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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (8155) - 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 (6976) - 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 (2093) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2011
22 oz bottle. Partly clear purple brown with stray forced froth. Nose is chocolate raspberry, cider vinegar, bourbon and hay. Medium body with a tang finishing with an acetic bite. Taste is the same chocolate raspberry souring into woody bourbon with hints of raisin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bittermestupid (247) - Canton, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2011 Dark redish brown no head. Smells of dark sour fruit, raspberry, chocolate, and a sugar smell. Tastes of tart raspberry puree and a touch of chocolate. Mouthfeel is light, finish is sour and crisp.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerchugger (716) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2011 Pours a dark deep purple and minimal head. Smells of sour funk and sweet fruit like plums and grapes. Loads of chocolate and a small touch of coffee. Tastes of chocolate and plum puree. Tangy barnyard funk. Finish is strong and sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (14922) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2011
Bottle thanks to Dan. Pours dark brown. Quickly dissipating brown head. Nose/taste of wild yeast, tart raspberry, vinegar, bourbon, wood, tannins and maple. Medium body. Really tart finish. Hint of dryness before the tartness kicks in. The body is a nice strong, maple and chocolate malt - soured with raspberry. Solid. Some caramel sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerman6686 (6320) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2011
This poured a dark red/brown/almost purple with a pinkish head. Aroma was lots of sour tart raspberries, and light funk too. Flavor was lots of raspberry andf funk upfront, yeasty, and followed by an oaky, vanilla cheese finish,. very interesting stuff.
Earlier Rating: 4/29/2011 Total Score: 3.7
This poured a very murky dark red with a small pinkish head. Aroma was very tart raspberries, mild vanilla, and some roasted and oaky characters too. Flavor was very tart upfront, followed by sweeter raspberries and vanilla. Not much barrel notes at all in the taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markwise (5183) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2011
Cannot believe that I got a chance to try this. Many thanks. Pours a red-brown with small off-white head. Nose is slight roast, raspberries, earth, cherry flesh, and bits of bacteria, with vinegar and chocolate as well. Very complex. Flavor is similar with chocolate, some tartness, and some wood (cherry pits?), and some dry chocolate. Very nice. Medium-bodied and lingering dry chocolate with berries.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (6553) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 30, 2011
22 ounce thanks to Veldrid. Pours with a thin head. Nice funky sour aroma. Taste is fruit - raspberries - and sour. With that wine like sour, Im also getting a touch of sweetness from the fruit. Very nice.

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