nimbleprop (4162) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle pours a watery, fully translucent black with ruddy edges and some creamy, fading head. Nose is big, vinous, red grapes, red wine vinegar, cherries. Flavor is sweet, tart, cherries, some nice chocolate roastiness, some balsamic, red grape. Sour but not abrasive, acidic finish.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 29, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from StFun - thanks, Josh!!! Very quirky and distinctive beer here. Nice deep brown pour, with some crisp carbonation. Crazy cherry in the nose, full bodied and ripe. Soft toasted malts are in there, no doubt, but the nose gives the sense that this is halfway to an oud bruin or some brett-spiked porter (the latter quality perhaps coming from the cab barrel). Smooth but not overly slick mouthfeel, the hints of dark fruit and tartness suggest a nice Baltic porter too - I’m calling it a Baltic oud bruin. Nice!
TURDFERGUSON (3878) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was really nice. Big, sweet (in red candy sort of way) and tart cherry with some nice roastiness from the porter. I love this pairing, and the couple beers I have had like this always seem to like me. Thanks for sharing Jason.
drewbeerme (3838) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle shared by Kan! pours murky brown-reddish with no head. nose of cherry, vinegar, caramel, vinous. flavors are sour cherry, sweet caramel, oak, and vanilla. really tasty brew.
Beerman6686 (3781) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a dark ruby red color with a small off white head. Aroma was brett, light funkiness, and a good amount of sour and sweet cherries. Flavorw was very tart upfront, followed by a nice sweet dark cherry finish. Notes of cab and the barrel are there just a bit as well
travita (3652) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to bman113vr. The smell is wine-like, wood, fruits, cherry, and toffee. The look is cloudy, has no beige head, and ruby in color. The taste is fruits, dark fruits, cherry, wood, wine, and toffee.
Cavie (3634) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of BMan1113VR. Very dark brown color. Lighter brown on the edges. Sharp smell of sweet oak, tart elements and black cherries. Light tan bubbles on the top. Tart taste upfront that tingles a bit on the finish. Some tingly tart that finishes into a light bitterness.
drfabulous (3572) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce thanks to ogglethorp. Bottle 171 of 384. Big sour/cherry taste. Little carbonation. Some vinegar and puckering. Really nice.
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Thorpe again... a muddy brown with lots of read, a light tan head ok head and lacing... the aroma is awesome, right away you get tons of the cabernet, very vinous, red wine, grapes, cherries, and funk, awesome... the taste is equally nice, dry cherries, oak, cab, red wine, funky but tannic... this is great, get this
nickd717 (3400) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 28, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Jackie O’s rare barrel aged blah blah, I’m getting tired of these beers. That said, sometimes they’re good. This one? Pretty good. 22oz bottle shared at a tasting. Very dark brown in color, near jet black, with a small tan head on top. The aroma is good and complex, with your standard imperial stout notes - on the chocolatey side more than the roasty - with oakiness and dark fruits. The flavor is very complex and I like it a lot. Smooth dark/milk chocolate, mild roast, oak, vanilla, red wine, and sweet and tart cherries. Lots going on with this one. Fuller on the body and silky-smooth on the mouthfeel with fairly low carbonation. This is pretty legit, but in the big scheme of things, Jackie O’s needs to slow their roll a bit.