Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 13, 2012
In short: A syrupy, boozy, very bourbonny and not so chocolaty stout. Acceptable sipper at bestkp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed approximately 10 months after the beer release. Bottle 77 of 216 sent to me by alexsdad06, thanks a lot Brad
The look: Black body topped by a small tan head
In long: Nose is quite boozy, obvious bourbon barrels, very light notes of chocolate. Taste is oily black cake, a lot of bourbon barrels, sticky tar, lots of vanilla extract, coconuts, booze, sensation of vinous red-wine barrels, rubber, chocolate muffin. Obviously very sweet. Soft carbonation. Not very chocolaty for a beer with Chocolate in the name. Body feels thinner than it should be, like watery slime. There is also an overall unwanted acrid character to this beer. Overall, this is not a bad beer, I drank the full bomber, but the current 4.01 average rating is a joke. A decent beer but nothing screams "Overrated" like a big boozy Jackie-Os rare beer and nothing screams "Pervert!!!" like Jackie from across the street when she sees me in her bedroom window.
JulienHuxley (5792) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 10, 2011
Date: December 31, 2010
Source: Tasting, Dan NYE
Appearance: opaque dark brown, wispy tan head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet chocolate and bourbon aroma, vanilla sweetness, peppery alcohol, buttery
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, lots of bourbon, sweet caramel, touch of butterscotch
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
Bottle. Beautiful opaque black with a nice brown ring. Aroma: Straightforward bourbony nose, oak and chocolate. Taste: Damn, infected. Very sour and overly oaky. Some subtle chocolate in the finish. Thin and dry palate. Still drinkable like a sour stout, but not very good. daknole (11044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 13, 2011
Black, brown pour. Sweet fudge! Bourbon, vanilla, coconut, oak!! Wow. Bourbon, chocolate, vanilla heaven. Yes!! beerchugger (716) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2011
Pours black as night with a nice creamy head. Strong bourbon vanilla, char, oak, chocolate, and sweet caramel. Chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, caramel, char, and oak sit heavy on the tongue. Thick and oily mouthfeel. The finish is rather bitter. Very nice.
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2011
Poured into a snifter. Bottle #27 of 216. I’m not sure what vintage that corresponds to.
4.0 A: Black and appears to be quite viscous. Two fingers of creamy brown head with about average retention and a decent sized ring of lacing.
4.5 S: The name is pretty accurate. Big bourbon contribution, tons of chocolate, and my nose loves it. Lots of vanilla, a good amount of oak, some booze, leather, and melon from the bourbon and barrel. Big hit of semi-sweet chocolate and caramel with a light roastiness. That not quite describable Jackie O’s house aroma is in there too. Sweet and savory.
4.0 T: The taste is a bit surprising. There are big chocolate and bourbon components again, but this isn’t as rich as I was expecting. The chocolate gives a lot of chocolate flavor, but not the velvety texture I had hoped for. Rather, it’s more a a chalky unrefined chocolate if that makes any sense. Perhaps the underlying stout is just lacking in that regard. Anyway, less vanilla than the nose suggests, but the other bourbon components come on with some power. Sweet caramel maltiness and light roastiness.
3.5 M: Medium body which is much lighter than I would prefer with the direction they went with this. Good moderate carbonation. Could be creamier, but it goes down quite easy.
4.0 D: Good beer, but it doesn’t really compare to the other stouts that Jackie O’s offers. This is mighty tasty as is, but I’d like to see a richer body to give the impression of a creamy chocolate milkshake or something along those lines.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 04-10-2011 05:35:39
patrick767 (4063) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 11, 2011
sampled at the RBSG 2010 - Near black pour, certainly smells of chocolate overlaying the roast malt. The flavor is sweet and full of chocolate with malt and whatever bourbon that’s there is very subdued. Hops presence is minimal in this tasty, medium to full bodied brew. chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2011
On tap into a snifter at the barrel aged event...A light black pour with a really nice and thick medium tan head with good retention, lacing is decent...The aroma is super sweet but has a lot going on, cocoa comes first but you get lots of chocolate milk notes, bourbon, roasted malt, and a coffee finish. A milk chocolate coffee...The taste stays true to the nose but shows off more the milk chocolate. This is really sweet tons of creamy milk comes through, I think that’s a lot of the bourbon, but presents as sweet creamy chocolate milk. Pretty decent overall, wish there was a little more roasted coffee to balance this out, but still good. Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 7, 2011
Bottle 148/216 shared by BOLTZ – you da man J! Pours pitch black with a thin brown head. The nose is milk chocolate, dark fruits, wood and booze. The taste is Belgian chocolate, burnt malt, vanilla, coffee and light bourbon. Medium bodied. Nice stuff! JoeTheYounger (1183) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - JAN 25, 2011
Dark pour with some oaky and chocolate notes in the aroma. Taste was more like a mild milk chocolate with a bit of booze and some oak to balance it out. Delicious.