hopdog (12673) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2013
22oz bottle.’11 13 / 210. Poured a muddy dark brown color with a small sized off white head. Fruity, berries, raspberries, chocolate, and woody. Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2011
This poured a dark red/brown/almost purple with a pinkish head. Aroma was lots of sour tart raspberries, and light funk too. Flavor was lots of raspberry andf funk upfront, yeasty, and followed by an oaky, vanilla cheese finish,. very interesting stuff.Ibrew2or3 (8660) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2011
Earlier Rating: 4/29/2011 Total Score: 3.7
This poured a very murky dark red with a small pinkish head. Aroma was very tart raspberries, mild vanilla, and some roasted and oaky characters too. Flavor was very tart upfront, followed by sweeter raspberries and vanilla. Not much barrel notes at all in the taste.
Another Jackie O’s beauty courtesy of markwise. Pours murky dark brown with off white head. The aroma is bold with balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, wood varnish, nut skins and lots of warm cherry skins (it appears I’m on a ‘skins’ kick). The taste is very nice indeed with brown sugar sweetened balsamic vinegar, black strap molasses, funky soured moldy citrus and chocolate. Man, that’s an odd combination. This beer really pulls those notes together creating a challenging flavor and a harmonious one. Very cool brew. drfabulous (8085) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 30, 2011
22 ounce thanks to Veldrid. Pours with a thin head. Nice funky sour aroma. Taste is fruit - raspberries - and sour. With that wine like sour, I’m also getting a touch of sweetness from the fruit. Very nice. beerchugger (716) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2011 Pours a dark deep purple and minimal head. Smells of sour funk and sweet fruit like plums and grapes. Loads of chocolate and a small touch of coffee. Tastes of chocolate and plum puree. Tangy barnyard funk. Finish is strong and sour.
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2011
Big thanks to MikeLovesBeer for sharing this at his BBQ. Not sure what batch this was but I’m assuming it was batch 4. Awesome sour nose with hints of fruit. Flavor was tart and just plain delicious. Loved this one. daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 15, 2012
Forgetfu with ANOTHER big hookup! Pours a nice dark brown color with reddish edges. Aroma of berries, the signature yeast of Jackie O’s, light vinegar notes, some wet toothpick. Flavor is sour, berries, vinegar, yeast. Damn right this is awesome.dionysus (1486) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Earlier Rating: 7/12/2011 Total Score: 3.9
Deep brown. Sweet and sour aroma. Loads of bourbon, plums, vinegar, chalky raisiny notes. Flavor is a nice mix of bourbon, sour vinegar and bourbon. Crazy different and good.
Thanks to forgetfu. Bottle pours deep brown with an extremely thin head. Aroma is sweet and somewhat tart with notes of burnt caramel, bourbon, raspberry, maple/brown sugar, and a touch of earth. Flavor shows additional light roast, oak, and a touch of vanilla. Overall body is moderate, with a nice balance between bourbon/malt sweetness and tart berry acidity. Even though there were some monster beers present during the tasting, I still enjoyed this one quite a bit. Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2015
SF 5! Poured a murky brown from the end of the bottle. Aroma of chocolate and sour dark fruit. Flavor is a match, and is quite wonderful. Really good stuff. markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2011
Cannot believe that I got a chance to try this. Many thanks. Pours a red-brown with small off-white head. Nose is slight roast, raspberries, earth, cherry flesh, and bits of bacteria, with vinegar and chocolate as well. Very complex. Flavor is similar with chocolate, some tartness, and some wood (cherry pits?), and some dry chocolate. Very nice. Medium-bodied and lingering dry chocolate with berries.