DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Taster on tap at the brewpub, nitro pour. Dark brown color. Thin light brown head. Good thicker lace, good retention. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft, light carbonation. Chewy texture. Awesome dark chocolate, black raspberry aroma, moderate roast and a hint of coffee. Moderate to bigger bitter taste. Light to moderate sweet. Mild, natural, raspberry tart aroma. Creme. Fantastic, delicious stuff. Amazing raspberry imperial porter. Possibly the highlight of the night for me. LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2012
easily the best brewer in southeast ohio, jackie O’s had me with my first sip of this. fruity, dark, chocolatey, and hints of vanilla make this like my dream beer. wish it was just a little thicker on the mouthfeel, but all in all, i wait for summer to enjoy this one bgburdman9 (861) - columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 12, 2008
This beer was a great deal at 4 dollars for a 10 ounce pour. On my second glass i even got a pint of it for 3.50. Poured pretty dark with a small light brown head. Aroma was chocolate and some raspberry. I didnt notice much vanilla in the aroma but it was noticeable when tasting it. The alcohol was not noticeable at all in this and it was very drinkable overall. Their best beer yet. hayduke (5205) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 27, 2013
This was sampled at the Dark Lord Bottle share at the Hampton Inn. Pours a very dark brown with a small beige head and good lacing. The nose is roasted malts with chocolate and ripe fruit. Smell like raspberry. Medium plus in body. Creamy mouthfeel. Flavor is rich roasted malts with raspberry and vanilla. Bitter chocolate finish. Dogbrick (13010) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2010
Sample from a growler at the Hopsnobbery Collective Stout tasting on 01/23/10. The beer pours black with a thin light brown head that recedes quickly. Stringy lacing. Aroma of roasted malt and raspberry. Medium body with flavors of roasted coffee, raspberry and malt. Touches of vanilla as well. The finish is roasty with a raspberry/vanilla aftertaste. Pretty good all around.
MeadMe (1661) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2010
It’s a Jackie O’s beer of course it came from markwise. Cheers to you Mark!
A: Pours a nice deep shade of brown with a pretty tall tan colored head. Nice retention with beautiful lace.
S: Wow like a chocolate covered raspberry. Lots of chocolate, raspberry puree and vanilla. Very decadent, very dessert like aroma.
T: Tasty could serve as a dessert. Nice sweet molasses with a hint of roast. Smack you across the mouth raspberry juice with a nice amount of tartness. Real vanilla beans as well. Tasty and unique.
M: On the thinner side, pretty good carbonation.
D: Really good. Love what Jackie O’s is doing, glad we have Mark here in Tampa to bring them all in for our group to sample! Ibrew2or3 (8614) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 26, 2010
Growler share courtesy of markwise. It pours deep darkness with thin off white head. The aroma has an initial inviting note of creamy toffee candy followed by a modest amount of dark roasted malts and a light sense of sweet dark berries. The taste is sweet and then becomes vanilla all the while slowly edging toward sweet berry fruitiness. By midway it picks up a thin layer yet persistent layer of dark roasty malts. hopdog (12510) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2010
Thank you Josh for sharing this one! Poured a dark brown color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of, drum roll please, lots of raspberries with lighter vanilla and chocolate. Tastes of the same raspberries, chocolate, roasty, and vanilla. A lighter tart finish. Would make a nice dessert beer for sure. chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2011
On tap at Jackie-O’s, Athens OH on 11 March 2010. Dark brown with a creamy beige head. Described as an imperial raspberry vanilla porter. Does just what it says on the tin. Didn’t think it would work (especially as I am not particularly fond of vanilla in a beer) but it does. More like blackberry than raspberry. Not too much vanilla. Very tasty.
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2009
Sample during Jackie O’s 4th Anniversary Extravaganza. We had Betty three different ways. LOL. Standard. Barrel Aged. And Cabbed! Very nice standard for the other two versions. Nice flavors of coffee, berries and vanilla. Very nice and drinkable.