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. Beerman6686 (6611) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2011
This poured a very dark brown with a tan head. Aroma was of medium roasted malt, dark chocolate, and some lactose. Flavor was smooth and milky, chocolate flavors are definately there, as well as the roasted malt, not overly sweet though and light hops as well. Decent. decaturstevo (6343) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 8, 2010
Black pour with no head or lace. Espresso and chocolate aroma. A hard espresso flavor with a light chocolate kicker. Medium bodied with no carbonation. (growler) Rciesla (5607) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2010
Growler. Pours a black body with a tan head. Dark and roast y aroma dark chocolate tones and coffee esk notes that don’t follow through at at all. A much softer and sweeter palate then suggested by the aromatic character. A creamy more lactose, hints of oats, and a nuttier body. A nice sweet stout. 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.
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. Brigadier (3780) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2010
Beerlando (3343) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 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.
Growler at RBWG in March 2010. Pouring a deep and dark mahogany color that is slightly translucent at the edge, the body is topped with a small, swirly, khaki colored film. Minimal, spotted lacing marks the glass. The nose is very rich and chocolaty, as it better be with a name like Sweet Chocolate Love, sporting notes of rich, lactic milk chocolate, subtle dark chocolate roast, and hints of creamy flaked oats. Hops lend a touch of earthiness, but largely stay out of the way. Flavors follow suit, very rich and chocolaty, with a good amount of milky sugars that are balanced nicely with a touch of roast. Moderate in body and carbonation, the palate is soft up front, drinking easy, but it finishes with a bit of a chalky feel. Overall, it’s a very fine example of a chocolate milk stout. Tasty stuff. ucusty (2693) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2011
Growler from the source. Dark pour with a thick beige head. Aroma is cream, bakers chocolate, vanilla and roast. Complex flavor. Creamy/silky body. Caramelized sugar, chocolate, coffee, roast, and maybe some special b. Solid offering zdk (1917) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2010
growler at RBSG Grand tasting - light chocolate milk and soy. syrupy and sweet chocolate, rounds out with some nice piney hops. yum!