alexsdad06 (10430) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Draft at Jackie O’s (12/2011). Pours a dark brown color with a small khaki head. The aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, and sweeter pumpkin pie spices. The flavor has chocolate, roasted malts, squash/pumpkin like notes, spices. An interesting combo; the nitro version added an interesting mouth feel. Dogbrick (13012) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2011
Sample at the brewpub, my 100th Jackie O’s beer. This beer pours a dark reddish-brown color with a medium thin tan head head that diminishes to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt and sweet spices. Medium body with a roasty character and notes of chocolate malt, pumpkin spices and wheat. The finish is chocolatey with a sweet spicy aftertaste. Above average overall. JaBier (7973) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2011
Nitro sample at Jackie O’s 6th Anniversary Extravaganza on 12/3/11. Pours black with a thick tan nitro head. Aroma is chocolate, roast, ginger and clove. Flavor starts spicy with ginger and coriander, then chocolate malt shows up before a roasted malt finish. chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2011
draft... really successful vegetable spice beer, really thick squash quality but not overpowering, better than your average pumpkin beer, try if that’s your thing Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2011
This poured a darker brown colorw tih a beige head. Aroma was of vegetables, squash and yams really, with some roast and chocoalte too. Flavor was much the same very vegetal, a bit too much for my liking, the vegetables took over the porter notes.
JStax (6504) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2011
Poured on draft. Appearance is dark brown with a khaki colored head. Aroma is faint and reminiscent of pumpkin pie. Taste is not overbearing at all with the spices and butternut squash. There isn’t really much indicative of the ingredients used in the beer. I do get the butternut and the chocolate, but neither really jump out and say, "here I am!", like I expect out of beers of this style. DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2011
On tap, $5 and served in a snifter. Very dark brown-red color, appears pitch-black when initially served. Minimal light-tan head leaving plenty of lace. Light-to-moderate crisp carbonation. A nice, more dry texture.. Nutty aroma, butterscotch, wood and resin. Some licorice/caramel. Taste is mostly bitter, with an acidic alcohol bite through the aftertaste. A light sweetness, some sour. Interesting, but not a fan... Wouldn’t get this again.