Style: Strong Ale

ABV: 14.0

99/100
Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 20
Mouthfeel: 5

Jackie O's Brewery Cellar Cuvee 1

What the brewers say

“Blend of bourbon barrel–aged imperial stout and honey wheatwine.”

What our panel thought

“Deep, rich aroma. Strong coffee and sweet dark chocolate. Light raisin, fig, black currant, and prune esters. Low buttery vanilla oak. Rich, but subtle and well-developed, malt flavors. Umami element just on the edges adds complexity. Barrel is restrained with light vanilla and silky mouthfeel. Balance is malt forward. Clean. Finish is sweet, only a touch cloying. Long rich malt flavor lingers a while. Excellent. Very rich and lovely. Elegant and powerful at the same time.”

What our editors thought

“Honey grape notes in the nose echo a richness without excess. The sip balances dry honey punch with a bit of roasty stout heft, yet it remains lean with a minimalist intensity driven by a tight focus.”

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