markwise (4882) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler sample from RBWG. Thanks darkguardian. Pours dark brown with an off-white head. Nose is chocolate, hops, coffee, booze, and lactose sweetness. Flavor is similar with chocolate and lactose throughout. Light to medium bodied beer that finishes with lingering chocolate. Another very enjoyable beer from Brad.
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - FEB 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Josh for sharing this growler. Pours a deeper brown with little to no head (although was from a growler that was traded). Aroma of lactose, chocolate, tobacco and nuts. Flavor of roasted malt, smoke, chocolate and lactose.
JStax (3961) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured on draft. Appearance is a a dark brown with a thin, khaki colored head of foam. Aroma is loaded with chocolate but has a nice subtle oatiness to it. Taste is sweet and roasty. Aftertaste is a sweet chocolate that just sets on the tongue, begging you to give it some more.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler at RBWG in March 2010. Pouring a deep and dark mahogany color that is slightly translucent at the edge, the body is topped with a small, swirly, khaki colored film. Minimal, spotted lacing marks the glass. The nose is very rich and chocolaty, as it better be with a name like Sweet Chocolate Love, sporting notes of rich, lactic milk chocolate, subtle dark chocolate roast, and hints of creamy flaked oats. Hops lend a touch of earthiness, but largely stay out of the way. Flavors follow suit, very rich and chocolaty, with a good amount of milky sugars that are balanced nicely with a touch of roast. Moderate in body and carbonation, the palate is soft up front, drinking easy, but it finishes with a bit of a chalky feel. Overall, it’s a very fine example of a chocolate milk stout. Tasty stuff.
Brigadier (3290) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Maybe this lost a bit of its luster overnight but by the time Chris opened it to kick off a winter tasting it was still holding up very well. If it is a reflection of what Jackie O’s can do with other styles I think I may have to detour out of my way sometime and find out what the hype is all about. If only Athens were closer to civilization I might have already gone.
Aroma / Appearance - Flat (as expected) the deep brown body still showed signs of life. Rather than limply swirling it clung to the sides of my sampler glass. The rich chocolate and malt reminded me of a malt ball that had melted a bit in the sunlight.
Flavor / Palate - Straight up chocolate is not my thing so the fact that this was dominated by that flavor profile did it no favors. However it did not overdo the effect and soon I was warming up to a decent stout. Paired with the right dessert this would be the perfect thing to wrap up an evening.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from the source. Dark pour with a thick beige head. Aroma is cream, bakers chocolate, vanilla and roast. Complex flavor. Creamy/silky body. Caramelized sugar, chocolate, coffee, roast, and maybe some special b. Solid offering
zdk (1852) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
growler at RBSG Grand tasting - light chocolate milk and soy. syrupy and sweet chocolate, rounds out with some nice piney hops. yum!
Rustyham (1807) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2010 Bottle No. 207. Shared at the Nashville Beer Summit. Flat and pitch black. Very sweet flavor, dark chocolate and slight raspberry, Belgian in it’s pruneyness, almost like a Quad.
cpetrone84 (1732) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A-pours a jet black liquid with a tiny bit of deep brown head.
S-the nose is light and has some light mik chocolate, notes of oatmeal and some soapy hops in the back.
T-the taste is more bitter, the oatmeal and milk chocolate are still there but bitter burnt coffee ridns come in behind as the soapy hop flavors come by themself in the finish.
M-good full body with a thick and creamy feel. the finish is nicely carbonated and semi dry.
D-this is reasonably nicebut the hop presence seems out of place and slightly off. Still, the smooth oatmea stout body and weight make it drink smooth and easy.
DavoleBomb (1614) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Received in a pint glass.
3.5 A: Black color. Came without a head.
3.5 S: Quite chocolate-ty with deep caramel notes and molasses. Hints of diacetyl. Supple roastiness and oatmeal to round this off.
3.5 T: Sharp chocolate, caramel, slight woodiness, oatmeal. Again, hints of diacetyl.
3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Reasonably creamy.
3.5 D: Tasty beer that works with or without a bourbon barrel.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 03-25-2012 21:04:52