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

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4.24/5
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449 Ratings
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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): 11.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by MasterSki on 12-03-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,056
Reviews:
76
Ratings:
449
pDev:
8.96%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
86
Gots:
140
Trade:
35
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1.36/5  rDev -67.9%

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2/5  rDev -52.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bourbon doesn't add much on top of the normal version

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2/5  rDev -52.8%

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2/5  rDev -52.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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2.79/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of troygreer
2.95/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

What an average barley wine that has very little barrel flavor.

The mouth feel of this beer is far to thin and the flavor really disappears after you swallow. On top of that it is $13 a bottle which is far from the value.

A little sweetness and what would be an ok barely wine without a lot of depth.

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3.34/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Like the majority of the Jackie O's I've tried to this point, this was not as good as I was expecting. In this case, the beer was nothing but a disappointment.

Thin, with little barrel or sweet barleywine flavor. A bit sharp tasting. I'd say it almost tasted like it was infected, except I don't think it was.

Overall, I think it's time for me to give up on Jackie Os.

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3.39/5  rDev -20%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.41/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of maximum12
3.43/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to fiver29 – yes, I’m getting carpal tunnel syndrome from typing that phrase – once again for more Jackie O’s, & for changing an old, negative image of the brewery. This is one of their weird, stubby little 375ML bottles with a brick kiln on the label. How linear.

The pour is the same jumbled dark brown as the non-barrel aged version, which makes sense, since I guess barrels don’t add much in the way of Technicolor. I have to take off my glasses because I can’t smell anything with them on, & still can’t with them off. Same vagueish caramel, with perhaps a bit of coconut thrown in. Maybe. Or maybe it’s just a different version of water.

Brick Kiln – Bourbon Barrel Aged has gained a step from the base, which was dull to the extreme. The barrel aging is so in my grill I think it’s actually touching my sclera. Heavy bourbon & six tablespoons of vanilla drown the base beer in its cradle which, in this case, I don’t believe is a crime in 49 states (OH might object). Mid-palate there is some actual beer stuff: raisins, that herbal oddness, large bore needle of sweetness. Esophageal sting of bourbon lowers the curtain. For some reason the alcohol seems more distant, but nicely thick for a barleywine.

This is the rare beer that improves significantly with the barrel, usually boring in, boring out. The barrel here seems to have added some much-needed woohoo. Woo-fucking-hoo. Still not great, but exceeding expectations, this is a good brew. Goodwoohoogood!

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.52/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.57/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GOBLIN
3.65/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.67/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.68/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.69/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ctbrewer227
3.7/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bobhits
3.72/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 2

11.99 for 12.7 oz. Yeah we're in the absurd category.

Pours a bit of a white head, darker brown color, higher abv is assumed and a dense body leads one to believe this will be a big beer.

As English barley wines go we're on the hoppy side on the nose, a lot of citrus hops make their way through the deep candy caramel malts. The end as a lot of vanilla and oak from the bourbon. A nice aroma, not really to style per say but who cares?

Toffee, caramel, oak, vanilla, raisins, molasses, candy corn, perhaps even some creme brulee all come out in the taste.

Where this beer really does well is in the mouth feel. Very smooth, creamy, despite not being overly carbonated it as a very enjoyable body.

Overall this is a stupid STUPID over priced beer, it is very good but not great. At about 68 dollars per six pack equivalent this is absurd. Remember bourbon count stout can be found under 40 for a six pack even at single bottle prices. Overall score without price is a 4. With price we have to drop this to a 2. I'm sorry but price matters.

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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Bourbon Barrel-Aged Brick Kiln from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 449 ratings
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