Jackie O's Bourbon Barrel Barking Pumpkin

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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Imperial pumpkin ale aged 12 mos. in bourbon barrels.

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3.4
weihenweizen (4143) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - NOV 21, 2017
Refrigerated 12.7 oz. brown bottle poured into a cup. Clear dark orange with small beige head. Aroma is pumpkin, medium body, medium carbonation, and some lacing. Taste is pumpkin, bourbon, and spice.

3.1
jtclockwork (17343) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2016
Bottle - pours orange brown white head - nose/taste of bourbon, spiced pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg - medium body

3.6
RRistow12 (950) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2016
Tasted from bottle made in 2015. Pours a murky ruby brown. Aroma is mostly bourbon with some spices. Taste is moderately sweet dominated by bourbon flavor. Bourbon flavor is mellowed with some spices. I don't really get much pumpkin. Some candy cane and toffee flavors. Pretty solid tasting but if you're looking for a "pumpkin" flavored beer I still to the non BA version. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
slowrunner77 (12972) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2016
2015 bottle showing signs it’s past it’s prime. Dark orange Amber pour is almost brown. Aroma is all bourbon barrel and aged malt as is the flavor. Good beer. Crap pumpkin beer as any pumpkin or spices are nearly gone. Oh well.

3.1
vtafro (7444) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2016
Bottle. Orange pour with white head. Light spice, cinnamon, pumpkin and bourbon aromas. Flavors are lacking, but boozy, some spice and vanilla tones.

4
Brigadier (3760) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAY 30, 2016
375 ml bottle (?)


While doing a cellar cleaning I came across this lurking in a dusty corner. It has held up well which should not be too shocking; if you happen to have a bottle save it for Halloween and see if it doesn’t settle a bit more.



Aroma / Appearance - A sticky toffee colored body crawls downwards with sheets of icy legs for company. Nutmeg, spice, and sticky whipped cream pair well with the shot of midshelf bourbon. If barrel aging is not your cup of tea then stop now.



Flavor / Palate - Nutmeg, bourbon, and pumpkin pie coat the mouth with sweet layers of a rich dessert. The feel does not stop until a full bodied finish that manages to leave a long term trace on the tongue and throat. If you come across this or any other Jackie O’s bottles then do not hesitate to snap them up.

4
Damico (3150) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2016
Pours darker candy red amber with a beige head. Aroma brings big boozy bourbon spicy notes, then it opens up with pumpkin fruit and light spice. Dos of brings some big booze as well and then sweet malts with the pumpkin spice blended in well with some vanilla smoothly entering at the end.

4.1
bluejacket74 (1995) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2015
12.7 ounce bottle, 2015 vintage. Served in a Jackie O’s snifter, the beer pours a burnt orange/brown color with about a half inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both decent enough. Aroma is nice, the brew smells mostly like vanilla, bourbon, and caramel, along with some pumpkin spiciness. I think the taste follows the aroma, the bourbon, vanilla and caramel flavors are the strongest, but the pumpkin spices are definitely noticeable too. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s somewhat slick with a moderate amount of carbonation. I liked this a lot more than the regular Barking Pumpkin, probably because of the bourbon barrel aging. I wouldn’t mind picking up another bottle or 2 of this. $11.99 a bottle.

3.8
phaleslu (10731) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2015
Draft at the Production Facility on Jackie O’s 10th Anniversary weekend. Pours a hazy amber with a small off-white head that forms a ring, with some wispy film and ropes of lace. Notes of vanilla, caramel, nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, graham cracker, earth, oak, and an underlying bourbon warmth through it all. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet, spicy mouthfeel. Basically a somewhat amped-up version of the base.

3.9
alexsdad06 (10938) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2015
Draft at Jackie o’s 10th anniversary. Pours a hazy amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, caramel, bourbon, vanilla, some fleshy pumpkin, mild spices, wood, nice imperial pumpkin.


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