beastiefan2k (3718) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - AUG 7, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler shared by kramer @ BCTC’09, he hooked the place up. I liked this a lot, much more so than the other Jackie-Os sour. Color is dark brown, almost black. Has a small tan head. Aroma is strong tart berry sour, a cool chocolate aspect, and a tart light vinegar to round it off. Flavor is a candied sourness with tart berries sprinkled throughout. Has a nice mouthfeel to go along with all of that. I had no idea beforehand that this had raspberries in it but that makes perfect sense with what I tasted.
shigadeyo (3646) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
7/13/2009: Jackie-O’s did a really nice job with Grand Wazoo Batch 2 (Bourbon Barrel-aged sour dark ale with raspberries). It has a very similar dark appearance (dak brown with a creamy tan-colored head) and base beer as the Jackie-Os Chunga’s Old Bruin. However, the aroma of this beer is sour black raspberry and the flavor isn’t quite as sour. Instead, the fresh red raspberry sweetness blended so nicely with the base beer to bring forth som wonderfully caramelized malt flavors. This beer is very balanced and very flavorful. It is medium bodied and dangerously easy to drink. The extra hint of sweetness really makes this my kind of sour!
Snifter (draught) at Jackie O’s Pub & Brewery in Athens, Ohio during Ohio Brew Week 2009. Rating #1 for this beer.