allfreej (549) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Jackie O's.
Medium brown pour with a nice tan head. Good lacing.
Rich chocolaty malt, honey. Enough hops to balance the sweetness.
Medium full mouthfeel.
I'm not usually a fan of Brown Ales, but this one was very tasty. The honey added a nice layer of extra flavor.
---Rated via Beer Buddy from my iPad.
michcam8 (261) - Ohio, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a growler..pours a dark brown with a little tan head. Aroma is carmel, nuts, and bread. Taste is on the toasted malt side with slight nut, honey and doughy taste. Medium body, some lacing left on the glass. Overall, not bad. Could only drink one, maybe two in one sitting.
b3shine (4215) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to taster at Dutch’s. Looks good for the style; a cloudy and fairly opaque brown with light beige lacing. Smells nutty and malty. Tastes like it smells with a bit of roast. Average on the palate. Not bad.
TheAlum (5100) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampler flight on tap at the brewpub (Athens, OH). Pours a richly hazed brownish hue, darker in the body with some glowing mahogany edges. Darker with a firmly sized frothy tannish head that laces ok overall. Aromas are touches of honey oat, wheat bread, and some carmelization. Distinct nutty aroma, touches of cocoa, some caramel and biscuits. Initial is medium bodied, perhaps a touch lighter giving toffee and biscuits, touches of honey, some nutty malty elements mix with gentle cocoa, some crisp carmelization. Touches of mellow sweetness, dark carmelized sugars, nut and honey elements and cocoa. Backend and finish offers some darker malts, brown sugar, and cocoa. Pretty solid, good flavors.
DrSilverworm (4744) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample on tap Jackie-Os. Dark brown color, khaki head. Nice sweet-honey taste , but some hops evident. Lighter carbonation, dry body. Nice spices. Some chocolate. Not bad... a good brown.
nickd717 (3400) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Somewhat hazy medium brown in color with minimal head on top. The aroma is very nutty with caramel and toffee. Sweet caramel and honey malt base with a great balanced, nutty flavor. Medium-bodied with average carbonation. A good beer from Jackie O’s that for once doesn’t try to be too much. I approve.
unclemike (2152) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - OCT 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
he aroma consists of chocolate, caramel, light berries, and a hint of nuttiness. It’s a reddish-brown with some transparency and a small beige head. The flavor starts with caramel, berries, and chocolate. Finishes with light roasted nut notes and a hint of earthy bitterness. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Tmoney99 (9977) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample. Poured a dark brown color with a large frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted sweet malt aroma. Medium body. Solid sweet toasted flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Good complex brew.
Beerman6686 (3773) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This poured a lighter brown color with a beige head. Aroma was light nuts, toasted malts and some honey. Flavor was very sweet upfront from the honey, then finished with a somewhat bitter and roasted aftertaste. OK
JStax (2567) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap into a sampler glass. Aroma is a wonderful combination of honey, malt, roasted nuts, and toasty chocolate notes. Taste is much the same as you get a chocolaty malt up front moving to sweet honey and then finishing out with a nice nutty flavor. Very nice. Medium bodied.