Ibrew2or3 (8040) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 28, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another Jackie-Os beauty courtesy of markwise. Thanks! Mark. Pours super dark with red edges and mocha head. It puts up a huge aroma of vanilla, fudge brownie and bourbon/whiskey booze with modest spiciness revealed upon a deep draw. The taste is rich yummy chocolate brownie, rich vanilla and some smooth sweet whiskey that runs a touch to the harsh side. By about midway a mild note of spiciness comes to the surface in a feeble attempt to be heard over these rich yummy notes. It dries out some into the finish with dark roasted malts as well as wood and then leaving lingering notes of vanilla and fudge brownie heading into the after taste.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Jackie O’s Barrel Weekend by Brad and Art. much thanks... Poured a slick black with a soft brown head that receded fairly quickly... Aroma was full of sweet darker grains with some coffee, slight roast,bitter dark chocolate, and bourbon.... Flavor had sweet dark grains to a bitter chocolate and coffee finish with some boozy bourbon undertones. the rye is the best of the three with bourbon and 4grain following up closely next to each other.
deyholla (9921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Brad and Art, thanks! Poured black with a brown head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma was full of sweet darker grains with some coffee, slight roast and dark chocolate. Flavor had sweet dark grains to a bitter chocolate and coffee finish.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with a dark tan head. Aroma chocolate and strong bourbon, some roast in the background. Flavor, hot and boozy some fruits, chocolate, roasty notes on the finish, not as good as the nano rye.
goryshkewych (11) - broadview heights, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours thick dark brown with no head. Nose of chocolate, whiskey and soy. Taste of milk chocolate with whiskey, soy on the finish. Light carbonation, but better than the Bourbon version. Definite soy sauce note as well; seems more oxidized than the Bourbon version. Still a great beer, but seems to be showing more soy character than I recall from the first time I had it.
50belair (3315) - Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Crazy rare bottle from Darkguardian. Black syrup oozed into the glass. You might have guessed that this beer has a big whiskey nose. The taste was fruity with a big dose of soy sauce and salt.
hopscotch (10557) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle… This beer rocks!… Pours British Petroleum black with no head, but a dark film drips down the inside of my glass - nice legs. The nose is a rich blend of caramel, oak, chocolate and vanilla. Full-bodied and chewy with tingly carbonation. The flavor is tangy, liquor-hot and modestly sweet. Finishes tangy, sweet and warming. Thanks to darkguardian for sharing this rarity!
darkguardian (730) - Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle of this super rare beer thanks to George. Poured a syrupy black with low carbonation. Nose is tons of whisky with odd spicy hints, peppery almost and some dark fruity esters. My favorite of the 3. The flavor is just incredibly deep with a huge mouthfeel thats nice and thick with chewy malt presence, low bitterness but also not overly sweet. Lightly boozy as you would expect but with nuanced spicy barrel notes and tons of dank wood. Fantastic barrel aging experiment. It shows how a quality barrel can make a difference, this is alot better than the regular barrel aged dark apparition.