Ughsmash (6967) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 2, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2011 bomber, #31/192. Poured inky black with an almost equally dark brown head. The aroma picked up a lovely bouquet of dark malts, with dark chocolate, espresso, rum, and dark fruits, with vanilla and peppery accents.. a little metallic barrel around there too.. Loved it! The flavor found near-burnt dark chocolates, raisins, and vinous notes at the core, with peppery rum, charred oak, and walnuts laced throughout.. more sour and delightfully dry on the very long finish. Heavy-bodied with low carbonation on the palate.. the rum, rich malts, and barrel worked great together!
GMCC2181 (1490) - Newark, Delaware, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from beace. Cool label. Nice pour, black in color, ok head. Nice nose as well, I picked up lots of vanilla, roasted malts. Taste is different from the nose though. Its a creamy smooth well balanced impy stout. Roasted malts, nuts, dark chocolate and dark fruits. The alcohol is well hidden. Very drinkable. Overall: Nice Stout. Thanks Brad!
50belair (1786) - Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at the Coffee District. Dark brown/black pour with faint light brown head. Sweet/fruity rum aromas. Like all Jackie O’s stouts, the body is just a little thin and watery for my taste. I found it to be muddled (one of the group has had this before and believes there might be an infection) with rum, nutty/earthy notes and burnt roasted malt flavors....
Tmoney99 (9957) - 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.
zathrus13 (1684) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - SEP 10, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 7/206, thanks Brandon. Pours black, with a brown head. Aroma is rum, molasses, nuts, roasted malt, and dark fruit. Flavor is rum, roasted malt, alcohol, nuts, vanilla, and dark fruit. Medium body, with a fairly long finish. Not as sweet as the aroma makes you think it will be.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 10, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
on tap @ Jackie O’s. Dark pour with little to no head but not still. Really complex aroma consisting of rum vanilla, raisin, walnut, and roast. Velvety and alcoholic up front with a sweet nutty finish. The vanilla really seems to linger. Stunning beer
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2011
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this at the August 27th bottle release. A couple 4 oz pours from tasting snifters.
4.5 A: Black. Came with nearly no head, but the light brown head that was there stuck around a while and left some lacing.
5.0 S: Wow! The regular is already wonderful, but now its perfect. Rich chocolate, caramel, decent general maltiness, black walnut nuttiness, and candi sugar. The rum and barrel adds plenty of vanilla, some oak, and of course some sweet rum.
4.5 T: The taste is similar to the smell. Chocolate, caramel, walnut nuttiness, moderate toastiness, soft roastiness. The rum and vanilla are quite strong in the taste and indeed probably a bit stronger than in the nose.
4.5 M: Heavy body, but on the lighter end of the spectrum. A decent bit thicker than the regular. Great creaminess and super smooth.
4.5 D: Great base beer. Great treatment. I could drink Oil all day.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 09-02-2011 02:56:12
JStax (2562) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2013 On draft. Appearance is black with a thin head of tan foam. Not much lacing, especially when compared to the perfection of it pre-barrelled counterpart. Aroma is reminiscent of rum balls. Chocolate, nuts, nougat, and rum. The rum is noticeable both taste and aroma, but it serves more as a compliment to the Chocolatey, nougat. Long finish of walnuts and rum. This newest batch is the best I’ve had.
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft... Dark brown with a light tan head... Smells great, rum with nuts and brownies, rich and decadent... The taste pulls out more of the rum, a bit to alcoholic, especially on the finish, not as rich or sweet as it smells
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - AUG 4, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle shared by Brad during 2011 RBWG - Pours a dark brown color with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, hints of chocolate, dark esters, and wood. Flavor is much of the same with the addition of vanilla and light nuts. Full body. An excellent beer.