madmitch76 (13013) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
10th February 2012
At the Kernel. Big thanks to Brad from JackieOs for bringing a bottle over and a very big thanks to the Kernel crew for sharing and saving me some! Opaque dark brown beer, little tan head. Rich dark malt. A little coffee and a trace of vanilla. Lovely rum and raisin ice cream with rich dark rum and a perfect amount of peppery spice. A little wood. Finishes semi dry. A fantastic rum barrel beer!
jcwattsrugger (10903) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
@RBWG-22-thanks to alexsdad–pours a dissipating brown head and black color. Aroma is vanilla, rum, sweet chocolate/cocoa-dark malt. Taste is vanilla, sweet chocolate/cocoa-dark malt, some hops bite.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the source. Completely black color, tan head. Aroma of vanilla, espresso. Taste is more vanilla, rhum, coffee. Nice.
Tmoney99 (9965) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft sample at JO’s. Poured a black color with a small fizzy brown head that diminished slowly with fair lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted dark nuts, rum, woody and alcohol aroma. Heavy bittersweet roasted nutty and rum flavor with a heavy bittersweet and small alcohol bite finish of long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a standout beer.
Koelschtrinker (9867) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - APR 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dunkel malziger Antrunk mit schokoladigen Noten und angenehmer Nussnuance. Rum, hintergründiger Alkohol, vollmundig. Trockene vergorene Früchte. Kurzer Nachgeschmack. 9/11/11/12/12/12
brokensail (9828) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: The pour is black as night with a finger of tan head.
S: Lots of roast and charred barrel/oak to begin with. The vanilla and rum notes come through after that and, strangely, so do the walnuts. Plenty of coffee and dark chocolate with a touch of spice (from the rum?).
T: A strong flavor of dark chocolate and roasted malts up front, followed by lots of rum, vanilla, and charred oak. There is a very distinct nuttiness and only a moderate coffee flavor. Like with the aroma, there is a slight spice note.
M: The body is medium to full with a medium level of carbonation.
O: One of the best Jackie O’s beers I’ve had to date. Really nice stuff.
rlgk (9016) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at "Darkness comes to town", 131116. Pitch black beer with a decent brownish head. Malty fruity aroma, vinous, figs, raisins, caramel, toffee, vanilla, candy, chocolate, cookies, rum, plums, some nutcreme. Malty roasted flavor, caramel, tar, chocolate, cookies, rum, woody, plums, warming alcohol, dark chocolate, cocoa powder, vinous, some ash. Roasted chocolate finish, caramel, cookies, some alcohol. Really nice!
BeerandBlues2 (8988) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the brewery. Pours opaque black with a medium, frothy tan head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is spicy Rum, prunes and figs, vanilla, roast and chocolate malt, dates, oak, earthy and spicy hops with nutmeg notes. Flavor is lightly tart dark fruits, spicy Rum, vanilla, oak, dark malt, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
hopscotch (8458) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Pitch black ale with a small, creamy, beige head. Pretty good retention. The nose offers lots of dark, aged rum and boatloads of chocolate accompanied by walnut shell, a splash of brandy and a modest hint of molasses. A faint herbal component is also present. Full-bodied, extremely thick and sticky with supple carbonation. The flavor imparts aged dark rum sweetness complemented by rich mocha, vanilla, walnut meat and caramel. Lengthy, luscious, semi sweet finish. Thanks go out to darkguardian for sharing this delicious beer. World class all the way!
daknole (8329) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 8, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nearly black. Brown head. Aroma and flavor are almost exaclty like dark chocolate candies filled with rum. Some nice vanilla peeks in...delicious!