GMCC2181 (1611) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JAN 26, 2011
Bottle 189/204 from stfun. Consumed on a cold/snowy night. Nice pour.. Creamy one finger head, glowing orange/red in color. Sweet nose of flowers, some vanilla and perfume.. Taste is nice as well. Vanilla beans, flowers, bubble gum, perfume notes, slight bitterness.. . Well balanced. Creamy smooth texture. Really easy to drink. The 8.5 alcohol isnt noticable at all. But as it warmed up the bourbon became more noticable. Overall: Very unique DIPA, I think its more of an american barleywine. The bourbon adds a great touch but doesnt dominate the flavor, well done Jackie O’s. Thanks Josh! jtclockwork (16602) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2011
Bottle thanks to Stfun; shared at John’s tasting. Pours gold with white head. Nose of strong fresh pineapple, bubblegum, citrus, honey, barrel and caramel malt. Taste follows suit with the same flavor. Tiny hint of bourbon in the finish. Tasty brew. SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2011
Reviewed from notes at the 5th anniversary party.
A- Body is a rich jewely amber hue that is served with a 1 finger or so creamy off-white head-this fades quickly and some lacing is left behind in the glass. Body is slightly translucent and completely uniform in color/light permeability.
S- Nose is very sweet. Caramel, vanilla, oak, sweet bourbon, with a fair amount of white grapefruit and orange in the background.
T- Flavor is quite complex and just as the nose suggests, very sweet. Caramel and oak seem to be the highlight upfront with citrus hop overtones. The finish is mostly barrel-with the oak and bourbon shining through-but a mild kick of pine comes in to remind you that this is a DIPA. A fairly intense alcohol heat lingers along with caramel sweetness, and the slightest hop bitterness.
M- Low carbonation and a light to medium weight body. Smooth, creamy, and oily. Very well put together.
D- This is my first review of a BA IPA (although I have tried others) and my verdict is still out on this style as a whole. That being said-this is a very good, well put together brew. It is definately on the sweet side of IPA land-and the hops are subdued rather than bright and in your face. In the end-the caramel and the mouthfeel sold me on this one.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 12-20-2010 15:37:09
bluejacket74 (1992) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2011
22 ounce bottle, 2010 batch, bottle #192 of 204. Served in a snifter, the brew pours a hazy orange/amber color with about a half inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both OK. Aroma is mostly butterscotch, vanilla, oak and toffee, along with some pine and citrusy (orange, tropical fruit) hops. It tastes like bourbon, vanilla, oak, and citrusy and pine hops. The bourbon flavor does overpower the hoppy flavors a bit, although the finish is both bourbony sweet and hoppy/bitter. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit creamy and oily and has low carbonation. Drinkability is good, it’s smooth and enjoyable to drink. After a while the alcohol warming kicks in, so a bomber is probably enough for me at a time. I think this is a good brew, I liked it. Tmoney99 (14501) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2010
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Pours a clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Medium to heavy hop, butterscotch and bourbon aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bourbon bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. Very good complex brew.
JaBier (7973) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2010
On tap at the Jackie O’s 5th Anniversary Extravaganza. Pours a clear amber color with a thin beige head. Nose is bourbon, butter and citrusy hops. Flavor starts buttery, then moves to bourbon before a lemony hop finish. deyholla (11609) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2010
Sampled from the tap at the brewery during the 5th anniversary party. Poured a hazy gold with a white head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma was earthy in both hops and barley with a subtle backing bourbon note. Flavor was earthy malts with minimal hops and the bourbon coming out in the finish. JStax (6509) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 3, 2010
I really had high hopes for this one. Aroma was only Bourbon and the taste wasn’t much different. Almost no hop flavor. pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2010
22oz unlabeled bottle courtesy of brad and art. matriarch aged 4 months in heaven hill barrels if i’m not mistaken... Pours a clean apricot orange brown, golden in nature, with a
thin soapy white head... Huge barrel aroma but very smooth with
vanilla, pineapple, and coconut and softer sweeter citrusy tones...
Flavors are much in line with the barrel sweetness nature of the
aroma, some apricot and fruitiness still comes through with a modicum
of the bitterness from the base matriarch. Good body and carbonation. Nicely added flavors from the barrel. Enjoyd more so than the base brew as the bitterness was better maintained and didn’t have as much astringency.