Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - APR 16, 2011
Courtesy of Davefata2683 (2202) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 10, 2011
Bottle: The aroma is heavy on the roasted coffee with some faint dark chocolate. It puts a dark brown with a minimail beige ring for a head. The flavor starts with chocolate and a touch of pluam. The finish has moderate-strong roasted coffee with a touch of vanilla. The bourbon presence is minimal. Medium bodied with a somewhat oily mouthfeel.
enjoyed during 2011 RBWG thanks to Alexsdad06, pours black with a dark brown head. Aroma is heavy roast, molassis, syrup and coffee. Flavor is bitter black patent, heavy roast, some smoke and a lingering coffee in the finish. The coffee is pretty reserved, but mellow nad very nice at the same time. dionysus (1486) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 29, 2011
Bottle shared during AZRBWG. Pour is deep brown/black with a beige head. Aroma shows notes of roasted malt, dark chocolate, bourbon, and lots of rich coffee. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of caramel, vanilla, and a touch of ash. Overall body is moderate to full, viscous, and finishes with nice roasted bitterness.corby112 (2813) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2011
Earlier Rating: 3/29/2011 Total Score: 4
Bottle shared during AZRBWG. Pour is deep brown/black with a beige head. Aroma shows notes of roasted malt, dark chocolate, tobacco, and lots of rich coffee. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of caramel and vanilla. Overall body is moderate to full, viscous, and finishes with nice roasted bitterness.
705ml shared at the 2011 Hunahpu’s release but I don’t remember who opened it. Whoever you are, thanks a ton!
Pours a deep dark chocolate brown color with faint hints of mahogany edges when held to a light and a one finger dark mocha head. Good retention, slowly fading into a lasting ring that leaves sporadic spots of lace behind.
Amazing silky chocolate aroma with a deep roasted mocha coffee/espresso bean presence. that isn’t burnt or acrid at all. Hints of chocolate tootsie roll(but somehow not artificial), caramel, toffee and hazelnut as well as a faint bourbon barrel presence. Subtle booze with hints of vanilla and oak but this beer mostly smells like the best coffee ever brewed. Amazing nose!
Chewy full body with an excellent balance of roasted espresso, silky milk and bittersweet dark chocolate. Hints of hazelnut, toffee, oatmeal and luscious chocolate malts. incredibly smooth, well balanced with a well masked ABV. No alcohol heat whatsoever making this beer dangerously quaffable. Slightly smokey, dry and roasted but still sweet with a very faint bourbon barrel presence. Again, there is slight boozy bourbon sweetness with sweet vanilla and marshmallow notes. The bourbon is there but the coffee flavor is so ridiculously smooth and prominent that it takes a back seat.
Overall, this beer far exceeded my expectations. I find most of the Jackie O’s beers that I’ve tried so far to be overrated but this beer is excellent and totally legit. Please trade me more. Savvy1982 (1706) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 27, 2011
Bottle at RBWG 2011 Grand Tasting. Pours clearblack, thin tan head, spotty lacing. Nose is coffee, very spicy herbal hops. Flavours of vanilla, spice, oak, very solid.
Fred82 (2339) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2011
Bottle at friday night hotel tasting at EBF 2011.HonusWagner (2223) - Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2011
Aroma : Great coffee and roasted malt. Very strong coffee with light bourbon.
Taste : Roasted malt with lots of coffee. Light hops and light bourbon. Light chocolate on finish.
Overall : Very nice coffee presence. Not too much bourbon. Very nice stuff.
Thanks to optimator13 on BA for shipping me this tasty beverage!
Coffee is of the earthy quality rather than the Starbucks latte quality. Bourbon is well utilized. Chocolate brownies. Good beer, not overwhelmingly sweet like the Vanilla/Rum combo was. deyholla (12189) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Bottle thanks to Brad! Poured black with a yellowish brown head that dissipated quickly to the edges. Aroma was full of coffee beans with some backing roasted grains and a hint of bourbon. Flavor was quite nice with a combination of coffee and bourbon with a hint of chocolate and roasted malts. Nicely rounded. j12601 (13092) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2011
Bottle at the hotel tasting after Night of the Barrels at EBF. Pours a deep black with a thin tan head. Big coffee, bourbon and smooth roast. Smooth and cool, chocolate and coffee. Cocoa, roast, and lots of brownies. Pudding, chocolate, and roast on the finish. daknole (11402) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 14, 2011
Black pour. This beer is simply a coffee and chocolate lovers dream. Just the right amount of toasty malts and hops give this beer great body and balance.
Earlier Rating: 3/14/2011 Total Score: 4.5
Black pour, brown head. Wonderful oily looking beer! Coffee, roasted malt, raisins, prunes, more coffee!, chocolate, bourbon...wow...flavor is so loaded with coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, licorice, vanilla, oak, char, what a beer. Bravo!