Scottish - Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
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Ratings: 11 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
4.45/5 rDev +10.4%
Poured from the growler into a pint glass. Picked this up on Saturday at the Anniversary Extravaganza as it was one of my favorites from the weekend.
A - Pours a deep opaque brownish-black with half a finger of rich tan head. Edges are slightly lighter in color, but this is definitely the darkest, most foreboding Scottish Ale I've ever seen. Looks thick and delicious.
S - Dark fruits, caramel, and coffee all swirl perfectly into one bold scent in this one. The fruits definitely are the dominant of the group, but the different scents come together in a smell I can only describe as a sweet breakfast meal all rolled into one. Also picking up some vanilla in the background, which gives more of the illusion of coffee with cream mixed with red grapes and dark cherries. Simply wonderful.
T - Taste follows nicely from the nose, but features the coffee and sweetness up front, with the fruit taking more of a backseat. Not to the point where it's not one of the featured flavors, but instead to a point where it is better integrated into the rest of the flavor profile. This is definitely one of the best non-barrel aged Scottish Ales I've had.
M - For as big as this beer looks and tastes, the mouthfeel is fairly thin, leaving me wanting just a bit more body to it. Little to no alcohol bite in this one, as well as a nice level of carbonation and acidity.
O - Overall as awesome as I remembered it being among the barrage of excellent beers from the weekend. Would love to see Brad try barrel aging this one, as I think it would blow away Backwoods Bastard and Shaggin' In the Wood, my two favorite -bal Scottish Ales.
12-10-2011 00:27:24 | More by MarkIntihar
4.33/5 rDev +7.4%
Appearance - Very, very black. Black as night. Its darker than the black coffee i have sitting right next to it, actually. No head and average lacing.
Smell - Slightly fruity with light cherry and plum. The smell is quite weak overall.
Taste - Dark cherry and delicious espresso and oak. Chocolate. A tornado of purple and red fruits, with a bit of nectarine quality as well.
Mouthfeel and drinkability. Medium bodied but on the light side for a Scottish. Flat but tasty. Definitely my favorite from my trip.
10-31-2011 18:05:07 | More by Jesse13713
3.93/5 rDev -2.5%
Big thanks goes out to mikesgroove for sharing this one with me during the Halloween festivities at his house! Thanks buddy! Served from growler into a New Belgium globe. Poured a deep red with a minimal off-white head. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, caramel, citrus, citrus hop, and Big Red (cinnamon). The flavor was of sweet malt, caramel, citrus, cinnamon, and wood. It had a medium feel on the palate with mild carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. I'm not usually a big fan of this style, but this one really seemed to work for me. The Big Red I got on the nose was quite interesting to say the least, but blended well with the other aromas going on here. I really loved how there was a citrus aspect in the flavor as well to balance out the cinnamon and caramel I found in it. A really well done brew.
10-31-2011 15:08:26 | More by thagr81us
3.55/5 rDev -11.9%
caramel color with a small head of off white that hung for a good long while before settling down. Lots of malty goodness on the nose right away. Caramel, nice earthy tones with an almost peat like touch to it as it warms. Nice body, a bit undercarbonated for me, but still decent. Warm bready malts, a light touch of grain and a smooth, rather dense caramel flavor wash over the palate. Intresting blend of flavors, but nothing really show stopping or putting it over the edge for me
10-29-2011 14:03:29 | More by mikesgroove
4.33/5 rDev +7.4%
Jackie o's tasting baby!!
A-great brown body with a white head that stick around forever
S-nice maltiness that is inviting
T-nice malt body that goes down crazy smooth. Great everyday beer
M- medium boey and smooth
O-crazy fdrinkabke. Could drink this all day
10-08-2011 19:37:11 | More by brew3crew
Scottish from Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
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