Bourbon Barrel-Aged 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): 11.80%

Availability: Rotating

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
442
Reviews:
76
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
8.75%
 
 
Wants:
85
Gots:
139
For Trade:
36
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Ratings: 442 |  Reviews: 76
Photo of cjgiant
4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased at brewery 3 months ago:
Pours a deep, clear-looking auburn brown. Head isn't much to speak of, but holds a ring that isn't interested inlacing the glass.

Nose is a very deep, nicely constructed bourbon soaked raisin and prune. There a certain leathery note as well.

Taste has similar aspects, though there's a little more tart and tang - raisin and perhaps wood. The bourbon has a bit of vanilla and almost no heat. Same leather note is present.

Feel, however is a small problem. This is a bit watery and though the flavors are quite strong, they still have an aspect of dilution by mid taste. Warmth brings a bit of heat in back.

With a little more thickness, I think this would be an awesome beer. It comes on strong, fizzles a bit in the middle, but makes a little comeback with some muted back end notes.

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Photo of yesterdayfaraway
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: pours like thick rust water with a film of head that fades fast.
S: sweet bourbon and caramel raisins.
T: oh yeah! So good. It nails the bourbon soaked caramel covered raisins profile.
F: so smooth, good coating after the drink, but a bit thin.
O: awesome babw!

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Photo of rypkr
4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

It's good, and I'd drink it again, but it's not drop $13 on a single good. Very sweet. Tons of fruitiness, from apricot to plum to prune. Less bourbon than most jackie o's. Slightly dry. Surprising faint oxidation considering a 2017 bottle.

Overall - not a life changing barleywine. And to be honest, for my distribution area, I feel weyerbeybacher did this style bb aged better at $4.50/bottle with insanity so this'll be a hard revisit.

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Photo of frasergrove
4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jschott75
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Muss42
4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HaveUSeenMyCellar
4.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of midlifec
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jcb7472
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GOBLIN
3.65/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Michiganman2325
4.55/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of krome
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jgunther71
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chuckgietzen
4.44/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dactrius
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of atone315
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SadMachine
3.89/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nrbw23
4.36/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SABERG
4.4/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 2015 bottle into the test glass
A - Dark as night, little carbonation, a thin ring of evidence.
S - Barrel, vanilla, toasted walnut, toffee, bakers chocolate, saddle leather.
T - A bit of tobacco, cocoa, amazing fig, and rich toffee.
M - Silky, luxurious, little carbonation to move things through, palate fully coated and left with longing.
O - A sipper, to be experienced, rich in every aspect, silky and leaves one looking longingly for the lover who left.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Treyliff
4.06/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2014 vintage
375ml bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours a deep brown color with a small foamy off-white head that has short retention, leaving nothing behind.

S- smells of sweet caramel & toffee up front, meshing with plenty of bourbon barrel notes; wet wood, coconut, vanilla & barrel juice. Undertones of leather, tobacco & fig

T-opens with a nice mix of sweet caramel, toffee, fig & raisin. Mid-palate brings out some barrel notes, adding oak, bourbon and light traces of vanilla and coconut. The finish gives more dark fruit and caramel

M- medium body with hardly any carbonation leads to a ever-so-slightly mouthfeel and a slick finish

O- age has mellowed it out a bit, giving it higher drinkability

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Photo of BMMillsy
4.38/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of yeaprolly
4.51/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of drdiesel9483
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look - really dark cloudy brown with no real head but good lacing
Smell - strong boozy Carmel vanilla scents
Taste - not as boozy tasting as the smell and not as sweet as I was expecting. Vanilla and Carmel like the smell.
Feel - I aged this for about a year so the body was pretty thin and not much carbonation if any almost
Overall - yummy

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Photo of NMA
4.7/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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Bourbon Barrel-Aged Brick Kiln from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
4.23 out of 5 based on 442 ratings.
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