markwise (4098) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big thanks to goryshkewych for this one. Pours dark red with an off-white head. Nose is bourbon, vanilla, maple, malt, and lots of sweetness with a bit of booziness. Flavor is wood, vanilla, malt, bourbon, sweetness, huge booze, and finishing with caramel. Rock on, Brad and Jackie O’s. Great beers so far!
auerbrau (3082) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 31, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
16oz Handbottle. Pleasant bourbon, bread pudding, caramel and oak vanilla aroma. Soft and alcoholic. Pours a somewhat murky middle brown, with a golden fringe and good prickle of carbonation. Flavor gives more oak immediately. A very dry, vanilla forward creamy bourbon character. Malt comes across as a little glassy and reflective. Some very crisp chocolate-chip-cookie brown sugars and a nip of grass. The bourbon perks up at the end, with noticeable and forward fresh booze character. In some sense the body of this beer comes across as thin, but I think some of that comes from the parching qualities of the oak and the bourbon, which I think are well melded with this beer. I’d take some more chewy, rich density, but I think the performance of the barrel is excellent in this beer. Age has also done it well. Nice work.
Ibrew2or3 (6210) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 30, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler pour courtesy of markwise. Pours a strikingly clear garnet with off white head. The aroma is full with bold bourbon and vanilla along with oak and a tasty smelling layer of burnt bread, malts, a touch of cinnamon and a hint of pork sandwich. The taste is smooth and a bit thin with an initial pulse of sweet malts slowly bleeding into sweet bourbon, dry bourbon booze, oak and vanilla. Into the finish a pleasing touch of roastiness wells up amid vanilla and oak.
hopdog (8254) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to goryshkewych for sending this one my way! Poured a medium to deeper and muddy brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of oaky/woodiness, lighter bourbon, some earthiness, vanilla, caramel, and some dark fruits. Tastes of bourbon (more than the aromas but not over powering), wood, vanilla, and some dark fruits.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler via victor. Pours a murky brune body with an off white head. Huge whiskey bourbon notes, this tastes greater than 9 percent. Soy dirty malt, very messy scotch. Overwhelming alcohol, one snifter was too much.
sebletitje (6025) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
courtesy of markwise, cheers for landing this one.
Pours cloudy brown, beige head.
Aroma of bourbon, wood/oak, light dark fruits, and some sourness
Flavor, unlike the other Jackie-O BB imp stout, this one almost had too much bourbon to be fully enjoyed.
Lots odf bourbon on the palate, vanilla, chocolate, malts, caramel, with a boozy finish and overall feeling the bourbon being too forward. definitely a solid beer!
gkost (1703) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler courtesy of markwise. Pours a hazy brown. Nose is Bourbon, loads of fresh wood, some smoke, sweet malt and earth. Flavor is oak, bourbon, some fruits, smoke and malt. Pretty good. Maybe a bit too much barrel.
vtafro (2174) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2009 Draft @ the brewpub. Brown pour. You can smell the bourbon from a mile away, feels like you are about to take a shot when you are about to drink it. Interesting complex scotch ale, definitely taste the 10%, and dark fruits.
daknole (8014) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 11, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler share by JW77! Brown pour. Aroma is a wonderful mix of bourbon, dark fruits and peat. Flavor is full of booze and fruit. Bourbon is upfront and bold. Good stuff.
shigadeyo (2925) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2013
July 17-19, 2008: The Thorogood is dark brown with a clear complexion. It smells like a vanilla bourbon Irish Red Ale. The flavor has vanilla and some alcohol that tastes like tequila to me. It also has some slight bourbony notes and a dry oak characteristic. I love Scotch Ales, but this one just isn’t quite as good as I would have hoped...
Draught sample at Jackie-Os Pub and Brewery in Athens, Ohio during Ohio Brew Week 2008. Rating #1 for this beer.
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Bottle #34/72 - Vintage: 11/16/2009
7/08/2010: Jackie O’s Barrel Aged Thorogood... Aroma: Toffee and rich, warm, butterscotch - seems a bit off. Appearance: Brown color; disappearing beige head. Flavor: Bourbon, vanilla, red-wine notes; something herbal in the middle; aftertaste has good dry bourbon and strong alcohol; buttersotch seems to disappear somewhat. Palate: Medium to medium-full body; smooth and mellow, not heavy. Overall: Needs to breathe and then the aroma and flavor improves.
22 fl. oz. bottle shared by alexsdad06. Thanks Brad! Original rating stands...