AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 5, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear brown color/ tan head. Nice coffee vanilla mocha chocolate aromas. Smooth medium body with soft carbonation. Great semi sweet flavors of coffee vanilla, milk chocolate, mild cinnamon. Very little bourbon barrel booziness in here thank goodness.
drewbeerme (3919) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, shared by kan! pours dark brown with small off white head. nose of coffee and coconut. flavors of coffee,sour cherry, malty, bourbon, peat. thin body, i guess the sour coffee flavors doesn’t work for me.
Ibrew2or3 (8458) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 29, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another great one thanks to markwise. Pours clear mahogany with copper edges and brief tan head. The aroma is sweet rich molasses, black strap molasses, chocolate, coffee, burnt malts and a touch of caramel. The taste is a bit thin but it’s also rich with molasses, coffee, caramel, burnt malts and some malt roastiness. This is very nice and ends with the addition of a touch of dry roastiness.
Dogbrick (12480) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the Hopsnobbery Collective Stout tasting on 01/23/10. Bottle #5/156. Pours glossy black with a medium and rocky beige head that recedes to nothing steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Espresso and roasted malt in the nose, along with a touch of vanilla. Rich, smooth body with flavors of coffee, toasted malt and vanilla. Cinnamon flavor is very faint. The finish is roasty with a sweet mild coffee aftertaste. Pretty good overall.
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chitown RB gathering Jan 2010: bottle#36 shared by Kan, thanks
Nearly opaque with brownish and reddish hues topped by a small fizzy head. The aroma has notes of coconuts, vanilla and coffee beans, walnuts, hop spice, oak and an interesting grape and lime ester. The taste is twangy fruit and a winey acidity along with undertones of chocolate, vanilla, toast, and coffee. The mouth feel is a bit weird, lively and refreshing yet tannic and chewy. Mikey Likey, whatever it truly is.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyed at the Flossmoor Station RB tasting, 1/16/2010: This had a thick dark brown pour with some film in lieu of a head. It had an aroma of coffee, bittersweet chocolate, some floral scents, and a light sourness. The flavor booted up the coffee, added a suggestion of cinnamon, had a woodiness to it, and there was an increased sourness and a bit of funk. Interesting brew.
nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared generously by daknole -- what a great name, you should totally put that on a license plate. In any case, this one pours a roasted black color with a nice tan head. Smells and tastes like cinnamon sugar and coffee. Reminds me of my Gevalia subscription. Dangerously drinkable. Hello, Jackie-O’s.
daknole (10926) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 18, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown pour, tan head. Aroma and flavor are very simple here folks...cinnamon coffee. Pure and simple. Indulgent and really a fun beer to drink. One of the better Jackie-O’s brews I have had.
TheAlum (7130) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz courtesy of pantanap. Pours a dark pour, near black brownish pour. Near tannish head that dies to a film around the edges. Aromas are coffee, roast, and a touch of cocoa, faint booziness. Initial is coffee grounds, fruity, a touch of tannin? The beer is vanilla, caramel, a touch of creme brulee, the booze is hidden very well with a touch of liveliness. Tannin, and dark malt complexity.
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JAN 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of many awesome bottles shared by pantanap at the chicagoland ratebeer tasting. Thanks Kan! Pours a deep brown with ruby red highlights. Aroma of flowers, chocolate, coffee. There was a weird candy, tootsie roll, candy cane type flavor to this. A sour chocolate candy cane coffee beer. neat, but a little strange.