darkguardian (733) - Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2010
Was most excited about this as I love Rye Whiskey and though it didn’t end up being my favorite it was still amazing. 12oz bottle of this rare beer thanks to George. Pours a thick sticky black with oil legs. Nose is fantastic. Huge wood, vanilla, spicy rye, and fruity dark malts. The booziness is stronger in this than the other ones but its easily forgiven because the rye spiciness just hammers you out front. Your mouth actually tingles a little bit from the spiciness. Wood dominates the middle and finish is fruity, much more so than the other 2. This is the most "different:" of the 3 and while I did dock it a bit for the booziness I found this extremely tasty and impressive. Brad did an amazing job with these treatments. hopscotch (11101) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2010
Bottle… This beer rocks!... Black ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. The bouquet is a fantastic marriage of chocolate, spicy grains, vanilla and a pat of butter. Full-bodied with a slick mouthfeel and tickling carbonation. Sweet chocolate, tangy wood and spicy, boozy rye whiskey. Lengthy, warm, comforting finish. Thanks again to darkguardian for sharing this rarity!
markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2010
Thanks to goryshkewych for the share. Pours obsidian with a small tan head. Nose is chocolate, whiskey, slight fruit, rye, wood, and slight booze. Flavor is similar with wood, chocolate, whiskey, booze, and a nice balanced chocolatey whiskey goodness. Medium bodied and another awesome Jackie O Beer. sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2010
Black pour with a tan head, aroma roasty chocolate, barrel notes. Flavor, chocolate some whisky notes, vanilla, very smooth on the finish. hopdog (12510) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2011
Dark brown pour with almost no head. Woody, oaky, whisky, roast, and some chocolate. Tastes follow with vanilla.Some dark fruits in the back ground.
goryshkewych (11) - broadview heights, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2010
Pours a thick, dark, opaque brown with virtually no head. Nose of chocolate, butterscotch, a little whiskey, and maybe just a hint of soy sauce. Similar flavors on the palate. A little bit of heat on the finish. Low carbonation, and a little bit oxidized. The Tuthilltown Nanos were very interesting to compare to the "normal" Woodford-aged BB Dark Apparition. daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 15, 2010
Dark dark brown pour. Aroma of booze, oak, vanilla, bitter chocolate. Flavor of rye whiskey, nice oaky component, dried plums, raisins, medjool dates. Another gem from JW. Amazing find getting all three Nano beers. Ibrew2or3 (8614) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 5, 2010
Courtesy of markwise. Pours deep darkness void with micro thin tan head. The aroma is big boozy whiskey, chocolate fudge, smooth caramel covered oak, spicy oak and more booze. The taste is yummy fudge brownie, dark roasted malts, boozy whiskey notes, toffee and black strap molasses. Underneath those notes is a thin undercurrent of wood and what seems like a spicy oak sensation. Very pleasing confluence of flavors. pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2010
Jackie o’s nano rye. 22oz bottle. Thx to brad for sharing this rarity... Pours a thickened dark caramel brown with a thin light beige head.... Flavors
are smooth vanilla barreled with a spicy rye flavor... Aroma of spicy
bourbon qged with deeper chocolate notes. Smooth but still a bit boozy through the middle and finish. my favorite of the three nano versions.
8/4/8/4/15 Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 13, 2011
12oz bottle from George. Rating #11. Another dark black pour with no carbonation from a bank DA. Similar, but definitely different than the bourbon as far as the aroma goes, the booze is there but not nearly as powerful as the bourbon, a touch lighter. Getting a lot more vanilla with just a touch of spiciness and a little more body, good stuff and I’m glad it has held up in the bottle. (1620)