shigadeyo (3655) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
10/27/2012 and 11/01/2012: Jackie O’s Dark by Pumpkin... Aroma: Oven roastedand caramelized sugar pumkin, coffee, dark chocolate, dark raisins, and hints of pie spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and allspice). Appearance: Beautiful deep, dark brown color, opaque; the carbonation bubbles seem to shimmy slowly through the think liquid; frothy tan-colored head; reddish tint. Flavor: Dry, roasty malt paried absolutely wonderfully with sweet caramelized pumpkin and subtle spices; great undertones of coffee and dark chocolate; dry, spicy, hoppy finish; beuatifully balanced; there seems to be a hint of chili that tingles a bit as the spiciness builds with each sip. Palate: Medium body; soft, cask-like mouthfeel. Overall: Superb pumpkin beer and one of the best - if not THE best - pumpkin beers I have every had and my favorite Jackie O’s beer of the evening.
Draught (sample, pint, and growler fill) at Jackie O’s in Athens, Ohio. Rating #1 for this beer.