Brick Kiln | Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by DavoleBomb on 08-20-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
292
Reviews:
49
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
9.48%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
54
For Trade:
9
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Photo of Kegatron
4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.26/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

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Photo of dvmin98
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jbfarris
4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of richkrull
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RinZo
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OompaMentor
3.53/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Poured murky brown, no head, with slight carbonation. S- Hint of raisin, caramel. T- herbal/earthy taste. M- thin w/ slight bite; expected it to be a little heavier given ABV and way it poured. O- a decent sipping beer

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Photo of Bristopher89
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rutager
3.79/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Ferris left this behind for me the other night. What a guy! Cheers, man!!

Pours a murky, ruddy brown with a thin khaki head. Big sweet toffee, licorice, and a touch of savory herbs. Taste is again big sweet toffee, a bit of coffee and some herbal hops on the back end.

A very solid bwine with some interesting hops that make their presence known as it warms. Thanks again, Ferris!!

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Photo of gjoker321
3.45/5  rDev -14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ryanhooks81
4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of billab914
4.07/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ONUMello
4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2014 edition poured into a wine glass
A: Hazy dark brown with a thin head that quickly disappears
S: Raisin, brandied cherry, caramel
T: Raisin, cherry, caramel, cocoa, a bit of herbs/licorice
M: Full-bodied, somewhat sweet with a bit of alcohol
O: Complex and tasty, this is one to sip slowly and enjoy

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

Photo of jmdrpi
4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, no date. but recently brought back from Ohio

fairly clear, medium brown in color. decent head that fades eventually. strong malty aroma, a little boozy. taste has some brown sugar, raisin flavors. medium bodied, soft carbonation

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Photo of Beervana
4.31/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of MispeledStalion
4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Dominic_Decoco
3.54/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Moondoggy68
4.22/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured dark reddish brown with a light tan 3/4" head into a snifter. Head dissipated within anout 10 minutes. Smell is roasty caramel, molasses, and raisin. Tastes delicious. Hints of the carmel and raisin and molasses with a warm alcohol taste. Reminds me of a scotch! How much more so would the barrel aged version taste? This was a special treat, very enjoyable and highly recommended.

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Photo of AleHunter805
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of BuckeyeSlim
3.68/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

32 oz growler filled Labor Day weekend at the tap room poured into a NB snifter and allowed to warm from a very cold fridge.

A - Pours a hazy reddish brown. Almost no head - just some loose, British khaki color bubbles and an island of thin sheen in the middle of the surface. Held to a full-spectrum light, the beer is mostly a dark rosewood that moves toward chocolate in the middle of the glass. It's quite opaque, allowing a small bit of light to penetrate.

S - Subtle nose of moist, chewy fig and dark fruit. Light caramel in the background. Toffee mixes with some ABV. Rather closed - have to work to pull these notes out. Hints of leather, wet wood, and chocolate nibs after it warms up. Burnt caramels in the final glass emerge.

T - Soft caramels on toasted and slightly roasted malts. Woody herbal hops deliver a bitter-dominant finish that includes raisins after it warms. A hint of anise. Back end of the finish takes on an almost charred-wood bitterness that begs to be paired with something for balance. Burnt caramels and chocolate nibs appear in the last glass.

M - Soft, neutral carbonation. Body feels a bit thin for the style but not lacking substance. Tight structure of completely integrated components. Moderately long finish that takes some time to fully fade.

O - Working through a growler of this demonstrates why I like the BBA version of this so much better - the bourbon aging nicely balances the bitterness of the standard BW. It's a good BW, but definitely leans toward the bitter, and thus lends itself to being paired with something for balance while drinking. It also really needs to be allowed to warm up in the glass to let its sugars better present themselves. Even then, the woody bitterness dominates the profile.

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Photo of Beersnake1
3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from fridge temp to tulip.

Look: nice carbonation, dark brown and opaque
Smell: Caramel, fig, dark fruit
Taste: Much more powerful than the nose. Not as sweet as some english barleywines, even a bit bitter. Definitely some caramel, but also some roasty malts that weren't apparent on the nose. Overall, I like the BA version a bit more.

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Photo of BeerOps
3.84/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Brick Kiln from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
4.01 out of 5 based on 292 ratings.
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