jackl (4567) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, cheers Drake. Prune and plum, cocoa, vanilla. Sweet. Taste is a bit hot. Rich dark fruit mash, cocoa, dark chocolate. Boozy. Full, oily. Quite good.
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from BOLTZ. Pours near black with a thin tan head. The nose is cocoa, coffee, burnt malt. The taste is coffee, roast and ashy cocoa. Medium semi-creamy mouthfeel. Nice. 3.8
DialSquare (2620) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Daily Growler, Powell. Deep brown pour with thin tan head. Roasty malt and coffee in the aroma. Tastes are brown sugar, cocoa, roasty burnt vibe, vanilla. Little tinny. Very good, but little dissapointed given the reputation. I’m sure I’ll give it another go at some point. - 7.4
bluejacket74 (1306) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUN 21, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
375 ml bottle, 2014 vintage. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with a half inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like dark chocolate, roasted malt, dark fruit (raisins, plums), coffee, and caramel. Taste is pretty much just like the aroma, but there’s also some molasses, herbal hops and burnt/charred malt noticeable too. It’s a tasty brew, with plenty of roasty, bitter, and sweet flavors. Just gets better and better the longer I drink this! Mouthfeel/body is full, it’s rich, creamy and coating with low/moderate carbonation. I think it’s a pretty good RIS. Hopefully Jackie O’s will put out another batch of this soon! $5.99 a bottle.
RobertDale (3411) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle. Pours black with a very nice brown head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, vanilla, and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, vanilla, dark fruit, caramel, and coffee. Excellent.
bytemesis (3099) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours deep black, medium creamy tan head, nice lacing. Aroma is roasty, coffee, ashtray. Flavor is light sweet, heavy bitter, heavy roast. Medium plus body. Almost burned.
bigda83 (177) - Jamestown, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle, poured a dark brown with tan head. Aroma jumps out with chocolate and coffee. Taste is a lot of cinnamon up front with chocolate, coffee, bread, and toast. Body was on the lighter side for a stout. Flavors stayed pretty consistent as it warmed up. I enjoyed it. First Jackie O’s offering.
drsordr (1045) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Little pour opaque black with thick tan head. Nose lots of roast, dark chocolate, and some alcohol. Taste bitter roast up front, then chocolate, dark fruit, transitioning to pleasing bitter. Some heat from the alcohol Late palate. Long chocolate roasty finish. Great mouth feel.
OPIE788 (333) - Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Poured black with a tan head. Caramel and coffee aromas. Caramel, vanilla, coffee and a bit of cocoa. Really well balanced and the flavors keep developing on the palate.
MrBunn (2456) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Jackie O’s. Pours a deep brown with a nose of chocolate, dark fruit, and a hint of coffee grounds/peat. Flavor is has a lot of that with a hint of banana and cherry thrown in. Warmth from the ABV is lovely and goes nicely with the thick mouthfeel. Yum!