smith4498 (3646) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2010
RBWG 2010. Pours brownish red color with off white head. Aromas of sour cherries and chocolate. Flavors of sour cherries, chocolate, roasted malts, oand oak with some vinous notes. Medium body with body with moderate carbonation. GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 23, 2010
22oz bomber thanks to JCB! Pours a deep amber with not much of a head nor lace- okay because it’s barrel aged! Very sweet nose with oxidized fruit, dark chocolate, cherries. Taste is a bit like a sour cherry porter. Still, it comes off a bit medicinal. Really interesting. ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 23, 2010
Thanks to JCB & StFun for sharing this one! Dark brown pour with garnet hues. Aroma is chocolate & cherries. Flavor is tart and vibrant. Silky mouth-feel. Chocolate, cherries, hazelnut, and oaky tannins jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2010
[email protected]brokensail (16444) - Dublin, California, USA - MAR 8, 2010
bottle– pours an off white ring for a head and brown color. Aroma is tart fruit, medium malt. Taste is tart fruit-cherry, medium malt, yeast.
A: The pour is a dark mahogany color with plenty of red highlights and a thin tan colored head.
S: A definite cherry aroma to this. Plenty of sweet, dark cherries with just enough tartness to let you know it’s there. There’s a nice oak and vinous nature to the aroma.
T: A very nice sweet cherry flavor along with some sweet and mildly roasted malts. Like the nose, the tartness is not incredibly strong, but it does provide a nice depth. There is a flavor which I can only describe as cherry skins as well, and along with the oak, gives the beer some nice tannic dryness.
M: The body is quite full, especially if you consider this a "wild ale". The carbonation is low to moderate and there’s a slight warmth without the beer being "hot".
D: This was a very good beer and one that I feel incredibly fortunate to have tried. Very interesting blend of sweet and tart and well balanced overall.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2010
Bomber bottled on 11/22/2009 and consumed in January 2010. Courtesy juiceisloose. Pours a clear garnet to crimson color with a tiny beige head. Micro-spots of lacing are scattered about the glass. The nose is (predictably) quite vinous, showing peppery wood and juicy, jammy cherry. An acetic tartness works well with the grapey cabernet notes, while hints of leather, vanilla, toasted oak, and mineral earth offer further wine-like tendencies. Dry cocoa bring in just a hint of welcomed, balancing roastiness. Flavors largely follow suit, again based in vinous cherry and grape notes, backed up by drying cocoa and a trace of dried caramel. The buggy barrel influence is nicely assimilated in a brew of this nature, imparting just a bit of needed acetic character. Medium bodied, semi dry, and fizzy on the tongue, the palate is appropriately crisp and a little leathery. Good brew. Unlike some of the other Jackie-O bottle releases, this one actually benefits from the bugs. MeadMe (1661) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2010
Another rare growler from markwise.
A: pours an amberish shade of brown with a rather small off white head. No retention or lace.
S: Nice sweet cherry juice with hints of tartness. Light roasted chocolate malt and oak.
T: Sweet and tart cherries. Some sweet juice and some under cherries as well. Notes of red wine,vinegar, roasted malt and light oak.
M: Medium in body light on the carbonation.
D: Damn good beer. travita (5003) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2010
Bottle thanks to bman113vr. The smell is wine-like, wood, fruits, cherry, and toffee. The look is cloudy, has no beige head, and ruby in color. The taste is fruits, dark fruits, cherry, wood, wine, and toffee. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2010
(22oz bottle, courtesy of BMan1113VR) Pours a reddish-brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of cherry, vinous, oak, nuts, and chocolate. Flavor of oak, chocolate, cherry, vinous, caramel, and light roasted malt with a dry finish. SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2010
22oz bottle courtesy moejuck. Darkest rust/ruby/brown with just a few tan bubbles. Sweet and tart cherries- juice, flesh, and skins- some barrel funk, and subtle notes of roasty malt in the aroma. Smells great. Flavor adds a ton of vinous dark fruit, earthy cocoa, oxidation, tannic oak, and hints of vanilla. Medium body, smoother than balanced. The low carbonation works very well with the tart and tannic nature of this brew. Dry, sour, tannic finish. Great brew.