darkguardian (733) - Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2010
32oz Growler thanks to George. Pours a awesome near black with ruby red highlights. Very neat. Nose is lactic with hints of raspberry jam, light roast, maybe even a little chocolate. Lots of wood. The flavor starts off like a soured strong porter with light roast and chocolate notes with lactic sourness and light acidity. Not puckering. Wish it was a little more aggressive on the sourness. On the backend huge jammy notes of raspberry show up and linger with the chocolate. For a beer this strong it should have more body but I think as often happens with sour ales, the bacteria has impacted the body and mouthfeel. Still very tasty. ketchepillar (1198) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - AUG 11, 2010
RBSG Tasting. Growler. Briny. Aroma has weird cardboardy cherry, but not that much oxidized. Flavor is much better once you get into it. Getting a lot better. Molasses with a hint of soy sauce. smith4498 (3646) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2010
Growler shared by JW77. Pours murky brown color with thin tan head. Big aroma of raspberries with some bourbon and vanilla. With the raspberry aroma being so strong I thought there would be alot more raspberry flavor but there wasn’t. Some tartness and bourbon flavor with a little vanilla, wood and dark fruits. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Thanks Jonathan. CanIHave4Beers (4184) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - AUG 6, 2010
Pours a muddy brown with a small head. The aroma is sour cherries and some soapiness in a good with some apple rind. Kind of a challenging aroma really and a nice beer to sit and swirl around the snifter. The flavor is awesomely dry somewhat salty and toasty with some sour fruit. Overall the saltiness of the flavor is slightly off-putting but it’s pretty nice beer otherwise. GodOfThunder (1249) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2010
Growler thanks to solan. Thin. Bourbon, vanilla and fruit. Woody in the finish.
alexsdad06 (10400) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2010
Sample from growler shared by the Cbus crew. Pours a cloudy brown color with a small wispy beige head. The aroma has tart raspberry puree, mild bourbon notes, oak and a hint of the sweetness to come. The flavor opens with tartness bordering on sour, but becomes increasingly sweet toward the finish. Raspberries and dark fruits, bourbon, oak, dark malts combine for another interesting Jackie O’s beer. Finish is a bit soft and gives hints of booze. pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2010
Jackie O’s grand wazoo 3. growler opened by the cbus crew.. Pours a murky dark raisin brown with a
thin wispy head.... aroma of wet wood, hints of bourbon, and raspberries...flavors of raspberry and bourbon that starts semitart and
sweetens up through the middle. Dark berries, bourbon, raisins, and
caramel. Muddled flavors and a fair bit of wet wood.
7/3/7/3/14 deyholla (11600) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2010
Sampled from a growler and the Grand Tasting of the RBSG ’10. I believe this was thanks to someone in the Columbus crew. Poured a very murky muddy dark brown with a brown head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma had an underlying dark grain note with plenty of tart raspberries on top. Flavor had some dark grains at the start with dark sour raspberries that lead to a very sour almost acetate finish. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2010
Sampled at the RBSG Summer Grand Tasting (Grand Rapids, MI). Pours a murky brown water, opaque and dark, a small offwhite head sits atop, laces small. Aromas are sour raspberries, a touch of rust. light vinegar. Pretty aromatic, wet oak and raspberry tannins. Initial lighter bodied, not as sour as anticipated, with decent acidity, raspberry fruit, a decent vinegar. Lighter, biscuity malts touch a of vinegar and leather, wet oak. Not bad, mellow with a bit too much sweetness. A bit of nothingness. The raspberries are mellow, could be more tart overall, a touch medicinal. The sourness grows on my, but I’m not totally convinced with this one. StefanSD (2451) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - JUL 25, 2010
RBSG 2010 rate. Growler pour. Thanks to whoever brought it. Dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma was sour fruits with a slightly medicinal quality. The taste was sour with red fruits, grapes, oak and something that tasted reminded me of cheetos. The palate was silky smooth with soft carbonation. Finished long with lingering sour raspberries. Overall: A very tasty brew.