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 4.19 by matt_duthie from Michigan

Apr 26, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by rspauldi from Texas

Apr 21, 2016
Rated: 4.04 by glass_house from Ohio

Mar 24, 2016
Rated: 3.96 by StoutItOutLoud from Illinois

Mar 15, 2016
Rated: 3.92 by ivegot3Dvision from Oregon

Mar 12, 2016
Rated: 3.08 by Marzen_Fan from Ohio

Feb 16, 2016
Rated: 4 by jds16 from Ohio

Feb 06, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Feb 05, 2016
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Rated by briancregg101 from New York

2.16/5  rDev -45.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2
2014 pulled out of my cellar. Too many off flavors.
Jan 29, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by amalburg from Michigan

Jan 24, 2016
Rated: 5 by Ben_ from Ohio

Jan 16, 2016
Rated: 4.16 by Kegatron from Pennsylvania

Jan 16, 2016
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Reviewed by Thomas_Wikman from Texas

4.26/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 3.75 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Dec 27, 2015
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