ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle, #62/206 from the 2011 batch, courtesy of my good buddy deftim13. thanks so much, Tim! pours rich and oily, probably the densest Jackie Oís stout iíve seen, with a razor thin, rusty brown head that leaves oily sheets of lace on the glass. aroma is simply wonderful with heavy notes of burnt brown sugar, toasted malts, cinnamon, nutmeg, and boozy rum backed by prunes, dark chocolate, candied walnuts, and a touch of vanilla icing. flavor is absolutely delicious as well with loads of dark chocolate, iced coffee, black malts, and sweet toffee backed by dense, dark rum, spice cake, chocolate trail mix bars, and rich vanilla. palate is full bodied with light carbonation and a boozy, warming finish of nutty rum cake. overall, a great imperial stout and one of the best iíve had from these guys.
Lukaduke (1463) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Jstax ! Pours a deep viscous burnt umber black color with a finger of khaki foam. On the nose its got some warm spicy rum, vanilla, chocolate and a trace of walnuts. The palate is much of the same with lots of boozy rum notes mingling with rich chocolate, molasses and rustic nuttiness. Nice beer but a little to much rum soaked notes...
DrSilverworm (3974) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle from the Dec. 2012 release, shared with Dan. Black color. Darker brown minimal head. Some dots of lace. Lightly spicy from the rum barrel, little wood notes in the nose. Good big bitter dark chocolate. Roasty malt, bitter coffee. Walnut easy to see, love that. Nice sweet taste, light bite. Alcohol is kind of noticeable if youíre looking for it, but itís very well-blended. Works great with the flavor.. Just a light warmth in the finish. Freakiní awesome chewy texture to it. Little dark fruit, very little. Very good stuff. Looking for criticisms... Maybe slightly on the sweet side. Thatís it. Super great rum nutty stouty chewy texture to the aftertaste. Awesome.
48FanInCali (607) - California, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bomber. Pitch black pour with a non existent head. Nose of roast, nuts, and booze. Taste is similar with a slight sourness that doesn't really belong. Nice alcohol warmth. Mouthfeel not that enjoyable. Oily and rather dead.
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nimbleprop (3845) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle pours an oily opaque black with one ring of white head. Nose of cake icing, caramel, vanilla beans, toast, cola. Flavor is sweet, roasted malts, caramel, milk chocolate, vanilla, cola, light licorice. Full, roasty, slightly hot finish. Well balanced.
mcberko (4771) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle, pours a viscous black with a small tan head. Aroma of rum barrels, walnuts, candied sugar and more rum barrels. Flavour is dominated by the rum barrels, with loads of vanilla, candied sugar and no more hint of walnuts. A lot more viscous than the regular impie, dominated by the rum barrels. Finishes very rum-y. Solid stuff, but a bit much.
stumpyiliz (208) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice full body dark pour. Lingering light tan head. Initial taste comes through balanced, malty, dry palate flavor on the sides of the tongue. Rum comes through at the end with a smooth molasses and dry toffee finish
jmikolich (1292) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at JOís anny party, tough to not homer the crap out of this. its a solid stout lots of flavor a touch sweet for me but nothing cloying the rum flavor imparts a nice touch of vanilla almost in a different way than a bourbon treatement, really solid.
johnnnniee (1820) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 26, 2012
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared tonight with friends
Pours an inky black color with a smallish tan head that dissipates as soon as it musters. Smells of alcohol, oak, rum, dark sugar, chocolate, roasted coffee, and oily nuts. It really a unique aroma, at times I get a creme brulee thing going on then it seems like burnt caramel or roasted nuts. Itís very complex. The flavor follows the aroma with a bit more alcohol heat than the the aroma promised. Nutty rum and chocolate flavor with a hint of stout and coffee. Medium to thick body with a light level of carbonation and a sweet boozy mouthfeel. I really enjoyed this beer, but a bit less alcohol burn would have sent this to the stratosphere for me.
jcartamdg (1416) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours dark brown/black with a thin mocha head. Aroma of vanilla, oak, roasted malts. Taste follows bring in coffee notes. a little thin for what it is. not bad