popery (1231) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Interesting beer but it suffers from a thin feel. The beer has a good aroma - cherries, wine, chocolate, roast. Feel was oddly watery and it really washed out the flavor. I donít quite know what Iím reacting, but recently, Iíve had a few barrel-aged beers that seem to have really thinned out in the barrel.
MeadMe (1221) - Riverview, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another rare growler from markwise.
A: pours an amberish shade of brown with a rather small off white head. No retention or lace.
S: Nice sweet cherry juice with hints of tartness. Light roasted chocolate malt and oak.
T: Sweet and tart cherries. Some sweet juice and some under cherries as well. Notes of red wine,vinegar, roasted malt and light oak.
M: Medium in body light on the carbonation.
D: Damn good beer.
cpetrone84 (1164) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A-pours a dark black color with a tan colored head.
S-notes of wood, sweet cherries, very juicy red wines aromas, light dark malts, hints of chocolate, light creaminess, hint of medicinal and some lactic notes.
T-lots of dark sweet cherries, juicy red zinfendale, light tartness, notes of wood, milk chocolate and malt starts to come in with creamy vanilla, lactic acid, with a touch of medicinal.
M-medium creamy body, very smooth and soft with a nicely carbonated finish.
D-nice balance and very interesting. dark cherries and balanced make it like a chocolate covered cherry with a nice balance. very enjoyable, one of the best beers Iíve had from Jackie Oís.
timfoolery (1122) - California, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Glass shoved in my face. Great beer. What the hell? Jesus ok uhh more characters
juiceisloose (1055) - Windermere, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from the brewery during the Anniversary party. This one pours a really dark crimson red color topped by a small, beige colored head of foam. The aroma shows plenty of tart, vinous cherries, carbernet grapes, some dark cocoa, roast and hints of vanilla and toasted oak. The flavor follows and is focused around the tart, juicy cherries and vinous grapes followed by some roasted cocoa, vanilla, and earthy wood. The barrel adds just the right amount of acetic character to balance out the roast. Medium bodied, slightly dry with balanced carbonation that leads to a crisp, tart cherry finish. I really like the sourness in this one. Probably my favorite of the bottled stuff thus far from Jackie Oís.
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUN 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber, bottle #59/156, courtesy of alexsdad. thanks, brad! pours a very dark, cola-brown with definite notes of dark red around the edges and a thin, bubbly, beige head leaving spotty rings of lace. aroma is great with big notes of cherries, the tart and sweet varieties, dusty red wine, barrel funk, and light oak with notes of dark chocolate coming through as it warms. flavor is very nice as well with tart cherries, red grape skins, wine, and light berries up front backed by sweeter notes of oak, roast, and dry cocoa. palate is unfortunately a little thin, especially for a "robust" porter with light carbonation and a dry, chalky, finish. overall, an unique, tasty brew.
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample during Jackie Oís 4th Anniversary Extravaganza. This was definitely one of my favorite beers of the weekend and one of two that I actually considered buying at the bottle sale. I think Brad loooooves brewing with berries! LOL. This one was great. Loads of roasted nuts, cherries, somc hints of vanilla sweetness ad even a tad sour. I enjoyed this beer immensely.
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - NOV 17, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to toncatcher for sharing. Flavors and aromas I like. Much like La Folie or cuvee De tomme. Very Good.
thome50 (851) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - AUG 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep brown to slight red hints. Aroma is porter and coffee some slight cherry note and sour aromas. Taste is coffee and hints of chocolates with and cherry acid. Overall it works fairly well .
olr1984 (844) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 7, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle pours a dark brown with zero head cherry and oak aroma. Sour cherry red wine and wood taste.