Beerman6686 (3125) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one poured a coffee brown color with a very small beige head. Aroma was lots of stale coffee, burnt dark chocolate, and light Bourbon. Flavor was a great blessed.d between blatale coffee and light vanilla gently drizzled in Bourbon. Really nice stuff.
phaleslu (4431) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle from alexsdad06- thanks again, Brad! Pours a deep brown color with small bubbles on one edge. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, vanilla- very sweet but not oppressively so. Flavor of vanilla, chocolate, coffee, bourbon, and some dark fruits (dates, plums). Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and a smooth, sweet mouthfeel. Probably better fresh on tap.
madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16th June 2011
Opaque dark brown - black beer. Nose of dark chocolate. Fairly neutral palate. Rich dark chocolate, almost milk chocolate with vanilla presence. A tart bourbon edge. Finishes slightly spicy. Dry finish. A lively stout that entertains.
Glouglouburp (5562) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
In short: A roasted stout with barrels, vanilla, bourbon and everything. Surprisingly easy to drink and surprisingly restrained for a Jackie-O. Very good
How: Bottle 12oz. Not sure about the age (1 year?) . Bottle sent to me by grownfool, thanks a lot Brian
The look: Black body topped by a persistent small tan head
In long: Nose is roasted, some vanilla (but less than expected) and some rubbing alcohol. In mouth the beer feels a lot less boozy, actually the alcohol is pretty well hidden. Highly roasted malts, some vanilla beans, light black coffee notes, come oily raisin bread, some bourbon notes. Good barrels presence but not overwhelming. Roastiness covers most of the sweetness. Carbonation was a bit lacking but it wasn’t really a problem with a sipper dessert beer like this one. I usually find many Jackie-Os because are trying too much and going over-the-top throwing too much stuff at you, but I found this big beer surprisingly drinkable and pleasantly restrained. Very good. When opening a bottle from Jackie-O I never know if I’ll be as disappointed as when I find a french fry in my cup of onion rings or as happy as when I find an onion ring in my cup of French fries… and that right there says a lot about my exciting life.
Damico (1917) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pure dark black in color with a solid sandy head. The aroma is my favorite, sweet vanilla booze and a bit of coffee in the background. The flavor brings creamy malts with vanilla and boozy notes. Ends with a bit of sweet and spicy booze.
Huhzubendah (1980) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Thorpe429 and Amyliz4. Thanks Mike and Amy!
A: This brew appears black, with 1/4" of beige head that leaves some good lacing in its wake.
S: The aroma is grand, with scents of alcohol, coffee, oak.
T: The beer tastes bold, with a pronounced bourbon presence. Flavors include vanilla, dark molasses, maple syrup, and coffee. The coffee could be brought to the forefront a bit more, as it seems somewhat overrun by booze. The muted coffee presence notwithstanding, this was a tasty and enjoyable beer.
M: Medium body, with moderately low carbonation.
D: I certainly enjoyed this beer. As it was sweet and strong (alcohol) tasting, a few ounces of this was plenty.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-07-2011
Rustyham (1633) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is light, creamy coffee and chocolate. Color is deep brown, flat. Flavor is very sweet, milky, vanilla, peeps. Espresso merangitos sweet, creamy, good.
arkurzynski (1190) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - APR 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to goryshkewych. Pours a heavy black with a thin tan head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of pillowy vanilla/bourbon, wood, sugary brown sugar/molasses, a small tinge of dark fruit, and a hint of roasted malt. Coffee nose is pretty well gone or overpowered. Flavor is dark fruit, coconut, small amounts of brown sugar, light bourbon, and a trail of roasted malt. Acidity hits pretty quickly and is semi-harsh. Covers the complexity of the individual components. Residual acidity, roast, and vanilla sweetness. Good, but choppy.
douglas88 (4477) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 ounce bottle thanks to George. Pours a pure black color with a medium, though quickly small brown head. A strong coffee and woody nose. The flavor is rich barrel, some earthiness, coffee, milkiness, sweet beans and vanilla. Quite easygoing and tasty. Much more mellow that the Figgie Smalls.
jrallen34 (3463) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle... dark brown almost black, dark tan head, leaves a light ring... the aroma is burnt melted chocolate, a bit of vanilla, and lots of bourbon on the finis, this is good in doses but not something I want to keep coming back to... the taste is tons of vanilla bean, too much for my liking, a bit of burnt note, a bit harsh, coffee doesn’t really come through as much, a lot of bourbon... I like the components individually but they don’t all pull together totally in this