alexsdad06 (4353) - Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle (from notes). Pours dark brown with reddish tint and a small beige ring. The aroma is tart cherry, vinous, dark caramel malt, some roast. The flavor is very similar; tart dark cherries, vinous, red grapes, light funk, roasted malts, some woody notes. I had various bottles over the course of the year, and although it changed some, I liked experiencing those changes.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2010
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
22 oz. bottle; pours clear, dark brown with trace white head; smells really nice cherry cookies; dry malt and vanilla; stale, spoiled cherries and red wine; smells better than it tastes, but that’s about the only good thing about this one; ugh
TomDecapolis (4386) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - SEP 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks Josh for sharing. Pours a deep brown with a small off white head. Aromas of chocolate, pit cherries, wood and vanilla. Flavor of Merlot, cherries, light vanilla and oaky.
Damico (2303) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow, sour cherry awesomeness! The aroma is sour cherries on top of a smooth malt base. It looks dark brown with a ruby hue and decent head. The great smooth flavor of tart cherries on a nice sour base, Delicious!
hopdog (8450) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks Josh for bringing this one. Bottle 36/156 and bottled on 11/22/09. Poured a medium to deeper brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of chocolate, cherries, and woody. Tastes of grapes, cherries, merlot, and woody.
Tmoney99 (9977) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by alexsdado6. Poured rclea reddish brown color with a minimal frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy dark grape and tart fruit aroma. Moderate to full body with a smooth slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy red grape flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where exceeded with a complex beer.
BuckeyeBoy (2413) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 80 of 156 thanks to JohnGalt1 Pours out a dark mahogany brown topped with a small head. Aroma was of cherries, wine, and chocolate. Taste was more of the cherries, chocolate, light tart and funk. Thanks again Toby for sharing all the Jackie-Os brews you have received.
Sparky (2133) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another bottle from BOLTZ – thanks Jason! Pours clear dark amber with a thin tan head. The nose is funk, wine and fruit. The taste is sour black cherries, wine, light wood and some funk in the background. Medium bodied. Tasty.
BOLTZ7555 (2656) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 84/156 acquired via trade with alexsdad06...thanks again Brad!!! Chestnut/crimson pour produced an eggshell head. Aroma is bright cherry juice, cocoa, vanilla, and oak. Flavor is similar with some roasted malt, caramel, and toffee finding their way. Quite thin, unfortunately, which takes away from the beer.
dalekliz (824) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks to WeeHeavySD for sharing! Pours a deep dark purple, almost looks like really dark wine. Tart / sweet aroma of cherries, wine, wood, malt, sugar. Taste is tart and crisp, of sour cherries, wine, malt, yeast, wood, and a hint of sugar. Lingering tartness that ends a bit watery. Interesting and tasty.