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Jackie Os Grand Wazoo (Batch 4)

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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 12, 2012
Forgetfu! Pours a cloudy brown-red color with a small tan head. Aroma has raspberry, light bourbon and some wood. Taste is sweet and has from fruit tartness along with some richness courtesy of the bourbon. Medium bodied with a dry finish. Pretty interesting and quite good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dionysus (1454) - Arizona, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Thanks to forgetfu. Bottle pours deep brown with an extremely thin head. Aroma is sweet and somewhat tart with notes of burnt caramel, bourbon, raspberry, maple/brown sugar, and a touch of earth. Flavor shows additional light roast, oak, and a touch of vanilla. Overall body is moderate, with a nice balance between bourbon/malt sweetness and tart berry acidity. Even though there were some monster beers present during the tasting, I still enjoyed this one quite a bit.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
brokensail (12286) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Pours a murky red-brown color with a small off-white head. Heavy on the wood aroma with a lot of sweet, dark fruit and raspberry. A lot of vinegar and definitely some soy sauce to it as well. The salt and soy sauce flavors are unmistakable here. Lots of vinegar and wood, maybe some caramel malt sweetness, a bit of raspberry and other dark fruit. Really just not enjoyable at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10041) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 15, 2012
Forgetfu with ANOTHER big hookup! Pours a nice dark brown color with reddish edges. Aroma of berries, the signature yeast of Jackie Os, light vinegar notes, some wet toothpick. Flavor is sour, berries, vinegar, yeast. Damn right this is awesome.
Earlier Rating: 7/12/2011 Total Score: 3.9
Deep brown. Sweet and sour aroma. Loads of bourbon, plums, vinegar, chalky raisiny notes. Flavor is a nice mix of bourbon, sour vinegar and bourbon. Crazy different and good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JAN 8, 2012
750ml bottle. Rating #12, thanks George. Murky dark brown pour with a thin head. Tart fruity aroma, the berries come through nicely. Mild tartness, more raspberries, really nice. (2103)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2011
Big thanks to MikeLovesBeer for sharing this at his BBQ. Not sure what batch this was but Im assuming it was batch 4. Awesome sour nose with hints of fruit. Flavor was tart and just plain delicious. Loved this one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrallen34 (3488) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2011
bottle thanks to Mike... dirty dark brown, ok tan head... smells awesome, perfect tart raspberries, a bit of lactic, chocolate... taste is down from the nose, a bit overcarbonated, way too oaky, raspberries are gone, only a bit of tartness, some chocolate... great start but disappointing finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (7312) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2011
Another Jackie Os beauty courtesy of markwise. Pours murky dark brown with off white head. The aroma is bold with balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, wood varnish, nut skins and lots of warm cherry skins (it appears Im on a skins kick). The taste is very nice indeed with brown sugar sweetened balsamic vinegar, black strap molasses, funky soured moldy citrus and chocolate. Man, thats an odd combination. This beer really pulls those notes together creating a challenging flavor and a harmonious one. Very cool brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (5160) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2011
Sampled during One Funky Afternoon on 4/2/11. Cloudy dark brown pour with a medium tan head. Aroma of raspberries, slight vanilla, booze, funk and dark malts. Sour raspberry puree flavor with vanilla, oak, brett and a bit of alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonusWagner (1682) - Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2011
Thanks Diego. A fairly intensely sour brown ale with noticeable raspberry tartness. A bit muddled though; no flavors really come through clearly except for the tart raspberry acidity. Good but not great.

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