Jackie O’s – Bourbon Barrel Wood Burner = 5 Smokestacks out of 7

Ms Laveau illuminated by the fire tonight. Pretty nice night this was.

Wood Burner is a good beer. Confession right off the bat however, I let this beer sit a bit too long down in my smokebeer bunker. But true smokebeer experts can backdate their palates, and tell you what the beer tasted like, had they not been so lazy on their beer drinking (I will make adjustments). I’ve had beers similar to this one; American ingredients forward, copious amounts of malts, definitely smoked malts in there, and some hops? because I’m getting bitters on the back of my tongue. And there are barrel flavors in this beer, which mask the 11% booze really well. I like it. Pro tip – if you have this beer, drink it. How does it stack up? Wood Burner earns 5.5 overall smokestacks, out of a total of 7 smokestacks possible.

BrewerJackie O’s
Beer NameBourbon Barrel Wood Burner
Imperial Smoked Stout Aged In Bourbon Barrels
Brewer’s DescriptionWood Burner focuses on rich caramel notes and chocolate with a deep, savory backbone. The entire batch made its way into bourbon barrels, where it rested for over a year.
Food PairingsDrink as an aperitif, and then have another.
Brewer Location Athens, Ohio
Alcohol content by volume11%
IBU (International Bitterness Units)
Beer opacity rate 1 – 7 (light – dark)6.5
Smell smoke? 1 – 7 (No – George Burns)2.5
Smokepower taste: 1 – 7 Smokestacks3.5
Sausage detection? Y or NN
Beer thickness 1-7 (water – used motor oil)5.8
Barrel Power 1-7 5
Overall Happiness Rating: 1-7 (low – high)5.5

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