Brick Kiln
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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Barleywine - English
Ranked #125
Ranked #8,790
3.99 | pDev: 9.27%
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Ohio, United States
Very Good
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Reviews by WesMantooth:
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WesMantooth from Ohio

4.19/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Grabbed a bottle for $6.

Pours a very dark ruby brown with very little head.

Smell is world class. Caramel, brown sugar, toffee, bread. Just fantastic. The taste doesn't quite hold up to the aroma though.

The alcohol overpowers the flavor just a bit. It is still outstanding though. It has a real barrel quality booziness wise. It has a little bit of hop bite to it, but is cancelled out by the rest of the flavors.

Carbonation is basically non existent. Body a little on the thin side for an English style.

I think this beer is just a hair away from being a world class barleywine. Very true to the English style with the strong malt presence, so if you enjoy that, it is worth the price of admission. I would love to have a bourbon barrel version of this.

Jul 07, 2014
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mabermud from Washington

3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look - Pitch brown body. The mocha head quickly retreated to a thin halo. The legs are splotchy.
Smell - A favorite aroma of mine - Sweet playdough. Very rich dark bread. Faint dark fruit and wafting booze.
Taste - Deep malt sweetness + the sticky mess left behind at the bottom of a bag once full of prunes.
Feel - Soft. The feel of this brew reminds me of some Hair of the Dog action.

Overall - Simple and solid.

Feb 28, 2015
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Dope from Massachusetts

4.14/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

No bottling date spied.

A: Pours a dark mahogany. Mid-sized and dense light brown head. Decent head retention with zero signs of lacing.

S: Very malty aroma. Lots of caramel. HEAVY bread. Hints of chocolate. Sweet and decadent.

T: Oh yeah. Light hoppiness up front (herbal mainly). Heavy dark bread mixed with tons of sweet caramel. Caramel everywhere. Light hit of bitterness on the back end before diving into more decadent cocoa and caramel. Aftertaste is remarkably like trying to eat a spoonful of cooca with the dry bittersweetness of it all.

M: Not as heavy as you'd think but a nice viscous and smooth brew.

O: Nice example of an english barleywine. Loads of maltiness, typical caramel, bread and cocoa flavors. Light bits of noble hops I'd say. Well balanced. Smooth and easy drinking.

Mar 23, 2015
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diehl07 from Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.3%

Jun 12, 2014
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rcjennings from Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.3%

Jun 20, 2014
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gpawned from Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.3%

Aug 21, 2012
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dailyminefield from North Carolina

4.26/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Jul 04, 2015
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Axnjxn from North Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.3%

Aug 28, 2014
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boot11222 from Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.3%

Jun 29, 2014
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kbrown from Ohio

4.2/5  rDev +5.3%

Oct 14, 2012
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lupercmda from North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -6%

Aug 11, 2014
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SlightlyStoopidG from Ohio

5/5  rDev +25.3%

Jun 02, 2014
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hollywood_15063 from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.3%

Sep 14, 2014
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Iparedman from Texas

3.52/5  rDev -11.8%

Sep 18, 2014
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Farewell_Transmission from Ohio

4.61/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at chappys in dayton. Served in tulip glass. Nice dark color, could not see if it was black or dark brown. Nice smell for the style. Nice a malty tastes, little to no taste of hops. Had an awesome creamy feeling. As the beer warmed it got better. I would say it maybe was served too cold to begin with. Awesome beer from a awesome brewery, can't wait to see more of their stuff in cans, and hopefully some day in bottles too.

Aug 26, 2013
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Sludgeman from District of Columbia

3.71/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jun 19, 2015
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alelover from Michigan

4/5  rDev +0.3%

Jul 06, 2014
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Syracuse12 from New Jersey

3.72/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Feb 19, 2015
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Davepoolesque from Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6%

Caramel malt, hint of dark fruits, dry, not sweet at all for an English Barleywine. Kind of a short clean finish with a touch more hop character than I was expecting.

Dec 03, 2014
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CaptainFleeker from Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.3%

Oct 05, 2014
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skaboom420 from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Nov 12, 2014
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BuckeyeFaninMI from Michigan

4/5  rDev +0.3%

Aug 23, 2014
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mrn1ceguy from Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

Oct 30, 2014
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mcrago from Indiana

4/5  rDev +0.3%

Jun 12, 2014
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ljthockey7 from Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.3%

Sep 06, 2013
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