Brick Kiln - Bourbon Barrel-Aged | Jackie O's Pub & Brewery

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4.24/5
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475 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: British Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,740
Reviews:
84
Ratings:
475
pDev:
8.96%
 
 
Wants:
86
Gots:
138
Trade:
34
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Ratings: 475 |  Reviews: 84
Photo of 7irondave
4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jkblr
4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12.7 oz bottle (2018 vintage) poured into a becher glass at 55F, 11.8% ABV per label. The beer pours dense very dark brown with mahogany highlights. The head disappears in seconds fizzing like Coca-Cola and similar in appearance. No lacing. The aroma is vanilla and oak followed by sweet malt and bourbon. The taste is dark, but not burnt caramel, raisin, oak, vanilla and mild bourbon. This beer leans only slightly sweet, offset by moderate earthy bitterness and non-offensive alcohol presence. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with less than medium carbonation and a semi dry finish. Overall, outstanding. This tastes fantastic. All elements interact well for an excellent experience. Definitely worth a try if you enjoy British Barleywine.

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Photo of CaptainHate
4.73/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 2018 12.7 ounce bottle into a DFH tulip, it has a thick dark brown body with almost no head. Even straight out of my 50 degree beer fridge, the smell of booze and dark sweet fruit has a straight shot into my nasal cavity sensory detection dendrites. The taste likewise just bludgeons its way into my cortex. The mouthfeel is perfect and cannot be improved upon; minutes after taking a sip, if I run my tongue over the front of my incisors, I can taste it again.

This might be the perfect beer for me. There's no need to cellar this bad boy because there's nothing out of balance; it's just that everything is set to eleven. I have to find more of this to be consumed very sporadically. Just an awesome experience.

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Photo of beergoot
4.13/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dark brown body; nearly opaque; thin wispy head (standard for a high ABV beer). Rich, boozy aroma; charred grains with notes of black molasses, some dark, pitted fruit notes. Figs and dates blended with cocoa and baker's chocolate are the taste impressions; some bourbon notes seep through towards the finish of each sip. Heavy body; chewy and oily; subtle warmth from the alcohol.

A very delectable barrel-aged barley wine, very malty with nice depth and balance for a large beer. Roasted and charred malt flavors are at the fore with noticeable (but not obtrusive) bourbon and booze notes adding more character to the beer.

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Photo of mig100
4.37/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GetTheYayo
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bammer21
3.85/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of akopczyk
4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BergBeer
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: A murky swamp water brown with ruby and blue highlights. When held up to the light there is a ring around he top that looks like an oil separation. It clings to the glass as I swirl it. It looks big and sticky. The slightest tan head was there as I poured but it dissipated before I even got done pouring.

Smell: Rich, sticky sweet, and boozy. Absolutely massive notes of toffee, caramel, dried dates and figs, vanilla, light cinnamon, tobacco, couch leather, molasses, oak, and a nose hair singeing vaporous alcohol. Like sticky toffee date cake drenched in bourbon. The alcohol is so hot on this it smells as though it could burst into flames at any moment.

Taste: Much like the nose. Sticky toffee date cake soaked in bourbon sums it up nicely. The attack holds the toffee drizzled figs and dates. This creeps over the palate till it smother it. Then a body of dry oak, tobacco, light ash, vanilla extract, date cake, and leather. Then a slight prick of hops flashes quickly to a massive alcohol that isn’t aggressive or sharp but mellow while overwhelming the finish.

Feel: One if the biggest beers I have had. It feels like you could cut this beer with a knife. Adding to this is the fact that it just sits on the palate. Also, it is sweet. Not overly sweet but sticky on the lips. Mild bitterness. Off dry to dry finish. Mild carbonation.

Overall: A behemoth of a beer. Yet, there is nuance and layer after layer of interesting flavors that balance well. It doesn’t pull to far in any direction. The line for a huge English barleywine to walk is very thin to escape being a sweet boozy mess. Jackie O’s walked it perfectly. The only thing that might get a bit too much share is the alcohol but even that serves to dry out the finish. I feel like a beer like this can only be brewed by someone with lots of talent and experience. Right up there with @firestonewalker Sucaba. A truly impressive offering.

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Photo of Gambyt20
4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rimbimhoot
4.27/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dark fruit, caramel, toffee, bourbon, dark cherry, light grape, fig, dates, light booze, light oak char, sweet but balanced by alcohol and a bright fruit character

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Photo of West08
5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Really surprised. This beat is absolutely amazing!

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Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark brown with a bubbling head that quickly dissipates.
Smell is sweet raisin and date fruity.
Taste is delicious and mimics the smell along with some caramel flavors.
Feel is smooth with no alcohol feel.
Overall this is a great Barleywine.

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Photo of SerMosh
5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of joshhug141
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bobv
4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Moderate to vigorous pour yields a half inch tan head over a medium to dark brown body with some lacing. Nose of dark fruit, caramel, toffee, vanilla, and slight chocolate.
Taste mirrors nose to a degree with the chocolate coming forward and a bit of raisin sweetness appearing as well. Good feel and overall, a more than pleasant BA Barley Wine right here. Cheers!

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Photo of Montanabeerz
4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WOLFGANG
4.12/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2015 Vintage Nose from a foot away is the star of th show.

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

Photo of ajm5108
4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very dark brown, zero cap, light carbonation. Aroma is heavy on barrel notes - bourbony caramel, a surprising amount of toasted coconut- but the classic English barleywine aroma get subsumed, perhaps being too similar to some of the barrel notes.

Flavor is pretty similar- lots of bourbon and the accompanying notes, with perhaps a bit more of those barleywine / deep malt flavors poking through on the backend. Some dark raisin / rum cake floating around as well. Good, but would have liked to see more expression from the base beer

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Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.32/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of paulish
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Brick Kiln - Bourbon Barrel-Aged from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 475 ratings