sjohnny (422) - - JAN 3, 2015
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark fruit. Tons of it. Vanilla, caramel. Pours a dark purple/brown with minimal dark tan head. Candy sweet. Smooth with a hint of effervescence. Vanilla, fruit. A hint of pipe tobacco. Nice warmth on the finish.
stumpyiliz (216) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thought I was pouring a stout at first!
Thick caramel pour with medium viscous tan head. Amazing fruit and bourbon nose. Dried fruit combo of grapes/pears/figs/dates for the flavor followed by a brown sugar tart cherry pie finish. O jackie Ooooo . . .
Sheerbrewing (117) - Athens-Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample on pubside .. Pours a dark brown with thin tan head aroma is rich but clean Belgian and definitely some oak and bourbon. Flavor is a lot more bourbon than the aroma would suggest but there is a rich malt backbone to this that is roasty and then some Belgian yeast character and some alcohol warmth, some dark fruits plum. Overall I am really digging everything comin out of these bourbon barells and this one doesn’t disappoint.
Maddog (462) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle purchased at the brewery in Athens. Another killer barrel aged offering from Jackie O’s. The pour was dark brown with aromas of bourbon and dark fruits. Flavors of bourbon, oak, vanilla and dark fruits are woven together in this deliciously complex beer.
jandd1983 (3192) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It poured a hazy dark brown color with a brown head. The aroma was of sweet maltiness and some bourbon alcohol. It had a medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. The taste was of sweet bourbon with a nice sweet finish. A very complex brew, but nicely done.
Lukaduke (2710) - Gray, Maine, USA - MAR 31, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thansk again to JSTAX ! Pours a deep umber mahogany color with a finger of eggshell foam. The nose has some great dark fruit, cherry, burnst sugar and traces of boozy bourbon and vanilla. The palate is velvety smooth with nice carbonation that draws out all the subtleties in the flavor. Nice ripe cherry cola, dank bourbon soaked wood, molasses, a touch of bitter walnut. Really easy drinker with just enough bourbon character to enhance the beer but not overpower the soft quad notes.
Minderbinder (2612) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours very deep red with low beige head. Aroma is of alcohol, caramel, butterscotch, alcohol, plums, strawberries, raisins. Taste is of alcohol, malt, berries, dark fruits, very slight acidity, sugar. Palate: Medium-full body. Overall: Not cloying. Very fruity. Pretty good. Nice complexity.
Art (2309) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark reddish brown pour. Aromas of dark fruits, brown sugar, caramel, butter scotch. Taste was sweet with light bourbon heat. Nothing too crazy. Like dessert in a glass.
Tmoney99 (12035) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap sample. Poured a hazy dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly diminished with fair lacing. Moderate to dark sweet malt and small bourbon alcohol aroma. Medium body with a smooth sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy dark sweet bourbon flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Improved sweet complex brew.
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle, from Jackie O’s a bit sweet, lots of big vanilla flavor and certainly an odd tasting quad, none of the raisin or plum or alcoholic burn associated just smooth sweet goodness.