Jackie O’s Wood Ya Honey!
Jackie O’s Wood Ya Honey! is an American Wheatwine, this is the 2011 vintage bottle 128/180. There was much debate across the table about whether this was actually Wood Ya Honey or Cherry Wood Ya Honey. The label doesn’t say cherry, but the description on the bottle starts it’s story with Cherry Wood Ya, so I’m really not sure. Let’s just move on to the review… So there is an odd smell to this beer, kind of funky and sweet. The first few sips I have are also odd, there is a weird sourish cherry note that makes me wonder if this has fallen off while aging, or if this is Cherry Wood Ya Honey? There is tons of dry wood, but not very much sweetness or bourbon for a beer aged with honey in bourbon barrels. This is not what I was expecting, but it did grow on me quite a bit as it warmed.