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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:
No notes at this time.

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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Ratings: 449 |  Reviews: 76
Photo of SABERG
4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
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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Photo of VABA
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Treyliff
4.06/5  rDev -4.2%
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 +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of yeaprolly
4.51/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of drdiesel9483
4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
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 +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Josholson666
4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
4.49/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of travelguy
4.48/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nat1975
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jkrug5
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of boogerisu
4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of petrusek23
4.69/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of wvsabbath
4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aaronyoung01
2.79/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of IckyT2012
4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beertunes
4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Thanks to WesMantooth for this, from a Ninja box during NBS BIF #4. Apparently the same brew as the "Brick Kiln" listed here. 12.7oz bottle poured into trusty 10oz glass. Poured a nearly solid black color, looks like a stout to me, with about 1/8 inch cap of tan head that quickly dissipated into a ring, and left no lacing.

The aroma, whooooboy!, the aroma. It certainly was no stout on the nose. Big, burly malts, more than a hint of bourbon, but not so much as to overpower the beer, a noticeable hit of alcohol, and a hint of wood combine to truly impress the olfactory sense. On the tongue, pretty similar deal; nice big malts, definite bourbon, some wood, but the difference being that the alcohol taste was stronger. I also got a bit of licorice flavor that I didn't get in the nose.

The body was surprisingly smooth, especially when you add in the alcohol bite, and coated the palate nicely, leaving a nice melange of flavors behind. The alcohol did linger at the back end, proving a bit of a distraction however. Drinkability was totes amazeballs. I would be willing to knock back 3 or 4 of these back-to-back, whether I could or not is another question. ;) Overall, a very good beer, bordering on excellent. That alcohol bite was a bit of a knock, but I would love to see what a year (or 3) would do to that aspect. This is among the best Barleywines I've had, and it's going onto my permawantslist. A must try if you see it.

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Photo of cp45
4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ozzylizard
4.54/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Received from @Josholson666 in NBS BIF #4
Undated bottle at 42 degrees into a hand washed and dried JK snifter
Aroma – bourbon and dates (?)
Head – small (Maximum < two cm, aggressive pour), light brown, fizzy/frothy, gone in sixty seconds, leaves neither ring nor layer of bubbles
Lacing - none
Body – dark brown, cloudy, slight effervescence
Flavor – sweet but NOT cloying, dark fruit, some vinous hints, some caramel, a hint of diacetyl; not picking up any hops; alcohol comes in for a noticeable after burn.
Palate – medium to full, creamy, soft carbonation

Wow! What an excellent BBA English barley wine! I could drink several but I probably shouldn’t – something about gravity being a bitch. This is one of the best barley wines I’ve ever had – not that I’m a connoisseur of the style or anything, but I know what I like! Massive thanks and good karma to @Josholson666!

Appearance 4, Aroma 4.5, Flavor 4.75, Palate 4.5, Overall 4.75

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Photo of fosters9
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zekenyce
4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of SoCal_Matt
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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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