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Jackie Os Grand Wazoo (Batch 4)

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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
In February of 2008, Jackie Os decided to start experimenting with wild yeast and bacteria. The first experiment was Grand Wazoo. Three glass carboys were filled with our Imperial Raspberry Vanilla Porter "Black Betty" and allowed to rest for six months on various sour cultures. Over the years Grand Wazoo has evolved and is now aged in bourbon barrels with more raspberries added during the aging period. Grand Wazoo was the catalyst for our sour project and what is now more than half of our barrel aging program. In three years, three carboys turned into 20 barrels and counting and those same sour cultures are still going. Cheers to the brew that got it started and is hands down the most extreme beer Jackie Os produces. Chill before serving, decant slowly to keep the raspberry sediment at bay, then allow to warm. Share with friends now or age in your cellar for future celebrations.

Brewers note: In 2011 Black Betty (imperial raspberry vanilla porter) was racked into a bourbon barrel with Brett B. The beer rested for 18 months, with raspberries added toward the end, producing batch 4 of Grand Wazoo

This 2011 batch was also bottled, with a count of 210.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (12958) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2013
Ulfborg weekend celebration of nothing in particular. Cloudy red brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of funk, raspberry and chocolate. Sweetish and tart raspberry flavour, with vinegar notes, and some boozy alcoholic notes of bourbon. Lots of interesting things going on, but not quite in harmony

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (17832) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Bottle 177. Unclear dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, raspberry, wood, vinegar and a little bourbon. Flavor is quite sweet and rather acidic. Dry and rather acidic finish. 231113

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (17001) - Hjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Small head with short duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are brett, vinegar, wood, caramel, fruits, vanilla, raspberries and malt. Nice and sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (11681) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2013
22oz bottle.11 13 / 210. Poured a muddy dark brown color with a small sized off white head. Fruity, berries, raspberries, chocolate, and woody.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (3144) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Pours murky brown thick with a tan ring head. Aroma brings some wild yeast acetone and fruity notes. Flavor brings some tart flavors with a bit of roasted malts and berry notes in the background.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (9148) - Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2013
22oz bottle shared with the group (2011 vintage, bottle 198/210). Pours brown with reddish highlights and a medium sized beige head. The aroma had tart berries, chocolate, bourbon, wood, vanilla with some acidity. The flavor had tart raspberries, acidity, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla and woody. I have also had this on draft at the brewpub and thought this held up pretty well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2013
22oz bottle, shared by alexsdad06. 2011 vintage, bottle 198/210. Dark brown red color. Hazy body, nice color. Minimal head. Great woody raspberry in the nose. Nice light vanilla in the flavor, works well with the raspberry. Kind of decadent. Bigger body. Light, smooth, crisp carbonation. Lightly sticky in the finish. Tart taste, some tannin, some sweet. Great fruit beer. The group didnt seem to be big on this one, but I really enjoyed the combination of flavors here

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikem409 (1986) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Bottle. Pours red with almost no head. Big berry aroma. Taste is very berry slight funk and tart fruit

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (8196) - Indiana, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Bomber to snifter (shared by alexsdad06). Looks good; a murky brown with thin beige lacing. Smells malty, tart, and funky. Tastes like it smells, only not as good or balanced, with an average mouthfeel. Alright.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 4, 2013
Murky brown pour with a thin beige head. Lots of musty raspberry on the nose with underlining hints of oak. Fruit, chocolate, tannins, light acidity. hmmm
Earlier Rating: 4/30/2011 Total Score: 3.8
Murky brown pour with some red edges. Thin beige head. Aroma is fresh raspberry and vanilla. Light bakers chocolate, raspberry, wild yeast and vanilla. More raspberry, really fruity and very tart but not overly acidic. Very nice. Feeling nothing but "blessed relief" to have tried all the the draft versions of TGW

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