madmitch76 (12162) - , 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.
Tmoney99 (9606) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a dark brown color with a large frothy brown head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted coffee, vanilla and wood aroma. Heavy sweet roasted black coffee flavor with a heavy sweet and small alcohol bite finish of long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a standout beer.
brokensail (9159) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The beer pours almost black in color with a finger of khaki head.
S: This beer REEKS of vanilla, and I like it. Smells like sticking your nose in a bottle of vanilla extract. Some bourbon and chocolate, maybe a bit of roast. But mostly vanilla.
T: The same story on the tongue. Intense vanilla flavor and sweetness to this beer. Some sweet and smooth chocolate and bourbon, but the vanilla quickly overrides that.
M: Medium in body, smooth carbonation.
O: This was a great beer if you love vanilla. I like it a lot, but after awhile, it became a little too much for me to handle.
hopscotch (8370) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2011
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle… This beer rocks!… Pours dark brown (nearly black) with a small, creamy, khaki head. The bouquet is to die for… big-time vanilla and mocha – absolutely intoxicating. Full-bodied with a slick mouthfeel and pillow-soft carbonation. The flavor furnishes big vanilla and fudge, but the malts and adjuncts are overshadowed by a mineral bitterness that is a bit off-putting for me. Lightly sweet, vanilla and toffee finish. I was unable to pick up on the benefits of the bourbon barrel aging, but I’m convinced it contributed to the beer’s uncanny smoothness and well-rounded palate. Another world class treatment from the fine folks up in Ohio! Bottle courtesy of darkguardian. Thanks, Chris.
daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 14, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black pour. Love this beer, the base beer is awesome and the treatments have been amazing. Bourbon, vanilla, coffee, chocolate galore!
jtclockwork (6229) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2012 Bottle at brewpub. Pours black. Nose and taste of very rich coffee beans, bourbon, chocolate, oak and vanilla. Rich and smooth. One of the better Dark Apparition treatments.
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 21, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big thanks to markwise for the share. This is my 16th Jackie-Os all thanks to Mark. Pours deep darkness with weak head. The aroma is dark roasted malts, dark roasted coffee, a mild level of vanilla, molasses, chocolate and a sense of chili peppers. The taste has rich roasted coffee and dark roasted maltiness heading quickly into sweeter notes of caramel, toffee, chocolate and molasses. By about midway dark roasted coffee comes surging back to the surface. Yummy.
sebletitje (5991) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 9, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bouteille partagée avec Marwise. Huge thanks for sharing this one.
Enormissime est le mot pour cette bière.
Noire tel huile de moteur, col est léger genre café au lait.
Tout est superbe dans cette bière. De somptueuse notes de vanille et café qui se marient superbement avec le rhum. Au fini, je note cette douceur du café qui laisse une très fine couche d’amertume venant des grains de café.
Encore une fois, l’usage du tonneau de rhum Tuthilltown se mélange parfaitement au café et a la vanille qui vient agrémenter cette expérience.
Une bière à déguster et que Jacki-O a encore réussi de mains de maître.
Glouglouburp (5867) - 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.
deyholla (5395) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Brad! Pours black with a thin dark brown head that dissipates nearly completely. Aroma is full of coffee with underlying dark chocolate, vanilla and just the slightest hint of bourbon. Flavor starts with dark chocolate but quickly becomes full of coffee with a bit of vanilla and bourbon breaking through.