Jackie Os Black Betty
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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.73/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
This imperial porter is fermented with raspberries and aged on vanilla beans.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2011
On tap at Jackie-Os, Athens OH on 11 March 2010. Dark brown with a creamy beige head. Described as an imperial raspberry vanilla porter. Does just what it says on the tin. Didnt think it would work (especially as I am not particularly fond of vanilla in a beer) but it does. More like blackberry than raspberry. Not too much vanilla. Very tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - APR 9, 2010
Thanks to Josh. Pours a darker brown color with a medium off white head. Aroma of a mix fruity mix (although dominated by raspberry), some chocolate and roasted malt. Taste of raspberries, chocolate and some vanilla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (11653) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2010
Thank you Josh for sharing this one! Poured a dark brown color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of, drum roll please, lots of raspberries with lighter vanilla and chocolate. Tastes of the same raspberries, chocolate, roasty, and vanilla. A lighter tart finish. Would make a nice dessert beer for sure.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deyholla (10216) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 5, 2010
Sampled from a growler at the 2010 March Metro Detroit tasting. Poured black with a dark brown head. Aroma was full of sweeter notes with biscuit and a hint of butter. Flavor reminded me of a grain bin, with a sweet undertone of butter and vanilla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (8207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 26, 2010
Growler share courtesy of markwise. It pours deep darkness with thin off white head. The aroma has an initial inviting note of creamy toffee candy followed by a modest amount of dark roasted malts and a light sense of sweet dark berries. The taste is sweet and then becomes vanilla all the while slowly edging toward sweet berry fruitiness. By midway it picks up a thin layer yet persistent layer of dark roasty malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9348) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 28, 2010
Cheers to Markwise for bringing another Jackie-O growler. pours dark brown, off-white head. Aroma chocolate malts, raspberry tartness and vanilla beans. Flavor, a mix between the mild tartness of raspberries and mild vanilla sweetness. Palate is a mix of the chocolate flavors, grainy mouthfeel and roast coupled with the perfect blend of the vanilla beans and mild tartness of the berries make for a rather unique experience. Interesting beer, this brewery has the talent of bringing out phenomenal beers. When you think you had tried everything, Jackie-Os just keeps brewing something unique.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MeadMe (1610) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2010
Its a Jackie Os beer of course it came from markwise. Cheers to you Mark! A: Pours a nice deep shade of brown with a pretty tall tan colored head. Nice retention with beautiful lace. S: Wow like a chocolate covered raspberry. Lots of chocolate, raspberry puree and vanilla. Very decadent, very dessert like aroma. T: Tasty could serve as a dessert. Nice sweet molasses with a hint of roast. Smack you across the mouth raspberry juice with a nice amount of tartness. Real vanilla beans as well. Tasty and unique. M: On the thinner side, pretty good carbonation. D: Really good. Love what Jackie Os is doing, glad we have Mark here in Tampa to bring them all in for our group to sample!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thoramel (55) - Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2010
On tap at Bodegas, Columbus, Ohio. Nice head, full bodied and a pleasant aroma. The vanilla and raspberries complement each other quite well with very little aftertaste. somewhat on the sour side as is to be expected from this brewery. I would definitely have another pint.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6737) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 5, 2010
Brown color with a tan head. Big tart berry fruit aroma with mild cocoa. medium body. Tart, almost sour raspberry fruit flavors with nutty vanilla bean, chocolate malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (10645) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2010
Growler Murky, dark brown ale with a small, creamy, beige head. Fruity, chocolaty nose with a subtle note of espresso. Full-bodied and silky with lazy carbonation. The flavor is roasted with miscellaneous berries, but fairly thin and bland. Lightly acidic, cocoa finish. Growler courtesy of darkguardian!

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