sebletitje (8116) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Seabass going away party, Jan15th ’11. Courtesy of Solan.
noire, fin col beige.
Chocolaté, malt avec fin allant sur des notes de vanille. Au palais, la bière conserve un excellent goût de café, vanille, grains et de chocolat laissant une fine amertume au fini. On peut y noter les noix avec en arrière un peu de sucre candi.
Un peu déçu par rapport à celle que j’avais pu goûter avant.
phaleslu (8006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by bsuedekum- thanks again, Blake! 2011 bottle #120/348. Pours an opaque dark brown with a small dark tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, toast, and a lot of grains. Flavor of roasted malts, dark chocolate, oat-like grain, coffee, molasses, cola, and some faint dark fruit. Lingering roast. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and a Roasty mouthfeel. Nice, straightforward imperial stout.
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Paul’s tasting. Pours a viscous looking brown to black with a medium sized dense tan head that deflates rather fast. Chocolate all over the nose, sweet and sticky, a touch nutty. Smooth and silky, cool chocolate and warm roast, but very subtle. Some nice ice cream notes in here. Chocolate and roast, soft bitter cocoa. Chocolate, warm and smooth, brownies. Delicious.
BMan1113VR (7909) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle via a trade. Pours really thick with a minimal fleeting head. That said the body coats glass like iodine. Aroma is nutty, coffee, vanilla and licorice. Decently boozy. Flavors are boozy with notes of ash, tobacco, roast and nuts. Oily mouthfeel, light bubbles and very thick.
Just a bit dull for what I was expecting. Flavors didn’t jump out.
slowrunner77 (7861) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
"Had a one year old bottle for my first Jackie O’s beer, and damn, was it impressive. HUGE body, almost chewy...just the way I like em. Flavor and aroma aggressively hopped (still) with a ton of roasted malt and walnuts, and a background of coffee and chocolate. Smooth finish. I like the fairly unique twist on a classic impy w/the nuttiness. I’d LOVE to try the barreled version of this and might just start being more aggressive in my searching out of Jackie O’s."
Ibrew2or3 (7661) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 16, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours inky dark void with mocha head. The aroma is mostly roasty malts, rich coffee goodness, burnt malts, black strap molasses and dark chocolate. The taste is smooth rich and roasty. I get dark chocolate, dark roasted malts, burnt malts and sweet yet singed black strap molasses. Just below those notes lurks the likes of dark roasted coffee, some mild oak notes and a thin river of sweet rum. Lovely
douglas88 (7583) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Pours a totally black color with a thick large brown head. The aroma is caramel corn, vanilla, sugars. The flavor is a rich combination of nutty, some butter, roasted malts, sweet brown sugar, sour cherries, the nutty sweet flavor dominates. An interesting brew, the Belgian spirit shows. Nice.
alexsdad06 (7430) - Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Jackie O’s. Pours dark brown with a medium sized thick beige head. The aroma is big roasted malts, noticeable black walnuts, chocolate, dark candi sugar and a touch of char. The flavor is more big roasted malts, chocolate, char, dark sugar and caramel. The black walnuts add a special component to the beer. The mouthfeel is another aspect that, for me, makes this a standout beer. Thick and creamy, this begs to be poured into a snifter and slowly sipped on cooler fall and winter evenings. This has not failed to satisfy, whether it is from a bottle or on draft.
Ughsmash (7426) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Dan for sharing the growler at DLD! Poured highly-viscous near black with almost no head on top. The aroma picked up warm dark chocolate, syrupy molasses, and a touch of honey accented by vanilla beans and earth.. greener hop presence that I couldn’t easily place. The flavor found dark chocolates, black patent, and coffee maltage at the core.. moderately-roasty.. syrupy and hot on the finish.. again the bitterness was fresh and green, but hard to place. Highly-viscous and coating on the palate with fine peppery alcohol accents.. bitterness rose throughout and actually became a bit too much in the end.. still a tasty brew!
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Puddintane: pours an oily opaque black with a small creamy beige head. Has a sweet dark caramel and chocolate nose with a touch of espresso and raisins. Starts with good fullness and chewy dark malty sweetness with some rum raisin and nutty complexity before a drier roasted and creamy finish that hides the alcohol well. Has a faint hint of vinous fruity tartness, but it is well-balanced with the other flavors.