Jackie O’s Bour­bon Bar­rel Oro Ne­gro

LOC: Athens, Ohio ABV: 11.5% | IBUS: N/A | SRM: N/A

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What the brewer says

“Oil of Aphrodite with ca­cao, oak, cin­na­mon, and vanilla.” haben­ero,

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Cin­na­mon up front with a hint of mint, milk choco­late, and bour­bon. Medium strong cof­fee, some light chile pep­per, back­ground cin­na­mon, apri­cot, cherry, blue­berry, and very nice over­all fruit es­ters. Choco­late and cin­na­mon with some toasty graham char­ac­ter.” Fla­vor: “Smoked raisins, nutty, and as­sertive pep­per. Choco­late fin­ish helps tame the chile. Tan­nins and spice are heavy on this beer and there’s a slight bit of ox­i­da­tion.” Over­all: “Glimpses of great­ness, but ul­ti­mately the spice over­whelms all the other as­pects, mak­ing it a touch more dif­fi­cult to en­joy. A big­ger malt back­bone and higher car­bon­a­tion would re­ally help to bal­ance, as well as a di­aled-back pep­per char­ac­ter.” 89 AROMA: 12 AP­PEAR­ANCE: 3 FLA­VOR: 17 MOUTH­FEEL: 3 OVER­ALL: 9

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