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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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This chocolate oatmeal milk stout is a tribute to all things sweet, robust, and decadent. An American styled stout made with copious amounts of flaked oats, semi sweet chocolate bars, and lactose sugar. The chocolate bars were tempered with hot wort over the kettle utilizing the steam from the boil. Additions of the tempered chocolate were frequent throughout the entire boil. Lactose sugar was added to provide its signature sweetness to help accentuate the robust chocolate character. A chocolate stout for chocolate lovers ABV: 7% Malt: American 2-row, Chocolate, Roasted Barley, Black Patten, White Wheat, Special B, Belgian Aromatic Hops: Amarillo, Hallertau Character Builders: Semi-Sweet chocolate, Lactose Sugar, Flaked Oats.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MmmcKay (1051) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - MAR 29, 2011
Sampled at Nashville Beer Summit 1.22.11 - Probably my least favorite Jackie-Os beer thus far, but its still damn good. An excellent sweet stout. This beer has nothing to be ashamed of. Dry cocoa powder notes. Lush and delicious. Milky and creamy. Milk and dark chocolate. Yum. Jackie-Os keeps rockn it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiver29 (1025) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2010
Growler shared at a tasting. Pours black with a thin tan head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is sweet chocolate with some nice dark roast to balance it out. Medium light creamy mouthfeel. Flavor is smooth chocolate that has a hint a sweetness that is done really well. Its not cloyingly sweet at all. And its balanced with the right amount of roast. This is an outstanding brew. Thanks Brad!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
darkguardian (725) - Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2010
This is my kind of stout. 32oz growler thanks to George. Pours an almost black with a small beige head. Nose is lots of roast chocolate, creamy caramel and oatmeal. Flavor is big on mouthfeel with a extremely creamy chocolate character up front. Chewy caramel malt center finishes with a slightly roasted mocha finish. This is a really good milk stout.

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
MbpBugeye (39) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2011
On tap at Jackie Os VBRBDAKLDAQUINCE release. A- Like Spider889 said, I cant score this any higher than a3 for appearance. It looked exactly like the other stouts that I had on tap that day. A very thin head that skims away with some spots lets behind here and there. Deep black body that has some viscosity to it. S- Very chocolatey on the nose. Ive begun to notice that when beers get really, really chocolatey they begin to smell like tootsie rolls. Now obviously there arent Tootsie Rolls in this beer, I think, but the gobs of sweet chocolate give this a candy like aroma. Thankfully there are some stout-like qualities in the way of roasted malts and caramel. But the caramel only serves to candy-up this beer more. T- YEEESH! I had the BA version on tap, and have been kicking myself for missing that bottle release ever since. The BB Sweet Chocolate Love is one of JOs best. The regular version, however, not my cup of chocolate. And thats really what it is. Chocolate. The word cloying gets used often on this site, too often actually so I try to avoid using it. In this case there really isnt any other word. I love sweet chocolate as much an anyone (ST Choclat is great) but there is something about how the chocolate presents itself here that is really off putting. I mentioned Tootsie Rolls when describing the aroma, well its tenfold in the taste. M- The feel is smooth but much too thin on the body. The beer looked like it was going to have a decent weight to the body but it was deceptive. D- I know this is the common air of BA but the barrel aged version is much better.


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