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Jackie-Os Bourbon Barrel Matriarch

Jackie-Os Bourbon Barrel Matriarch
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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shigadeyo (2973) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013

2010 Vintage ~ Bottle 171/204

12/20/2010: Jackie O’s Bourbon Barrel Aged Matriarch... Aroma: Vanilla and some butterscotch. Appearance: Orange color; beige crown. Flavor: Vanilla; bourbon; just an edge of butterscotch with a mild leafy citrus bitterness softened by vanilla and sugary malt; tinny citrus bitterness starts to come through later; warming. Palate: Medium-bodied; smooth. Overall: Quite good!

22 fl. oz. bottle (8.5% Alc. by Vol.) shared by alexsdad06. Thanks Brad! Rating #37 for this beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wedgie9 (1822) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Tasted on 12/26/11 from a capped 22oz bomber bottle shared by JR, big thanks. Pours super murky burnt orange with tons of chunky sediment, a thin white head, and leaves a thin collar of lace. The nose is mostly caramel, toffee, and maple bourbon, with citrus peel and kids’ vitamin (old) hops. The flavor is much hoppier and bitter, with all of the bourbon, caramel, and maple notes taking a back seat. The body is full with a syrup texture, lively carbonation, and a long hoppy bitter and bourbon finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (7570) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2012
Thanks to Beer Savant for sharing bottle #138/204. The beer pours a hazy brownish-orange color with a medium thin off-white head that dissipates steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of pine, bourbon and citrusy hops. Medium to full body with an oaky bourbon character and notes of malt, vanilla and herbal/piney hops. The finish is hoppy up front with an oaky and malty aftertaste. Pretty good beer overall.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6204) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2012
22 oz. bottle shared by bsuedekum- thanks, Blake! 2010 vintage, bottle 59/204. Pours a hazy gold color with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, vanilla, oak, dried and somewhat tart fruits (melon and dried apricots), and sugar. Flavor of oak, caramel, apricot, bread, sugar, and vanilla. Some bourbon, but mostly get the barrel. A little funky, too. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet, somewhat funky mouthfeel and dry finish. Unusual but worth trying for sure.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOLTZ7555 (2780) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Bottle 188/204 graciously shared by Sparky! Dark over-ripe tangerine pour with a small ivory head. Aroma shows some fusel alcohol, candied citrus, caramel, honey, and wood. Flavor of blood orange, oak, bourbon, and herbal qualities. The tang of the hops is noticeable in the finish but overall, an overly sweet beer. Syrupy mouthfeel with the alcohol present.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2452) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2011
Thanks Beace! This pours bright orange amber with a huge off white head - excellent. The aroma is a ton of bourbon with sweet notes, hops and malts both give this. The flavor starts slowly with a big note of bourbon and booze which settles slowly and nicely, which then allows the rise of citrus hops and malty notes. It is at least a year old so the malts overpower the hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5234) - Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2011
22 oz. bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a small off white head. The nose is sweet caramel, vanilla, mild bourbon, herbal hops with some wood. The flavor is sweet caramel, light bourbon and vanilla up front. The DIPA character shows more toward the finish with mild bitterness, herbal, resiny notes at the back. The barrel serves to smooth this out quite a bit. I can see where people don’t like this sort of beer, but I found it to be very drinkable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11061) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2011
22oz bottle #196/204-Small Gathering @my place shared by jtclockwork-pours a thin off white head and gold color. Aroma is sweet pineapple, light/medium malt-caramel, wood, some herbal. Taste is sweet lemon/pineapple, light/medium malt-caramel, wood, some herbal.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
48FanInCali (706) - California, USA - JUN 12, 2011
22oz bottle. Pour is a very hazy light gold with some head. Nose is quite good with slight bourbon and large fruity floral notes. Taste really is all over the place and can really only be compared to a bad fruit champagne.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16245) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2011
Bottle 165/204. Many thanks to Secret Santa for this one!! Pours a hazy golden color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish exotic fruity hoppy bitter aroma with weak hints of caramel and vanilla. Sweetish malty bitter hoppy graoefruit and exotic fruit flavor with weak woody bourbon hints. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit finish with hints of bourbon and caramel in the aftertaste.


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