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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 O’s 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 O’s 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.

Brewer’s 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34282) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2014

Bottle 22fl.oz.

[ Vintage 2011 ]. [ Bottle 177/210 ]. Unclear dark brown colour with virtually no head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, caramel, rasberry, wood, alcohol, light vinegard - mustard. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate acidic with a long duration, berry tart, bourbon, chocolate, raspberry, dry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20131123]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (13796) - Højbjerg, 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (13747) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle @ Invasion U.S.A, Ulfborg 2013. Pours ruby amber with bubbles on top. Vanilla, raspberry and wood. Tart and dry. Funny combination but okay tasty. Warming alcohol.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (13191) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle, 22oz. A slightly muddy brown beer with a small, dense, light beige head. The aroma has quite a lot of vinegar and a solid dose of higher alcohols. Raspberry, roasted notes and some chocolate. It’s quite raspberry-sour in the mouth, semi-dry and pleasantly carbonated. Raspberries, chocolate and some vinegar in the flavor, lasting for a good while. Warming finish with chocolate, booze, raspberry and some vinegar notes. A bit messy this one, lots of good things going on, but overall they doesn’t mix very well I think. 131123

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11027) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (10789) - DENMARK - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle #177, 2011. Unclear dark brown with almost no head. Aroma is roasted malts, rashberries, chocolate and a little acetone. Flavour is roasted malts, rashberries, little sour, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, acetone, notes of alcohol and medium sweet.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
brokensail (10640) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (10583) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (10259) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2014
Bottle. Red dark brown colour with no head. Aroma is berries, malt, brett, raspberry. Flavour is berries, malt, brett, raspberry, alcohol, vinegar. Full body. Nice beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (8914) - 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 O’s, 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.


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