alexsdad06 (3824) - Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ Jackie Oís (many samples from bottle since). Pours black with a small lasting beige head. The aroma has all the parts a big stout should have: roasted malt,some smoke, dark chocolate with the bourbon integrating nicely. Touches of vanilla. The flavor is also not dominated by the bourbon. Dark chocolate, roast, some smoke, hints of coffee, vanilla and bourbon. Medium plus bodied and a real treat to drink.
blutt59 (5877) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, thanks to exiled, blakc pour with thin tan foam , aromas of roasty sweet chocolates, oaky vanilla notes, flavor is very nice mix of coffee, chocolate, whiskey oak, a little on the hot side
MmmcKay (1038) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - MAR 29, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at Nashville Beer Summit 1.22.11 - Yet another very dark pour of a Jackie-Oís beer. Looks tasty. Vanilla, booze, hazelnut, oak, and plenty of woodiness. Amazing again. Holy crap. These guys are so good. Great creamy mouth feel. A wish I could keep drinking these.
jrallen34 (3475) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2011
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge thanks to Kan for bringing Brad, brewmaster at Jackie Oís to our Sunday afternoon tasting. This was an awesome sneak peek that is making almost drive for the release...Black with some really nice light tan head...The aroma here is awesome. Its super sweet with tons of honey, maple syrup, chocolate and vanilla. A perfect combination that you would think would be too sweet but somehow isnít...The taste is almost as good, brings back all the sweetness of the aroma but brings out some of the wood here, which we got none of on the front. Lots of honey, vanilla, raspberries in the middle and wood. I really like it, would be perfect if a little more balanced with either some bitterness or light hop finish...Easy drinker canít believe what the abv is.
This is an awesome RIS. Its sweeter so as long as your like sweet stours youíll love this.
peteinSD (1178) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 25, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thank you for the bottle Joe! Impressive cocoa/expresso tinged head on light-impenetrable black beer. Aroma is sweet roasted malt, honey, molasses, marshmallow, and mellow, well-integrated bourbon. Smells amazing! Taste is bourbon up front followed by cocoa, bitter chocolate, dark fruit/raisin, light bitter hops, light roasted malt, and trailing alcohol from the bourbon. Smooth and light feel in the mouth. The heat from the bourbon and sweetness from the honey is slightly overplayed and detracts from the cocoa/roasted character but itís still a very well done beer. Wow!
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the hotel tasting after Night of the Barrels at EBF. Pours a deep black with a thin tan to beige head. Big bourbon, roast, chocolate, coffee on the nose. Chocolate, with lots of bourbon. Roast, cocoa and some lingering chocolate.
Beerman6686 (3549) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This poured a very dark brown color with a lighter tan head. Aroma was of vanilla, bourbon/oak, and nice deep dark roasted malts. Flavor was a bit sweeter than expected from the aroma, lots of sweeter roasted malts, light chocolate, the bourbon is definately there and adds to the experience with out being dominating. Good stuff.
BBB63 (5603) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 6, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle and served in Expedition snifter: Pours jet black with a fading frothy beige head and spotty lace, a bit oily. The aroma has notes of bourbon, ashy oak, vanilla, chocolate, coffee, brown sugar, molasses, plum, prune, booze, hint of peaty and leathery earth yeast and a slight disconcerting lacto sourness. Luckily that sourness does not appear on the palate but there is plenty of bourbon yummieness along with rich imperial stout malt tones. Roasty, charred, chocolate covered coffee beans, and some dark fruit undertones are found. Brash alcohol cleanse the palate of sticky and oily malt character, some bitterness is found well back on the palate along with a dash of salty and mineral note. Very warming, a sipper for sure with a sticky and lush feel. Not washed out like some barrel aged stout can get. Mikey Likey! Much thanks John (fiver29) for the brew.
drowland (5688) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1/15/11. Bottle thanks to SoLan at the Sea Bass tasting! Definite BA with vanilla and oak with a sweet malty presence flavor loaded with chocolate that ends with big vanilla and coconut. Quite good!
HonusWagner (1048) - Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I retract anything negative I have ever uttered about Jackie Oís. Holy moly. Thanks to whoever shared this at Sea Bass.
This is a beer that really benefits from the barrels. Nose is slightly oaky, coconut/vanilla, soft whiskey sweetness, cocoa, coffee beans. Taste follows closely, bits of warming bourbon in the front blending nicely with rich sweetness, but avoids being syrupy and has great flavorful balance. Not a very hoppy stout, and not much fruitiness, but an extremely good beer.