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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Like the elusive spider, this beer has been waiting patiently for the past 22 months to spring forth and show its fangs! What started off as an unassuming English-style mild ale was transformed in oak barrels with the help of some wild yeast, bacteria, and time. For 19 months, this little brown ale rested in barrels, accumulating layers of complexity with each season that passed. When the time came to blend the barrels, a gallon of local Sticky Pete’s maple syrup was added. For an additional 3 months the wild yeast and bacteria gorged themselves on the sugar-rich maple syrup. The result is a delightful beer with a surprising tart bite. Enjoy now, or store in a cool dark corner and allow reclusiveness to further this beer’s mystique.


Sparky's rating

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 3, 2011
Bomber. Pours near black with a thin tan head. The nose is light malt and sour fruit. The taste is vinegar, unripe cherries, light cocoa and red wine. Medium prickly mouthfeel. Not what I was expecting but an ok brew. Nothing to write home about.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PartyFowle (83) - - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle. Nearly flat, so no head atop a chocolate-brown liquid. Aroma has some chocolate of its own, along with sweet maple, dark cherry and a hint of balsamic. Flavor leads with cocoa and toasted oak, followed by cherry and raisin, then vinegar and funk. Carbonation is low but there; tartness is lemony and lingering. A decent brew, especially considering the low ABV, but I do wish there was more maple in the flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (3822) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2014
(backlog) RBSG ’11 GT Bottle. Dark pour with tan head. Brown sour, tart fruit, oak, cherry and light acetic tones. Not every day do you see an addition, with "more sober notes". Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (2488) - Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2013
Bottle. Clear light brown pour with vinous aromas. Big vinous and caramel malt notes. Decent body and mouthfeel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sloth (2532) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - SEP 3, 2013
Slight hiss upon opening. Poured hard and still ends up with a thin, shortlived tan head.No lacing to speak of. Clear, dark, ruby hued brew. Nose of sour cherries, light lumber and maybe a hint of the maple syrup.Body is light though woefully flat.Fairly acidic and tart. Lightly oily and coating on the palate. Tart cherry flavors along with some tart apple notes, nice woodyness. Dry, sour finish, juicy. A touch of carbonation would of helped a bit i do believe.My first taste of a JackieOs product. Not too bad. Bomber received in trade from phaleslu. Thanks Peter!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shigadeyo (3078) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013

4/28/2011: Jackie O’s Brown Recluse (Malt beverage with maple syrup added and aged in oak barrels for 22 months)... Aroma: Port-red wine, cranberry. Appearance: Nice brown color with a swirling crown of beige foam. Flavor: Wow, extremely tart tending more and more toward sour; definitely a bit puckering, but in a good way; slight herbal quality (basil?); tart cherry and a bit of caramel malt sweetness and a dusting of unsweetened cocoa in the background and through the DRY finish. Palate: Medium-bodied; smooth and mellow; dry. Overall: Definitely tart with good flavor and the low alcohol is a definitely a big plus!

1 pint 6 fl. oz. bottle (5.5% Alc. by Vol.) shared by alexsdad06. Thanks Brad! Rating #67 for this beer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
In short: A messy vinegary woody dark ale. Meh.
How: Bottle 22oz, bottle #262 of 372. Consumed 8 months after receiving the bottle from cpetrone84, thanks Chris.
The look: Very dark burgundy body (near black) topped by a beige ring of foam.
In long: Nose is dark vinegar, wood, some soy sauce. Taste is more fruity than expected, tart red cherries and various dark fruits, cheap young fruity red wide, notes of Worcestershire sauce, sushi green algae roll wrapper, balsamic vinegar, virgin wood of some kind. Supposed to be made with maple syrup but I didn’t pick any maple syrup at all. A bit tart, a bit acidic, a bit sour. Oily juicy body that is somewhat corpulent for a 5.5% brew and the low carbonation suits the beer fine. A rather low abv beer but a bit too intense to be easy to drink. As with most Jackie-Os wild/sour this one is an approximate mess, not their worse but not enjoyable either, I was almost able to drink the full bomber. . If you’re one of those person who can’t wait for the next release of Jackie-Os sours, just calm down, relax, take a deep breath, and hold it until you die.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4176) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Bottle @ a recent bottle share... Poured reddish brown with a thin head. I couldn’t totally pull out maple unless I was really searching for it. I think the bacteria and acidity seemed to have thinned out what the maple would of added. Still a good amount of sweetness here, and decent oak notes with all the sourness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2013

Bottle 22fl.oz.

[ Bottle # 31/372 ]. Clear dark to medium red brown colour with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, tart, red wine, wood, maple. Flavour is moderate to light heavy sweet and moderate acidic with a long duration, tart maple, fruity - berry, dry, light wood. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20121109]

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2013
20th October 2011
Opaque dark brown beer, no real head. Crisp palate, mild fine carbonation. Semi dry. Tart sharp beer. Vinegary tart cherry and generic fruits. Dry finish. Just the right side of being too sour.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (11219) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 22, 2013
Bottle. Red brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is alcohol, roasted malt, berries. Flavour is sourness, alcohol, roasted malt, berries. Medium body . Nice beer.


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