1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Black Jack (Bourbon Barrel Aged) - North by Northwest Restaurant & Brewery

Not Rated.
Black Jack (Bourbon Barrel Aged)Black Jack (Bourbon Barrel Aged)

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
87
very good

36 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 36
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 8.91%
Wants: 7
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
North by Northwest Restaurant & Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Dark Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MUSHROOMCLOUD on 09-17-2006)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Ratings: 36 | Reviews: 15 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of wisegreensoul
wisegreensoul

New York

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

06-24-2014 03:07:38 | More by wisegreensoul
Photo of Flabbyjandro
Flabbyjandro

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

06-17-2014 01:50:21 | More by Flabbyjandro
Photo of utfiero
utfiero

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

06-08-2014 16:44:19 | More by utfiero
Photo of gfg0020
gfg0020

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

05-26-2014 00:48:20 | More by gfg0020
Photo of JohnBender
JohnBender

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-26-2014 00:33:21 | More by JohnBender
Photo of stumac
stumac

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-09-2014 02:53:22 | More by stumac
Photo of rdooley
rdooley

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

03-16-2014 03:26:44 | More by rdooley
Photo of zonker17
zonker17

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.8%

01-11-2014 23:29:24 | More by zonker17
Photo of Maverickdp
Maverickdp

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

12-06-2013 00:02:32 | More by Maverickdp
Photo of LXIXME
LXIXME

New Mexico

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-04-2013 02:56:49 | More by LXIXME
Photo of Theortiz01
Theortiz01

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

10-26-2013 01:44:29 | More by Theortiz01
Photo of JamLand
JamLand

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.8%

06-28-2013 22:52:16 | More by JamLand
Photo of inlimbo77
inlimbo77

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz, 1/30/13, Garrison Brothers edition, Bottle 37
Riedel tulip

A: Doesn't pour as dark as I thought it would be as a "dark ale". Darkish amber I guess. Looks dark brown with light coming through and reddish tint. Initially a half finger of slight off white light tan head. Sticky lacing.

S: I am actually getting some tartness on the front. Some vanilla and wood notes. Wonder if that's infection? It's slight but seems to be starting to come through, although it's still a nice nose outside of that.

T: Initially a touch of tartness up front. Very carbonated. Some creaminess. Some nuttiness. Chocolate. Not dark, but milk. Dryness. Lingering booze.

M: It's full bodied. Not as creamy as I would have thought.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2013 13:19:09 | More by inlimbo77
Photo of JeffSuttonTX
JeffSuttonTX

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

03-10-2013 20:45:03 | More by JeffSuttonTX
Photo of DoubleSimcoe
DoubleSimcoe

New York

3/5  rDev -23.7%

02-15-2013 04:16:03 | More by DoubleSimcoe
Photo of t0rin0
t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-01-2012 13:39:14 | More by t0rin0
Photo of Gagnonsux
Gagnonsux

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

10-27-2012 20:51:41 | More by Gagnonsux
Photo of barbellsNbeers
barbellsNbeers

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

08-17-2012 02:04:20 | More by barbellsNbeers
Photo of dumptruck81
dumptruck81

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.8%

01-20-2012 01:03:47 | More by dumptruck81
Photo of GreatBloomer
GreatBloomer

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

01-17-2012 02:44:11 | More by GreatBloomer
Photo of jheezee
jheezee

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-10-2011 06:22:58 | More by jheezee
Photo of Exiled
Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.8%

11-25-2011 21:17:10 | More by Exiled
Photo of DoktorZee
DoktorZee

Alberta (Canada)

3.3/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed at NXNW along with a delicious meal. On tap in a chalice via an imperial-size pour.

A - very dark brown, not quite black, arrived with no head and very slight streaky lacing

S - sweet, dark fruit on the nose dominate, also a hint of vanilla

T - light initial grassy hops quickly replaced with dark fruits (plum and raisin), slight enduring bitterness but not very powerful

M - surprising light with low carbonation

D - quite drinkable, but expecting more character

I was hoping for a little more from this beer, not sure if it was just this batch but it seemed to lack concentration and intensity. While it's in a Belgian style, it doesn't have nearly the punch of a true Belgian.

Serving type: on-tap

11-20-2011 18:34:46 | More by DoktorZee
Photo of crusian
crusian

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed on my phone, so shortened... also reviewing to style... hence the lower score.
Served in a 10 oz snifter with little head. Nose is bourbon, vanilla, oak...and not much else. Taste is a nice mellow bourbon with the typical vanilla and oak, but that's about it. A little on the boring side but still, it is nice to see brewpubs making bourbon aged brews, and it hits the spot nicely.

Serving type: on-tap

03-29-2011 23:13:46 | More by crusian
Photo of UTCengOwl
UTCengOwl

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Filled a growler at NXNW and decided to upgrade to the barrel aged option. Glad I did. Served in a Great Divide balloon glass.

The beer itself is a dark, deep brown. The head is a relatively white foam that leaves good lacing. Good contrast.

The nose is a wonderfully smooth bourbon. Vanilla and wood. Fantastic. Maybe a bit caramelly, too. The nose has good retention of it's smell, too. Just wonderful.

The taste is bourbon dominated, but that's about it. The base beer seems bland... and the barrel flavors are a bit muted. Not nearly the match of the nose. At times, this seems watery, but the carbonation is good. All of these combined make it very drinkable. A very nice offering.

Serving type: growler

02-20-2011 22:30:39 | More by UTCengOwl
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Black Jack (Bourbon Barrel Aged) from North by Northwest Restaurant & Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.