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Jackie-Os Brandy Barrel SuperFly
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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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Firefly Amber Ale has been a staple in our brewpub for the past 5 years. After 4 years of brewing our beloved amber, I decided to change things up a bit and double the recipe. Twice the amount of malt and hops went in to our kettles and created something fantastic, something SuperFly! To take this new creation to the next level we allowed it to age inside brandy barrels for 8 months. Big notes of biscuit, caramel, toffee, and tantalizing brandy character that contributed fruity complexities and hints of American oak. Pair with stinky cheeses, bread pudding, and beef burgundy.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (6417) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2012
Pour out of bottle, thanks to Aaron for the pour! #314/341. Pour is dark red with thin white head, aroma brought notes of some vanilla, hints of caramel and toffee, hints of rotten fruit and chemical, something seems off. Taste is a mix of vanilla and dark fruit, weird rotten fruit notes, finish fairly sweet. Eh, not that appealing.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
adnielsen (9460) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 6, 2012
Bottle @ Armin’s house. Hazy, reddish ruby appearance with a small, tan head. Raspberry, tangy berry, spicy liquor, a touch bready aroma. Rich, red grape, brandy, dry, caramel, spicy, berry flavor. Fuck, this baby is all over the place. Drinkable but a little oxidized and not all that great.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 5, 2012
(Bottle) Pours a hazy amber body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of oak, brandy, vanilla, nuts, and herbs. Flavor of brandy, oak, bread, caramel, and herbs.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Bomber from StFun - thanks, Josh!!! Always sweet to try a JO’s beer. Never had the base beer, but this one was a silky deep orange pour with a medium creamy head. Very big brandy note initially blooms in the aroma, backing off to reveal considerable malts and a slight tart note from the barrel. Mouthfeel is full, sometimes creamy and sometimes gritty. Taste, though, was a little bit off to me - a vegetal, yeasty, ripeness to the beer that doesn’t always blend very well with the sweet strong ale dimensions.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
decaturstevo (5213) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 27, 2012
Hazed orange pour with watery head. Vanilla, brown sugar aroma. Vanilla, abv, rye, and sweet caramel malt. Creamy full bodied with good carbonation. nice beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joeneugs (3481) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 18, 2012
Bottle from Ucusty. Thanks David! It pours orange/amber with a very thin off white head. The aroma is interesting in a kinda stinky way. Musty wood, toffee, caramel, bread, hard candy and some hints of brandy. The flavor is a bit weird with some soapy minerals, alcohol, toffee and a sour/solventy bite at the finish. It also tastes very salty. The oak is pretty prevalent in the finish with some bitterness. Nice carbonation. A bit of a chore to drink. I’m not a big fan of this.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9437) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 14, 2012
Brownish pour, light cream head. Aroma of brandy, sugar, caramel, candy corn. Flavor is sweet, a bit oxidized, buttery, booze, toffee.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
djd07 (3879) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2012
Bottle shared at RBWG 2012. Pours a cloudy orange copper with small frothy off white head. The aroma is oak and vanilla. Medium mouthfeel with a sweet malt. A decent American strong ale from Jackie-O’s.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Fratto (2654) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Bottle shared at the RBWG in Austin. Orange pour with an off-white head. Aroma is old fruit, maybe a little sour. Taste is caramel, wood, more old fruit, and an awkward finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (6155) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2012
2/25/12. Bottle shared at RBWG 2012. Creamy amber pour with a small khaki head. Sweet, buttery aroma with bits of wood and vanilla on top of caramel. Sweet, caramel entry with more wood and sweet vanilla. Maybe a bit oxidized... not bad.


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