Jackie O’s Brewery – Wood Burner (bourbon barrel) – 4.75 smokestacks out of 7


Upon opening this highly anticipated smokebeer, one speculated if this beer, Bourbon Barrel Wood Burner by Jackie O’s Brewery, would take the paint off of a car. Some were repulsed by this inquiry, but others were intrigued. This dark-as-hell barrel aged beer from Athens, Ohio, captured The Ministry’s imagination. This beer tastes like a wine that spontaneously generated inside a tire factory. Joe The Blacksmith found this beer fitting for the darkest day of winter. The barrel aging really did a number on this beer, and that number is 6.5. Other tastes and sensations mentioned include sweet and burnt molasses, caramel, vanilla extract, and black licorice. The 11% abv plus bourbon barrel burns the nose, and the real mystery is why didn’t all this materialize into a higher score?, because we’re the kind of people who like it that way. I think less barrel may be needed. Overall score = 4.75 smokestacks out of 7.

Brewer Jackie O’s
Beer Name Wood Burner (bourbon barrel)
Brewer’s Description The base stout focuses on rich caramel and chocolate notes with a deep savory/smoky backbone. The entire batch found its way into bourbon barrels where it rested for over a year. An enticing combination of sweet and savory, with waves of dark chocolate and vanilla that wash over the palate.
Food Pairings several thick steaks
Brewery Location Athens, OH
Alcohol content by volume 11%
IBU (International Bitterness Units) na
Beer opacity rate 1 – 7 (light – dark) 5.75
Smell smoke? 1 – 7 (No – George Burns) 3
Smokepower taste: 1 – 7 Smokestacks 3.5
Sausage detection? Y or N N
Beer thickness 1-7 (water – used motor oil) 5
Barrel Power 1-7 (in name only – burns nose) 6.5
Overall Happiness: 1 – 7 (sad – happy) 4.75

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