Sheerbrewing (117) - Athens-Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2012
On tap this beer pours a dark brown with a thick khaki head. Aroma has rich roasty malts and some funky wild yeasty deep fruit. Flavor is just as aroma would suggest very smooth mouth feel with tart vinous funk on top of a fruity rig malt backbone. Overall , again a beer right up my ally I love that funk on top of a solid red. Huhzubendah (3761) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 4, 2012
Bottle shared by Thorpe429 and Amyliz4. Thanks Mike and Amy! Gription79 (2892) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUN 8, 2012
A: The beer appears dark brown with crimson highlights. The head is light beige, about a half inch thick, has good retention, and leaves some nice lacing on the glass.
S: The aroma is unique. Sour, funky, odd, boozy, fruity, wild - it’s definitely intriguing and has piqued my curiosity.
T: The beer is quite piquant. Again, the flavor is unlike any other I have yet found in a beer, and thus, a bit challenging to accurately describe. Surely, the quince fruit is largely responsible for these unusual flavors. The beer has a nice tannic quality to it, as well as an oak aroma and taste from the barrels. There is a healthy level of sourness / funkiness that, along with the wine, quince, and oak barrel, make for a beer with deep complexities.
M: Boozy and sour, funky and odd. Medium bodied, with appropriate carbonation.
D: What an interesting and memorable beer. Well worth a try.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-04-2011
22 ounce bottle. Soft acidic note, chocolate, toffee, caramel, cherries. Not very complex, or well balanced. Not terrible but not something that I want to try again. Sledutah (7888) - Utah, USA - MAY 29, 2012
Bottle shared by Dallas douglas88 (9686) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 28, 2012
Appearance: Clear mahogany with a big beige head and good lacing
Aroma: Tart and roasted malts
Taste: Tart, dark malts and dark fruit
22 ounce bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a small white head. A sweet nose of brown sugar and tart wood. The flavor is very interesting; toasted malts, light fruity flavors, wood, certainly a pervasive sourness that is closer to white wine than brett. Pretty good and unique.
MikeJslc (778) - Alabama, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Deep brown, tan head. Aroma: brown sugar, chocolate, some nuttiness and leather. Some chocolate malt, a slightly puckery sour edge, some winelike notes.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone daknole (11402) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 29, 2012
Brownish pour, small light head. Odd aroma, wine, funk, tart fruit, apples, pears, apricots. Flavor is fruity, tart, yeasty, a bit funky, some wine notes, apples. Interesting brew. DaSilky1 (2608) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 14, 2011
Pours dark & frothy. The smells are full of wine barrel, something I oh so enjoy, especially from Jackie. Underneath the wine are hints of earthy tobacco and ripe, tropical fruits...like mango and ok, quince, not that I’ve had a quince by itself before...maybe I have, who care. They’re in the nose and that’s all I gots to say bout dat. Flavors have that jackie o barrel goodness all draped all over with a little tart quince character...nicely balanced and beyond quaffable for the 9+% abv the label claims. Certainly lives up to that Jackie O quality I’ve come to expect from my favorite US brewery. Wonderful as usual...I want to live next door. jzzbassman (1638) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2011
Bottle. Pours a cloudy amber with a tiny head. Big time sour apple and chardonnay aroma. Lactic acidic sourness along with a sweet caramel and yeasty notes that add a bit of leathery earthiness. Finishes sharp and dry. Very nice. zdk (1917) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2011
bottle shared at 5000 tasting - very sour, sort of cabbagey, with a touch of bile and brine. Not a fan.