drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, shared by kan! pours dark brown with small off white head. nose of coffee and coconut. flavors of coffee,sour cherry, malty, bourbon, peat. thin body, i guess the sour coffee flavors doesn’t work for me.
Ibrew2or3 (6768) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 29, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another great one thanks to markwise. Pours clear mahogany with copper edges and brief tan head. The aroma is sweet rich molasses, black strap molasses, chocolate, coffee, burnt malts and a touch of caramel. The taste is a bit thin but it’s also rich with molasses, coffee, caramel, burnt malts and some malt roastiness. This is very nice and ends with the addition of a touch of dry roastiness.
Dogbrick (7586) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the Hopsnobbery Collective Stout tasting on 01/23/10. Bottle #5/156. Pours glossy black with a medium and rocky beige head that recedes to nothing steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Espresso and roasted malt in the nose, along with a touch of vanilla. Rich, smooth body with flavors of coffee, toasted malt and vanilla. Cinnamon flavor is very faint. The finish is roasty with a sweet mild coffee aftertaste. Pretty good overall.
BBB63 (5946) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chitown RB gathering Jan 2010: bottle#36 shared by Kan, thanks
Nearly opaque with brownish and reddish hues topped by a small fizzy head. The aroma has notes of coconuts, vanilla and coffee beans, walnuts, hop spice, oak and an interesting grape and lime ester. The taste is twangy fruit and a winey acidity along with undertones of chocolate, vanilla, toast, and coffee. The mouth feel is a bit weird, lively and refreshing yet tannic and chewy. Mikey Likey, whatever it truly is.
Cornfield (5437) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyed at the Flossmoor Station RB tasting, 1/16/2010: This had a thick dark brown pour with some film in lieu of a head. It had an aroma of coffee, bittersweet chocolate, some floral scents, and a light sourness. The flavor booted up the coffee, added a suggestion of cinnamon, had a woodiness to it, and there was an increased sourness and a bit of funk. Interesting brew.
nbutler11 (1267) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 21, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared generously by daknole -- what a great name, you should totally put that on a license plate. In any case, this one pours a roasted black color with a nice tan head. Smells and tastes like cinnamon sugar and coffee. Reminds me of my Gevalia subscription. Dangerously drinkable. Hello, Jackie-O’s.
daknole (8867) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 18, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown pour, tan head. Aroma and flavor are very simple here folks...cinnamon coffee. Pure and simple. Indulgent and really a fun beer to drink. One of the better Jackie-O’s brews I have had.
TheAlum (5530) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz courtesy of pantanap. Pours a dark pour, near black brownish pour. Near tannish head that dies to a film around the edges. Aromas are coffee, roast, and a touch of cocoa, faint booziness. Initial is coffee grounds, fruity, a touch of tannin? The beer is vanilla, caramel, a touch of creme brulee, the booze is hidden very well with a touch of liveliness. Tannin, and dark malt complexity.
SrSilligoose (3220) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JAN 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of many awesome bottles shared by pantanap at the chicagoland ratebeer tasting. Thanks Kan! Pours a deep brown with ruby red highlights. Aroma of flowers, chocolate, coffee. There was a weird candy, tootsie roll, candy cane type flavor to this. A sour chocolate candy cane coffee beer. neat, but a little strange.
Frank (2737) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A sour coffee ale? Alright, I can get into it. Brown, head of mixed bubbles. Lots of coffee, lots of sour in the nose. This is a big beer and there is a big load of coconut to compliment the chocolate and coffee flavors. Tart and a bit sweet. Really good beer and unique. Nice work, Jackie-O.