Sledutah (7134) - Utah, USA - MAY 14, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle (#89/192) thanks to SS 2010
Appearance: Poured black with a medium sized tan head and good lacing
Aroma: Roasted malts, brown sugar, coffee and nutty
Taste: Roasted malts, chocolate, metallic and nutty
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Puddintane: pours an oily opaque black with a small creamy beige head. Has a sweet dark caramel and chocolate nose with a touch of espresso and raisins. Starts with good fullness and chewy dark malty sweetness with some rum raisin and nutty complexity before a drier roasted and creamy finish that hides the alcohol well. Has a faint hint of vinous fruity tartness, but it is well-balanced with the other flavors.
jackl (7093) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample @ RBWG Tampa Epic Hotel Share. Thanks to whoever brought this! Deep brown pour with a small tan head. Nose is full of chocolate syrup. Mellow earthy charred grain. Flavor skews sweet. Nice chocolate. Pretty oily and chewy. Brown sugar. Light bitter roast. Full bodied. Good sipper.
TheAlum (7041) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared by sliffy. Thanks! Pours a very thick viscous black, clings heavily, like oil. Opaque, small dark brown head that sticks around. Aromas are cocoa and dark chocolate, roasted malts and a faint smokiness, a bit simple. Initial is roasty whole coffee beans, cocoa, a great coffee and roasted malt body, dark and ominous, cocoa and a faint smokiness, good floral hopping sticks beneath, really clings to the palate with a great roasted feel, but nothing acrid of fierce, just waves of roast and hop clinging on. Finish is roasty, coffee, bitter, a mellow sweetness underneath, faintly Belgian brown sugar-esque and a light nuttiness. A big beer.
vtafro (6862) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Vanilla, chocolate and darker malts, very sweet. Darker brown malts, molasses and sweet vanilla and chocolate flavors.
Strykzone (6858) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at dld eve. Black. Fruoty aroma. Cherries? A thinner feel. Nuts are really ligjt. Nthis is so unlike a big stout. So much more fruit. Really good and so different.
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 6, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 155/192 acquired in trade from John (fiver29) THANKS! Shared with Shawn and friends at our little tasting: Pitch black pour with an oily appearance, minimal head and very little lace. The aroma has notes of molasses, fig, walnuts, roasted and toasted malts, some char and smoke, D2 Belgian Candi Sugar, earthy, minerally, tobacco and slightly vinous esters. The taste starts with twangy dark fruits, rich sweet malts, some burnt sugar/cotton candy and a consistent nutty tone. Found some smoked wood and coffee notes as well. Strangely I identify the flavor profile more akin to a Baltic Porter than an Imperial Stout, but than is just me. The mouth feel is smooth and dangerously drinkable. Alcohol is almost completely hidden but the body could be a touch creamier and less oily. This is very nice and one of the better Jackie O’s brews I have had so far.
Borresteijn (6548) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl Bottle at DRBM. Black colour, brown head. Aroma of cream, espresso, bitter chocolate, bitter nuts, sweet. Flavour is light sweet, Belgian chocolate, light sour roast, bitter nuts, dry bitter roasted finish. Medium bodied.
blutt59 (6516) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle, I think thirdeye11 brought this, dark brown/black color with nice cocoa and dark fruit aroma, flavor has well balanced, coffee, walnuts, black moasses and chocolate flavors, great well constructed big stout
Pailhead (6490) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - FEB 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate-heavy molasses, moderate chocolate, light caramel, nuts (though I’m not sure I can really pinpoint them as walnuts), vanilla, and faint roast. It pours a dark brown with no transparency and a one finger tan head that eventually settles to a thick film outlined by a thicker ring. There is a decent amount of thick webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with moderate-heavy molasses and just a tad bit lighter chocolate. There is also some light caramel in the middle. The finish has light nuttiness, roast, vanilla, and dark fruits/plum. It’s medium-full bodied with light-moderate carbonation. Overall, it’s good, but I’m realizing that I’m generally liking molasses heavy Imperial Stouts less and less.