drsordr (2659) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2016 Draft to taster at cappy?s pour dark gold amber with minimal ecru head. Nose some fruit, hint of anise, reminds me of cough syrup. Taste similar to nose up front, black licorice followed by smoked peat, also some old lady perfume floral . Not my favorite mix of flavors. vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2016
Pour at EBF. Copper amber pour with some light head. Smokey, meat, bacon, maple, spice, floral aromas. Flavors are similarly forward, smokey, bacon and spice. phaleslu (10264) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2015
Draft at the Brewpub, served in a smaller glass. Pours a clear copper color with no head. Smoke up front, but not in excess, with maple, lavender, caramel, wood, soap, fennel, and an odd mineral finish. Light-bodied, with a smoky, herbal mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. It does have a sausage thing going on. Interesting, fun beer. BelgianBeerGal (4066) - Panama City, Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Draft at a bottle release. Exactly what it says: a fairly heavy smoke beer with a hint of sweet maple syrup and not joke, some lavender popping through. Interesting. I’m not a huge lavender fan but this was certainly unique. DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Received in a 4 oz. taster glass.
3.5 A: Orange amber color. Came without a head.
4.0 S: Smells as advertised. Superbly sausagy. Tons of lavender, caraway, and other assorted spices. Smokiness and toasty after that. I didn’t pick up much maple though. Super herbal.
3.0 T: Herb overload. I love what they are doing with this, but I’m just not a huge fan of herbal beers. Big smokiness, lavender, herbs, toasty.
3.5 M: Light to lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation with a light creaminess.
3.5 D: This is unique through and through and vastly different that anything else that I’ve ever had. This is a must try if you visit JO’s and it’s on-tap.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 03-25-2012 21:17:30
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2012
On tap at Jackie-Os, served in a pint glass. Light brown-amber hazy color, nice thicker foamy cream-colored head. Great, sheety lace.. Great crisp lighter carbonation, very drinkable, great smoky aftertaste. Lavender note is a perfect accent on the naturally complementary maple syrup and smokiness, it’s delicious. So tasty and drinkable, yet intriguingly complex, that I had to have two jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2011
on tap-pours a minimum white head and amber color. Aroma is smoke-medium malt. Taste is smoke-sweet medium malt-caramel, some spice hops. alexsdad06 (10421) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2011
Sample @ Jackie O’s 8/26. Pours a clear amber color with a medium off white head. I was expecting a smoky aroma and even though there was some smoke, there was a significant floral/herbal presence from the lavender. Some sweet maple syrup notes as well. The flavor had a nice smoky malt backbone with the floral/herbal lavender and maple syrup still coming through. Medium bodied. I thought this was interesting, but not necessarily what I was looking for. Tmoney99 (14483) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Draft sample. Poured clear dark copper color with an average light brown frothy head that was mostly lasting with very good lacing. Moderate to heavy smoke and maple aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium toasted sweetand smoke flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Complex good beer. Dogbrick (13010) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2011
Sample at the Jackie O’s Bottle Sale on 08/27/2011. The beer is a clear amber color with a medium off-white head that evaporates steadily. Top ring of lacing with spots underneath. Aroma of maple syrup and sweet spices. Medium body with flavors of sweet maple and honey along with a potpourri of flowers and spices, lavender being at the forefront. The finish is sweet and floral. Overall I was surprised by the lavender presence going on name alone but it kind of makes sense on second thought. Interesting beer but not one I could drink for extended periods.