hopdog (12451) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2010
Thanks Josh for bringing this one. Bottle 36/156 and bottled on 11/22/09. Poured a medium to deeper brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of chocolate, cherries, and woody. Tastes of grapes, cherries, merlot, and woody. Tmoney99 (14381) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2010
Bottle shared by alexsdado6. Poured rclea reddish brown color with a minimal frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy dark grape and tart fruit aroma. Moderate to full body with a smooth slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy red grape flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where exceeded with a complex beer.
BuckeyeBoy (7543) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 7, 2010
Bottle 80 of 156 thanks to JohnGalt1 Pours out a dark mahogany brown topped with a small head. Aroma was of cherries, wine, and chocolate. Taste was more of the cherries, chocolate, light tart and funk. Thanks again Toby for sharing all the Jackie-Os brews you have received. Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 5, 2010
Another bottle from BOLTZ – thanks Jason! Pours clear dark amber with a thin tan head. The nose is funk, wine and fruit. The taste is sour black cherries, wine, light wood and some funk in the background. Medium bodied. Tasty. BOLTZ7555 (3027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2010
Bottle 84/156 acquired via trade with alexsdad06...thanks again Brad!!! Chestnut/crimson pour produced an eggshell head. Aroma is bright cherry juice, cocoa, vanilla, and oak. Flavor is similar with some roasted malt, caramel, and toffee finding their way. Quite thin, unfortunately, which takes away from the beer.
dalekliz (922) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 13, 2010
Bottle, thanks to WeeHeavySD for sharing! Pours a deep dark purple, almost looks like really dark wine. Tart / sweet aroma of cherries, wine, wood, malt, sugar. Taste is tart and crisp, of sour cherries, wine, malt, yeast, wood, and a hint of sugar. Lingering tartness that ends a bit watery. Interesting and tasty. Dogbrick (12936) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2010
Sample at the HSC Sour Beer Tasting on 06/19/2010: Thanks to JaBier for sharing bottle #106/156. The beer is a dark brown color with some hints of red. Thin light beige head that recedes quickly, and spotty lacing. Aroma of vinous fruit, dark malt and chocolate. Rich body with flavors of black cherry, roasted malt, vanilla and cedar. The finish is malty with a lingering cherry aftertaste. Good all around. ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUN 22, 2010
22oz bomber, bottle #59/156, courtesy of alexsdad. thanks, brad! pours a very dark, cola-brown with definite notes of dark red around the edges and a thin, bubbly, beige head leaving spotty rings of lace. aroma is great with big notes of cherries, the tart and sweet varieties, dusty red wine, barrel funk, and light oak with notes of dark chocolate coming through as it warms. flavor is very nice as well with tart cherries, red grape skins, wine, and light berries up front backed by sweeter notes of oak, roast, and dry cocoa. palate is unfortunately a little thin, especially for a "robust" porter with light carbonation and a dry, chalky, finish. overall, an unique, tasty brew. popery (2170) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 4, 2010
Interesting beer but it suffers from a thin feel. The beer has a good aroma - cherries, wine, chocolate, roast. Feel was oddly watery and it really washed out the flavor. I don’t quite know what I’m reacting, but recently, I’ve had a few barrel-aged beers that seem to have really thinned out in the barrel. fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 15, 2010
bottle at RBWG, pours brown with a thin off white head. Aroma is sour cherry and port wine. Flavor is very roasty with cherry juice and a wood note that is akin to coconut skins. Interesting beer.