TheCaptMatey (206) - Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured an opaque black with a thin coffee colored head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, and caramel. Taste is rich chocolate, caramel, dark fruit, smooth molasses with soft herbal bitterness. Medium-full bodied with a smooth with moderate carbonation and low bitterness.
Advocate_Ames (569) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark with a good khaki color foam head. The aroma has hints of coffee, chocolate, molasses, some caramel, and roasted dark malts. Tasting I noticed mild bitterness, nice roasted flavors, some sugary caramel, very rich in malts, and a yeast booze blended taste. The finish was enjoyable and the beverage was full in body. Overall this was a good brew but being a stout fan it missed the mark with me.
Camons (10118) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ CBC 2015. Pours black with a creamy brown head, lacings. Aroma of roasted malt, light coffee, caramel, dark chocolate, some dark dried fruit, light alcohol. Flavor is light sweet, malt, coffee, chocolate, little vanilla, caramel, fruit, alcohol. Medium to full body, soft carbonation, warming alcohol in the finish. 010515
Steasy66 (1116) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 15, 2015
2.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Black with small tan head. Smells like malted milk balls. I hate malted milk balls. Chocolate flavor, thick, fairly smooth. Ok flavor but the aroma is awful.
mambossa (282) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 12, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
poured from 12.7 fl oz bottle. no bottled-on date, but had been in the cooler of my workplace for a good while. poured at room temp
into snifter, jet black with quickly-dissolving head. no retention whatsoever.
aroma of raisin, alcohol, smokiness, chocolate, sweetness.
chocolate-y vanilla, raisin upfront, a little less alcohol in taste, heavy and sticky lingering of molasses.
although knowing many people with close connections to this brewery, I’ve never had many extraordinary experiences with their brews. the flavor is very nice but the linger a little heavy for my taste. aroma a bit boozy. I had a weyerbacher heresy beforehand, possibly skewed my palate.
all in all, great flavor, worth the try, but didn’t quite live up to the hype it had been built up to by my friends.
cards04 (2633) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
My first Jackie o’s beer. Thanks kathouse!! Pours black with minimal tan head. Aromas of sweet vanilla, root beer, milk chocolate, lactose, warm spice, caramel. Flavours are sweet and toasty. Bread, caramel, chocolate, vanilla. Palate is too thin.. Otherwise really nice.
rouhlas (2691) - GREECE - MAY 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2015, Blue session. Black color with beige head. Light roasted malty aroma, bready, chocolate and coffee, dark dried fruits. Sweet and bitter taste with chocolate and coffee. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.
zvikar (4130) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAY 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at the last tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks Stas & Vova. Pours black with a beige to brown head, aroma of chocolate, coffee, caramel, wood, honey, flavor of chocolate, wood, honey, coffee, orange bitterness, medium bodied. Nice
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAY 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Black, inky body with a small tan collar outlining the top. Aroma of heavy roast, cocoa nibs, dark malt, & some faint char. Almost like campfire wood, but not as smoky. Flavor is also very charred, roasted, & a touch ashy, but lands just shy of a full fledge scorching. Light undertones of cocoa & burnt caramel sweeten things up a touch. Some toasted nuts in the finish, a hint of black licorice & molasses, too. Pretty nice stuff.
kryon (2621) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark low brown head
Aromas of dark malts, hints of soy, coffee, asphalt, chocolate
Taste has nice warming body of cholokate, coffee, muscavado, dried fruits