alexsdad06 (11222) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2012
12 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown/black with a large tan head. The aroma has an interesting mix of roasted malts and chocolate from the base beer with maple, acidic and tart character from the additions. Not much Brett or funky notes. The flavor is much of the same; some roast and chocolate with tart, acidic, maple and mild funk. Very drinkable and unique. deyholla (12582) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 6, 2012
Bottle thanks to George. Pours black with a coffee brown head that dissipates to the edges and laces. Aroma has a bit of sourness from the lacto with dark grains, coffee, maple snd bourbon. Flavor begins Maiple and roasted malts but finishes with lacto and sour red fruit. Works quite nicely. Tmoney99 (15113) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2011
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted chocolate, maple and alcohol aroma. Heavy sweet&sour malty flavor with a heavy sour&sweet and small alcohol bite finish of long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a complex good beer.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - NOV 17, 2011
12oz bottle from George. Rating #7. Dark black pour with a pretty nice tan head. Light sweet roasted aroma, not picking up much funk. Sour and funk come through big time in the flavor, a little sweet, but more sour apple and a bit of roast. (2003) Ibrew2or3 (8912) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2011
Another big thanks to makrwise for sharing yet another Jackie O’s beauty. It pours a nice looking mahogany with sort of a tan head. The aroma is spicy up front likely from hops and then picking up caramel, spicy yeast, graham cracker and dark roasted malts. The taste offers up dark roasted malts, lemon, tangerine, lime and orange like fruitiness.
Beerman6686 (6611) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2011
This poured a very dark brown almost black with virtually no head, just tiny tan bubbles on the rim of the glass. Aroma was just amazing, chocolate, coffee, dark roasted malts, maple syrup, dark fruits, and funk. Flavor was just as comparable as the aroma which I was surpirsed about. Just an amazing blend of a maple aged impy that did not lose any flavors, but just added funk and sour fruits. Incredible. jcwattsrugger (12559) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2011
@Tampa Wkly Gathering @TampaPourhouse Thanks markwise?-12oz bottle-pours an off white ring for a head and brown color. Aroma is medium malt, vinegar. Taste is sour/vinegar, medium malt-roasty. markwise (5450) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2011
12oz bottle. Pours a dark brown with an off-white head. Nose is some roast, bret, some tart fruit, dark cherries, some booze, oak, and hints of maple. Flavor is similar with chocolate, dark fruit, cherries, oak, some earth, tartness, and an earthy sweetness from the maple character. Very nice. Medium-bodied and smooth as hell in the mouthfeel. Nice twist on the dark apparition with the lacto/ brett in an imp stout. JaBier (8396) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2011 Bottle at the Public House bottle release on 6/25/11. Darkest brown pour with a medium tan head. Super sour nose (when compared to the Figgie Smalls) with notes of chocolate, black cherry and dark berries. Didn’t detect any maple syrup until it warmed and then it was definitely there. Sour flavor with chocolate, some roast and dark fruit before a puckering sour finish. hopscotch (11409) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2011
Bottle… This beer rocks!… Pours pitch black with a small, creamy, beige head. Great retention. The aroma is a luxuriant swirl of dark chocolate, bourbon, vanilla and maple syrup. Full-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Tart, malty, fruity flavor – sour dark cherries, chocolate and red wine. Finishes up with fudge, dry red wine and a tart sendoff that lingers. Muchos kudos to darkguardian for sharing this world class bottle of brew!