Rum Barrel Aged Brick Kiln
Jackie O's Brewpub

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Jackie O's Brewpub
Ohio, United States
English Barleywine
Ranked #109
Ranked #8,415
4.09 | pDev: 12.71%
Nov 19, 2022
Feb 07, 2013
Rum Barrel Aged Brick KilnRum Barrel Aged Brick Kiln
Notes: Brewed in the English Barleywine tradition and aged in rum barrels for 21 months, Rum Barrel Brick Kiln’s deep mahogany hue gives way to bright aromas of toasted sugar, almond, and coconut. Extended aging in rum barrels adds deep notes of vanilla, baking spices, and gentle tones of cherry to Brick Kiln, named in tribute to the Southeast Ohio brick industry. The kilns of Athens Brick Company (est. 1890) once operated down the street from our current production brewery.
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Reviewed by Roy_Hobbs from Connecticut

4.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Nice looking reddish mahogany brown on the pour, settling into a darker fully opaque brown with just a hint of red. Half finger of beige colored head that receded to a thin ring. Decent legs. Aroma is rich with caramel and sweet molasses, along with vanilla. Very nice smelling beer. The sweetness on the tongue is nicely balanced by rum / rum barrel flavors & toffee. Nice warming from the alcohol but no alcohol burn. Silky smooth and medium + feel. Overall I'm really digging this. Good beer.
Nov 19, 2022
Rated: 4.28 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts

Nov 09, 2022
Rated: 4.29 by MJSFS from Florida

Jun 23, 2022
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Reviewed by DIM from Pennsylvania

3.74/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
2021 bottling, no other dating.

This is a nice change of pace but bourbon brick kiln is a better beer. Plenty of brown sugar and molasses up front, pretty sweet overall. There is a biting, spicy oak note at the finish that comes on a bit too strong. The body and carbonation are a little on the light side. Solid, but my least favorite offering from Jackie O's so far.
Jun 04, 2022
Rated: 4.24 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania

Apr 16, 2022
Rated: 3.93 by jak from North Carolina

Apr 11, 2022
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Reviewed by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Brick Kiln – Rum Barrel from Jackie O’s Brewing. 12.7 oz bottle purchased online from Jackie O’s, $15.82 (Including tax and shipping), $ 1.246/oz. Stored at 40 degrees after purchase. Reviewed 03/04/22. Note that I use DD/MM/YY protocol.
Undated bottle. Served at 54.3 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter. Final temperature 58.6 degrees.
Appearance – 4.
First pour – Amber Brown (SRM 18), slight haze.
Body – Brown (SRM 20), opaque. When rear-lite, weak light penetration at the edges.
Head – Average (Maximum 2.5 cm, aggressive center pour), a little yellower than wheat, fizzy and rapidly diminishing to leave a 0.2 cm crown and no cap.
Lacing – None.
Aroma – 4 – Weak toffee and rum. No hops, no malt, no yeast. No alcohol.
Flavor – 4.25 – Begins slightly sweet with toffee and weak rum overtones. No alcohol burn until it hit the stomach, producing a mild warming. No hops, no malt, no yeast. Ethanol (11.6 % ABV, as marked on container) is otherwise hidden. No dimethylsulfide or diacetyl.
Palate – 4.5 – Full, creamy, soft caressing carbonation.
Final impression and summation: 4 (After deducting 0.25 point for undated bottle) Overall, drinkable but the price point is ‘way too high for what you get. Flavor and aroma are weak and muddled with neither being very defined. Label is the current style, so it looks like this one is back from Davey Jones’ Locker.
Apr 03, 2022
Rated: 4.35 by Zonian1 from Ohio

Feb 21, 2022
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

3.24/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75
2012 bottle#19 of 216, thanks to rudzud.

Light foamy fizzy head, pretty much pitch black, decent but not crazy legs.

Nose is light interesting, weird earthy cheesy like rum thing, big earthy fruity rum, big booze like chewy fudgey caramel, mild paper.

Taste sweet candy syrup, fruity mess, cardboard and fruit syrup, mild dark malt like mess, almost soy sauce and syrup, mild rum.

Mouth lighter thin, decent but light carb.
Nov 09, 2015
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Reviewed by rudzud from Massachusetts

3.19/5  rDev -22%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Shared with JLindros. 2012 vintage, bottle 19/216.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a super dark brown nearly black with a thin head that fades to leave light wisps and halo.

S - Aromas of light rum, caramel, older hops, lighter sweet malts, light dark fruits and raisins.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, lots of sweetness, light rum, good dark fruits, little barrel notes, faint caramel sweetness, fruit syrup. Odd almost cardboard notes.

M - Mouthfeel is thin, lightly carbonated.

O - Overall this beer was really mediocre. Unpleasant beer with a fair amount of off flavours. Ehhh

Serving type: bottle
Sep 24, 2015
Rated: 3.79 by nmann08 from Virginia

Aug 20, 2015
Rated: 4.08 by Eziel from Ohio

Jun 05, 2015
Rated: 4 by IrishColonial from Texas

Aug 13, 2014
Rated: 2.5 by josephwa from Minnesota

Jun 12, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by williamjbauer from Colorado

May 25, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by Hopheadhiker from New York

Nov 01, 2013
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Reviewed by UCLABrewN84 from California

3.81/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4
Bottle pour at Woodshop 8 held at The Hermosillo in Los Angeles, CA.

Thanks to AndresR for sharing this one.

Bottle # 42/216. Batch '12.

Pours a hazy orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that fades to nothing. No lace on the drink down. Smell is of malt, dark fruit, sugar, rum, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with plum and prune flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of woody bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a tasty plum and prune quality in the flavor.
Oct 28, 2013
Rated: 3 by GRG1313 from California

Oct 28, 2013
Rated: 4.25 by MNBeerGeek from Minnesota

Oct 26, 2013
Rated: 4 by Lanstrum from Ohio

Oct 20, 2013
Rated: 3 by tom10101 from Canada (QC)

Oct 15, 2013
Rated: 4.25 by zbodnar1 from West Virginia

Sep 30, 2013
Rated: 4.5 by throwback from Ohio

Sep 24, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by stakem from Pennsylvania

Sep 17, 2013
Rated: 4.25 by kscaldef from Oregon

Sep 03, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by beernads from Florida

Aug 22, 2013
Rated: 4.25 by AlexFields from Tennessee

Aug 16, 2013
Rated: 4 by Zaphog from Michigan

Jul 06, 2013
Rated: 4.25 by jampics2 from Ohio

Jul 02, 2013
Rated: 4.5 by Mark000 from Michigan

Jun 17, 2013
Rated: 4.5 by seeswo from Ohio

May 19, 2013
Rated: 4.75 by Photekut from Tennessee

May 18, 2013
Rated: 4.75 by gpawned from Illinois

May 17, 2013
Rated: 4.75 by leschkie from California

May 10, 2013
Rated: 4.25 by injuredreserve from Louisiana

Apr 15, 2013
Rated: 4.25 by spycow from Illinois

Mar 31, 2013
Rated: 5 by truthcontortion from Ohio

Mar 04, 2013
Rated: 4.25 by Mbrown44 from Delaware

Feb 23, 2013
Rated: 4.75 by TNasty1126 from Washington

Feb 21, 2013
Rated: 4.5 by duceswild from Heard & McDonald Islands

Feb 07, 2013
Rum Barrel Aged Brick Kiln from Jackie O's Brewpub
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 41 ratings