Dogbrick (13012) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2009
Sample at the brewpub. The beer is a hazy dark reddish-brown color with a medium thin beige head that recedes quickly. Thin rings of lacing. Rich malty aroma with notes of bourbon and fruit. Full body with flavors of bourbon and oak, malt, caramel and a touch of hops. The finish is bourbon and fruit with a lingering boozy aftertaste. Pretty solid overall. alexsdad06 (10426) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Draft at Jacki e Os from old notes. Pours a reddish amber brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have caramel, molasses, bourbon, vanilla, some oak, shows a bit of the alcohol, smooth mouth feel, some dark fruit, almost cherry, come through with warming, solid. Haven’t seen this in a long time, but would definitely try it again if it came around. sebletitje (10080) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 10, 2009
cheers markwise for the growler.
Pours dark brown, thin beige head.
Aroma is light bourbon, wooden oak with caramel.
Flavor, insanely drinkable, wood, bourbon all over, caramel malts with hints of sweetness and fruits. Bourbon and wood added a nice subtle sweetness to the palate with lingering vanilla. Finishes smooth with hints of pepper/spice. Ibrew2or3 (8614) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 1, 2009
Growler courtesy of markwise, thanks! It pours amber murkiness creating an average level of opacity with copper edges and thin tan head. The aroma has a pretty good load of oak and lighter notes of vanilla and bourbon. I don’t smell much in the way of beer in there. The taste is chewy goodness with notes of malts and a touch of roast before oak, a thin layer of vanilla, slick bourbony booze and more malts take this thing to the finish. To me it tastes and smells like it could have used a little less barrel time so the base beer isn’t swamped out. JaBier (7972) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2009
Sample at the brewpub. Murky brown pour with a medium tan head. Aroma of oak, booze, tartness and brown sugar. Oaky and boozy flavor up front, followed by a bit of chocolate, caramel and a bit sour on the finish.
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 7, 2009
Hazy copper color with no head. Big bourbon, sour bug, pit fruit aromas. Flat mouthfeel. Huge bourbon vanilla flavor with sour wet wood, bugs, mild pit fruit sweetness. whiskey sour. BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 8, 2009
Growler: Pours dark brown with very little head. Vanilla and strong molasses, brown vanilla, cream and strong alcohol. Separate flavors don’t integrate well but pieces apart it’s good. markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Thanks to goryshkewych for this one in trade. Pours caramel brown with an off-white head. Nose is bourbon, caramel, raisin, brandy, and heat. Flavor is bourbony with barley wine flavors: brandy, raisins, and lots of heat. This one will burn nose hairs, but is surprisingly smooth in body and going down. Very enjoyable beer. Can’t wait for the next one from Jackie O’s. shigadeyo (3739) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2009
chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2011
July 17-19, 2008: Barrel Aged Barbarlian has a deep, deep ruby brown color and is murkey. A dense, beuige crown sits on top and provides good lacing. The aroma has vanilla, oak, and hints of bourbon. I like the amount and depth of the caramelized maltiness and chewy carament in the flavor. This beer has a medium-full body and is smooth. Overall it is balanced and quite tasty.
Draught sample at Jackie-Os Pub and Brewery in Athens, Ohio during Ohio Brew Week 2008. Rating #3 for this beer.
Drank at the barrel aged beer festival from a snifter, thanks to Brad for running next door to let us try this early...A watery light brown, lightly clear, not much carbonation at all...Seeing this was aged 14months I was super excited hoping to get tons of sweet vanilla notes, sadly that hasn’t come through yet. Mostly a lot of wood not oak, and lots of alcohol. No sweet notes come through, the finish on the nose is a big time alcohol burn..The taste is pretty dead on the front, again none of the sweetness comes through, where is the vanilla? Mostly wood, alcohol, and there is a bit of tart finish...The feel is silky smooth and this is so easy to drink. The flavors are muted and you could literally crush a couple glasses of this really fast and at 12% you’d be in good shape.
A good start for a ba bw, needs some tweaking but if the smoothness can stick around and add some sweetness of the bourbon, this could be really good.