TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - FEB 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
bu11zeye (12894) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(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.
hopscotch (10761) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler… RBWG ‘10… Pours motor oil black with a very small, fat-bubbled, beige head. The aroma is nutty and chocolaty – more nutty than anything else. Full-bodied with soft carbonation. The flavor is much like the nose, plenty of sweet chocolate, almonds and cardboard-like oxidation. Fades rather than finishes. Thanks to darkguardian for bringing this one along to share!
decaturstevo (5947) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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)
deyholla (10708) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the 2010 RBSG Grand Tasting, can’t remember who cracked this, but thanks! Poured black with a yellowish brown head that dissipated slowly. Aroma was a nice combination of both sweet and dark chocolate notes with a bit of coffee. Flavor was more bitter chocolate and some coffee but not particularly sweet.
Brigadier (3605) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Drake (13150) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Non Beer Trip Beer Trip Beer #22. Keg at the brewery. Dark brown, thin fizzy tan head, good retention. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, raisin, anise. The taste is chocolate, anise, roasted malt. Medium bodied.
cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A-pours a jet black liquid with a tiny bit of deep brown head.
S-the nose is light and has some light mik chocolate, notes of oatmeal and some soapy hops in the back.
T-the taste is more bitter, the oatmeal and milk chocolate are still there but bitter burnt coffee ridns come in behind as the soapy hop flavors come by themself in the finish.
M-good full body with a thick and creamy feel. the finish is nicely carbonated and semi dry.
D-this is reasonably nicebut the hop presence seems out of place and slightly off. Still, the smooth oatmea stout body and weight make it drink smooth and easy.
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Received in a pint glass.
3.5 A: Black color. Came without a head.
3.5 S: Quite chocolate-ty with deep caramel notes and molasses. Hints of diacetyl. Supple roastiness and oatmeal to round this off.
3.5 T: Sharp chocolate, caramel, slight woodiness, oatmeal. Again, hints of diacetyl.
3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Reasonably creamy.
3.5 D: Tasty beer that works with or without a bourbon barrel.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 03-25-2012 21:04:52
jcwattsrugger (12297) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle– pours no head and black color. Aorma is espresso/burnt, earthy. Taste is espresso/burnt/coffee bitter, earthy. Not my taste.