markwise (5450) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2010
Growler sample from RBWG. Thanks darkguardian. Pours dark brown with an off-white head. Nose is chocolate, hops, coffee, booze, and lactose sweetness. Flavor is similar with chocolate and lactose throughout. Light to medium bodied beer that finishes with lingering chocolate. Another very enjoyable beer from Brad. bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2010
(Growler) Pours a dark brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, and light lactose. Flavor of chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, and oatmeal. darkguardian (733) - Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2010
This is my kind of stout. 32oz growler thanks to George. Pours an almost black with a small beige head. Nose is lots of roast chocolate, creamy caramel and oatmeal. Flavor is big on mouthfeel with a extremely creamy chocolate character up front. Chewy caramel malt center finishes with a slightly roasted mocha finish. This is a really good milk stout. jcwattsrugger (12559) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2010
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bottle– pours no head and black color. Aorma is espresso/burnt, earthy. Taste is espresso/burnt/coffee bitter, earthy. Not my taste.
Brown pour. Tan head. Chocolate, lactose, roasted nuts, burned sugar and some roast in the aroma. Flavor is lactose sweet, chocolate, roast, toffee, and lightly woody. Even a touch of smoke. Nice and unique!
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 16, 2010
Growler, RBWG. Large brown head that leaves nice lacing atop black body. Aroma is medium sweet, milk chocolate, light smoke. Taste is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, some raspberry, light smoke/burnt. Smooth medium body. hopdog (13191) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2010
Sample from Growler - thanks Josh!. Poured a dark black color with a small sized tan head. Aromas of chocolate, lacotse, roast, cherries and I was getting a bunch of berries. Tastes of chocolate, smoke, roast, and cherries. TomDecapolis (4636) - Milton, Delaware, USA - FEB 26, 2010
Thanks to Josh for sharing this growler. Pours a deeper brown with little to no head (although was from a growler that was traded). Aroma of lactose, chocolate, tobacco and nuts. Flavor of roasted malt, smoke, chocolate and lactose. egajdzis (6830) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2010
Dark brown mahogany color with a small, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, cocoa, lactose, toast, and smoked wood. Taste of dark cherries, lactose, roasted malts, dark chocolate, and a semi-sweet finish. Brigadier (3780) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2010
Maybe this lost a bit of its luster overnight but by the time Chris opened it to kick off a winter tasting it was still holding up very well. If it is a reflection of what Jackie O’s can do with other styles I think I may have to detour out of my way sometime and find out what the hype is all about. If only Athens were closer to civilization I might have already gone.
Aroma / Appearance - Flat (as expected) the deep brown body still showed signs of life. Rather than limply swirling it clung to the sides of my sampler glass. The rich chocolate and malt reminded me of a malt ball that had melted a bit in the sunlight.
Flavor / Palate - Straight up chocolate is not my thing so the fact that this was dominated by that flavor profile did it no favors. However it did not overdo the effect and soon I was warming up to a decent stout. Paired with the right dessert this would be the perfect thing to wrap up an evening.