decaturstevo (5742) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black/brown pour with tan head and lace. Super sour cherry aroma with a hinto oak. Sour/tart cherries and oak. Good body and carbonation. A hint thin but overall nice beer. rbsg
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed at the Flossmoor Station RB tasting, 1/16/2010: This poured a dark brown body with a dinkus light tan head. It had a fuzzy cherry nose with some dark caramel sweetness and a splash of milk chocolate. The flavor funks up a bit, the cherries get stronger (This should be a fruit beer.), the chocolate recedes, and a bit of oak is added. Quite nice.
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a mahogany body with an off white head. Malty body with chocolate and caramel malt tones. A modest warming with a large sweet cherry tone and some light oak. A mild tartness with a vinous and oak warming. Nice.
BuckeyeBoy (5483) - 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.
ClarkVV (5369) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 28, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2015 8/15 bottle, drunk 11/28/15. Thanks to JStax.
Unclear violet-tinged ruby with a dark beige head that recedes to ring.
Meaty cherries, tart and with plentiful vanilla. Chocolate intrudes with a heavy creaminess and light acetic character. Not much beer character. Pretty fruit dominated.
Thin, acetic and acidic flavor is very lacking in any maltiness. Ultra dry and were it given to a tight carbonation and creamy consistency, i could deal with all of this naked acidity. Grainy, astringent, heavily acidic and just not anything id care to ever drink.
markwise (5096) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to goryshkewych for this one. Pours a porter brown with an off-white head. Nose is citrus/ pineapple brett, tart cherries, vinegar, and some chocolate. Flavor is bretty up front, into the mid giving way to some tart cherries, and a bit of chocolate. Finish lingers with brett and a bit of chocolate trying to break through. Body is light to medium and complex. This one gets more complex as it warms. The brett seems to dominate more when the beer is colder. Once it warms up some, more nuances emerge. Another great one, Brad!
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Jackie O’s One Funky Afternoon event. Served in a tulip. This was my favorite of the event.
Pours a reddish-brown color with a thin tan head and a bit of lacing. Nose: Damn, this is going to be a good one. Great cherry and wine combo hits at the front with a mild tannic character. I can tell this is going to be dry and sour. A bit of light roast is left underneath. Barrel shines through as well, particularly as it warms up. The flavor is masterfully blended with a nice complexity consisting of oak, tannin, acid, cherries, roast, and a bit of red wine. Feel is light to medium with a tart, dry finish. Bit of funk comes through in the end. The barrel character is really apparent in this one. Absolutely fantastic. Can’t wait to get into my bottles of this.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 04-08-2011
tom10101 (4982) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (22 oz). Shared by cparles, thanks! Dark brown with a small off-white head and little lacing. Aroma of dark cherries, light roasted malt, chocolate, wood and mild Cabernet notes. It was mild at first, but it became a little more complex as it warmed. Taste is slightly sweet with tart cherries, roasted malt, vinous notes, oak and light chocolate. Alcohol is really well hidden. Light to medium body. Good carbonation. Slightly winey mouthfeel. A tad watery too. Not very complex (components of this beer doesn’t merge well to create layers of complexity) beer considering it’s a 10% abv dark Sour Ale, but not bad at all either. Drinkable for the style and enjoyable.
travita (4778) - Dallas, 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.
JStax (4633) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap into a sampler glass. Appearance is a dark brown with almost no head. Aroma is of brett and cherries. Taste is initially sour but quickly moves on to a chocolate covered cherry taste with a nice sour finish and a touch of barrel in the background. Heavy beer but I could easily have had a couple pints of this and been very happy.